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    Top Republican resigns over 'free-spending' party

    Excerpted from “Top Republican resigns over 'free-spending' party” By Steve Holland, Reuters, UPDATE 1- Tue Apr 6, 2010 6:03pm EDT
    A top Republican resigned from his party's governing body on Tuesday, deepening a controversy around party chairman Michael Steele as Republicans try to focus on U.S. congressional elections in November.

    Sean Mahoney, a member of the Republican National Committee from New Hampshire, quit in a letter to Steele, the latest fallout after revelations that a party organizer billed the RNC for $2,000 spent at a sex-themed club in Los Angeles.

    Mahoney denounced the "out-of-touch, free-spending culture of Washington" that he said dominates Congress and said "the same mentality has seeped into our national party." …
    Already it's another bad week for party chairman Michael Steele.
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    Re: Top Republican resigns over 'free-spending' party

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Already it's another bad week for party chairman Michael Steele.
    Apperently so.

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    Re: Top Republican resigns over 'free-spending' party

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Already it's another bad week for party chairman Michael Steele.
    I believe Michael Steele should not be in the position he is in.

    However, I believe the real reason Mahoney resigned was to get ready to run for the house. To run, he would have had to have resigned anyway.

    He just too that opportunity to take a shot at Steele and to provide himself something to run on.

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    Re: Top Republican resigns over 'free-spending' party

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Already it's another bad week for party chairman Michael Steele.
    Not really. Someone resigned his post citing policy differences.

    Happens all the time in the corporate world, nonprofit, and politics. Whatev.

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    Re: Top Republican resigns over 'free-spending' party

    I thought the statement by the RNC was unfortunately worded.

    In a statement, the RNC thanked Mahoney for his service and said he was among many Americans concerned about "binge spending in Washington."
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    Re: Top Republican resigns over 'free-spending' party

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Already it's another bad week for party chairman Michael Steele.
    Did I say a ‘bad’ week? I should have said a very bad week. I didn't realize that today's resignation was the second this week.

    Excerpted from “Sam Fox, RNC's Top Fundraiser, Resigns,” The Huffington Post, First Posted: 04- 5-10 01:15 PM | Updated: 04- 5-10 06:33 PM
    The Republican National Committee suffered another setback on Monday when one of its most successful and well-connected fundraisers announced he was stepping down from a board of directors position.

    Former Ambassador Sam Fox, a co-chairman of the RNC's top-level fundraising board, the Republican Regents, recently decided to leave the position, Republican sources told Politico's Ben Smith.

    According to Politico, Republican sources said that Fox was "deeply troubled by the pattern of self-inflicted wounds and missteps," and had "lost confidence" in Steele. …
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