U.S. Senate Candidate Messner Takes Aim at Senate Democrats Delaying COVID-19 Economic Stimulus/Aid Package


U.S. Senate Candidate Messner Takes Aim at Senate Democrats Delaying COVID-19 Economic Stimulus/Aid Package

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BEDFORD, NH – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner today chastised Senate Democrats for holding up passage, once again, of the third important COVID-19 relief package in the Senate.

“In a time when a fellow Senator tests positive for COVID-19, others are being quarantined, and the American people are suffering, Senate Democrats are simply playing partisan politics. Only this time, their delay tactics are hurting Granite Staters who face very real economic hardships – from struggling businesses to lost retirement savings to unemployment — as a result of the impact of coronavirus precautions.

“And to see our own New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen laughing as she casts her latest ‘nay’ vote is intolerable,” adds Messner.

Messner points out that the partisan deadlock must end, given that Granite Staters are being asked to make sacrifices, yet see their elected officials engage in petty political bickering.

“We need to send a strong message to our Democrat Senators that we need help now, not another delay because of these partisan power plays,” says Messner. “People’s lives and their livelihoods are more important than acting out political grudges and laughing about a vote that means denying someone much-needed assistance in these economically perilous times.”


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.

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