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The DNC Used Benghazi
to Solicit Donations

Breitbart InstaBlog, by John Sexton

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/15/2014 11:47:50 AM

Despite Democrats´ apparent outrage over Republicans mentioning Benghazi in connection to fundraising appeals, it turns out the DNC did the same thing. Democrats were shocked last week that some Republican leadership organizations including the RNC would mentioned the Benghazi scandal in fundraising appeals. NPR called it a "partisan flashpoint." The DNC´s chairwoman and communications director both decried the politicization of a tragedy. But last May the DNC sent out a fundraising email signed by Communications Director Brad Woodhouse which made the political fight over Benghazi a reason to donate. It opens: Friend -- Getting in President Obama´s way has been the top

      


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