Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wherein the Washoe GOP Files for Divorce from Nevada GOP

Did you see this yesterday? I'm still catching my breath.

Long story short: The Washoe County Republican Central Committee filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) for its own federal committee. And this is relevant because typically county party committees refrain from filing for their own federal campaign committees, choosing instead to leave that to the state party. Pay close attention to this excerpt from the Washoe GOP's request to the FEC.

Under Commission regulations at 11 CFR 110.3(b)(3), the WCRP is not affiliated with the Nevada Republican State Central Committee (NRSCC). Specifically, the WCRP confirms to the Commission that it is not funded by the NRSCC; is not under the management or control of the NRSCC; and does not conduct its activity (including making contributions) in cooperation, consultation or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of the NRSCC, or any other political committee established, financed, maintained, or controlled by the NRSCC.

Accordingly, the WCRP will conduct its activity as a federal local party committee that is unaffiliated with its state party committee

Come on, we all know what they're talking about! Back in May, we noted the strong tension brewing within the Nevada G-O-TEA. And just last month, we saw the chaos intensify. With the Nevada Republican Party already falling apart, we shouldn't be too surprised that the Washoe County Republican Party wants a divorce.

After all, a good portion of the state party still believes Ron Paul is the "REAL Republican nominee"...

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