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Democrats are questioning why Republicans have been putting their candidates in jobs interviews, saying the GOP is making it easier for the GOP to avoid hiring people who can be more politically damaging to the party.
The Democrats are concerned that Republicans are using their job-hunting power to get candidates to sign contracts with political parties that could be used to advance the party’s agenda.
They want to find out why Republican nominees for the Senate, House and the presidency have signed contracts with parties with political agendas they may not support.
Democrats are asking the RNC for a list of the party offices that Republicans have signed deals with, how many of those were signed without the knowledge of the candidates and whether any of those agreements included language that could potentially violate the Hatch Act.
A Republican strategist said that many of the deals could be interpreted to prevent the candidate from serving in Congress, and therefore could be considered in violation of the Hatch act.
The strategist, who requested anonymity to speak freely, said the contracts include language that prevents candidates from serving if they participate in a political campaign and vote for a candidate that the party wants.
The GOP is also trying to avoid giving away jobs to candidates that it dislikes by not recruiting candidates with policies that are politically unpopular, he said.
He said it’s possible that the GOP has a different view on how to get to that point.
For instance, the party has a policy that states that the majority of candidates should be vetted to be confirmed to a position in the Senate.
However, the RNC does not believe that means a candidate should be a “straw man,” he said, because that’s the way the system works in Congress.
If the RNC is concerned about the impact of hiring candidates that would be unpopular, they can make sure that that candidate is not approved, the strategist said.
The RNC did not respond to a request for comment.
The Hatch Act, a law designed to protect the right to political speech and association, bars federal employees from accepting a political contribution or hiring someone to do so.
It was passed in 1934 to stop government employees from using their positions to further the political agenda of a political party.
It also bars federal contractors from engaging in political activity.
The law was passed as the country became more polarized, and the parties were increasingly polarized.
The Obama administration has pushed for more transparency and transparency-based hiring policies, which would allow contractors to more easily disclose political affiliations.
But the Hatch acts have often been a sticking point for Republicans who believe the law is unconstitutional.
The rule would be a boon for the Republicans.
It would create an easy-to-use database that would allow the party to quickly find candidates who are aligned with their political beliefs, said Democratic strategist Chris Jankowski.
The party can then use that information to find candidates that are more likely to serve in Congress in a less controversial way, and it’s an important part of the effort to get the party back on track, Jankowsky said.