Donor Stops Checks to RNC Over Fear Campaign

Evangelical 'ashamed' about leaked strategy session

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 6, 2010 4:23 PM CST

(Newser) – The first of many or just one angry donor? A prominent political contributor says he's going to stop writing checks to the Republican party because he's "ashamed" over the leak of the recent fear-based fundraising campaign. Mark DeMoss, a former RNC "Eagle" because he gave the party $15,000 in 2008, called the campaign "shameful" in a letter to Michael Steele.

"I’m afraid the presentation is representative of a culture and mindset within the Republican National Committee," wrote DeMoss, who gave a copy of his letter to Ben Smith of Politico. DeMoss, who served as Mitt Romney's liaison to Evengelicals in 2008, says he will continue giving to individual candidates.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.   (Getty Images)
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The sort of behavior displayed in Boca Grande only contributes to the widespread cynicism of politics in general and our Party in particular. It is, in my opinion, indefensible and destructive. - Mark DeMoss

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