Donald Trump is still threatening to run for president as a third-party candidate, and he appears to be getting help setting it up from the founder of the South Florida Tea Party.
Everett Wilkinson, who was acting as a promoter for Trump's miserable failure at hosting a debate among the GOP presidential candidate, is reportedly looking for state chairmen for Trump's campaign.
It still doesn't make Trump's presidential run official, but he needs to have campaign chairmen set up just in case.
Here's a copy of the email that's reportedly from Wilkinson -- posted on Red State -- that was sent to Texas politicos:
From: Everett Wilkinson
Date: Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Confidential TX Issue
Dear Patriot Leader,
My name is Everett Wilkinson and I am a tea party leader in Florida and friend of Donald Trump. I am sure you have heard on the news that Mr. Trump is considering a run as an independent. He has asked me to find a "tea party" Texas Chairman for a potential third party by next week. The role requires a Texas voter registration and is due to the voting laws in Texas. The person would not have to change their party affiliation or anything. Would you or do you know of any Texan that would be interested?
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Read more about the situation at Red State.