This just in from a member of the Republican bunch that meet tonight to decide whether or not to accept Wanda Larson’s kind offer to be the GOP replacement candidate for Bill Gupton who withdrew from the race for an out of town employment opportunity.
You may recall that the local Republicans interviewed potential candidate Wanda Mork Larson last week to ascertain if they wanted to support her as their candidate but tabled a motion to nominate her until today. At tonight’s meeting Hill County Republican Chairman Andrew Brekke opened the meeting and then called for a motion to take last week’s motion off the table for discussion. A motion was made but it failed to receive a second so apparently Wanda Larson will not be the Republican candidate this year. I guess these elephants do indeed have a good memory as to what she did to them back in the 2002 election and aren’t going to be suckered in again. Scuttlebutt after the meeting was said to revolve around the fact that the local Republicans have the best qualified candidates for legislature and local races that they have seen in decades and they weren’t about to dilute that gene pool with the likes of an alleged Republican that just wanted to protect ousted Democrat Treasurer Carrie and carry on with the so-so status quo at the treasurer’s office.
Kudos to this bunch for having the courage to do what was obviously the right thing even though they will be getting bad press from the likes of "Senior" journalist Timmy Leeds who was at the meeting reporting on the behalf of the HDN. Just as a sidebar to this whole circus it was reported to us that good old Timmy Leeds took a pre-meeting butt chewing from one of the Republicans for being a biased reporter that was just there to cause trouble and was no friend to the democratic process. It must have hit home with Timmy because our report was that he slunk off after the meeting with nary a word to anyone. I am glad at least there is one Republican that sees this guy for what he really is as do we at the Corrector.
The deadline for the Republicans to appoint a replacement candidate is August 18th or Democrat Sandy Brown will be running unopposed. We wonder if Wanda Larson will make good on that promise she has been yipping around that she would quit her job rather than work for the likes of Sandy Brown?
At this point it appears the only option left to the Wanda Larson / Carrie Dickson "keep everything status quo" team is for one of them to run a write-in campaign.
What do you think? Should they kick off a write-in effort or just admit defeat and welcome Sandy Brown as the new Hill County Treasurer?