California GOP Holds Breath Over Birther Queen Primary
Orly Taitz may end up on same ticket as Meg Whitman
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2010 1:45 AM CDT
Updated Jun 8, 2010 6:16 AM CDT
Moldovan-born Israeli immigrant Orly Taitz works as a lawyer and a dentist when she's not pursuing President Obama in the courts.   (Flickr/FiredUpMissouri)

(Newser) – "Birther Queen" Orly Taitz has been tossed out of courts, press conferences, and even Tea Parties, but she's still on the California ballot, and Republicans fear she might actually win the GOP primary for secretary of state. Taitz—who has filed repeated court cases alleging President Obama was born in Kenya—would become California's top election official if she becomes secretary of state.

"It’d be a disaster for the Republican Party,” Calfornia GOP operative James Lacy tells Politico. "Can you imagine" if GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has to run with Taitz and "her cockamamie issues about Obama’s birth certificate?" he asks. Taitz has been busy filing lawsuits alleging her rival, African-American former football player Damon Dunn, is ineligible to run against her.