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Former NH Senate president endorses Christie


January 04. 2016 10:45AM




Former New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon has endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for President.

Bragdon, a Milford Republican, is one of 20 endorsements the Republican presidential hopeful’s campaign announced Monday.

Others include former House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt of Salem, state Rep. Frank Byron of Litchfield, GOP activist Chandra Arbuckle of Nashua, Nashua businesswoman Lori Lambert, and former state Sen.  Patricia Krueger of Francestown.

Alissa Tweedie, a U.S. Navy veteran from Rye who had been on George Pataki’s steering committee, was among those endorsing Christie.

“Governor Christie demonstrated his strong leadership abilities when he worked with leaders of both parties in his state to achieve historic public employee pension reform and close a $13 billion budget deficit left by his predecessor,” Bragdon said in a statement. “As US attorney, he led the prosecution of terrorists who were attempting to attack a military base in New Jersey. Governor Christie has the unique executive experience of leading through crisis, bringing people together, and solving complex problems that we need in the White House.”

dtuohy@unionleader.com


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