Messner Campaign Unveils First Post-Primary Ad Focusing on Leadership in Times of Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2020

Messner Campaign Unveils First Post-Primary Ad Focusing on Leadership in Times of Crisis

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Bedford, N.H. – The first ad following his Sept. 8 primary win focuses on Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner’s leadership in time of crisis.

“These aren’t ordinary times,” the ad begins. “In crises, we need leaders. Corky Messner is one.”

Messner faces career politician Jeanne Shaheen, who is seeking her third term.

The 30-second spot, now airing on social media and on WMUR-TV Channel 9 and cable television, includes images from Messner’s military career, as a West Point cadet and during his service in West Germany. “He lives the prayer he learned at West Point: the harder right is better than the easier wrong,’” the ad continues.

“As an Army captain during the Cold War, he led our men in the battle against socialism….Corky Messner’s business success comes from grit and true character.”

The ad concludes: “Restoring the American Dream demands a leader.”

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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