Just ran across this story from the GW HATCHET (George Washington University student newspaper in Washington, D.C.) this morning and thought it worth sharing a link and some choice excerpts. More below.
from an email sent by College Republicans:
We are still DESPERATELY looking for people to sign up for the campaign trip to Delaware this weekend. Please attend! Our candidates in Delaware desperately need help! A gift of 50 dollars, free food, transportation, and lodging at a beautiful hotel in Delaware will be provided to ANYONE who comes on this trip. YOU WILL GET PAID FOR GOING! THIS WILL BE THE EXPERIENCE OF YOUR YEAR HERE AT GW! Additionally, the campaigns will give our College Republicans chapter 2,000 dollars for future programming if we get 30 people to go. Please go!
Of course, the donor providing the cash and other neccessary amenities for this campaign trip is the ever popular "Mr. Anonymous."
This from near the end of the article:
Wolf added that it is common for the CR’s to receive per diems to attend campaign trips.
"I know the [College Democrats] don’t have that, but for most of our trips we get $30 to $50 for each member to cover costs," Wolf said. "That’s normal."