The Washington Post reports:
Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s memoir and social critique, “Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage,” soared to the top of the bestseller lists when it was published last year. The book helped raise the former Navy SEAL’s profile and burnished his credentials as a rising star among freshman congressmen. The National Republican Congressional Committee, which works to elect GOP candidates to Congress, spent nearly $400,000 on bulk purchases of the book.
The NRCC wasn’t the only outfit providing a big-bucks boost to conservative authors. Four party-affiliated organizations, including the Republican National Committee, collectively spent more than $1 million during the past election cycle mass-purchasing books written by GOP candidates, elected officials and personalities. Republican organizations have made large bulk purchases of books by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Donald Trump Jr.
Read the full article. It’s an old scam that’s gotten worse.
What do Dan Crenshaw, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley and Donald Trump Jr. have in common? All benefited from massive orders of their books by Republican political organizations. https://t.co/eddWklwB5U
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) April 17, 2021