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NH GOP leaders ready to vote on ousting chairman
NH GOP chairman with tea party ties faces vote Thursday to oust him after 7 months on the job
By The Associated Press

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) ' New Hampshire Republicans are getting ready to vote on removing their state party chairman.

Chairman Jack Kimball is a former tea party leader who narrowly was elected to the post seven months ago. He's already come under scrutiny for lackluster fundraising and election losses.

Steve Duprey, the state's national committeeman, says the situation has become an embarrassment. He says it will end Thursday evening, when the New Hampshire GOP's executive committee is likely to oust Kimball.

Duprey and others hope Kimball will resign before that meeting.

Some activists fear the party squabble may threaten the state's hold on the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. The Republican National Committee has been reluctant to send money to New Hampshire until the matter is settled.

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