Star Chamber?June 25th, 2009 at 1:24 pm by Jim Shella 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.