I got this from the tip line:
Rashad Taylor is still being paid over $55,000 from the democratic state party, as salary for “consulting” despite not being present at the HQ and not having an office there anymore. This is wasted money and Democrats should be furious once again at the failed leadership. With failed leadership not recruiting candidates until qualifying week with robo calls (one of Rashad’s duties as Political Director), not raising money, and not coming out with clear positions and stances, why would donors continue to send money knowing that over $50,000 is going to someone who is running for office and not providing any services to the party? Where is the rest of the money being spent?
A Democrat source tells me that Mr. Taylor is actually now taking a leave of absence from the party. Likewise, this same source — and the source is in a position to know — says “ qualifying is embarrassing especially after all their obamamania talk the last few weeks.”
With the demographic numbers shifting in Georgia and the Obama exciting leading to new registrations, etc., you’d think the Democrats would be having a better year.
UPDATED: Overnight a tipster I know is active in the DPG suggests there were employment issues related to Mr. Taylor’s departure — time sheet stuff, production, etc. The tipster notes that “Rashad was a paid intern for the party back in 01-02 during the barnes run. basically did oppo research (basic stuff, like courthouse records, etc).” Like the other tipster, this one isn’t too happy with Jane Kidd’s DPG.