PICKET: RNC Chair - Obama camp use of taxpayer dollars may escalate to FEC

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Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has an exclusive video interview with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today regarding the RNC’s formal complaint against the Obama campaign for “misuse of taxpayer dollars.” Priebus told Morrissey on Thursday:

“They’re preparing these fundraisers for a month at least.  They’ve got caterers, they’ve got to bring drinks in, they’ve got people to invite, they have money to raise.  And then two days ahead of time, the President says, “You know what? I’m going to give a speech at the University of Miami,” and then suddenly I’m on Air Force One, I’ve got all the detail going, I’ve got it all paid for by the taxpayers, a nominal amount of money is paid out of the campaign account.  This is just total misuse. And if it was once or twice, you know what, okay.  But this is constantly, all day long, every day, and you know what?  When’s the last time you saw the President giving a speech at the University of Oklahoma?  Or the University of Alabama?  Or Tennessee, or North Dakota?  It just so happens that these emergency speeches seem to show up in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina.  I mean, how dumb are we?”

Morrissey points out to Chairman Priebus that the RNC has already filed their complaint to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and asks if there are any plans to file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). 

“We’re looking at that as well, I’ll tell you that.  This is just the beginning, it’s not the end.  This is just the first step forward in this effort,” Priebus said. 


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Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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