You may remember some months ago when Republican Party of Arkansas Executive Director Karen Ray stepped down to move to another state or something. That happened in February, and everyone was very interested in the question of who would replace her, until all of a sudden we weren’t anymore.
Say, let’s follow up on that: The state GOP’s executive committee meets on Saturday here in Little Rock, and a look at the agenda reveals that the committee will be interviewing three two applicants for the job, as follows:
- Chase Duggar (current political director for the state party)
- Tracy Horne (public affairs and media relations consultant, formerly with the office of Gov. Mike Huckabee and the short-lived gubernatorial campaign of the late Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller). UPDATE: Tracy Horne reports he had expressed interest in the position some months ago, but has since taken on additional obligations, and as a result has removed himself from contention.
- Alice Stewart (media consultant, formerly spokeslady for Gov. Mike Huckabee’s office and his presidential campaign)
Others in the mix? And can the state Republican Party, with its recent record of incredibly poor fundraising, afford the hire? Stay tuned.