Ken McKay Resigns as RI GOP Chair
Dan McGowan of GoLocalProv tweeted about an hour ago that Ken McKay has resigned as Rhode Island Republican State Chairman, to take a job as
Chief-of-Staff for Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin (since updated to Senior Advisor).
Acting Chairman Steve Frias says there will be an election for a new chair during the week of December 19, and that there are no announced candidates as of yet.
Ted Nesi of WPRI (CBS 12) has more on the details of McKay’s resignation.
Both McGowan and Nesi say credit for being first to make news of McKay’s resignation public goes to State Rep. Dan Gordon, via his Twitter account, although we could pick-a-nit here, about whether a message via protected Twitter account counts as public. However, Twitter as a means for delivering news looks increasingly like it’s here to stay.
For the record: Nothing yet from the media organization that runs pretentious radio ads saying they have to report news first, before anyone else can comment on it.
ADDENDUM IV (Monday, 11/28):
WPRO (630AM) has the story. A search of today’s Projo for the word “McKay” returns 0 hits (Ken or Ray). One Projo radio ad, you may recall, says something along the lines of they have to report it, before talk radio can yell about it.
Also, Dan McGowan has updated his original reporting to say that Ken McKay will be taking a position of Senior Advisor on Senator Johnson’s staff.