Huelskamp to Replace Wagle?
In a stunning turn of events for the governor's race, we have learned that Jim Barnett has reached out to Tim Huelskamp to 'gauge his level of interest' in taking the place of Susan Wagle on his campaign. We have confirmed with our source close to the Barnett campaign as well as a person contacted by Huelskamp that the call was made over the weekend at the urging of two major Republican contributors.
Our source who has been accurate with her/his information, notified us this evening that he/she that the major donors have pledged substantial amounts of money to the campaign - via the state Republican party - with the contingency Barnett replace Wagle on the ticket.
Huelskamp has been using a third party (colleague in the Senate... which is where our other source comes from) to inquire with the Secretary of State's office to verify his eligibility as a lt. governor candidate, obviously indicating his interest in joining the ticket.
Huelskamp's numerous personal, financial and psycological issues notwithstanding, his selection would turn the governor's race upside down and could possibly re-energize the ultra-conservative base who have been soured with Susan Wagle's deceitful tactics, which proved damaging Ken Canfield's campaign.
Posted by Moose1 at Wednesday, August 30, 2006