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Ohio tea partiers are that upset the GOP is capitalizing on IRS flap
Activist says fundraising effort is 'disingenuous'
Story by STEVE BROWN


 
Tea Party activist Tom Zawistowski, who was wrongly investigated by the IRS, is against recent GOP fundraising efforts.
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The Ohio Republican Party this week sent out an email asking supporters to donate money to help fight the IRS. And the head of one of the conservative groups targeting by the IRS says that pitch is disingenuous.

Tom Zawistowski heads the Portage County Tea Party. He unsuccessfully ran for chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, and has accused the GOP of disregarding its conservative base. He told WOSU the e-mail is “an example of how unconnected the Ohio Republican Party is with their base.”

He's joined by former Republican state lawmaker-turned tea party activist Seth Morgan.

“The Tea Party groups had just asked the Ohio Republican Party to consider some things, which we issued in a March 22 letter with 85 conservative groups across the state signing," Morgan says. "And they ignored all of it.”

Ohio Republican Party chairman did not comment on the fundraising letter, only calling Zawistowski “an important part of the Republican Party.”

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