Just recently, two Senate Republican campaign staffers have resigned after they were caught breaking into a fundraising database kept by the House Republican campaign committee, as reported by Politico.
Yes – that essentially means members of the GOP lie, cheated, and robbed their own party. Go figure.
The campaign staffers were part of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, who had previously worked at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Apparently, they had been using old login credentials to access donor information for more than 20,000 donors.
For those unaware, donor lists are valuable assets for party committees, key to raising the tens of millions of dollars need to wage elections across the United States. The lists contain not only names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, but also information that could be used to entice donors, such as policy issues they’re interested in.
News that the pair of NRSC officials accessed NRCC computers without permission has been the talk of GOP donor circles in recent weeks, according to Politico. In fact, one source reportedly compared it to Russian activities during the 2016 U.S. election.
The two staffers have been identified as Laura Kleffner and Krista Madaio.
That fact that these two Republicans manipulated the GOP’s system to get leverage is absolutely daunting. This just goes to show how much corruption is within this party.
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