Barton email attacks NHYR chair opponent Molly Sanborn as “new mother”
Apr19

Barton email attacks NHYR chair opponent Molly Sanborn as “new mother”

An email released by New Hampshire Young Republican Chairman candidate Joseph Barton this week takes shots at his opponent, former State Representative Molly Sanborn.  In the email, dated April 17th – two days after the Boston Marathon bombings – Barton writes: “Sometimes it is difficult to separate those involved in politics for policy from those who are in it for power…I am very said [sic] to report that this race has gone from...

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Hemingway to challenge Horn for GOP Chairmanship
Nov30

Hemingway to challenge Horn for GOP Chairmanship

One day after Jack Kimball attacked New Hampshire’s Republican leadership for supporting Jennifer Horn for Chair of the party, several hours after NH Journal published a story reporting that Kimball was holding a meeting to recruit an alternative candidate to Horn, and only minutes after several people named in that story denied such a meeting ever took place and/or that they were in attendance … an alternative candidate to Jennifer...

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Facebook ‘black ops’ lead to GOP war of words, questions about Kimball’s leadership
Aug02

Facebook ‘black ops’ lead to GOP war of words, questions about Kimball’s leadership

In a developing drama that indicates just how dysfunctional the New Hampshire Republican State Committee is under the leadership of Chairman Jack Kimball, Joe Barton, a key Kimball ally who now lives in California, used the GOP’s own Facebook page to post a $1,500 ransom for anyone willing to primary Republican State Senator Sharon Carson. And after a state GOP staffer removed the ransom note from Facebook and banned Barton from the...

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Kimball called Barton his “black ops guy”
Apr13

Kimball called Barton his “black ops guy”

Shortly after he won the Chairmanship of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, Jack Kimball singled out Joe Barton for praise as his “black ops guy” at a house party. Barton is alleged to have made threats over e-mail and the phone to Republican State Senator Sharon Carson because of her position on right-to-work legislation. Barton denies he made the threats. The phrase “black ops” generally refers to covert military...

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