Longtime ally to Trump’s postal chief was paid by RNC

USPS Postmaster Louis DeJoy on August 24, 2020. (Photo: Pool)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is now on the payroll of President Donald Trump’s reelection effort.

That’s according to a new campaign finance disclosure that shows Joe Hauck, a former vice president of sales and marketing for DeJoy’s New Breed Logistics, was paid $3,000 by the RNC in August.

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House Democrats are exploring allegations that DeJoy encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws.

The Washington Post reported that Hauck helped DeJoy by soliciting donations from employees of his business.