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Mitt wasn't the only classy guy in the election to screw over his staffers when their campaign credit cards were canceled in that short time between his concession speech & when they left for the night.

Twitter alerted me to a link to the story that Linda McMahon, former professional wrestling promoter & wannabe senator from Connecticut paid staffers with rubber checks.

Twaine Don Gomes was one of the people who first complained to News 8. While being handed a check, he states that the campaign told him they were mad that he reported the bounced checks, so he got a little something extra in his envelope, in the form of a condom, then promptly told him that he was screwed. Say what? OK, and to top this off, the ‘screwed’ staffers were part-timers who cashed their checks at M&M Check Cashing Company — meaning, they were low paid staffers who didn’t even have bank accounts, but they were generously afforded a big fuck you from the millionaire wrestling magnate.
(I don't know how credible FreakOutNation is, but this article links to local media reports that bear out the story. Sometimes stuff on Twitter is true.)

It appears that shafting staffers is the New Normal of Republican campaigns. And they wonder why so many people consider their brand toxic.

11:18 AM PT: By "Twitter", I meant this post: https://twitter.com/... (Just to give proper credit to whom it's due.)

7:46 PM PT: Is that really a "recommended" tag? Wow, my first one. (And while I was busy offline with Thanksgiving family stuff.)

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