CONCORD, N.H. — Rep. Jack Kemp's presidential campaign today dumped a state senator as an honorary county campaign chairman for refusing to apologize for racial slurs he made recently, a campaign spokesman said.
Paul Young, Kemp's campaign director in the leadoff primary state, said he and the state campaign's co-chairman, Judith Thayer, talked to Sen. John Chandler this morning.
"The Kemp campaign has relieved him of his position as honorary chairman of Merrimack County," Thayer said in a statement. Chandler "refused to apologize for or repudiate his comments," the statement said.
Kemp had demanded a public apology from Chandler, who worked as an unpaid volunteer for the Republican congressman from New York.