Outgoing New Hampshire Republican Party executive director Matt Mowers will soon become the New Hampshire state director of a new leadership PAC formed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his supporters.
Mowers will not have an official title but will be working with the PAC to “execute the mission of the PAC in New Hampshire,” A source with knowledge of Mowers’ role told the New Hampshire Journal.
The formation of Leadership Matters for America was first reported at 12:01 a. m. Monday by the Wall Street Journal. It was filed on Friday with the Federal Election Commission, the report said.
The Wall Street Journal says that Mowers will have a “leadership role.”
The New Hampshire Journal has independently confirmed that Mowers’ role will be as a de facto New Hampshire state director.
Mowers and the NHGOP announced last Tuesday that he would be leaving as party executive director at the end of January, to be succeeded by Connecticut GOP executive director Elissa Voccola.
The formation of a leadership PAC is a clear sign that Christie does intend to run for President because, as the Wall Street Journal noted, it allows him to “assemble a team of about a dozen staffers and fundraisers who could support a potential run for president, as well as to raise money that can be used to contribute to like-minded political candidates.”
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Mowers was regional political director for Christie’s reelection campaign and was previously regional director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs in Christie’s governor’s office for nearly three years. He was tapped by NHGOP chair Jennifer Horn to lead the New Hampshire party staff after Christie was reelected in New Jersey in November 2013.