Hillary and Tina cover Tennessee House Rep. David Byrd and Illinois Secretary of State Paul Powell.
Representative David Byrd made a name for himself in local Tennessee politics and eventually gained a seat in the State House. BUT when allegations of abuse surface, his legacy is tarnished.
Prominent in Illinois politics since the 30s, Paul Powell eventually became Illinois secretary of state in 1964. BUT after his death in 1970, Powell’s dark secrets were revealed.
The Daily Beast
This Tennessee Republican Nearly Died From COVID. Now He’s Fighting Masks.--by Michael Daly
The Daily Herald
3 former players accuse Rep. David Byrd of sexual misconduct while they were teens--by ALANNA AUTLER
A Tennessee Republican Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Underage Girls Just Said He Isn’t Running Again--Becca Andrews
David Byrd Will Run for Re-Election After All--by Stephen Elliot
Byrd takes oath of office after long COVID battle, brush with death--BY SAM STOCKARD
After 8-month COVID-19 battle, GOP Rep. David Byrd urges vaccines, says they 'should not divide us'--by Natalie Allison
Resolution filed again to expel Rep. David Byrd from legislature over sexual assault allegations--by Natalie Allison
What to know about embattled Tennessee lawmaker David Byrd and the allegations against him--By Jon Garcia
David Byrd (politician)
From hero to bum in a flash: How an Illinois politician’s shoebox of money exposed the rot of corruption--by Ron Grossman
The ‘Shoebox Scandal,’ 50 years later: That time when the Illinois secretary of state died with $750,000 in cash in a hotel suite--By John O'Connor
Illinois State Library
The New York Times
Mystery in Illinois: Millionaire Aide--by John Kifner
Paul Powell shoebox scandal
Paul Powell (politican)