I'm hearing more and more rumors that Chad Kirkpatrick, a consultant and former Director of GITA under Governor Brewer, may be running for chairman of the State Republican Republican Party. He would be an excellent choice. Chad is one of the brightest minds I've met in politics, and very forward thinking. He's successfully moved from the Governor's cabinet to building up a very lucrative consulting business in the private sector. He gets along with all factions of the GOP, which is crucial considering the friction between the conservatives and the moderate establishment. Yet Chad is a solid conservative. I hear that Tom Morrissey has decided not to run for reelection, and the only other name out there considering running is Robert Graham. If Chad decides not to run, Robert would also be an excellent choice. Regardless, I look forward to having great candidates to choose from!