The Republican National Committee is firing back at a scathing resignation letter dropped by RNC Political Director Gentry Collins today.
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In a brief statement, RNC spokesperson Doug Heye offered up a defense of the RNC's fundraising apparatus under Chairman Michael Steele -- but offered only a vague defense in response to Collins' charge that of the money Steele raised, he spent poorly. Nor did the RNC respond to Collins' claim that the party has been left with crippling debt that must be paid off before the 2012 cycle begins.
"For the first time in 16 years the Republican Party held neither the White House or either Chamber of Congress," Heye wrote. "Despite lacking that fundraising advantage, the RNC was able to raise more than $175 million, over $24 million more than the RNC raised during the entire 1994 cycle and over $36 million more than the DNC raised during the entire 2006 cycle, indexed for inflation."