Sunday, October 18, 2009

County Dems meet Tuesday

The Merrimack County Democrats will be meeting to elect new leaders on Tuesday night in the wake of the resignations of Alex Lee and Brenda MacLellan after fundraising and loyalty oath spats, for lack of better terms, between the leaders and other committee members. The meeting will be held at the NHDP HQ at 105 N. State St.
Interestingly though, at 5:30 p.m., three potential Congressional candidates for CD2, John Dejoie, Ann McLane Kuster and Katrina Swett, will be in attendance to strut their stuff. The governor also may be stopping by, according to rumors.
Former Republican turned Democrat Jim MacKay, a former legislator and mayor of Concord, will also be speaking to attendees. MacKay is running in the special election for Wards 4, 8, 9, and 10, against Lynne Ferrari Blankenbeker.
In an email to local Dems, acting chairman Eric Tolbert called Blankenbeker "an extremely conservative and very organized opponent."
"It is an immediate priority of the County Democrats to help Jim and keep this seat in good hands," he wrote.
Ah, politics makes such strange bedfellows.

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