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Douglas County Republicans to select new leadership on Sunday

November 19, 2008


Precinct committee members with the Douglas County Republicans will meet to select a new chairman and other leadership during a reorganizational meeting this weekend.

Craig Campbell, the county party’s chairman for two years, sent a letter recently to precinct committee members informing them that he will not seek another term as chairman because of other commitments.

Campbell, a financial services professional who works in Overland Park, said the county party needs to focus on fundraising and attracting new people, new ideas and leadership to the party in the future.

“You need someone who can actually spend a lot of time that can do that,” he said.

The reorganizational meeting begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St., in North Lawrence. The meeting was originally scheduled to be tonightTuesday, but it was changed because of the Kansas University basketball game.

KU is scheduled to unveil the official 2008 National Championship banner at 7:45 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.

“Most of the people wanted it rescheduled, actually,” Campbell said.

In his letter to county Republicans, Campbell mentioned involvement in the presidential caucuses in February and seeing State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins win the 2nd District congressional seat as accomplishments during his tenure.

He said any local Republicans are welcome to attend the meeting or even run for a leadership position. However, only the precinct committee members, who were elected in the August primary, get to vote.


KU_cynic 9 years, 3 months ago

The Douglas County Republicans are meeting to elect a new chairman? What are the chances that it's a tie vote -- one vote for the one guy, and one vote for the other?

Danimal 9 years, 3 months ago

I didn't know there were any Republicans left in DG county. This is as news worthy as finding that the Prarie Wolf isn't really extinct.

dontcallmedan 9 years, 3 months ago

Douglas County--the last Blue County for over 600 miles if you're heading west. Better stock up.

situveux1 9 years, 3 months ago

Just calling a Republican meeting brings out the crazies? Sad.

Confrontation 9 years, 3 months ago

Yes, situveux1. The crazies will show up to the meeting. What'd you expect?

bearded_gnome 9 years, 3 months ago

yes Situ,it is once again a tale in the saga of the uncivil left. very uncivil left. McCain/Palin signs were at far higher risk of being torn down, stolen, or defaced. my mother (in california) had her "Vote Yes on 8" sign stolen. and some above think that people with religious faith should be disenfranchised. these are some of the same who wanted "every vote to count" in 2000 but worked hard to suppress overseas military ballots (AlGore's lawyers in FL). capacity at the visitors' center is bigger than that. what I wonder is whether some of these fringies plan to be there to protest, act stupid?

dontcallmedan 9 years, 3 months ago

bearded nome seys McCain Palin signs were at a far higher risk of being torn down. I had my Obama sign torn down five times. One night some thug selectively took eight out of eight Obama signs on our block. I caught a guy tearing up my sign while his buddies urinated on the shrubbery. They said " you can't prove it." Forgot to ask what church they belonged to though.

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