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Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
Topic - Cleta Mitchell
Tea party supporters are losing their life savings due to the latest IRS targeting of the tea party, said a Washington, D.C., attorney who represents several tea party and other conservative nonprofits.
The National Organization for Marriage will sue the IRS on Thursday, saying it has evidence that someone within the agency leaked the organization's private donor list to its political enemies in 2012 but that nobody has been held responsible.
It's pretty clear that the Internal Revenue Service acted illegally in its abuse of Tea Party and other conservative groups and individuals since 2009.
A Texas group dedicated to combatting voter fraud applied for tax-exempt status in 2010 and has suffered three years of delays, been through four different IRS agents, undergone six FBI inquiries and submitted thousands of pages of documentation — and it still hasn't been approved.
The Republican National Committee's new special panel to study where the party went wrong in this year's election is already taking heat from leaders who say the RNC's first priority should be addressing its own ineptitude and cronyism and reining in the rampant profiteering of consultants.
An attorney for former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has told federal regulators the campaign could not afford finance professionals to oversee its early spending and is now trying to reconcile bank records with its federal spending reports.
Top Democrats said Thursday they will try to undercut last month's Supreme Court campaign-finance ruling by forcing corporations and unions that want to run political ads to register separate spending accounts, make them disclose how they got money for the ads and guarantee politicians low rates to respond with their own broadcast ads.
"I wish them all the luck in the world — and just hope that Matt will follow David Keene's example over many, many years of not allowing or doing anything that could be perceived as using ACU for personal business opportunities," Ms. Mitchell said in an email referring Mr. Keene, a former long-time chairman who is now editor of the Opinion pages at The Washington Times.
"I want to specifically say that Dan Schneider, the new Exec Director, is a gem and a true conservative. ACU is fortunate to have Dan and he has all the capability in the world to keep ACU on the right path. Certainly for the sake of the conservative movement, I am hoping that is what happens," she said.