FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) —The Minnesota Republican Party’s endorsed candidate for Supreme Court is watching her support from the party erode.
Party officials passed a resolution banning Michelle MacDonald from the GOP’s booth because of a pending drunken driving case. And the Republican nominee for attorney general on Thursday endorsed MacDonald’s opponent, longtime Democratic attorney and current Justice David Lillehaug, saying he can’t support her.
MacDonald defied party leadership by showing up at the party’s booth on the fair’s first day Thursday. She was asked several times to leave before she finally did.
She says she isn’t trespassing and plans to return every day unless the party takes legal action against her.
MacDonald was endorsed at the GOP state convention in May. Party officials say they didn’t know about MacDonald’s 2013 arrest.
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