1. Candidates running for the same position always try to find and expose each other's scandals in order to make people believe they are the better choice.2. If you can give me some dirt about him so I can talk him down in the debate, I will give you 100 bucks.
 scandal dirtscandal 是正統的美語說法，指醜聞或醜事，dirt 指負面的小道消息.
Many government employees have been forced to go on furough during the government shutdown.