U.S. Senate Candidate Points to Sen. Shaheen’s Support of Democrat Presidential Front-Runner Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2020

U.S. Senate Candidate Points to Sen. Shaheen’s Support of Democrat Presidential Front-Runner Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Agenda

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BEDFORD, NH – U.S. Senate Republican candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner today called out U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s past support of Democrat presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders’ socialist agenda.

Messner points out that Senator Shaheen signed on as co-sponsor of Sanders’ Medicare for All Act in 2018, which some experts have predicted would double the size of the federal government and result in hefty tax increases for the middle class.

“But one year later and facing re-election, she beat a hasty retreat from that proposal, which she knows would result in a major tax hit,” says Messner.

Messner also pointed to a 60 Minutes interview this week, in which Senator Sanders made positive comments about Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and was shown in past news footage making similar comments about the totalitarian regimes in the Soviet Union, Nicaragua, and Cuba.

“To have Senator Sanders, Senator Shaheen’s party’s candidate for president, praising the Castro Communist regime, which deprived Cubans of basic human rights and imprisoned thousands, is beyond belief,” says Messner, “but it’s no surprise, considering his platform includes socialized medicine and other leftist proposals.”


About Bryant “Corky” Messner
Raised in a blue-collar family in Altoona, PA, Bryant “Corky” Messner attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he played football and prepared for military service. Upon earning the Army Ranger tab and graduating in 1979, he served in West Germany, witnessing firsthand the specter of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Following his military service, he attended University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law and went on to found the law firm Messner Reeves LLP, which today includes more than 100 lawyers, 200 employees and offices in nine cities. 

Messner is a strong conservative, and remains passionate about giving back to the country that has offered him the opportunity to live the American Dream. His continued public service includes involvement with various non-profit organizations, including the Wentworth Watershed Association, the Army West Point Athletic Association, the Rise School Denver, and the Messner Foundation, which works to cultivate the next generation of business and community leaders.

A father of three, Messner’s two sons are West Point Cadets and his daughter is preparing to attend medical school. He resides in Wolfeboro, NH.

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