Yesterday, I reported that Tim Rudd a member of the Republican Party State Executive Committee had sent out a letter to candidates and elected officials urging them to boycott a vetting process and debate being sponsored by the local 9-12 Project group. I said I was surprised to see a Republican in his position pick a fight with
nine-twelvers and I said that I did not know if the
letter from Rudd represented only his opinion or if this was
a move by the Republican Party establishment to retaliate against this
9-12 group for some of their criticism of elected Republicans.
I still don't know. However, Matthew Hurt writing in his blog reports that Tim Rudd is a paid consultant for Dawn White, operating under the name "Stones River Strategies." Matthew has documents to support his claim. Matthew theorizes that the move against 9-12 was a move to help Dawn White.
Dawn White is a candidate for the new 37th House District seat, the same seat being sought by Richard Garvin, Jr. It is my understanding that Garvin is the candidate favored by the more tea party oriented Republicans and White is the candidate supported by the more traditional party establishment Republicans. Stay tuned, more to follow.