Ali Need is Love

Alison Miller, the ex-girlfriend and former publicist for Republican Statehouse candidate Muhammad Ali Hasan, has asked to withdraw her request for a restraining order against the Eagle County politician and businessman, according to this story in the Vail Daily. Miller said the case was causing “too much stress to my health, time from work and family, and has become a financial burden."

Hasan, who was the subject of an in-depth Westword cover story, is running in the ski-resort-heavy House District 56. He is the wealthy son of Malik Hasan, a partially retired HMO executive and multi-millionaire, and Seeme Masan, a longtime Republican activist. Hasan, pictured above in a photo from the website of Muslims for America, an organization he founded, grew up in Pueblo and now lives in a 28,000-square-foot, $10 million mansion owned by the family outside of Vail.

In the March 3 restraining order, Miller accused Hasan of repeatedly harassing her via text message, disconnecting her phone and hiring a firm to crack the passwords to her three e-mail accounts. -- Jonathan Shikes