January 23, 2011 by USA Post
Jack Kimball, (AP) – New Hampshire Republicans elected a number tea as their leader and has rejected the establishment candidate to claims, a sign that the militants in this state to vote early presidential adopted the anti-government message that helped them achieve significant gains in the November election.
Former gubernatorial candidate Jack Kimball sharp business Juliana Bergeron in a race that pitted the voters for the first time against veteran White House. Kimball, who said he would “send Obama packing” and elect a Republican governor in 2012, promised not to shy from a fight.
“We’re in a war we will win,” said Kimball. “We will draw from the abyss. We are going after the Democrats all the time. ”
More than 400 members voted statewide, while dozens of workers watched behind the scenes to see how activist’s style tea would be the party’s influence. The outgoing president, John H. Sununu, a former chief of staff to President George HW Bush, urged Republicans to support Bergeron and hold off an insurgent movement within the party.
“It is up to you of the responsibility – and not just to keep this party together – but because every four years, the world is watching because we are the most important element in picking the president,” said Sununu.
“Our party will need to provide an environment that is comfortable for all candidates to come and participate. The worst thing for the New Hampshire primary first in the nation is for people to think that it is not a place where they want to participate. ”
Sununu and his allies declared a tea party candidate might create a hostile environment for certain candidates who do not subscribe to the orthodoxy of the movement or who come from a humble background.
Senator Kelly Ayotte, who won his first term in November, urged the parties to move quickly past the bruising contest.
“Moving forward, it will be crucial for Republicans to unite,” she said. “While we have made tremendous progress in 2010, we all know that much. We are moving the firm today in our conservative principles and united as a party. ”
New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley was blunt in his criticism.
“Election Jack Kimball as president completes the acquisition of the radical right Republican Party in the Granite State,” Buckley said.
After his victory, Kimball has sought to allay fears that guide the state GOP as a tea party.
“I am a Republican, a conservative Republican who came out of the tea party. You can find the values in this Reagan guy, “he said.
He said that the tea movement emerged because of frustration with both parties. He said that the new policy of voters must be brought into the fold, not mocked, especially given the success of the GOP in the November election. Republicans won 124 new seats in the state of 400 seats in the House. They also control 19 of the 24 state Senate seats and two representatives of the United States.
“I feel I can be that bridge for activists new and old,” he said.
These activists will be crucial in the next big test status: primary, 2012. For a gauge at the beginning of what activists have been thinking, ABC News and WMUR-TV has done part of the state-sanctioned straw poll that gave the former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney supported by 35 percent.
U.S. Ron Paul of Texas, who like Romney previously ran for president, came in second place with 11 percent. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who visited the state this week, 8 percent, to 2008 vice-presidential candidate former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at 7 percent.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and U.S. Senator Jim DeMint in South Carolina have each won 5 percent.
No one has declared his or her presidential campaign, and none has established the network policy should be to seek the nomination in New Hampshire.
In Iowa, which holds the earliest caucuses, the Republicans have provided an opinion poll for August 13.
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