Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, guest host Gulbransen welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in-studio to dissect the Robby Starbuck lawsuit and explain how the Open Meetings Act could affect all political parties in the state of Tennessee.Read More
Tag: Morgan Ortagus
Democrat Judge Favors Carpetbagger Starbuck, Denies Carpetbagger Ortagus’ Request to Be Placed on TN-5 Ballot
Elected Democrat Chancery Court Judge Russell Perkins, who ordered Robby Starbuck to be placed on the TN-5 Republican primary ballot, denied disqualified candidate and fellow carpetbagger Morgan Ortagus’ motion to be enjoined to his order and be placed on the ballot.
According to court documents, Ortagus filed a motion to be enjoined to Starbuck’s ruling on Tuesday. Her request was promptly denied by Judge Perkins on the same day.
Perkins cited two reasons for his denial. “First, the motion is not accompanied by a ‘verified complaint, affidavit, or other evidence that the movant’s [Ortagus’] rights are being or will be violated,'” he wrote.Read More
Winstead Campaign to Hold Out-of-State Fundraiser with D.C. Lobbyists and Morgan Ortagus
Kurt Winstead’s campaign for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat is scheduled to hold an out-of-state fundraiser with D.C. lobbyists and disqualified TN-5 candidate Morgan Ortagus on June 15.
The event will be held at the home of Jeff Miller, founder and CEO of Miller Strategies, LLC.Read More
The Tennessee Star’s Lead Reporter Aaron Gulbransen Describes Newly Formed Union of Ortagus and Winstead
Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed official guest host Aaron Gulbransen in studio to recap the High Steaks TN5 candidate even Monday night and analyzed the new alliance between Kurt Winstead and Morgan Ortagus.Read More
Disqualified Candidate Morgan Ortagus Backs Winstead for TN-5, Joins Campaign National Security Advisory Committee
General Kurt Winstead’s campaign for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat announced that disqualified TN-5 candidate Morgan Ortagus joined his newly formed national security advisory committee as a co-chair.
Ortagus’ bio in the campaign statement says, “Morgan Ortagus, a U.S. Navy Reserve officer and former Spokesperson for the United States Department of State during President Trump’s Administration. She was instrumental in promoting the Abraham Accords and most recently launched Polaris National Security, a group focused on restoring international strength and respect for America.”Read More
Ortagus Moves On from TN-5 Race and Announces Involvement in Polaris National Security
Morgan Ortagus, a disqualified candidate in the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat, announced to German-owned Politico her participation in an organization called Polaris National Security.
Politico reported, “Morgan Ortagus, the State Department’s chief spokesperson during the Trump administration, has launched a new group called Polaris National Security. The organization, chock-full of former Trump administration and campaign aides on staff and other Republicans on the advisory team, will have a 501(c)(4) and PAC arm.”Read More
Host Leahy Welcomes New Official Guest Host Aaron Gulbransen to Review TN-5 GOP Candidates and Fundraising to Date
Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed the new official guest host, Aaron Gulbransen in studio to weigh in on the TN5 GOP candidate field and fundraising efforts thus far.Read More
Misleading Claims Promoted About Disqualification of Ortagus and Starbuck from TN-5 Race
The aftermath of the Tennessee Republican Party’s removal of Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, and Baxter Lee from the TN-5 ballot has seen several news outlets, social media influencers, national political figures, and affected candidates have make misinformed claims.
CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Star News Digital Media Michael Patrick Leahy, which owns and operates The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network, provided a full step-by-step breakdown of what really happened that led to Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, and Baxter Lee’s disqualification from the TN-5 race.Read More
Disqualified TN-5 Candidate Starbuck Asks Supporters to Tell the TNGOP to Do What Is No Longer Under Its Authority
Disqualified TN-5 candidate Robby Starbuck is posting frequent calls on social media urging supporters to contact the Tennessee GOP (TNGOP) and demand that the State Executive Committee (SEC) vote to reverse its decision disqualifying him from seeking the Republican nomination.
There’s just one problem: The Tennessee Republican Party is not empowered to put Starbuck back on the ballot and couldn’t reverse its decision even if it wanted to.Read More
Sean Hannity Got Facts Completely Wrong in Radio Monologue on TNGOP Disqualification of Morgan Ortagus
Sean Hannity got the facts completely wrong in a monologue he gave on the Monday, April 25 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program on the Tennessee Republican Party’s action disqualifying carpetbagger Morgan Ortagus from the Tennessee 5th Congressional District August 4 Republican Primary race.
