Star Chamber?

June 25th, 2009 at 1:24 pm by under Jim Shella's Political Blog

Luke Messer’s Republican campaign for Congress in the 5th District is distancing itself from a memo sent out by its campaign co-chairman, P.E. MacAllister.   MacAllister e-mailed a proposal that at least one county chairman finds offensive.  He proposed a selection process to narrow the 4-man field against GOP Congressman Dan Burton. 

“Let all four challengers do their best to line up support, but by the end of the year, say by Christmas time, allow a panel of 25 party elders, respected figures, influential people, major donors, judicious folks from the district, determine which of the four is the best candidate,” the e-mail reads.  It’s plan similar to one proposed by Brose McVey.  Messer had no comment when McVey spoke up and now a Messer spokesperson says that the MacAllister e-mail was not authorized.

Howard County Republican Chairman Craig Dunn called MacAllister a “kingmaker” conducting his own “star chamber” primary.

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One Response to “Star Chamber?”

  1. John Smith says:

    How in the world can you be co-chairman of a political campaign and say your efforts weren’t authorized?