Elizabeth Dole’s Fundraiser Disguised as Tax Form
Posted on Mar 8, 2006
She sends out a GOP fundraising letter that appears to be from the IRS and instructs the recipient to respond.
A really dirty trick.
Earlier today I went out to my mailbox to get our mail. I saw a very official looking envelope that had printed “Return Enclosed” at the bottom as if it were a tax return. While it was addressed to my husband, we commonly open each other’s mail if it has to do with taxes. It wasn’t until I pulled out the contents of the envelope that I realized it was a fundraiser. My blood started to boil.
Elizabeth Dole sent out an NRSC fundraiser intentionally disguised as a “Return” and sent to “U.S. Individual Resident”. Upon a quick second look I did see that the return address had the American Eagle and Elizabeth Dole’s name at the top of the envelope. Someone else might honestly think that this was an official notification from the government. Especially, an elderly person or a new registrant who hasn’t been politically active in the past.
Blogger BlueNC broke the story, and AMERICAblog has good coverage.
From BlueNC via AMERICAblog
Blogger BlueNC received this fundraiser solicitation from Elizabeth Dole in the mail. The document closely resembles an IRS form, and instructs the recipient to respond, as though it were an official government document.