Baratta, no longer employable in GOP, now works for gay group
Just days before he resigned as Chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, under threat of ouster, Jack Kimball inked a long-term contract for his Communications Director Christine Baratta. The unprecedented contract substantially increased Baratta’s salary and made it impossible for Kimball’s replacement to terminate her, sources close to the situation tell NH Journal.
The lawyer who drew up the quickie contract made some errors, however. Those errors were enough to convince Baratta that squatting at the New Hampshire Republican State Committee wouldn’t be as lucrative a gig as she imagined. So after weeks of tense negotiations with new Chairman Wayne MacDonald, Baratta agreed to leave.
But the word went out: Baratta isn’t a team player and shouldn’t be allowed to work in GOP politics again.
And so it is with little surprise that Baratta has resurfaced as the spokeswoman for the gay marriage lobbying group Standing Up for New Hampshire Families.
That is the liberal group an NH Journal investigation revealed to be an out-of-state front group for activists and lawyers from New York City and Washington, DC.