Video: Big donors break away from the RNC

updated 4/1/2010 12:48:49 PM ET 2010-04-01T16:48:49

The best thing the Republican Party can say about this week is, it's nearly over.

First came news that the Republican National Committee paid $1,946 for a gathering at a sex-themed Hollywood club, which a group of young Republicans had visited without RNC approval. The money is to be paid back.

Now it turns out the RNC inadvertently listed a phone-sex number on a fundraising letter sent to potential donors. People who tried to call the committee were instead offered "live, one-on-one talk with a nasty girl" for $2.99 a minute.

RNC spokesman Doug Heye said a typographical error caused the letter to contain a toll-free 800 number rather than Washington's 202 area code. He confirmed details of the letter, first reported by the Politico news Web site.

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