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NEA endorses Democrat Hassan for NH governor

CONCORD —The state&#';s largest union on Wednesday announced its endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan, according to a release.

&#';Maggie shares our belief that good public schools are the foundation for strong communities and a vibrant economy and that for our students and schools to thrive, we all need to be held accountable — teachers, parents, students and elected officials. She knows that continuing to slash school funding risks losing an entire generation of students who won&#';t get a second chance,&#'; said Scott McGilvray, president of National Education Association New Hampshire, which represents more than 17,000 teachers statewide.

&#';I am thrilled to have earned the support of more than 17,000 of New Hampshire&#';s teachers and their families. As a leader in the state Senate, I fought to make sure all of our children have the chance to go to great schools that prepare them to succeed. As Governor, I will continue to put education first and stand up to anyone who wants to cut education,&#'; said Hassan, a former state senator from Exeter.