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23 GOP Members Sign Secret Republican Pledge, Give Legislative Plan To DC Insiders

Twenty-three Republican House members have come under fire for signing a secret contract to participate in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Patriot Program. Patriot Program participants must agree to thirteen requirements including handing over their legislative plan to Washington insiders, according to the Washington Post. The contract leaves voters questioning: where do these representatives’ loyalties really lie?

Take a look at some of the negative coverage in their districts:

Rep. Mike Coffman, CO-06

Colorado Statesman: Carroll blasts Coffman over contract signed with GOP campaign committee

Rep. Bruce Poliquin, ME-02

Maine Public Broadcasting: Bruce Poliquin’s Secret Agreement Causes Stir

Portland Press Herald: Poliquin’s office, national Republican group deny reports of improper campaign coordination

Portland Press Herald: Maine’s Rep. Bruce Poliquin signs deal with Republican group for campaign funding

Rep. Mike Bishop, MI-08

Detroit News: Driskell goes on attack

Rep. Elise Stefanik, NY-21

Watertown Daily Times: For support, Republican Party requires representatives’ agendas

Syracuse Post-Standard: Syracuse Post-Standard: Did Katko, Stefanik need GOP political approval of legislative plans?

Watertown Daily Times: Stefanik spokesman says NRCC Patriot Program helps members reach goals

Rep. John Katko, NY-24

Syracuse Post-Standard: Did Katko, Stefanik need GOP political approval of legislative plans?

Other representatives in the Patriot Program:

Rep. Martha McSally, AZ-02

Rep. Jeff Denham, CA-10

Rep. David Valadao, CA-21

Rep. Steve Knight, CA-25

Rep. Carlos Curbelo, FL-26

Rep. Bob Dold, IL-10

Rep. Mike Bost, IL-12

Rep. Rodney Davis, IL-13

Rep. David Young, IA-03

Rep. Dan Benishek, MI-01

Rep. Tim Walberg, MI-07

Rep. Frank Guinta, NH-01

Rep. Cresent Hardy, NV-04

Rep. Lee Zeldin, NY-01

Rep. Dan Donovan, NY-11

Rep. Ryan Costello, PA-06

Rep. Will Hurd, TX-23

Rep. Barbara Comstock, VA-10