Prominent GOP activist Bettie Lamontagne Endorses U.S. Senate Candidate Corky Messner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2020

Prominent GOP activist Bettie Lamontagne Endorses U.S. Senate Candidate Corky Messner

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BEDFORD, NH – February 28, 2020 – Prominent GOP activist Bettie Lamontagne has announced her public endorsement of Corky Messner, after sharing with insiders last spring she would be supporting him.

“From humble beginnings, graduating from West Point and serving his country, then building an extremely successful business against the odds, Corky’s life journey and experiences make him the overall best choice from either party to serve as our next U.S. Senator,” says Lamontagne.

“Bettie’s support means so much, considering her GOP pedigree in New Hampshire,” says Corky. “She has earned respect and admiration in Republican circles as a woman of intellect and integrity, and I welcome her endorsement.”

Lamontagne provided policy advice to the campaign as Messner prepared to launch his effort to unseat Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and he expects to bring her back in that capacity.

A former teacher who serves on several community nonprofit boards and is an advocate in the special needs community for her foster son, Lamontagne has long been active in New Hampshire politics. She was a partner in the 2010 U.S. Senate and 2012 Gubernatorial campaigns of her husband, Ovide, serving as a policy advisor, campaign literature writer, web content author, and surrogate speaker.

During the 2016 Presidential Primary, she served as New Hampshire campaign co-chair for Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Lamontagne currently is Treasurer of the Greater Manchester Republican Women’s Club and is serving her second term on the Board of the New Hampshire Republican Women’s Federation.

“I’ve campaigned alongside my husband and I see in Corky the same steady hand, enduring stamina and solid work ethic,” she says. “He’s humble about the ways he gives back: serving in our nation’s military, supporting conservation efforts in Wolfeboro, and providing college scholarships to deserving students through the Messner Foundation. Folks will find Corky is authentic and down-to-earth, with a ‘can-do’ attitude. Most importantly for voters, they will also discover that his conservative positions align with theirs.”


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