July 05, 2007
Local Republican Aiming for State Chair
I had a feeling, once Tennessee Republican Party chairman Bob Davis announced that he was stepping down to join the Fred Thompson still-non-campaign, and once I heard from Rob Huddleston that former Hamilton County GOP chair Robin Smith was at least mildly interested, that the mildness of Smith's interest would quickly turn to earnestness.
Don't ask me what gave me that sense; I've never met Ms. Smith (who currently serves as the state party vice-chair), I've only been on a conference call with her, back in '02. But it turns out that my hunch was correct. A.C. Kleinheider points to an update from Huddleston to just that effect.
At the root of it all, I don't really care who winds up as the state chair of either major party. That said, I'm of a mind to pull for a local person, just because Chattanooga is hardly ever considered any sort of political powerhouse. With Bob Corker in the US Senate, and Robin Smith as a state party chair, even if I disagree with somewhere between 46% and 78% of that party's platform, I'd still be a little proud.
And I'm not even originally from here, even though I very much consider this my adulthood hometown.
Political News | By joe lance | 08:29 PM