No Working Whirlpool Bathtub at Senate Conservatives Fund

Campaigning is often a dirty business and Republican leaders are increasing efforts to get tea party activists to come clean about excessive spending, which sometimes filled their own pockets.  

Eliza Newlin Carney's new CQ Roll Call article , "Steeped in Overhead: A Look at the Expenses of Tea Party Groups, " highlights their growing friction with Republican leaders and the lack of accountability or oversight in spending tens of millions of GOP dollars.  

A recent radio ad for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. - who is under attack from the right in his own primary - blasts the Senate Conservatives Fund for spending its money "on a luxury townhouse with a wine cellar and hot tub in Washington, D.C."