Jamie Radtke Demands Apology from RedState’s Erick Erickson For Scurrilous Accusations

Yesterday, on the front page of Redstate.com, Erick Erickson lashed out at tea party candidate Jamie Radtke calling her a rambling drunk. This came after Politico published a piece on Erickson’s curious relationship with the George Allen camp.

Today Patrick McSweeney, legal counsel for Radtke wrote Erick Erickson a letter demanding a retraction.

Patrick M. McSweeney
Attorney at Law

August 25, 2011
Mr. Erick Erickson

Dear Mr. Erickson:

On behalf of Jamie Radtke, I am sending this letter demanding your immediate and prominent retraction of your August 24, 2011, posting on RedState and your August 25, 2011 Morning Briefing in which you repeat statements of certain unnamed persons who attended the August 13th dinner at the RedState Gathering in Charleston, South Carolina at which Ms. Radtke spoke. One of the statements in your posting claimed that Ms. Radtke “gets drunk, and gets so embarrassing that I have to duck away….” Another statement that you repeated charged: “She was a drunk, rambling idiot that took 30 minutes to introduce a director who himself was confused.” Those statements are false. You plainly repeated the statements quoted above without regard to their accuracy.

There are other false and defamatory statements in your posting that I need not specify here. They reinforce the conclusion that you made no effort to verify the accuracy of the content of your postings.

If you wish to contact me by telephone, I can be reached at (804) 937-0895.

Very truly yours,
Patrick M. McSweeney

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