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  Kimball petition signature violates GOP bylaws, could get him ousted
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Last EditedRBH  Aug 18, 2011 04:55pm
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AuthorShawn Millerick
News DateMonday, August 15, 2011 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBy signing a petition to allow the Libertarian Party on the ballot, New Hampshire Republican State Chairman Jack Kimball may also have signed his political death warrant.

There is photographic evidence of Kimball having signed the petition, which was published by WMUR’s James Pindell last week. By signing that petition, Kimball disqualified himself from serving as an officer of the Republican State Committee according to the Committee’s bylaws.

The photo kicked off a torrent of e-mails and phone calls over the weekend between Republican executive committee members and other GOP leaders expressing outrage that the Republican Chairman would aid another party, especially one that regularly siphons off votes from Republican candidates.

Critics say Kimball’s petition signature violates the so-called “Mirski Amendment” – the section of the bylaws that prohibits registered Republicans who lend their name to a candidate from another party from serving as an officer of the Republican State Committee.
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