RNC Postpones Fundraiser with Breitbart
Coming off months of poor fundraising, the Republican National Committee generated buzz last week by announcing a big August fundraiser in California that would feature Chairman Michael Steele and conservative blogger, Andrew Breitbart. Now it’s not clear whether Breitbart will be there after all, and today Jonathan Martin reports that the fundraiser has been postponed, until after Labor Day at least.
Breitbart was the main reason the media reported heavily on the scheduled RNC reception in Beverly Hills: he has been receiving flack for posting a misleading video clip of former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod that provoked a hasty outcry and led to her resignation. Asked if an event with Breitbart would take place, RNC spokesman Doug Heye would only tell Martin, ”We are working on scheduling and we fully plan to have another event based on existing trips to California.”