Former O’Brien Supporters and GOP Activist Endorse Messner for U.S. Senate


Former O’Brien Supporters and GOP Activist Endorse Messner for U.S. Senate

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BEDFORD, NH – Less than a week after former N.H. House Speaker Bill O’Brien dropped out of the Republican U.S. Senate race, a longtime GOP loyalist and five prominent O’Brien supporters have endorsed Bryant “Corky” Messner.

Joining the Messner campaign are committed Republican activist and early 2016 Trump supporter Bruce Breton, who had yet to commit to a Senate candidate; and State Representatives Michael Vose, Jason Osborne, Bob Greene, and Jeff Oligny; and Christopher Maidment, all former O’Brien endorsers.

“I am honored by the trust and the backing of these committed conservatives, as I work to unseat career politician Jeanne Shaheen this fall,” says Messner.

Bruce Breton is a Windham Selectman and was a key member of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign in New Hampshire.

Michael Vose of Epping, serves Rockingham – District 9 after winning a victory in the important special election in Epping last fall. Jason Osborne, who lives in Auburn, represents Rockingham County – District 4 and is serving his third term in the House. Bob Greene, a Hudson resident, is in his first term and represents Hillsborough – District 37. Jeff Oligny, currently in his third term, lives in Plaistow and represents Rockingham – District 34.

Rounding out the latest endorsements, Christopher Maidment is a self-described “conservatarian” grassroots political activist and a board member of the Hillsborough County Republican Committee.

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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