(KCPW News) Two days after announcing his new job as political director for the Nevada Republican Party, former Utah lawmaker and congressional candidate Carl Wimmer said he won’t be working for the Party after all. Wimmer addressed the media at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah Thursday blaming the incident on miscommunication.
“Through texts and daily phone conversations I was made aware that eight of the 14 members of the Nevada GOP executive board had all been made aware that I was coming down and they were fully supportive,” Wimmer said. “Arrangements were finalized and I was informed the contract would be available when I began orientation on Wednesday June 6, which was yesterday.”
Wimmer says no red flags were raised until his trip to Las Vegas Wednesday, when a journalist from Nevada called to say that party Chairman Michael McDonald had ‘changed his mind’ about hiring him. Wimmer says his interactions up to that point had been with acting Executive Director Jesse Law, who he says is in a power struggle with McDonald.
“No one knows who’s really in charge within the framework of the Nevada State Party,” Wimmer said. “There is no functioning structure at this point and there are currently two people at this point who think they are the executive directors. Not being able to get consistent answers and having it clear that no job was imminent I returned home.”
Wimmer says he is going to continue to run his business and help politically where ever he can.
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