Tuesday, December 05, 2006

State Republicans to Meet to Elect Leaders: Huckabee wants Baker to Stay at Helm


From the RPA

REPUBLICAN PARTY STATE COMMITTEE TO MEET SATURDAY

Little Rock (Tuesday, December 05, 2006) -- The Republican Party of Arkansas (RPA) State Committee meeting will be held on December 9 in Little Rock, Arkansas at the Statehouse Convention Center. Leadership positions for the next two years will be selected at this meeting.

State Senator Gilbert Baker (Conway) has served as Chairman of the RPA since December 2004.

On the future of the Republican Party of Arkansas, Baker stated, "Our party is at a crossroads and requires continuity and stability in leadership. We've done a lot of good things over the past two years, but we also realize there are extreme challenges to work through.

"We have started the process of making necessary adjustments to make our party stronger and as vibrant as ever. I have been encouraged by members of the business community, party leaders, and other activists to run for another term as chairman. There is a sentiment that we need a measure of continuity and stability as we begin to rebuild," Baker concluded.

"Gilbert has provided steady leadership for our party," stated Governor Mike Huckabee. "Moving forward, it is imperative that we have some level of consistency and continuity within our leadership to ensure that we are vibrant for the 2008 election cycle.

"In talking with Gilbert, he does understand the needs we have as a party and the hurdles we face. I, also, believe Gilbert's fundraising abilities and ability to unite people will be critical to moving our party forward," Huckabee concluded.

"I look forward to continuing to work with Gilbert Baker as Chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas," stated Congressman John Boozman. "He has provided a valuable service to our party over the last two years."

Boozman continued, "As we move into an important election cycle in 2008, Gilbert understands the importance of fundraising, further developing our grassroots programs, and aggressively dealing with the challenges we face as a party. He has started that process, and I look forward to being a part of that effort."

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the fix is in.

6:39 PM, December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently. I think the state party needs new blood in leadership positions.

8:52 PM, December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems pointless to show up if the vote is already cast. Isn't that the way the Kremlin used to operate?

3:14 AM, December 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seem to remember the GOP complaining when Charlie Daniels put his name on some state literature which at a glance could be taken to read "elect Charlie Daniels".

Isn't Baker doing the same thing here, only much worse? This came from the RPA right? He is using the RPA official press list or email list to send out commercials for himself this Saturday.

That is an abuse of office. It is improper to use the resources of an office in an organization, be it the state or a party or the Kwiwanas, to campaign for re-election to that office. That is exactly the kind of blindness to improper activitiy that got the GOP in trouble in the first place. They need new blood- if the insiders have the integrity to elect someone who will not be corrupted in office.

5:31 AM, December 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems pointless to show up if the vote is already cast. Isn't that the way the Kremlin used to operate?

Huck is accustomed to operating this way. Remember the delegates to the '04 GOP convention?

7:15 AM, December 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good grief... paranoid bunch here huh?

6:51 AM, December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fool me twice, shame on me.

11:49 AM, December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not paranoid, just observant.

4:44 AM, December 08, 2006  

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