February 09, 2011


RNC Convention Team Spent Big

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele's 2012 convention team "raked up nearly $1 million in charges -- using a line of credit backed by federal funding -- before they were fired by the newly elected party chairman last month," the Tampa Tribune reports.

Example expenses: "They rented an exclusive waterfront mansion, wined and dined at five-star restaurants and hired family members and friends, all on the taxpayers' dime."

"Since the 1970s, the federal government has subsidized both the Republican and Democratic party conventions as part of the public financing program for presidential campaigns. Parties can use the money for any legitimate political expenses."










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