Michael Steele, it seems, can't go home again. His former partner in government, ex-Maryland Governror Bob Ehrlich, took a whack at RNC spending yesterday, the day he formally announced his next campaign for governor.
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"The burn rate has been pretty quick," Ehrlich told DC's NewsChannel8 in an interview yesterday. Spending was at the center of the controversy that led to the resignation of RNC chief of staff Ken McKay this week. Critics from inside and outside the GOP have condemned Steele's RNC for spending thousands on questionable purchases like parties at topless bars. Ehrlich said there's merits to the criticisms.
"I don't want to sugar-coat this," Ehrlich, who claimed to be a regular RNC donor, said. "When you're asking someone for their hard-earned dollars, in a recession, they don't want to see headlines about some bar."