New Hampshire House Speaker Pro Tem Sherman Packard and House Majority Leader Richard Hinch have endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for President.
Christie’s campaign said the endorsements, following the support of New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley on Monday, point to significant growth in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
Packard, a Londonderry Republican serving his 13th term in the House, said he endorsed Christie for his experience as a governor.
“As a Republican governor working with a legislature of the opposing party, Gov. Christie has the experience to accomplish great things, even with those who do not always agree with him. We desperately need that kind of strong leadership in Washington, D.C., in order to deliver results for the American people,” he said in a statement.
Hinch, R-Merrimack, cited Christie’s experience as a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted terrorists.
Packard and Hinch both serve on a new legislative task force on the state’s heroin and opioid crisis. They said Christie, in multiple campaign stops in New Hampshire, helped focus on the human side of the drug problem.