Former N.H. Senate President and Current Republican Leader Chuck Morse Endorses U.S. Senate Candidate Corky Messner


Former N.H. Senate President and Current Republican Leader Chuck Morse Endorses U.S. Senate Candidate Corky Messner

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Bedford, N.H. – Former Senate President and current Republican leader Chuck Morse has endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner.

Messner hopes to unseat incumbent Democrat Senator and career politician Jeanne Shaheen, who is seeking her third term.

“Corky Messner is a veteran who has honorably served our country and a businessman who understands what it will take to get our economy back on its feet and moving again,” says Morse. “I’m endorsing him today because his leadership and vision make him our best choice to take on and defeat Senator Shaheen this fall.”

“I am honored to receive Chuck’s endorsement,” says Messner. “He has long supported conservative values and understands like I do that Granite Staters need a Senator who will work on their behalf in Washington, not for the special interests pushing a radical, progressive agenda.”

Morse was first elected to the Senate in 2002, serving until 2006. He was re-elected in 2010, 2014 and 2016, and is currently seeking another term this fall.

State Senator Morse, who represents District 22, was elected President of the New Hampshire Senate in September 2013, replacing Peter Bragdon, who had stepped down from the position. He was re-elected Senate president in 2014 and again in 2016.

He also served for several years as chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, and in his current term, with Republicans in the minority, he was chosen by his GOP colleagues as party caucus leader.

He also briefly served as Acting Governor of New Hampshire upon now-U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s resignation as governor, and before Chris Sununu was inaugurated.

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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