repeated Cheney's bogus claim that China is drilling for oil off the coast of Florida. Musgrave repeated the myth more than two weeks after Cheney himself acknowledged it was false and Republican Senator Mel Martinez, a former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, said "Any talk of using some fabricated Cuba-China connection as an argument to change U.S. policy has no merit" and that "Reports to the contrary are simply false. They are akin to urban legends."
Musgrave has engaged in fear-mongering regarding gay families many times in the past, and now she is preying on Americans' worries about spiraling energy costs as well.
Musgrave is being challenged by Democrat Betsy Markey, a successful businesswoman who is also a former staffer on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury.