Messner Statement on the First Presidential Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2020

Messner Statement on the First Presidential Debate

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Bedford, NH – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Bryant “Corky” Messner this evening released the following statement on the first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden:

Tonight’s debate proved yet again that the Biden-Shaheen agenda is wrong for America. Together, they will raise taxes on 82% of America, including a $4 trillion tax hike on hardworking families, and repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that has helped Granite State businesses flourish.

Senator Shaheen herself has a clear record on tax hikes, including her previous support for a broad-based tax and sales tax during her time as governor.

Career politicians are not what New Hampshire needs. The only way to keep our country moving during these difficult times is to elect political outsiders who know how to enable job creators, grow our economy, and end the chaos in our streets.

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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