Thursday April 6th 2017 Clark campaign denies "conflict of interest" with Governor Phillips endorsement Just when it looked it that the Clark campaign had some welcome good news with the endorsement of three sitting Republican Governors, it has instead developed into a row over the endorsement of Arizona Governor Scott Phillips. Phillips's Mother, Rose Walton-Phillips is the Cabinet Secretary, and is believed to be close to Henry Shallick. According to the Shallick campaign late last night the Governor had told them that he decided to "stay netural" under the voting began, when he would endorse the former White House Chief of Staff. Clark campaign supremo Colt Merchant laughed off the remarks from the Shallick team calling them "petty" adding "Governor Phillips is an outstanding Governor and we are delighted to have his support, their is no conflict of interest with regards to his Mothers job in the White House, I have no idea what passed between the Governor and the Shallick team, and I don't care". With the first Republican debate of the 2018 cycle just two weeks away, Merchant added that the Vice-President would be spending the Easter Weekend at her home in Jasper, Texas, with her key advisors ahead of the debate on April 19th "The Vice-President is looking forward to the first debate, she sees it as a first chance to put across her vision for the next four years".