Washington (CNN) - A member of the Republican National Committee resigned his post in protest on Tuesday, accusing party chairman Michael Steele of spending donor's money with "reckless disregard."
Sean Mahoney, one of New Hampshire's three national committee members, sent his resignation letter to Steele one day after RNC Chief of Staff Ken McKay resigned in the wake of several spending controversies that have engulfed the committee.
Longtime Steele consultant Curt Anderson also parted ways with the RNC on Monday, as did a top fundraiser, former Belgium Ambassador Sam Fox.
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"The recent scandal involving RNC funds being used to entertain a small crowd at a Los Angeles strip club is the straw that broke the camel's back," Mahoney wrote in his resignation letter, which he provided to CNN after it was first reported by the New Hampshire Union-Leader. "The scandal represents a pattern of unaccountable and irresponsible mishaps that ought to unnerve every fiscal conservative."
Mahoney blasted the RNC for demonstrating "a complete lack of respect for RNC donors" by spending money on private planes, car services and "high-priced junkets."
The RNC has succumbed to "the out-of-touch, free-spending culture of Washington," he claimed.
"Mr. Chairman, do I need to remind you that the Republican Party is supposed to be the conservative party?," he wrote.
In a statement, RNC Deputy Communications Director Katie Wright wrote, “We thank Sean Mahoney for his service to the RNC. Many Americans across the country are concerned with the binge spending, big government agenda coming out of Washington and the RNC is committed to ensuring that every donor dollar goes to building the infrastructure needed to elect conservative candidates that believe in the fundamental principles of our party.”
Mahoney is one of 168 elected members of the RNC, but he is also thought to be considering a challenge to Rep. Carol Shea Porter, D-New Hampshire, in November. Should he decide to seek the House seat, he would have to resign his committee post anyway.
In parts of his resignation letter, Mahoney certainly sounds like a candidate.
"I am not leaving the fight," he wrote. "Now more than ever we need conservative leadership. I plan on doing everything in my power over the next seven months to make sure that 2010 is an historic election year for Republicans."