In a statement to West Michigan Politics this afternoon, Adam Wright, campaign coordinator for the Brian Ellis Congressional campaign, defended Ellis and blasted Amash and his campaign staff.
"Brian Ellis has held over 20 local meet and greets with residents all throughout the 3rd Congressional District," Wright said."
"Each meet and greet was open to the public and many were attended by paid Amash campaign staff who were there to video record the event.
Amash continues to be dishonest with voters by claiming that Brian Ellis has not held public events. Amash staffers Chris Mabie, Curran Hennessey, and Tyler Groenendal have been in attendance at our public events and video recorded on behalf of Congressman Amash.
This blatant attempt by Congressman Amash to take a cheap and untruthful shot at Brian Ellis is more than disappointing. My comment on his Facebook page was to point out that he was aware that his post was inaccurate. Apparently he was not interested to have this truthful information associated with his inaccurate post."
(West Michigan Politics has been unable to find any public event for Mr. Ellis that was advertised in a meaningful way in advance until Thursday's event hosted by MLive)