01/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

RNC Chair Candidate Derided For Beer Bottle Fundraising

The battle for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, a fascinating political fight that could be the first step of party re-building, and whose outcome is unclear, is exposing the kind of bitterness that you can only get in a civil war.

The latest: A mass email from a 2006 Michigan Senate candidate, attacking that state's party chairman, Saul Anuzis, who is one of the candidates for the RNC post.

Among the outrages detailed by the former candidate, conservative activist Jerry Zandstra:

At one of the quarterly meetings of the state committee, Saul saw a group of my volunteers having dinner at a local restaurant. He gathered up empty beer bottles at a nearby table, brought them to the table where my volunteers were sitting, placed them on the table and told the volunteers that perhaps they should collect the deposit money to help raise money for the campaign.

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