What Dan Harrop Halted
Following the announcement of Dan Harrop’s withdrawal as a candidate in the contentious race for Rhode Island Republican Party chairman, some question arose as to the move’s significance. The evening before, the RIGOP’s Credentials Committee had ruled to dismiss Harrop’s complaints about registration irregularities in a prior vote that he lost by one and that was deemed invalid at the State Central Committee meeting last week, but reinstated by party leadership on Sunday.
With the announcement of that ruling yesterday morning, many in the news media concluded that the issue had been settled, making Harrop’s withdrawal in the evening largely without effect.
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