Loudoun Supervisor Accused Of Using County Staff For Campaign | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Loudoun Supervisor Accused Of Using County Staff For Campaign

Play associated audio

A Loudoun County supervisor known for his opposition to gay rights has been accused of improperly directing his county staff to solicit campaign contributions, according to the Washington Post.

Donna Mateer, a former part-time staffer in Republican Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio's county office, spent most of her time calling potential campaign donors, she told the Post.

Delgaudio says he did nothing wrong and was soliciting donations for a youth football league. But several of the would-be donors who were solicited told the Post Delgaudio was seeking campaign contributions. 

Mateer told the newspaper she has been interviewed by the FBI about Delgaudio's fundraising tactics. The FBI declined comment. 

Delgaudio is also president of Public Advocate, which the Southern Poverty Law Center recently labeled a hate group for its anti-gay views. Public Advocate is being sued by a gay couple from New Jersey who claim that Delgaudio's group illegally used their engagement photo in in anti-gay marriage mailers sent to Colorado voters. 

NPR

Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

Trevor Noah, a new international correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, turns a sharp eye on American policy — while answering the questions about world news that people are afraid to ask.
NPR

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
NPR

Republicans Gather To Galvanize, Share Ideas At 'Freedom Summit'

On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."
NPR

Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.