On his radio show, Hannity accused the TNGOP of “actually being willing to change the rules in the middle of the game.”Read More
Morgan Ortagus Says She’s ‘Not Really Sure’ Why She Was Disqualified from TN-5 Ballot
Morgan Ortagus, a former candidate for the Republican nomination for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat, told a Fox News host on Monday morning that she didn’t know why she was disqualified from the ballot.
“You know, I’m not really sure, Brian,” Ortagus responded to Fox News host Brian Kilmeade when he asked her, “You’re not going to have a chance to run for the Republican nomination in Tennessee as a congresswoman. You got booted off the ballot, why?”Read More
TN-5 GOP Candidate Tres Wittum: ‘Senator Graham, What Have You Done for South Carolina Today?’
Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed GOP Congressional Candidate for TN5, Tres Wittum in studio to comment upon Senator Lindsey Graham’s recent opinion regarding the removal of three candidates for the race.Read More
Carpetbagger Morgan Ortagus Alleges Tennessee Republican Party Corruption to Entire Country on Fox News but Offers No Evidence
Former TN-5 candidate Morgan Ortagus told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Monday morning that the Tennessee Republican Party is corrupt but offered no evidence to corroborate her claims.
Ortagus told Kilmeade at the close of an interview, “We’re going to work on efforts to clean up the corruption here in the Tennessee GOP as well.”Read More
The Real Story of How the Tennessee GOP Followed the Party’s Bylaws to Disqualify Three Candidates from the TN-5 Primary Ballot
Many national and local news outlets have reported inaccurately about the process by which the Tennessee Republican Party (TRP) disqualified three candidates from the August 4, 2022 GOP primary ballot in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District on April 19, 2022.
In the immediate aftermath of this decision made by the TRP in accordance with its bylaws and the laws of Tennessee, Robby Starbuck (legal name Robert Starbuck Newsom), one of the three disqualified candidates, delivered a series of press interviews and social media statements in which he made false claims about the integrity of the TRP’s process in handling his disqualification.Read More
TN-5 GOP Primary Candidate Tres Wittum Blasts Lindsey Graham’s Response to Removal of Ortagus and Starbuck from Ballot
In a statement, state Senate aide and TN-5 GOP primary candidate Tres Wittum blasted U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s response to the removal of carpetbaggers Morgan Ortagus and Robby Starbuck from the ballot.
The statement said, “On Thursday morning Tres Wittum took to Twitter to address the ongoing controversy with the Tennessee GOP Executive Committee’s decision over GOP ‘bonafide’ credentials to run as a Republican candidate on the 2022 ballot. On Wednesday, South Carolina U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham had tweeted what Wittum calls ‘overreaching and offensive speech’ towards the Volunteer state.Read More
All-Star Panelist Roger Simon Suggests Rejected TN-5 Candidate Fits Maxim ‘False in One Thing, False in Everything’
Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist and The Epoch Times’ editor-at-large Roger Simon in studio to discuss his recent article addressing the three candidates taken off the GOP primary ballot for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District.Read More
Public Affairs Specialist Clint Brewer: Governor Bill Lee’s Inconsistent Comments Regarding Candidates Now off TN-5 Ballot Are ‘Tiptoeing Around’ Trump-Endorsed Ortagus
Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in-studio to comment upon Governor Bill Lee’s inconsistent comments regarding the three GOP primary candidates that have been removed from the ballot.Read More
Gov. Bill Lee Unable to Explain Why He Criticizes Removal of Morgan Ortagus from GOP Primary Ballot but Supports Removal of His Two Gubernatorial Rivals
NASHVILLE, Tennessee- Governor Bill Lee could not explain why he believes Morgan Ortagus should be on the Tennessee 5th Congressional District Republican primary ballot when his Republican primary opponents’ were reportedly about to be disqualified from the ballot during a joint press conference held with U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN)after a law enforcement roundtable on border security Wednesday afternoon.
Hagerty and Lee briefly opened with statements on border security and the roundtable discussion that was held before they took questions. Lee was asked several questions about pending legislation before the Tennessee General Assembly before he was asked about Ortagus’ disqualification from the Republican primary.
It’s Official: Carpbetbaggers Morgan Ortagus and Robby Starbuck Are Off the Tennessee 5th Congressional District GOP Primary Ballot
Scott Golden, the chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, submitted a letter on Wednesday morning in accordance with party bylaws and the state code to Mark Goins, the coordinator of elections for the state of Tennessee, officially notifying him that disqualified Tennessee 5th Congressional District candidates Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, and Baxter Lee are removed “completely from the Republican August primary ballot.”
