Long leaves race to lead RI Republicans


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Originally Posted Online: May 09, 2013, 6:32 pm
Last Updated: May 09, 2013, 11:46 pm
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Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com

Bill Long has dropped his bid to replace Susie Carpentier as chairman of the Rock Island County Republican Party, leaving Betsey Morthland and Mike Steffen as the remaining candidates.

Mr. Long said he decided he could be as effective campaigning for the party without seeking the leadership.

Republican precinct committeemen will meet at noon Saturday to elect a new chairman to replace Ms. Carpentier, who recently announced her resignation.

Ms. Morthland and Mr. Steffen are both precinct committeemen and will speak before the vote at Saturday's meeting at the Republican office, 1721 5th Ave, Moline. The meeting is open to the public.














 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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