Republican National Committee Will Charge Reporters $150 to Sit in Press Box at 2016 National Convention

By Richard Winger According to this news story, the Republican National Committee will charge reporters $150 to sit in the press box at the Cleveland 2016 national convention. The concept is somewhat similar to the policy of several state Republican Parties this year, who are charging presidential candidates thousands of dollars to appear on presidential primary ballots. The most extreme is South Carolina’s Republican Party, where the fee is $40,000, half of which goes to the party even though the party doesn’t pay to administer the primary. The other half goes to the state. …read more