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,

Tom Tye

Chair, Boyle County Republican Party