U.S. Republican Paul Broun - Photo courtesy of WXIA-TV
ATHENS, Ga. -- A Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group has again named U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) to its "most corrupt members of Congress" list.
The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, placed Broun on its annual list for the second consecutive time. Broun refutes the criteria used for his inclusion.
The CREW report says Broun's listing stems from his "failure to disclose the true source and terms of his campaign loans."
The report says that when Broun ran for the congressional seat in 2007, he reported making personal loans without interest to his campaign. In 2010, his campaign reported making more than $30,000 in interest payments to Broun, the report said.
Broun is among 13 members of Congress on the report. Four Democrats and nine Republicans are listed. Broun is the only Georgian on the list, which includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.