GOP Infighting Over Fake Census Mailers Is Getting Uncomfortable

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Two Republican congressmen, Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Darrell Issa of California, are telling the RNC to stop blatantly flouting the law they just passed by continuing to send out fund-raising mail that's made to look like a census document. “They’re going to have to abide by the law,” Chaffetz says. “The reason they’re using the word census is they’re trying to deceive people. I think that’s wrong. Even though it’s my own party I’ve got to call this out for what it is.” Greg Sargent asks, and we concur, How is this clearly illegal and universally condemned fund-raising tactic, and the bad publicity it continues to invite, still worth it for the RNC? [Plum Line/Who Runs Gov]