The National Republican Congressional Committee is offering signed copies of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s memoir in exchange for donations of $35 or more. “Not My First Rodeo” was published in June, three-and-a-half years after Noem left Congress.
Federal filings show that the NRCC has spent $122,000 on books since Noem’s came out, but the documents do not specify which titles the group purchased. In addition to Noem’s book, the NRCC is currently offering works by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
South Dakota law does not require candidates to itemize their expenses. That means that Noem’s campaign could theoretically have spent donor funds on her book without disclosing the transactions to the public.
Spokespeople for Noem and the NRCC did not respond to inquiries.
Noah’s book debuted at No. 14 on the New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction print and e-books, before dropping off the following week.
Earlier this week, the site flashed the message “Don’t go! We only have 99 signed copies left! Claim yours before we run out!” As of Friday afternoon, that count has not changed.