Hemingway: 'Kimball will unite grassroots energy with longtime party supporters for future victories.'
CONCORD, N.H.―Because a New Hampshire GOP Chairman’s first duty is to rally support for the party's agenda and its candidates, the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire endorses grassroots favorite Jack Kimball to lead the party toward future victories that build on this year's electoral triumph.
Kimball, who ran a strong, principled campaign for New Hampshire governor, built a grassroots support network of Tea Party activists, 9-12ers, constitutionalists, movement conservatives, libertarians and independents not normally involved in politics. Ultimately, these activists were instrumental in building support for Republicans across the state who are grounded in the state’s founding ideals of limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility and free enterprise.
“It will be necessary for the next GOP chairman to sustain and reenergize the grassroots support network that propelled Republicans to victory this year,” said Andrew Hemingway, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire. “In order to do this, the next chairman will also have to remain vigilant, reminding the Republicans currently serving in office why the people of New Hampshire elected them.”
Republicans, who benefited from voter unrest with Democratic policies and a yearning for principled leadership among liberty-minded activists, picked up 122 seats in the House and nine in the Senate for veto-proof majorities of 298-102 and 19-5. The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire had endorsed 106 of the winning candidates, and endorses Jack Kimball with them in mind.
“We believe there is no one better than Jack Kimball, a competent and proven leader, to capitalize on this year’s energy and ensure that it fuels the restorative change that this state desperately needs,” Hemingway said.
Kimball, who announced on Dec. 21 his desire to succeed former Gov. John Sununu as chairman of the state Republican Party, has pledged that he will continue the outgoing chairman’s established constituent services and work to tie in the new activist Republicans vital to the election victory. Like Sununu, Kimball has said it is imperative that all Republicans remain cohesive for the good of the party and the state.
"Gov. Sununu has shown how a true leader can bring people together for the good of everyone involved,” Hemingway said. “Jack Kimball’s experience gives us confidence that he will add to the momentum Sununu is leaving behind and build a strong party moving forward.”
After his honorable discharge from a decorated Navy career, Kimball built a one-man operation into a thriving small business with more than 60 employees, 80 loyal customers and $1 million in revenue.