CORRECTION: I just got an email making it clear that The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund did NOT intentionally send a donation to liberal congressman David Price.
Due to an error on the part of the The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund, a check meant for Georgia congressman Tom Price went to North Carolina congressman David Price.
In reporting this stormy, I had attempted unsuccessfuly to get comment from The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund and treasusrer Dan Backer.
Here’s the email from David Price’s office.
regarding a contribution from the Tea Party Leadership Fund to Rep. David Price (NC-04) and wanted to correct the record.
Congressman David Price has never received a contribution from the Tea Party Leadership Fund. The $1500 contribution that you reference in your article, was in fact a contribution to Rep. Tom Price (GA-06) that was misreported to the Federal Election Commission by the Tea Party Leadership Fund. For your reference I am attaching the relevant pages from the January 31 Year End Reports filed by both Rep. Tom Price’s committee, Price for Congress (C00386755), and the Tea Party Leadership Fund.
If you check the Year End Report filed by Rep. Price David Price’s campaign committee (C00195628) on the FEC website you will see that no contribution from the Tea Party Leadership Fund has been accepted or reported by Congressman David Price.
Below is a message to Dan Backer, Treasurer for the Tea Party Leadership Fund alerting him to the mistake and requesting that a correction be made as soon as possible. We would also appreciate your making the correction in your story.
BELOW IS THE ORIGINAL STORY : SEE ABOVE CORRECTION