U.S. Senate Candidate Messner First-Ever Non-Incumbent to Hit $3M Mark at this Point in Election Cycle


U.S. Senate Candidate Messner First-Ever Non-Incumbent to Hit $3M Mark at this Point in Election Cycle

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BEDFORD, NH – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner is the first non-incumbent in the history of New Hampshire elections to have $3 million cash on hand at this point in the election cycle.

“I look at the personal funds I put in as an investment in the people of New Hampshire,” says Messner. “This election is far too important, and since our primary is so close to the general election, we cannot have our nominee enter the final weeks staggering and broke. It is critical our nominee in the general election has enough resources to mount an effective, successful challenge.

“For too long, D.C. Jeanne Shaheen has used the power of incumbency to her advantage. I am the only Republican prepared to defeat Senator Shaheen in November and by far the best person to be on the ballot with Governor Chris Sununu and President Donald Trump,” he continues. “I’ll continue to work tirelessly to reach the voters of New Hampshire and reassure them that the Granite State will once again have a U.S. Senator committed to fiscal responsibility and personal freedoms.”

Messner explains, “I understand you can’t win on money alone, which is why we have assembled a professional and experienced campaign team. We have visited both virtually and in-person every corner of this great state. We are fighting for every supporter, and because of that, our support grows daily.

“Just this week I was honored to receive the endorsement of former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien. That endorsement and his faith in our campaign I believe send a strong message that we must unite as a party to defeat career politician Jeanne Shaheen. It is more imperative than ever to return New Hampshire conservative values to the U.S. Senate.”

Messner invested $2 million into his U.S. Senate campaign in March, and $1.21 million of his personal funds at the end of 2019.

At the end of March, incumbent U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen reported a record $7.1 million cash on hand.

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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