Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Embattled state Republican Party Chairman Jack Kimball is trying to delay a meeting that could affect his term in office.
Kimball's tenure at the head of the state party has been mired by reports of infighting and disappointing fundraising numbers. On Thursday morning, a member of the GOP executive committee sent members an e-mail calling for a special meeting to discuss recent events. The story was first reported in the New Hampshire Union Leader.
The state GOP treasurer told the executive committee: "Recent events have created a situation of disruption that requires our team to come together and seek mutual resolution."
The meeting was said to be planned for Aug. 23, and would require the support of one-third of the committee to occur.
In response, state party spokeswoman Christine Baratta confirmed Kimball, a tea party favorite, has cited a rule in the committee bylaws that calls for 10 days' notice before calling a special meeting. His proposed date is Sept. 1.
The chairmanship is a high-profile position in the first-in-the-nation primary state, which is gearing up for a hotly-contested Republican presidential primary.