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Email shows RNC chair Reince Priebus leaked info to Scott Walker about primary opponent

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 23:40 EDT
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Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus gave Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) inside information leading up to his 2010 election, Isthmus reported Wednesday night.

Among the thousands of emails recovered as part of a recently-concluded investigation against Walker was a July 1, 2010 message from Priebus to Walker and political consultant R.J. Johnson giving Walker information on the topics Walker’s primary opponent, former Rep. Mark Neumann (R-WI), planned to focus on leading up to the September 2010 election.

At the time, Priebus was the head of the state GOP. When he announced his intention to run for head of the RNC five months later, Walker was an early supporter, calling him “a skilled and proven leader who never forgot the roots of the party.”

Get the rest of the story at Isthmus.

[Image: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Addresses The Republican Leadership Conference On June 18, 2011 At The Hilton Riverside New Orleans In New Orleans, Louisiana, via Shutterstock]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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