Hemingway to challenge Horn for GOP Chairmanship

One day after Jack Kimball attacked New Hampshire’s Republican leadership for supporting Jennifer Horn for Chair of the party, several hours after NH Journal published a story reporting that Kimball was holding a meeting to recruit an alternative candidate to Horn, and only minutes after several people named in that story denied such a meeting ever took place and/or that they were in attendance … an alternative candidate to Jennifer Horn has nevertheless emerged.

That candidate is sometime contributor to NH Journal Andrew Hemingway.

Skip Murphy and Joe Barton, two conservative activists mentioned in the original NH Journal story, have denied they attended any meeting to recruit a candidate for chairman.

In fact Kimball told NH Journal the meeting never took place at all.

“Let me be clear:  I don’t know where you got your information but it is completely false,” Kimball told NH Journal. “I have held no meetings nor have I participated in meetings of any kind at any location that involved the NH GOP Chairmanship.”

Author: Shawn Millerick

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  • C. dog e. doG

    At least Jack didn’t end a sentence in a preposition this time. Guess he got skooled!
    – C. dog, schoolmarm hall monitor

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    There are a lot of us who would love Andrew Hemingway to be party chair. Calls were made, encouragement was given, but no secret meeting at Jack’s place occurred. Once again, you are making stuff up to fit your narrrative.
    I even like some of your opinion pieces, but when you claim to have news, especially news of conservative activists, those of us who ARE conservative activists, scratch our heads and say “there he goes again”!

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Andrew Hemmingway is a first class conservative activist, who chaired the RLCNH, and sent out very effective communications, before joining the Gingrich campaign, and doing an excellent job of getting the word out on behalf of “NewtHampshire” More recently, along with David Hurst, Andrew set up 4RG in order to promote a republican for governor.
    A good man, indeed, and just what we need to rejuvenate the party!
    Go Andrew!

  • Dirk Diggler

    This is a joke isn’t it? Is it April 1st already?

    That little back stabbing weasel Hemingway as Party Chair? This is the guy who spent all his time raising money to attack Republicans in the NH House and Senate…that is when he wasn’t attacking Charlie Bass or Frank Guinta.

    He could surely unite the Party…the party of one.

    • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

      As Pat Toomey (Cluib for Growth, now senator) once said, It is always open season on RINOs. Nothing wrong with that.
      Nothing wrong with tweaking Charlie the RINO or Fickle Frank, either.
      Andrew Hemingway is an enthusiastic and effective organizer and communicator.

      • Dirk Diggler


        You’re the kind of self-righteous clown that represents what is wrong with the Party, you idiots are the reason we will continue to be in the minority. I guess you really like giving Carol Shea-Porter a federal retirement, making Terri Norelli Speaker again and Maggie the Taxer Gov. Good job Beavis.

        • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

          Of course, Dirk.

          So you would just have us cough up to the party and let the superior intellects organize our defeats for us. NO. The real reason we are constantly losing is that the current leadership, and the consulting class, has no principles.

          This is the time and occasion for all good conservatives to give the party a thorough shaking, and try to take it over, so that it works for us and respects the Constitution.

    • C. dog e. doG

      Chuckles Bass Ackwards and Frankie goes to D.C. are republicans? Who knew?
      – C. dog, SWC, seeking Real Republicans™

  • C. dog e. doG

    Here’s a solution to the bifurcated Republican party atmosphere: have two GOP chairs, one who resides over those preferring a strong tea to rev up the folks for some freedom, the other to parse and mince words with Democratic dweebs while lining up shots at the 19th whole. I wunder who’d garner more support?
    – C. dog uniting by dividing