CONCORD, N.H.—Successful businessman and conservative activist Andrew Hemingway today officially launched his candidacy for chairman of the New Hampshire State Republican Committee, promising to bring his proven business acumen in a full-time effort to elect Republicans to state and federal offices in 2014.
“I am running for chairman because I want to see the Republican Party emerge from its recent election disappointments stronger than ever,” Hemingway said. “To achieve our full potential, I believe we need to sharpen our messaging, implement new technologies and rebuild our grassroots infrastructure. My background in business, political activism and elected office makes me uniquely qualified to unite and lead the New Hampshire Republican Party to a brighter, stronger future.”
“History has shown that New Hampshire is a better state when led by Republicans,” Hemingway added. “Our Republican legislative leaders need a state committee that will promote their message effectively. Moreover, the voters deserve a chairman who is not afraid to hold Democrats accountable when they propose harmful legislation. I provide a fresh face and new energy for the task of rebuilding the party. I have examined what went wrong in past election cycles and will work with all Republicans to strengthen our party and restore confidence in the way we do business.”
Andrew Hemingway is a leader in the world of social media and integrating new technologies with political action. Hemingway is the CEO of Digital Acumen, a technology firm specializing in emerging political communications. Hemingway has raised millions of dollars through digital fund raising campaigns for candidates and organizations across America. In 2011, Hemingway organized the first ever Twitter debate for Presidential candidates. As chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, he will transform the technological infrastructure of the state party and utilize new methods to manage the get-out-the-vote program.
Hemingway served as chairman of the Bristol Budget Committee and implemented zero-based budgeting for the town. He was able to cut the town’s budget by 20 percent in his first year and an additional 10 percent the following year. When Hemingway left the board, Bristol’s tax rate was the lowest it has been in more than 40 years.
As the chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire during the 2010 elections, Hemingway transformed the organization into a statewide conservative powerhouse. Hemingway’s leadership of the RLCNH helped elect more than 100 endorsed candidates to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Hemingway also served as New Hampshire state director for Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign. During that effort, he also ran the campaign’s digital fundraising operation and successfully raised more than $2 million.
In 2012, Hemingway founded 4RG, a political action committee dedicated to electing Republican governors nationwide.
Hemingway currently serves as the northern regional vice chairman of the New Hampshire Young Republicans.