POLITICS
05/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

RNC Refuses DNC Joint 'Civility' Statement, Politico Reports

The Republican National Committee has rejected a proposal from its Democratic counterpart to sign a joint "civility" statement, POLITICO has learned.

Various members of the DNC -- including Chairman Tim Kaine, Executive Director Jen O'Malley Dillon and Communications Director Brad Woodhouse -- contacted their respective RNC counterparts this week in hopes of getting RNC Chairman Michael Steele to co-sign a document with Kaine that, in part, called for "elected officials of both parties to set an example of the civility we want to see in our citizenry."

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