Did Not! Did Too!
Republican Supreme Court candidate Rachel Lea Hunter and the state Republican Party keep trading barbs over her candidacy.
Hunter says she never sought her party's endorsement, even though she showed up at the GOP Executive Committee meeting in August when it decided its endorsement.
Bill Peaslee, chief of staff and political director of the state GOP, laughed at that. "Then why did she come and speak to the Executive Committee?" he asked.
To win the individual support of committee members, campaign manager Cameron DeJong said.
Peaslee said he didn't order Hunter away from the party headquarters Tuesday, as her campaign staff asserted.
With Peaslee and several other GOP staffers gathered at the headquarters entrance when Hunter's campaign entourage showed up, Hunter's crowd got the message and volunteered to stay off the party's property, he said.
"Our facility is not a public forum," Peaslee said. "You can't come in without permission. If they had asked, I would have told them no."