MNGOP kicks endorsed candidate Michelle MacDonald out of party's State Fair booth [UPDATES]

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:::: UPDATE :::: MNGOP begging Michelle MacDonald to repudiate her endorsement, but she won't do it

The MNGOP is experiencing a severe case of buyer's remorse when it comes to their controversial state Supreme Court candidate, Michelle MacDonald.

Michael Brodkorb reports MacDonald was informed yesterday by party chair Keith Downey that she's not welcome at the MNGOP's State Fair booth. The decision stemmed from a vote of the Republican Party of Minnesota's State Executive Committee.

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But here's the kicker -- MacDonald showed up this morning anyway, and private security was there to promptly kick her ass off the premises. She later left on her own accord.

This morning, we talked with Ron Rosenbaum, a local attorney and media personality who has been a close observer of the MacDonald train wreck, to get his thoughts on the MNGOP banishing a candidate who is still listed on their website as one of the party's "2014 Candidates."

"Either this pending criminal case is relevant, in which case she shouldn't have been endorsed in the first place, or it's irrelevant, in which case they ought to let her campaign," Rosenbaum says. "I've never heard of a situation in which an endorsed candidate continues to be endorsed but is not permitted to campaign with the party. It's almost unimaginable, the hypocrisy."

As Rosenbaum points out, MacDonald's legal issues were actually cited by party officials as something that makes her more electable, not less. So what changed?

"It's like being a little pregnant -- they're trying to play it both ways, and I think they're going to be burned on both ends," he says.

But don't put your popcorn away yet: Stay tuned, because you can't make this stuff up!

For updates click to page two.



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41 comments
Monica Bertrand
Monica Bertrand

I love watching the politicos eat their young...#BeenThereDoneThat...#GamesGamesGames...#WhyAreYouStillVoting?

footnotegirl
footnotegirl

Oh my gosh, I may go to the fair just to watch this!

elpinche
elpinche

LOL. I hope the drunk ass lush has a designated driver tonight.  

Jan Hanson
Jan Hanson

At least Stuart Smalley has a handle on the english language!

Janice Borgwardt
Janice Borgwardt

In Perry's realm, all DUI cases are not treated equally.

Greg Amundson
Greg Amundson

We have Stuart Smalley as our senator, so what's the big deal.

Devon Majerus
Devon Majerus

"I've never heard of a situation in which an endorsed candidate continues to be endorsed but is not permitted to campaign with the party. It's almost unimaginable, the hypocrisy."

Jan Hanson
Jan Hanson

Sure do love me politicians, Andy! No high school diploma needed! GEEZUS

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha    *wipes tears from eyes* ohhhhhhh I needed that with all this sad news.  Thanks clowns.  


IBNNNEWS
IBNNNEWS

Keith Downey and Chris Fields must resign immediately. This is bad PR for the MNGOP. Damn, they endorsed her. 

NoMoreGasthof
NoMoreGasthof

I love that today's footage shows her going for the Dollar Store Sarah Palin look. Quite fitting.

braidedmerkin
braidedmerkin

Wonder if they have someone keeping an eye out for Tony Sutton?

Angelique McDonald
Angelique McDonald

She is endorsed so she does have every right to be there. She's a damn mess, no doubt, but she is supposed to have access to everything that GOP endorsed candidates have.

Kelly Glover
Kelly Glover

I am amazed that this women is running for the highest court in Minnesota and seems to take the attitude that rules and laws do not pertain to her.

_Joe_
_Joe_

Why does everyone think this doesn't matter???


This is a public official who got arrested for DUI.  It happens.  She should have taken her lumps and carried on.  It would have been the adult thing to do and would have shown character and humility.


Instead, she continues to try to weasel her way out of the consequences of her actions while campaigning to be seated on Minnesota's highest court!!  How on earth can she presume to sit in judgment on the rest of us when she wants to be exempted from the same thing??


DUIs are pretty cut and dry.  If you were operating a vehicle and tests conclude that your BAL was over the legal limit - you're pretty much guilty.  The only people who get out of that shit do it on a technicality or procedural problem.


Supposedly she had strong support within the GOP.  Now the cracks are starting to show, and I want to know what these people really think about her actions and behavior toward the court system since.

truckmeyer
truckmeyer

I find this highly hypocritical. If entitled drunks aren't allowed at the MNGOP booth, then most of their base should be banned as well.

Joe Burling
Joe Burling

I second the "anyways" question. Really?

_Joe_
_Joe_

I would love to ask her why she thinks she is not subject to the same DUI laws as constituents.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker

The MN GOP is a total joke of a party.

Daniel Maurer
Daniel Maurer

What an amazing train wreck of a hot mess. You really can't make this shit up!

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

And we had the rightwing nut job you pleasure yourself to Michelle Bachman as our House representative. 

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

This is the party Greg Amundson is so proud to be a member of. GO GREG!!!!

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@IBNNNEWS Chris Fields was arrested today for trying to enter a graveyard with grave robbing tools.   He said he needed the corpse of Alexander Ramsey to make a point about why you should vote for Jeff Johnson.  

_Joe_
_Joe_

I'm curious why you think this is irrelevant.  A major party votes to bar one of its own endorsed candidates from campaigning at a major event, and you don't think that's newsworthy?


Considering the fact that she's in an ongoing legal battle that had it been any one of us, we'd already be convicted and about $3500 lighter, situations like this belie a tension in the ranks that I definitely find interesting.


She's essentially trying to worm her way out of a system she's campaigning to be a big part of, so yeah.  I do want to know what her supporters in the rest of the party think about that.

IBNNNEWS
IBNNNEWS

@MicheleBachmann @IBNNNEWS I am on my back holding my gut trying not to get a charlie-horse in my rib cage from laughing so hard. I'm glad someone sees the humor in this. Thank you for making my whole weekend happy and wonderful! 

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