Politics & Government

Watchdog: McConnell, Burris, Ensign among D.C.'s 'Most Corrupt'

WASHINGTON — Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young has made his third annual appearance on the "Most Corrupt" list of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. The group references an ongoing FBI investigation, saying that "ethics violations stem from the misuse of his position to benefit family and friends and to steer millions of dollars in earmarks to corporations in exchange for contributions to his campaign committee and political action committee."

The other lawmakers on this year's list (click on the name to read the report's comments):

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.

Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill.

Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif.

Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga.

Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill.

Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Rep. Alan Mollohan, D-W.Va.

Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif.

Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.