Karl Rove's now-infamous disparagement of Christine O'Donnell has provoked one Republican congressional candidate to go public with her criticisms of GOP leadership.
Mattie Fein, who won a three-way primary and is challenging Democrat Rep. Jane Harman in California's 36th District, says she has been "snubbed" by National Republican Congressional Committee staff.
Fein wrote that when she interviewed with the NRCC's recruitment chief, Rep. Kevin McCarthy "my marriages and status as a single mother were a focal point" of the questions. She said many Republican officials have not returned her calls nor have they assisted with gaining endorsement. Her requests for NRCC research assistance "have gone unanswered," she said, adding: "I know for a fact that other congressional candidates near my district have received the same snub."