Messner Launches Statewide Ad Campaign That Spotlights Leadership, Grit and True Character


Messner Launches Statewide Ad Campaign That Spotlights Leadership, Grit and True Character

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BEDFORD, NH – A campaign television ad spotlighting the leadership skills, “grit and true character” of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner is currently airing across New Hampshire.

It is the first to appear on behalf of a candidate for the 2020 Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.

Messner, who is campaigning to unseat Democrat U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, calls attention to the spot’s mention of a prayer he learned as a West Point Cadet.

“The passage that asks ’Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong’ pretty much sums up my personal and political philosophy,” he explains. “That thought guided me through my military career and in civilian life as a father, as an entrepreneur, and as a candidate for U.S. Senate.”

The 30-second spot begins by stating “In crises, we need leaders. Corky Messner is one.”

It goes on to highlight Messner’s military career as a West Point graduate and Army Captain and Ranger who was stationed in West Germany during the Cold War. It also focuses on his experience as a successful businessman of “grit and true character” with a view of the candidate raising the American flag at his Lake Wentworth home.

It concludes: “Restoring the American dream demands a leader.”

The ad represents a six-figure advertising spend and is airing on statewide cable and on broadcast channel WMUR-TV Channel 9.

“This will serve as an introduction to many Granite Staters, but I’ve already met thousands of voters through campaign events before the COVID-19 pandemic and our tele-town halls and virtual meetings,” says Messner. “I look forward to continuing to share with New Hampshire voters my conservative mission and message in the coming months.”

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.