Jack Gargan , a retired Florida businessman , was elected the party's new chairman with Ventura's support last summer
officially took office in January , he
has complained that Verney has given him no records , no mailing lists , and none of the information that would allow him to actually run the party.A move to remove him is to be debated today at a party gathering in Nashville , Tenn. , and Gargan allies have filed suit seeking the financial records.Gargan
could not be reached for comment.Asked if he
hadn't abandoned Gargan
hour of need , Ventura said , ``You gotta have something to abandon.As far as I'm concerned on the national level , there's nothing to abandon out there.I feel bad for Jack
a good man.''.
Neal Levine of Minneapolis , campaign manager for James Gibson , the only announced Reform Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Minnesota , said he
agrees that the conflict at the national level is hurting state candidates.
``This isn't about conventions , '' Levine said. ``It's about the soul of the party.All the infighting is ridiculous.We're doing the Democrats' and the Republicans' jobs for them.''.