POLL: Will Fight for NHGOP Chair Split Party?
Jennifer Horn is being challenged by Andrew Hemingway for the post. The election is scheduled for Jan. 26.
Throughout the 2012 presidential election, Liberty-minded Republicans in New Hampshire repeatedly expressed their displeasure with Mitt Romney.
Even though Romney easily won the New Hampshire primary, many Tea Party members here felt snubbed by the former Massachusetts governor and found it difficult to back him.
Now, some Liberty-leaning Republicans are opposing Romney supporter Jennifer Horn's bid to become the next chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party.
Even though Horn already has the backing of GOP heavyweights like U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and outgoing Congressmen Frank Guinta and Charles Bass, some Republicans – including former state party Chairman Jack Kimball – have criticized the selection process, urging "Liberty loving Republicans" to reject Horn as chairman.
Earlier this week, former Newt Gingrich New Hampshire director Andrew Hemingway officially announced that he will challenge Horn for the position of NHGOP chairman. It's somewhat reminiscent of 2010, when Kimball rode the Tea Party wave to knock off Juliana Bergeron for the post before being forced to resign a year later.
What do you think? Is the competition good for the party? Or could it divide New Hampshire Republicans even further? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts.