Lakes Region State Senator French and Others Join Rapidly Growing List of Messner Endorsers


Lakes Region State Senator French and Others Join Rapidly Growing List of Messner Endorsers

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BEDFORD, NH – State Senator Harold French, who represents Laconia and the surrounding Lakes Region towns, has endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner.

Also endorsing the Wolfeboro Republican in his bid to unseat incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen are State Representatives Chris True and David Love, and prominent Republicans Cody Belanger, Tina Harley, Nicole Martin, David Scott, Alex Talcott, Ray Tweedie, and Dan Wheeler.

“I am humbled by the support of Senator French and the many others who have recognized that we represent the best chance of defeating Senator Shaheen in November,” says Messner. “Their endorsements will help us continue the fight to restore New Hampshire’s conservative values and common sense to the U.S. Senate.”

“I believe Corky will come out on top this November, and I am honored to offer him my endorsement,” says French. “He represents the independence and straight-talk Granite Staters are known for, and I’m in his corner as he continues his campaign for the U.S. Senate.”

Sen. French, a Franklin resident, has represented District 7 since 2016. The well-known auctioneer and real estate broker previously served in the House.

Also supporting the Messner campaign are Rep. Chris True of Sandown, who represents Rockingham-District 4, who like Messner is an Army veteran and is serving his third term, and Rep. David Love of Derry (Rockingham-District 6), who was elected in 2018 and believes in smaller government and lower taxes.

Rounding out the latest list of endorsements are:

  • Cody Belanger of Epping, former Area Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee and central Rockingham County GOP activist;
  • Tina Harley of Seabrook, a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women and Team Trump supporter;
  • Nicole Martin, a Bedford area activist and a New Hampshire Trump delegate;
  • David Scott, Strafford County GOP activist;
  • Alex Talcott of Durham, financial planning specialist and adjunct instructor in accounting/finance and management at the University of New Hampshire;
  • Ray Tweedie of Rye, former State Senate candidate and Seacoast community activist; and
  • Dan Wheeler of Merrimack, a Marine Corps veteran and retired Sergeant with N.H. State Police.

“Corky is the breath of fresh air that we need in the United States Senate,” says Tweedie. “He represents New Hampshire values and traditions. He will work hard for us and he can’t be bought. We need Corky in the U.S. Senate.”

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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