SANTA FE, N.M. – State GOP chairman John Dendahl wooed the Green Party with an offer of potential "six-figure" political support from an unidentified source if the Greens ran candidates in two congressional races.
Dendahl says the offer of campaign contributions didn't come from the Republican Party -- he insists he doesn't know the source of the potential political donations.
He says he was asked by someone in Washington, D-C, to offer the campaign contributions, but Dendahl declined to identify that individual -- other than to say he can't say the source had no Republican connection.
But he says he doesn't regard it as a Republican deal or GOP money. He told several Greens a donor might provide "six-figure" financial support if Greens ran in the First and Second congressional districts.
No Greens filed for those offices, and the Green Party says it disavows and condemns any attempted manipulation.