I also pointed out Howie Morgan, former Gilchrist campaign manager and head of “The Election Impact Group” was the middleman.
Gilchrist NEVER denied the shopping of the endorsement and now Morgan is claiming my gripe is about an endorsement I don’t like.
“Dale Jackson is endorsing another candidate in the race, Mo Brooks,” said Morgan. “Fine. Awesome. Whatever. But for him to attack anyone who’s not endorsing Mo Brooks is crap.”
HE IS RIGHT… about me endorsing Mo Brooks. Because Mo Brooks is a good man with INTEGRITY!
Here is where he is wrong…
“On the air,” said Morgan, “Dale has said he agreed with every endorsement Jim ever made — except for the guy Dale’s endorsing and Jim isn’t! He’s got to accuse anyone who disagrees with him of a plot.”
There was a plot!
Fact: They shopped the endorsement to others in the 5th Congressional District who WOULD NOT pay for it. So they moved on to Parker Griffith and he paid the money and got the endorsement.
If Gilchrist was shopping his endorsements no one would have ever known had he stayed with truly conservative candidates. But he didn’t Griffith’s piss-poor immigration record is very easy to prove. This endorsement made no sense and that’s why the money issue matters.
Is Morgan arguing he sold the endorsement to conservatives too, so selling it to Griffith is fine?
Did he say he didn’t shop the endorsement?
If Gilchrist wouldn’t have came here, with Howie Morgan less than two years ago and endorsed Griffith’s opponent no one would have thought anything of it.
I didn’t create the credibility issue here… Jim Gilchrist and Howie Morgan did.
Why isn’t Morgan/Gilchrist/Griffith saying the endorsement wasn’t shopped in this Distritct?
Because it was.
No Honor (for Parker Griffith)
No Integrity (for his supporters)
No Parker Griffith (for Congress)
UPDATE: I was hoping Griffith/Morgan/Gilchrist would show some integrity and own up to what went down here, but it is becoming clear that that will NEVER happen.
Here is your proof Morgan and Gilchrist shopped the the Minutemen endorsement.
E-mail from Howie Morgan [mailto:email@example.com] to Mo Brooks [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
I have been reading with great interest about your potential race for Congress in the next election cycle. As someone who has been the Campaign Manager in Tennessee races for Congress in both the 7th and 9th Congressional Districts (Marsha Blackburn’s first race in 2002 and Mark White’s first in 2006) I wanted to let you know I am interested in your race as well.
During subsequent negotiations between Mo Brooks and Howie Morgan, Howie Morgan promises the Minutemen endorsement if Mo Brooks will hire Howie Morgan.
Howie Morgan sends Mo his proposed contract (to be the campaign’s principal campaign consultant): Howie Morgan proposed cost: $8,000 flat fee + expenses + $18,000 “win” bonus. The Mo Brooks for Congress Campaign.
Howie Morgan to Mo Brooks email (seeking to persuade Mo Brooks to hire Howie Morgan): “The bottom line is we have to put Mr. Brooks in the best position to win. And crush the impostor Republican. ”
That impostor is Parker Griffith, who later hired Morgan and secured the endorsement.
It is black and white… Jim Gilchrist and the Minutemen are for sale.
My integrity is not in question here.