Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: KMT, Han headquarters to work as one to promote party candidates: Eric Chu

At the meeting, Wu accepted an invitation from Chu to serve as one of the campaign headquarters’ honorary heads, along with former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), former KMT chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) and former KMT chairman Wu Po-hsiung (吳伯雄), Chu said.

Wu and Chu agreed that the campaign and KMT headquarters should work as one to promote Han and its legislative candidates, he said.

On the local level, all 15 KMT mayors and county commissioners must lead the party’s election campaigns in their areas and collaborate with the 19 KMT local council heads and local party chapters, he added.

Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) has agreed to head Han’s Taichung campaign headquarters and is expected to formally assume the position on Friday, Chu said.

While New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) has repeatedly avoided questions about whether he is to head Han’s New Taipei City campaign headquarters, Chu said that Hou has already made it clear that all 4 million of the city’s residents should be considered the head of the campaign headquarters, adding that Hou would help the KMT’s candidates.

“Each city or county might have a different approach and we respect the local leader’s decision,” Chu said.

Asked about a rumor that the party is running low on funds for the election, Chu said that “although the KMT is not what it used to be,” party members would do their best to win the elections.

It is estimated that about 10 KMT legislative candidates face a difficult race in their constituencies, Chu said, adding: “We will spend most of our energy and time stabilizing the situation in those areas in the near future.”

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