Oops! Dem Senate Candidate Plagiarized His War College Thesis
Democrat John Walsh released a campaign ad in February.
He titled it “Honor.
U.S. Senator John Walsh of Montana is facing allegations of plagiarism that may make his bid for election even more difficult.
Walsh’s 2007 master’s thesis from the Army War College contained significant sections that appeared to be copied from other sources without attribution, the New York Times reported today.
The allegations became public just as Senate Democrats gave the legislative spotlight to Walsh, one of the chamber’s most vulnerable incumbents. Lawmakers today advanced and are now debating a bill he sponsored to give tax breaks to companies relocating jobs to the U.S. from other countries.
Walsh, a Democrat, took office earlier this year as he replaced Max Baucus, the 35-year Senate veteran who became ambassador to China. Walsh is running for election in November against Representative Steve Daines in a state that President Barack Obama lost twice.