|In hindsight, this bizarre shot of MacDonald's convention speech foreshadowed her campaign.|
After party officials banished her from their State Fair booth
last week, the MNGOP put huge pressure on their controversial Supreme Court candidate, Michelle MacDonald, to repudiate her endorsement.
As Michael Brodkorb reports
, on Friday night and Saturday morning, Patrick Burns, an MNGOP-affiliated attorney, sent MacDonald 22 text messages and had at least one phone conversation begging her to accept "a formal offer" from the party to repudiate her endorsement before a noon Saturday deadline. During the phone call, the audio of which MacDonald later sent to Brodkorb (listen to it here
), Burns, apparently referring to party leadership, says, "They're just gonna squash you like a bug." See also:
MNGOP stands by Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald in ultra-bizarre email