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Despite Initial Denials, Young GOPers Headed To Blackwater Compound For Fundraiser

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After a report on the presentation from Politico's Ben Smith, TPMmuckraker asked Xe spokesman Mark Corallo about the story. He promptly knocked it down. "The RNC is not coming to Moyock," he said.

We followed up and asked how the mix-up occurred -- the Blackwater event was listed on an official RNC presentation, after all. Corallo e-mailed back: "No idea, but I'm going to let Ben know... much to his chagrin no doubt!"

Now, according to Smith, the event is on for April 22, six days after the original date. Corallo told him that Xe reached out to the RNC only after the original Politico report.

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