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On Monday, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is campaigning in New Hampshire. He's one of just two Republican presidential candidates scheduled to visit the state this week. Johnson will cross paths on the campaign trail there with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The relatively quiet week ahead in New Hampshire follows a tumultuous one with the entry of Texas Gov. Rick Perry into the race last week. The tumult this coming week is actually within the state's Republican Party.

The Union Leader, New Hampshire's most widely read newspaper, is asking for the resignation of Republican chairman Jack Kimball. Kimball — a member of the Tea Party — has struggled to raise money for the GOP after its sweep of the legislature last year.

Fergus Cullen, a former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman, joined Morning Edition to talk about the disarray in the New Hampshire GOP.

This program aired on August 22, 2011.

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Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.




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