Several GOP operatives within the Walker campaign and in Republican establishment circles have been spreading a rumor that Scott Walker’s campaign manager was receiving post-GOP debate oral sex in the lady’s bathroom of a downtown Cleveland bar.
That story was reportedly the one that donors knew about or had heard about in the days before Scott Walker’s decision to bow out.
That was the rumor alluded to, but not named, in a BuzzFeed story by McKay Coppins. (On principle GotNews.com does not link to BuzzFeed after they doxxed an innocent man who hired counsel in the University of Virginia fake rape hoax.)
The rumor is that Katie Packer Gage, a former Romney campaign consultant, walked in on Wiley and a woman not his wife fellating him at a downtown Cleveland bar. Wiley is married with children.
That rumor has been circulating online and on Twitter.
@jaketapper Walker Campaign Manager Rick Wiley's inappropriate behavior after Cleveland debate fueled rumors of suspension at Reagan debate.
— Peter Waldron (@peterwaldronusa) September 21, 2015
Bwahaha. The "bad story" Liz Mair was hinting at was Rick Wiley getting blown in a bar. pic.twitter.com/VshDDvenO4
— gnarlytrombone (@gnarlytrombone) September 22, 2015
Even conservative establishment player, Erick Erickson, heard the rumors.
Lots of different people all sending me the same rumor about a particular campaign manager caught indecently at the Ohio debate.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 17, 2015
Except Katie Packer Gage strenuously denies that she walked in on Wiley being fellated in a series of emails with GotNews.com.
Gage quickly forwarded the email. (GotNews.com uses a program called Sidekick that allows us to tell when someone opens the emails.)
In a lengthy email correspondence she emphatically denied the rumor repeatedly.
GotNews.com has been told by multiple sources in the conservative movement that the originator of the rumor came from the Walker Super PAC and that the rumor was a means by which the Super PAC could remove the allegedly ineffectual Wiley.
The rumor has been pushed by none other than Brad Dayspring, a controversial GOP operative with a history of fabrications. Dayspring was Senior Adviser to the Unintimidated Super PAC, which was supporting Walker.
Dayspring, who formerly worked for the NRSC, pushed false opposition research against U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel in the 2014 election in Mississippi.
He also pushed fake information about GotNews.com editor-in-chief Chuck C. Johnson to National Review and several other cuckservative websites.
Rick Wiley could not be reached for comment. We will update this when or if we hear from him.