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N.H. State Senator Reagan and Other Prominent Republicans Endorse Corky Messner; Pinard Named Campaign Finance Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2020

N.H. State Senator Reagan and Other Prominent Republicans Endorse Corky Messner; Pinard Named Campaign Finance Chairman

Contact: Carmelle Druchniak at carmelle@corkyforsenate.com

BEDFORD, NH – Continuing the momentum provided by his non-stop outreach to New Hampshire voters and his endorsement by former U.S. Senate candidate and former N.H. House Speaker Bill O’Brien, Bryant “Corky” Messner’s campaign has announced the endorsement of N.H. State Senator John Reagan of Deerfield (District 17) and other prominent GOP leaders.

Messner also announced that longtime Republican strategist and former chairman of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Ray Pinard has been named Campaign Finance Chairman.

“Senator Reagan’s clear thinking and strategic vision will help us mount a successful challenge to career politician Jeanne Shaheen,” says Messner. “He is well-acquainted with New Hampshire’s political landscape and a very welcome addition to the team. And certainly, Ray’s New Hampshire network and dedication to our fundraising efforts will be critical as we continue to build grassroots and financial support for our Senate campaign.”

Reagan, who supported former House Speaker Bill O’Brien’s candidacy until O’Brien withdrew from the race for the GOP nomination, explains, “Corky is the one candidate positioned to be successful in the November general election. More importantly, his conservative beliefs reflect the values of Granite Staters who need him in the U.S. Senate.”

“I welcome this opportunity to work with Corky as he looks to challenge Senator Shaheen this fall,” says Pinard. “He offers the people of New Hampshire a strong, conservative and independent voice, and I will tirelessly work on his behalf in the months to come.”

Also endorsing Messner are Rep. Peter Spanos, who mounted a competitive campaign for mayor of Laconia last year, and Rep. Mary Griffin of Windham, who has served as a House member since 1996 and who also supported O’Brien.

Other Messner endorsers include Rep. Glen Cordelli of Tuftonboro and Rep. Peter Varney of Alton, and former O’Brien supporters Rep. Barbara Comtois of Center Barnstead, Rep. Greg Hill of Northfield, Rep. Ray Howard of Alton, and former Rep. Norm Silber of Gilford.

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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