The letter included a notification of the full list of candidates in a variety of races that the TNGOP voted to restore to the ballot, as well as the full list of candidates, in accordance with state law, that the party voted to remove completely.Read More
Nashville Morning Show with Dan Mandis: TN GOP Chair Scott Golden, ‘We Set Out the Standards and Unfortunately the Candidates Didn’t Meet Them’
Wednesday morning on the Nashville Morning Show, host Mandis welcomed Chairman of the Tennessee GOP Scott Golden to the show to explain how Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, and Baxter Lee failed to meet the Republican Party’s candidate standards.Read More
Ortagus Reacts to the TNGOP’s Decision to Disqualify Her from the Ballot
Former State Department spokesman and now-former candidate for the GOP nomination for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat Morgan Ortagus issued a statement on the decision by the select committees of the Tennessee Republican Party to disqualify her candidacy.Read More
TNGOP Chair: Committee Voted to Disqualify Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, and Baxter Lee from TN-5 GOP Ballot
TNGOP Scott Golden has confirmed to The Tennessee Star that as of Tuesday evening, Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, and Baxter Lee, and are no longer candidates for the TN-5 GOP nomination due to a vote by a select committee of the Tennessee Republican party.
The select committee voted not to restore Robby Starbuck, Morgan Ortagus, and Baxter Lee to the ballot after they were previously removed because of verified challenges to their bona fide status.Read More
78 Percent of Campaign Contributions to Carpetbagger TN-5 Candidate Morgan Ortagus Are Out-of-State
The 2022 FEC first quarter report filed by announced TN-5 Congressional candidate Morgan Ortagus on April 15 shows that 78 percent of her campaign donations come from out-of-state sources.
Of the $591,418 in receipts reported by the Ortagus campaign in the FEC first quarter reporting period covers the time period of January 1 through March 31, only $126,477, or 22 percent, came from itemized individual contributions made by Tennessee residents. The average contribution made by the 84 Tennessee residents who donated to the Ortagus campaign was $1,505.Read More
Silicon Valley Billionaire Larry Ellison Donated the $1 Million That Funds SuperPAC Backing TN-5 Carpetbagger Candidate Morgan Ortagus
Silicon Valley billionaire Larry Ellison, the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle, donated $1 million on March 21 to the recently-formed SuperPAC supporting TN-5 carpetbagger candidate Morgan Ortagus, according to Federal Election Commission records obtained by The Tennessee Star on Friday.
That SuperPAC, the Tennessee Conservatives PAC, has already begun running a $100,000 radio ad buy in the district in support of Ortagus.Read More
All-Star Panelist Clint Brewer Offers His Perspective on TN Secretary of State’s Communications About Residency Bill Requirements
Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in-studio to give his take on the statement made by Secretary of State Tre Hargett in regards to the three-year residency bill signed into law on April 13th.Read More
Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office Provides Partial Clarification on Applicability of Law to Carpetbaggers Morgan Ortagus and Robby Starbuck, but Leaves Out Key State Code
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office provided partial clarification on the applicability of the newly enacted three-year residency law to carpetbaggers Morgan Ortagus and Robby Starbuck, but left out a reference to a key part of state code.
The Tennessee Star previously reported that mere hours after the enactment of the new three-year residency law for federal candidates in primaries, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office offered conflicting comments about whether he intends to enforce the new law and remove “carpetbagger” candidates from the August 4 Republican primary ballot.Read More
TN Secretary of State Offers Conflicting Comments on Whether He Will Enforce Residency Law and Remove Carpetbaggers from the TN-5 Ballot
Within hours of the enactment of a new law on Wednesday that requires candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in Tennessee to be residents of the state for three years prior to their placement on a primary ballot, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office offered conflicting comments about whether he intends to enforce the new law and remove “carpetbagger” candidates from the August 4 Republican primary ballot.
Reaction from Tennessee state legislators to the comments from the Secretary of State’s office were swift and pointed.
Sources tell The Tennessee Star that if the Tennessee Secretary of State refuses to enforce the newly enacted law and remove any candidate from the ballot for the U.S. House who fails to meet the three-year residency requirement he will be sued to require him to enforce the law.Read More
All-Star Panelist Ben Cunningham Discusses the Four GOP Republican Candidates Officially off the Primary Ballot
Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Ben Cunningham in studio to discuss the four candidates that have been removed from the GOP primary ballot due to Tennessee Republican party bylaws.Read More
Morgan Ortagus Campaign Announces She Raised ‘Nearly $600,000’ in First Quarter, But Refuses to Say How Much Was Out-of-State
Candidate for TN-5, Morgan Ortagus’ campaign refuses to answer questions about the nature and source of her campaign fundraising.
