New Messner Ad Focuses on Senator Shaheen’s Failed Leadership and Zero Rating from Leading National Small Business Group


New Messner Ad Focuses on Senator Shaheen’s Failed Leadership and Zero Rating from Leading National Small Business Group

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Bedford, NH – U.S. Senate candidate Bryant “Corky” Messner today released an ad focusing on the zero rating given incumbent Jeanne Shaheen by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

“After months of attacks by the Democrat Party, its allies, and Senator Shaheen, I am setting the record straight and spotlighting Jeanne Shaheen’s failed leadership as New Hampshire’s Senator,” said the Wolfeboro Republican. “She has lost touch with the needs of Granite Staters and our small business community.”

“After 30 years, D.C. Jeanne Shaheen has forgotten working families,” the ad begins. “Shaheen received a zero rating from the nation’s leading small business group.”

The NFIB, founded in 1943, advocates on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven.

The ad, which airs on WMUR-TV Channel 9 and cable television, and also has a digital component, continues: “She voted against tax cuts for small business. She supports a candidate who will raise taxes, killing more jobs.”

“Corky Messner will fight to keep taxes low. He’ll fight for limited government and that creates job security,” the ad concludes. It closes with a reference to Messner’s record as a successful businessman and West Point graduate, and his endorsement by Governor Chris Sununu.

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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