‘It’s a rip-off’: GOP spending under fire as Senate hopefuls seek rescue

‘It’s A Rip-Off’: Gop Spending Under Fire As Senate Hopefuls Seek Rescue - Chdlprqswii63Beca3A4Qthi6I
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Republican Senate hopefuls are getting crushed on airwaves across the country while their national campaign fund is pulling ads and running low on cash — leading some campaign advisers to ask where all the money went and to demand an audit of the committee’s finances, according to Republican strategists involved in the discussions.

In a highly unusual move, the National Republican Senatorial Committee this week canceled bookings worth about $10 million, including in the critical states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Arizona. A spokesman said the NRSC is not abandoning those races but prioritizing ad spots that are shared with campaigns and benefit from discounted rates. Still, the cancellations forfeit cheaper prices that came from booking early, and better budgeting could have covered both.

“The fact that they canceled these reservations was a huge problem — you can’t get them back,” said one Senate Republican strategist, who like others…

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This article was written by Isaac Arnsdorf and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com