In a statement, Morgan Ortagus announced on Monday, April 11 that her campaign raised nearly $600,000 for the January 1 – March 31, 2022 FEC first quarter reporting. Ortagus’ campaign says that records will show the campaign ending the FEC first quarter with over $550,000 cash on hand.Read More
Sources: Andy Ogles Will Focus on TN-5 Congressional Bid and Not Run for Re-election as Maury County Mayor
Sources close to Andy Ogles tell The Tennessee Star that he will announce later this week that he will focus on his bid for the TN-5 GOP nomination and will withdraw as a candidate for re-election as mayor of Maury County.
First elected mayor in 2018, Ogles is currently the GOP nominee for Maury County mayor in the Aug 4 county general election, which is scheduled to be held on the same day and in the same Maury County polling locations as the TN-5 GOP primary election.Read More
Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, Baxter Lee Removed from the TN-5 GOP Primary Ballot – for Now
On Saturday, April 9, Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden briefed the TNGOP State Executive Committee on the challenge process, explaining that the challenges would be adjudicated before noon on April 21.
Prior to the start of the meeting, there was some confusion, as sources expected the TNGOP to take action on the challenges at Saturday’s meeting.Read More
Dark Money Carpetbagger PAC Spends $100,000 on Radio Supporting Morgan Ortagus in TN-5
A new dark money super PAC spent $100,000 in radio ads on Wednesday in support of carpetbagger Morgan Ortagus in the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional district seat, according to Federal Election Commission records released on Friday.
The PAC’s name is Tennessee Conservatives PAC and the expenditure was made on April 6. Saturation-level radio ads – at least 20 spots per day – began running on Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC in Nashville and 99.7 WTN in Nashville beginning on Wednesday.
The PAC, which was organized on February 22, 2022 according to FEC records, has yet to release its funding sources. The group’s report for the period ending March 31 will not be made filed with the FEC until April 15. It is common practice for dark money PACs to hide their sources of funding until the latest possible date.Read More
Tennessee Republican Party Set to Hold Hearing on Challenges to TN-5 Candidates’ Bona Fide Statuses
A select committee made up of members of the Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee are making preparations to hold a hearing on several challenges that were made to GOP bona fide statuses of candidates in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District (TN-5).
The Tennessee Star previously reported that challenges had been received and verified by the TNGOP to the Republican bona fide statutes of carpetbaggers Morgan Ortagus and Robby Starbuck, as well as Baxter Lee. David Vitalli had been challenged as well, but he decided to exit the race and did not turn in his qualifying petitions.Read More
Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Dominates in Wilson County GOP TN-5 Straw Poll Results
Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles dominated in a straw poll held by the Wilson County GOP, the first test of grassroots strength in the contest for the Republican nomination in the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District.
The straw poll was conducted at the conclusion of the candidate forum hosted by the Wilson County GOP. The Tennessee Star’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Michael Patrick Leahy served as the master of ceremonies. The people of Wilson County packed the room and showed tremendous excitement for the upcoming elections.Read More
State Senator Jack Johnson on Residency Bill Lawsuit, School Choice and His Senate Seat Challenger
Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson to the newsmaker line to discuss the residency bill lawsuit, school choice, and the challenger for his senate seat.Read More
TN-5 Candidate Beth Harwell Weighs In on Ortagus’ Lawsuit and the Cost of Running for Political Office
Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed former House Speaker and TN5 Congressional GOP Candidate, Beth Harwell to the newsmaker line to weigh in on the residency bill lawsuit and running a campaign today.Read More
Morgan Ortagus Supporters File Federal Lawsuit Challenging General Assembly-Approved Three-Year Residency Requirement
Three Morgan Ortagus supporters filed a federal lawsuit late Thursday challenging the General Assembly-passed legislation that institutes a three-year residency requirement for federal candidates in primaries.
