As NH Journal’s Shawn Millerick previously reported, Andrew Hamingway has emerged as a challenger to Jennifer Horn for Chairman of the New Hampshire State Republican Committee. The official announcement comes in the form of a press release excerpted below:

“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.”

The release further notes that Hemingway is currently 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.” He previously served as Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus during the 2010 election cycle, followed by being Newt Gingrich’s state director during the 2012 primary campaign.

Hemingway is currently the north regional vice-chair for the New Hampshire Young Republicans.