According to a press release just issued by the Eddie Burke for Lt. Governor of Alaska campaign, the Conservatives Patriots Group may have to rescind its endorsement of Mead Treadwell for Lt. Governor of Alaska.
According to the press release, "CPG Board Member Frank Bettine publicly stated the group would rescind its endorsement of Mr. Treadwell if the group learned Mr.Treadwell supported Senator Lisa Murkowski."
The Federal Election Commission website shows that Treadwell donated $500.00 to Murkowski's campaign on March 3, 2010. The Burke campaign has not been able to find any donations to Joe Miller, who is running against Murkowski in the 2010 GOP Senatorial primary.
It raises the question of whether the CPG did its homework and properly vetted the candidates before making its endorsement.
The CPG describes themselves on their website as being "committed to electing conservative candidates, advancing conservative ideas, promoting traditional American values, advocating responsible resource development and supporting a strong military."
Treadwell's support for Murkowski puts the group's endorsement in a contradiction with its principles since it endorsed Joe Miller for Senate.