A candidate for appointment to judicial office may:
(A) except as prohibited by law,* communicate with the appointing authority, including any nominating commission; and
(B) seek endorsements for the appointment from any person or organization other than a political organization.
 When seeking support or endorsement, or when communicating directly with an appointing authority, a candidate for appointive judicial office must not make any pledges, promises, or commitments that are inconsistent with the impartial performance of the adjudicative duties of the office. See Rule 4.1(A)(13).