The state of Tennessee and Secretary of State Trey Hargett, in his official capacity, are named as defendants in the lawsuit.Read More
Host Leahy and All-Star Panelist Clint Brewer Continue to Discuss Latest Wall Street Journal Editorial Board
Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in studio to further comment on The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board.Read More
The Wall Street Journal Delivers Hit Piece on Tennessee Legislature and Residency Bill, All-Star Panelist Clint Brewer Comments
Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in studio to comment upon the recent article in The Wall Street Journal essentially calling the Tennessee legislature a ‘political protection racket’ in its headline.Read More
Brad Lytle Details GOP Candidate Meet-and-Greet on April 7th in Lebanon at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Chairman Brad Lytle of the Wilson County Republican Party in studio to give details of the GOP meet and greet scheduled for April 7th at 5:30 pm in Lebanon.Read More
Report: New Dark Money Group with Possible Connections to Morgan Ortagus Targeting Tennessee Residency Legislation
Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News and MSNBC is reporting that a well-funded new super PAC named Tennessee Conservative PAC says they intend to file a lawsuit challenging the General Assembly-passed three-year residency requirement legislation for candidates in federal primaries.
The legislation has yet to be transmitted to Governor Lee for his signature.Read More
Records Indicate Carpetbagger Morgan Ortagus Now Resides in the 5th Congressional District
Records show that Tennessee newcomer and D.C. insider Morgan Ortagus has finally moved into the boundaries of Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional district, a district she seeks to represent in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Tennessee Star previously reported on February 9 that Ortagus did not live in the district. Her voter registration record showed that the address she registered to vote from was not located within the Tennessee Fifth Congressional district lines.Read More
All-Star Panelist Clint Brewer Reviews Tennessee’s 5th District Race Candidate Roster
Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in studio to review the candidate lineup for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional race.Read More
All Star Panelist Clint Brewer Addresses Possible Legal Recourse for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional Candidates Facing Ballot Eligibility Challenges
Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in studio to weigh in on what he thinks the legal recourse for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional Candidates challenged by the state’s Republican Party may have.Read More
Tennessee Republican Party Has Received and Verified Eligibility Challenges to TN-5 Candidates Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, David Vitalli, and Baxter Lee
Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden has confirmed to The Tennessee Star that the state party has received and verified challenges to the Republican bona fide status and ballot eligibility of TN-5 carpetbagger candidates Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, and David Vitalli.
Baxter Lee’s status has also been challenged, likely due to his vote in the 2020 Democrat presidential preference primary.Read More
State Rep. Chris Todd and Upcoming Agenda, Residency Bill, and BEP Formula Funding
Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Representative Chris Todd of Jackson, Tennessee to the newsmaker line to discuss his objectives this session, his stance on the residency bill, and the BEP funding formula.Read More
TN-5 Carpetbagger Candidate Morgan Ortagus to GOP-Controlled Tennessee General Assembly: Drop Dead!
In an op-ed published in the Left Wing Gannett-Owned Tennessean, TN-5 Carpetbagger Candidate Morgan Ortagus effectively told the GOP-Controlled Tennessee General Assembly to drop dead. She advocated against pending Tennessee General Assembly legislation that would establish a three-year residency requirement for candidates who seek to be on the ballot in primaries for the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate.
The op-ed is titled “Morgan Ortagus: Tennessee voters should have the ultimate say on who represents them.” In the piece, Ortagus advocates The House version of the legislation is scheduled for a floor vote on Monday.Read More
Carpetbagger TN-5 Candidate Morgan Ortagus Endorses Candidate in Oklahoma Senate Race
In an unusual move, carpetbagger and current candidate in Tennessee’s Republican primary for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional district Morgan Ortagus, has chosen to endorse a candidate in the Oklahoma U.S. Senate race.
In a tweet, Ortagus endorsed former Trump administration national security official Alex Gray for the retiring U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe’s seat, saying “I am eager to join my friends and Trump Admin colleagues @RichardGrenell and @robertcobrien in endorsing Alex Gray for U.S. Senate! Just as he did in the White House, Alex will work every day to put America First.”Read More
Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Still Has No Answer on If He Will Run for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District
Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles in studio to ask if he has decided to run for the vacant seat in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District.Read More
Carpetbagger Morgan Ortagus Dodges Questions from The Tennessee Star: ‘You Need to Stop Being Mean to Me’
The former State Department spokesman and candidate in the GOP primary for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional district is clearly feeling the pressure of and takes issue with The Tennessee Star’s reporting on her parachute candidacy, telling The Star, “You need to stop being mean to me.” Ortagus did not take questions from The Star about her campaign.
Carpetbagger Morgan Ortagus made her unprompted remark to The Star as several people were milling about the room after a local Republican meeting of the Bellevue Breakfast Club, which took place Saturday morning at Plantation Pub. On several occasions prior to the unprompted remark, Ortagus campaign staff told The Star that she didn’t have time for questions about her campaign. Campaign staff made it clear that they would not allow The Star to ask Ortagus questions about the campaign. If allowed, The Star would have asked if Ortagus has attained residency in the district or not.Read More