One Day After A Winning Debate Performance, Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Messner Leads GOP Challenger in UNH Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2020

One Day After A Winning Debate Performance, Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Messner Leads GOP Challenger in UNH Poll

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Bedford, N.H. – One day after a winning televised debate performance, a new poll shows Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner leading his Republican rival 52% to 31%.

The Aug. 18-Sept. 1 University of New Hampshire Granite State Poll is based on surveys completed by 1,949 Granite State Panel members. The margin of error is +/- 2.2 percent.

“These results show that Corky Messner is the candidate resonating with Republican primary voters, who see him as the GOP candidate with the message and the resources to successfully challenge Democrat incumbent and career politician Jeanne Shaheen in November,” says senior campaign advisor Michael Biundo.

Messner, who has been endorsed by President Trump, took part in a televised debate Sept. 1 with fellow Repoublican Don Bolduc on WMUR-TV.

Messner, a veteran, successful businessman, and Wolfeboro resident, outlined his plans to restore the economy, reform healthcare and better address the issues facing Granite Staters as their United States Senator.

“We are dealing with an economic crisis caused by COVID-19. We must get jobs back, we must help small businesses. President Trump endorsed me because he knows I can help him get the economy back,” said Messner.

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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