Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Messner Calls for Six Debates with Democrat Incumbent Shaheen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2020

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Messner Calls for Six Debates with Democrat Incumbent Shaheen

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Bedford, N.H. – Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate Bryant “Corky” Messner today announced he is requesting that incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen agree to six debates in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 3 general election.

“These debates will go beyond prepared press releases and photo ops, and serve to demonstrate to Granite Staters how Jeanne Shaheen, after 44 years in politics, has drifted to the radical left and is no longer the moderate champion of bipartisanship she claims to be,” says Messner.

“More importantly, I look forward to these debates as a chance to further outline my support of individual liberty and economic freedom, and make the case for returning New Hampshire conservatism and common sense to the United States Senate.”

He concluded: “Through these debates, New Hampshire voters will recognize that their Senator’s inaction on the critical issues we now face, her ineffectiveness in getting Granite Staters the help they need, her blind loyalty to her party’s progressive leadership, and her extreme views no longer represent their values and beliefs, and they will deny her a third term.”

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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