Felons Help GOP, Democrat-Leaning Political Groups

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Last week, Republican National Chairman Ed Gillespie said he was "disturbed" that the Democrat-leaning group America Coming Together allowed convicted felons to register voters door to door in some states. Yesterday, says the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a Minnesota GOP official acknowledged that several ex-convicts have worked phone banks for the state party during the past year. Minnesota GOP officials say they are just giving the ex-cons a second chance and that they don't have access to sensitive information about contributors and voters. Gillespie said the GOP would not let ex-cons "go house to . . .

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