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The Incestuous Bleeding of the Republican Party - Alexandria, Virginia

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The Incestuous Bleeding of the Republican Party

By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | November 28th, 2012 at 10:19 PM

If money is the root of all evil, for the Republican Party evil is located on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Strip away the candidate and coalition and it is on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza where the seeds of Mitt Romney’s ruin and the RNC’s get out the vote (GOTV) effort collapsed — bled to death by charlatan consultants making millions off the party, its donors, and the grassroots.
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This is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. The fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza reveals a tangled web of incestuous relationships among Republican consultants who have made millions all while the GOP went down the tubes. Here the top party consultants waged war with conservative activists and here they waged war with the Democrats. On both fronts, they raked in millions along the way with a more fractured, minority party in their wake. And they show no signs of recognizing just how much a part of the problem they are.

According to a Lexis business search, the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza houses the following groups:

■Crossroads Media
■Black Rock Group
■WWP Strategies
■Restore Our Future
■Targeted Victory
■DDC Advocacy/Blue Front Strategies
■Target Point Consulting
■Digital Franking
■Americans for Job Security


I'm wondering which of the people named in the article live near me.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:31 PM

1. I don't understand why this would surprise anyone.

 

They're just doing what Republicans do best: putting money above all other considerations.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:47 PM

2. Red Curve Solutions and American Rambler Productions should have gotten far more scrutiny.

January 30, 2012
Beverly firm reaping consulting fees from Romney
By Paul Leighton
Staff writer
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Red Curve Solutions had been paid nearly $500,000 in consulting fees through October by the Romney for President campaign, according to campaign finance records.

Red Curve Solutions was founded in 2008 by Bradley Crate, a Beverly resident who worked in Gov. Romney's administration and helped run his previous campaigns for governor and president. The company is in an office building at 138 Conant St.
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Campaign finance records also show payments by the Romney campaign to two other companies listed at the same Conant Street address. American Rambler Productions was paid a total of $955,000 for "strategy consulting" through September 2011. Skyshoe II LLC received $150,174 from the Romney campaign for air travel expenses.

American Rambler Productions is a company that includes some of Romney's most senior advisers — including Stuart Stevens, Russ Schriefer and Eric Ferhnstrom — according to a report by ABC News. Skyshoe II is a private jet registered at Beverly Municipal Airport.
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http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1296873346/Beverly-firm-reaping-consulting-fees-from-Romney/print

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