Watkins said 15 unit chairpersons took a straw vote a few months ago, with 10 voting in favor of a convention.
Today, after Hurt went up to DC to beg the NRCC to do more to help his campaign:
ifth District GOP Chairman Tucker Watkins said Wednesday that he didn’t know how many committee members were leaning toward a convention or how many might prefer a primary. A third possible nominating process, called a party caucus, doesn’t have much support, Watkins said.
So in just days Tucker has gone from knowing that 10 out of 15 unit chairpersons favored a convention to having no idea.
Coincidence? I think not. The NRCC is trying to shove a primary down the throats of the 5th District in order to get Hurt nominated. And Tucker is folding under their pressure.