Tea Party Express Endorses Messner for U.S. Senate


Tea Party Express Endorses Messner for U.S. Senate

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BEDFORD, NH – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, has endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner.

In announcing the group’s support of Messner’s efforts to unseat Democrat U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo says,“Corky’s passion for service, love for his country, and dedication to the Tea Party principles of limited government, free market solutions, and reducing unsustainable spending and debt are a stark contrast to Senator Shaheen’s left-wing agenda.”

“The support of Tea Party Express builds on our momentum and provides our campaign with an invaluable boost as we continue our efforts to restore conservative values to the U.S. Senate,” says Messner. “Granite Staters share my view that we must restore individual liberties and reject the progressive agenda of Senator Shaheen and her party.”

“New Hampshire is a state that values liberty,” adds Russo, “and Corky Messner is the candidate who will defend liberty above all else and bring about some common sense to Washington.”

Propelled by millions of Tea Party supporters across the country, Tea Party Express has become the most aggressive and influential national Tea Party group in the political arena.

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.