ELKINS, W.Va. — Disgusted is the way I reacted last night after reading a Twitter post about a $100,000 breakfast being organized by a “secretive” and likely “extreme” conservative group. You must read/click this link to see exactly what is going on.
It is unfortunate the organizers of this $100,000 breakfast have been or are active West Virginia Republicans. Their efforts send a message to those who work hard for the Republican party and middle class Republicans they are not wanted. If this type of activity and events continue the West Virginia Republican Party will be branded as the party of the rich. No political party should exclude anyone.
This is going on while we have Republican legislators trying to raise the ceiling on campaign contributions to what is reasonable in this day and age – and strengthen disclosure requirements. I believe these are good ideas. But even that will not get rid of “dark money” or “dark organizations” holding $100,000 breakfasts or $25,000 dinners.
Why the secrecy and exclusiveness?
Submitted by Bill Phillips, PhillipsBillBoard
Note: Bill Phillips’ knowledge extends from Capitol Hill to the West Virginia Statehouse. He has served Cabinet officials, Congressman, Governors and candidates. His expertise is in strategy and details.