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Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Wall accuses Johnson of tampering with GOP endorsement vote

Terrence Wall isn’t backing down from claims that the U.S. Senate endorsement process at the Republican Party of Wisconsin convention was corrupt.

But Wall isn't offering any proof other than his word, even as the state Republican Party is calling the accusations "baseless and absurd" and Ron Johnson's campaign labels them "categorically and completely untrue." Wall says Johnson offered to pay for the hotel room of at least one delegate if he stayed overnight and voted for him.

Johnson's campaign manager Juston Johnson categorically denied the charges.

"It is outrageous for a person or organization to attempt to assassinate someone’s character and impugn their integrity without providing any documentation or evidence," Juston Johnson said. "These accusations are categorically and completely untrue. The unsubstantiated claims are an insult to the delegates who cast votes and support Ron Johnson. ... Ron Johnson will not stoop to these levels and will continue to take the high road talking about issues that voters are concerned about like jobs, taxes, spending, debt and deficits."

Wall, who writes a column for “InBusiness” magazine, said he would not reveal the names of the individuals who raised concerns with him. He said he has received numerous calls and emails since he dropped out of the race following the endorsement of Johnson at the convention.

“I’m a journalist, so to speak, and I’m just reporting what people are telling me,” said Wall, who entered the race for the GOP nomination last fall. Johnson entered just a week before the state convention.

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