GOP Senate Staff Stole Donor Info From GOP House

Politico reports:

Staffers for Senate Republicans’ campaign arm seized information on more than 200,000 donors from the House GOP campaign committee over several months this year by breaking into its computer system, three sources with knowledge of the breach told POLITICO.

The unauthorized raid on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s data created a behind-the-scenes rift with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to the sources, who described NRCC officials as furious. It comes at a time when House Republicans are focused on preparing to defend their 24-seat majority in the 2018 midterm elections. And it has spotlighted Senate Republicans’ deep fundraising struggles this year, with the NRSC spending more than it raised for four months in a row.

The donor list that was breached is among the NRCC’s most valuable assets, containing not only basic contact information like email addresses and phone numbers but personal information that could be used to entice donors to fork over cash — information on top issues and key states of interest to different people, the names of family members, and summaries of past donation history. The list has helped the NRCC raise over $77 million this year to defend the House in 2018.

  • Mike Solo

    because infighting is funny!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      At this point it’s a literal iteration of the “Theater Masks,” both hilarious and frighteningly tragic all at the same time. Such is the pantomime of politics coupled with the sensibility of Kabuki.

  • Kruhn

    Why would the NRSC steal the NRCC’s donor list? Vladimir? Vladimir?!?!?!

    Can someone tell me what was Vladimir Putin was doing at the time these attacks took place?

  • geoffalnutt

    It will do anything…even cannibalize itself if it thinks it can win. Look at Donald Trump as a prime example of that (among other things). Winning is all. Once they win, however, they don’t know what to do.

  • Ninja0980

    I love infighting!

  • Michael R

    Sounds Watergate – y .

  • ChrisMorley

    OT

    Jared Kushner questioned by Mueller’s team about Michael Flynn, insider says
    – Questioning of Trump’s son-in-law, which lasted 90 minutes or less, was partially aimed at seeking exculpatory information on Flynn, source tells AP

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/29/jared-kushner-michael-flynn-questioning-mueller

    • The_Wretched

      If a law enforcement person is asking for your help, it’s a lie to get you to be more open than wary.

  • Gustav2

    Just another reminder donors are more important than the well being of the county.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I’d like to say this is just more “Party before country”, but this is, what, “Money before Party” even?

      In any case, nice to see cannibalism at work.

  • Tawreos

    The GOP senators can’t be trusted by their colleagues in the other house and yet most of them will be re-elected by their idiotic and brainwashed voters.

    • Gustav2

      The idiots are corralled (gerrymandered) into impenetrable zones of selfishness.

      • John30013

        Senate elections are state wide. Gerrymandering doesn’t affect them.

        • Gustav2

          One of the effects of gerrymandering in Ohio has been a decimation of the Democratic Party. There are fewer and fewer good people in the pipeline plus more and more Democrats think their vote just doesn’t matter in statewide elections.

  • justme

    The Reagan commandment has been dead for years.. and as we all know
    .There’s no honor among thieves

  • Puck

    I heard it was Hillary’s IT guy that senate republicans hired! Lol. Jk

  • clay

    I look forward to watching the Congressional Reconciliation Committees at work if / when the tax reform and budget bills get passed.

  • Kevin Andrews

    All any of the Purchased Meat-Puppets on Capital Hill are concerned with is where there next bribes are coming from.
    Citizen’s United is the Treason of the Roberts SCOTUS on the hoof and the bastards knew that they were putting America on the auction block. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b53918b8d19440eaffa2aece610810344ceab9922f5402e10fe98f27d1c15e3b.png

    • The_Wretched

      In case you need a talking point, the Buckley v. Valeo decision is the one that said Money is Speech. Tell every law maker you see to pass a law to the contrary.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The wholly owned and operated Meat-Puppets for the Israeli are all treasonous.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a0ad23f1e25b7619e46733ca559dcb21ac199c23c5102254fe3de08ba2570908.png

  • Gerry Fisher

    Ummm, note to America. These are not good people.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Hello…America…is this thing on…America…are you paying attention? They not only spy, collude and fuck over you for Putin, they do it to each other as well. Seriously.

    • The_Wretched

      Once you upstaff with the worst and most lawless humans available, expect a host of bad acts.

  • TexasBoy

    Thoughts of the GOP on privacy rights….”Pfffttt”

  • bkmn

    They are willing to turn on each other – good.

  • ColdCountry

    They eat their own.

  • The_Wretched

    And the odds that the Republicans haven’t hacked the dems and everyone else? If they are willing to do it to other republicans, there’s no limit.

  • Nowhereman

    They should just buy a copy from Putin.

  • JCF

    Does this violate overall Rethug interests, or “merely” the law?