Republican Party had short notice of congressional candidate forum
Published 6:46 am Saturday, October 13, 2018
Thursday’s Advocate-Messenger reported that our Boyle County Republican Party was a no-show at the Women’s Network-sponsored candidate forum on Tuesday evening.
That much is accurate. As a nationally known commentator would have once said, “Now for the rest of the story.”
The invitation from the organizers to the Oct. 9 forum (our only knowledge of the event) was dated Saturday, Oct. 6. With the Columbus Day holiday, no mail was received until midday, Tuesday, Oct. 9 — hours before the very forum in question.
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Compounding the late notice, our regularly scheduled GOP monthly dinner meeting was also that evening, as well as the Junction city mayoral and council forums. Nonetheless, had we perhaps even a week’s prior knowledge, we would most assuredly had a presence at this event.
Thank you for this opportunity to clarify this important issue.
With the greatest respect,
Chair, Boyle County Republican Party