She said her endorsement was not impacted by the harassment complaint, which she believes could be politically motivated. A unnamed veteran lobbyist accused Shafer of retaliating against her once she rejected his advances when he helped her get a bill passed in 2011. Shafer, a Duluth Republican, denies any wrongdoing.
“If somebody is going to bring proof forward, please do so,” Jester said. “I would certainly put it into my calculus if I could see that, but I just haven’t been presented that.”