FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2020
Retired 4-Star General and Former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army Endorses Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Corky Messner
Contact: Carmelle Druchniak at firstname.lastname@example.org
BEDFORD, NH – Retired Four-Star Army General John Campbell, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, has announced his endorsement of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner.
“I am so glad Corky has entered the fray and is running for the U.S. Senate,” says Campbell. “Having known him for over 40 years, I believe he will ably and honorably represent the citizens of New Hampshire as their Senator.
“Given the complex world we live in, and especially now as our country faces a national emergency with the coronavirus, the people of New Hampshire deserve his experience and leadership going forward. Corky’s time in uniform and his becoming an Army Ranger, as well as his skills as a businessman and problem-solver, will help him tackle the tough problems our nation faces.”
Campbell was the commander of the Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces – Afghanistan. He was the last commander of the International Security Assistance Force. Prior to this, he served as the 34th Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
“General Campbell’s endorsement is especially meaningful, given his experience and his long career working to defend our nation and our values,” says Messner. “I value his friendship and am honored by the trust he has placed in me as I continue my efforts to represent the people of this great state.”
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, New Hampshire.