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GOP Rep. To Steele: Stop 'Deceptive And Misleading' Census Mailer

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He continues:

I write today to ask you to seriously reconsider the use of such deceptive and misleading tactics. Simply put, the RNC should not invoke the official U.S. Census as a means to confuse and deceive recipients of the mailer into opening it, thinking they are complying with their civic duty.

Chaffetz earlier had told The PlumLine's Greg Sargent that the mailer "outrages" him.

Congressional Democrats have written to the U.S. Postmaster General to urge him to investigate the apparently lucrative mailer.

And a spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told TPMmuckraker earlier that his office is working on new legislation to close any loophole that may create ambiguity as to the legal status of the mailer.