Dear Members of the Press,

Tonight, I emailed the following statement to members of the New Hampshire Republican Committee in response to a personal attack on me by the campaign of Jennifer Horn.

Dear Committee Members,

As the face of our party, I fully expect to be attacked with false claims and baseless attacks from the Democrats. It’s disappointing to see my opponent’s campaign sink to a new low by using a committee member to send out an email to the entire Republican Committee filled with baseless claims and character attacks.
Upon receiving his email, I called Mr. Perlo today and asked him to back up his claims and he was unable to do it. His attacks on my honesty, my character, and to infer that I am anti-Semitic were disgusting. When attempting to unsubscribe from this email list, I discovered that the email came from Kevin Smith’s Constant Contact account. I called Kevin who informed me that he was not aware of the content of the email or that it had been sent. Kevin told me his email account had been used by someone working for Jennifer Horn’s campaign for Chairman. I am demanding Jennifer Horn publicly condemn these statements and reveal to the committee what level of involvement she and members of her campaign had in the construction and distribution of this email.
Over the last few election cycles, I have worked tirelessly with many of you to help elect Republicans. From serving as state director of a Presidential campaign to working as an advisor to candidates all across the country, I have done everything possible to help Republicans win elections. During the 2012 cycle I worked with RightChange a Super PAC that supported the candidacy of Mitt Romney. I have vast experience in fundraising, including raising millions of dollars as the director of digital fundraising for Newt Gingrich. From grassroots organizing to directing digital campaigns, I am the most qualified and experienced candidate in this race.
I ran the largest Republican grassroots activist organization in the state, the Republican Liberty Caucus. As Chairman of the RLCNH, I helped elect over 100 State Representatives. We were recognized as the Republican Liberty Caucus State Chapter of the Year under my leadership.
Our party Chairman must be able to craft a positive message, raise money to support our candidates, and mobilize the grassroots activists of our party to have one-on-one conversations with voters.
Unfortunately, character assassination is standard operating procedure for some in the establishment crowd of our party. As Chairman, I will work tirelessly to change that culture and unify different factions of our party.  I am disappointed in the actions of this person and I ask my opponent to condemn his attacks on my character, just as I spoke out and condemned the attacks on her just a couple of weeks ago.
We must leave these tactics in the past and move forward as a united group of Republicans.
Please be sure to RSVP to my campaign’s Meet & Greet, taking place on Tuesday at the Yard Restaurant in Manchester. This will be a great chance to see all of you and share my plans for the future of the NHGOP. Click here to RSVP via Facebook.

For Our Cause,
Andrew Hemingway