His reply: "Well, they laughed," according to the email.
Terry Craver asked Faircloth to put an ad in the Hampshire Review to apologize to the community.
"His reply was a resounding NO," the email said. "He is afraid that if one of his opponents were to get a hold of this information, that it would damage his campaign. He doesn't want his reputation to be hurt. Terry told him with the National Media already trying to make the tea party out as a bunch of racists his 'joke' would do more damage to the reputation of the tea party."
"At one point, he offered to talk with the man that walked out ... said he would have him laughing before it was all over ... he also offered to take anyone he offended out to dinner IF we were to locate them ourselves and basically keep it hush-hush. He is willing to come to our next tea party meeting to apologize to our members, but overwhelmingly, they do not want for him to come or apologize to them ... they too want an apology to the community instead."
Larrice Craver said in an interview that Faircloth's desire to keep the incident quiet "speaks volumes" about him.
Faircloth denied that he offered to take people to dinner.
"I don't operate that way, I'm not taking anybody to dinner," he said.
Faircloth added, "Whoever is making that accusation is misrepresenting the facts."
He said the We The People group of trying to help another candidate in the race.
The Cravers founded their group in fall 2010 with the goal of helping to educate voters in Hampshire. That, they said, was also the goal of their email.
"We're not another arm of the Republican Party; we're not Democrats," Larrice Craver said. "Both sides are as bad as the other, and when somebody's done something wrong, that's right, we're going to call them on it."
Contact writer Ry Rivard at ry.riv...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796.