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Tea Party Upset GOP Is Capitalizing on IRS Flap

Reaction to the IRS targeting several conservative groups is dividing some Ohio conservatives.

Tom Zawitowski is a Tea Party activist in Portgage County and was among those wrongly investigated by the IRS. The Ohio Republican Party this week sent out a email asking supporters to donate money to help fight the IRS. Speaking on All Sides with Ann Fisher today, Zawitowski called the email, “an example of how unconnected the Ohio Republican Party is with their base.”

Former Republican state lawmaker-turned Tea party activist Seth Morgan called the fundraising effort disingenuous.

“The Tea Party groups had just asked the Ohio Republican Party to consider some things, which we issued in a March 22 letter with 85 conservative groups across the state signing. And they ignored all of it,” says Morgan.

Ohio Republican Party chairman didn’t comment on the fundraising letter, only calling Zawistowski “an important part of the Republican Party.”