Chip Maxwell says NRCC pooling money for...

Posted at 10:53 PM, Apr 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-10 23:53:24-04

Chip Maxwell, a candidate for the Republican nomination for congressional district 2, said the National Republican Congressional Committee lied to his face.

Maxwell claims he had a face-to-face meeting with the NRCC last Spring where the committee promised to not get involved in the primary contest.

“It's the Washington political class pulling strings maneuvering playing the same old stereotypical games because they want to get their candidate in,” said Maxwell.

A letter from NRCC vice chairman Steve Stivers shows he’s urging members of Congress to donate to Don Bacon’s campaign.

The leadership of the NRCC point out the donations could count as Young Gun money-a group Bacon is a part of, helping out Republicans in close races.

Bacon said Stivers and him are friends, both military veterans and people should have the freedom to donate to anyone they can.

“Candidates and office holders can contribute who they want to whether it's their personal or they have PAC money Colonel Stivers, we've built a friendship, has that veteran background,” said Bacon.

Bacon said they have been working hard on his campaign and showing party leaders this will be a competitive race.

“They are looking at how I can make a difference in taking back a seat and get it back in conservative hands,” said Bacon.

But Maxwell thinks the NRCC betrayed him, before the primary is over.

“Encouraging people to donate to my opponent, that's one thing but using the NRCC as leverage to do it, that's out of bounds, that's violating the pledge of neutrality,” said Maxwell.

Nebraska’s Republican primary is May 10th.