New Hampshire GOP Picks Tea Party-style Leader

Saturday, 22 Jan 2011 05:26 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Republicans have settled on a tea party-style candidate to be their new leader.

It's a signal that rank-and-file activists in the early presidential-voting state are looking to make inroads against the party establishment.

More than 400 of the state's GOP faithful on Saturday chose former gubernatorial candidate Jack Kimball for a two-year term as chairman.

Kimball edged businesswoman Juliana Bergeron, a county leader who had the backing of state party leaders, including exiting chairman John H. Sununu.

In a speech, Kimball talked about restoring liberty to the nation and protecting freedoms. That kind of talk is usually reserved for candidates, not chairmen.

The party leadership race usually is a low-key affair. But Kimball made headlines when he predicted the state's first-in-the-nation primary would pick a conservative candidate. Past chairmen have remained neutral.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Huckabee Slams Obama's Use of Scripture in Amnesty Speech

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 15:29 PM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee blasted President Obama for citing the Bible in his immigration speech Thursday, sugg . . .

Obama Links Fundraising Email to Immigration Action

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 14:55 PM

Now that President Barack Obama has announced his decision for executive action on immigration, he's using it to seek co . . .

Democrats Plot Strategy for Hillary Clinton Presidential Bid

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 14:44 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton's staunchest supporters held a daylong strategy session Friday to prepare for a 2016 presidential . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved