Tegerdine Won’t Publicly Endorse Palazzo
Joe Tegerdine broke his period of silence after Tuesday’s election with a post on his campaign blog. You can read his entry in its entirety here.
- Tegederine noted that he called Steven Palazzo on Tuesday night to congratulate him and wish him luck. The two spoke Wednesday morning.
- He said that on the campaign trail he would support Palazzo after the primary providing “there was nothing in his conduct that would prevent me from doing so.” He then goes on to say that he will make his decision over the next few weeks, but not discuss it publicly, adding, “I do not feel compelled to share my position on the matter.”
- Tegerdine seems to keep open the door for future runs in a couple statements. He says, “Grassroots takes time to build and this small setback will not stop us from continuing forward to engage people in the process and work to restore our voice at all levels of government. We will take a short break over the next few weeks and then discuss as a campaign how we can continue to grow our organization to mobilize and inspire people to get involved.”
- He said the agenda being driven by Nancy Pelosi “must be stopped,” adding that this “this cannot be accomplished without the majority shifting to the Republican Party, regardless of who the candidates are.”
This makes two of the three primary candidates who came up short basically refusing to support the Republican nominee, while a third is waiting an awfully long time to concede.