A reliable source tells George Phillies that LNC, Inc. will be filing suit to replace him on the New Hampshire ballot with Bob Barr.
Angela Keaton says National Chairman Bill Redpath has authorized the suit.
Three of six New Hampshire State Executive Committee members voted to join the suit.
George Phillies says:
The LPNH State convention had voted that the LPNH Executive Committee did not have authority to make substitutions of candidates. To make Sue Newell their candidate, a separate state convention was needed.
U.S. Senate candidate Ken Blevens and Gubernatorial candidate’s campaign manager Sue Newell have both indicated they do not want me to withdraw.
State Committee Member John Babiarz did not vote and there is no evidence that he was effectively notified that a vote was taking place. Not three days earlier, Kelly had said that he would not support a suit.
LPNH Vice Chair Seth Cohn has indicated that he intends to resign from the State Committee. He will be running for State Chair, in order to purge the LPNH State Committee of what he views as unprincipled elements, starting with incumbent State Chair Brendan Kelly.
Months ago, IPR said that Bob Barr “may not be on the ballot” in New Hampshire, and was roundly condemned by numerous commentators. It was stated that professional petitioners, such as Eric Dondero, were on the case, and thus, Barr would almost definitely make the ballot. Well, he couldn’t make the ballot on his own, so he and the LNC have decided to sue to steal the place Phillies earned.