The RNC spent more than $340K at a semi-annual meeting in Honolulu in Jan., the latest example of the party spending lavishly on itself while GOP officials worry they won't have enough money to take advantage of a promising national landscape this fall...The $340K documented in FEC filings does not include airfare for each staffer, which could amount to tens of thousands more.
That is more than they will spend in some key House races, including one that is contested in Hawaii.
But we are talking about Republicans:
Federal law enforcement agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the use of American Express cards issued by the Republican Party of Florida to elected officials and staff...the IRS is also looking at the tax records of at least three former party credit card holders — former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio
Oh no, not Teabagger heartthrob
Fortunately, there is one Republican dedicated to real reform, Nevada Senate Candidate Sue Lowden.
I’m telling you that this works. You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor...I’m not backing down from that system.
Giving your chicken up for someone else to choke doesn't sound like a great health care scheme, but it does sound like a typical RNC reimbursable expense.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]