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The Senate’s biggest carpetbagger was a Democrat

When you think “carpetbagger”, you think Hillary Clinton in a Yankees hat. But the original carpetbagger was Democrat Senator James A. Shields, who served as Senator from not one…not two…but three different states. Shields originally was elected as a war hero, although it doesn’t seem he was much of a hero: Shields had successfully turned […]