Ted Cruz unveils NH endorsements
May 14. 2015 8:10AM
CONCORD – Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz of Texas announced more than 40 conservatives endorsing his campaign in New Hampshire.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-NH former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O'Brien, and New Hampshire Executive Councilor David Wheeler are state co-chairmen for Cruz.
"Senator Cruz has distinguished himself as the country's strongest conservative leader in a Congress where too often being an insider is more important than being faithful to the public," O'Brien said.
Smith said Cruz was "the best of the best."
"There's also a personal reason for me in supporting Ted Cruz because he reminds me of me when I started out." He referred to Cruz being on the Senate floor trying to block "Obamacare," similar to Smith's speeches against abortion when he served in the Senate.
Smith said the conservatives were lining up to fight for Cruz, and not coming together to oppose any other conservative in the race.
The list of endorsements by legislators and activists released May 13 at a news conference in Concord:
Esther Brown of Amherst.
Rep. Duane Brown of Wentworth
Rep. Carol Bush of Newington
Rep. Dana Chapman of Rochester
Lawrence Cheetham of Bedford
Robert Clivio of Raymond
Former Rep. Jane Cormier of Hooksett
Terry Cox of Webster
Rep. Susan and Jerry DeLemus of Rochester
Steven Goddu of Salem
Karen Goerndt of Brentwood
Rep. Jeff Harris of Epping
Rep. Eric Johnson of Campton
Steve Kenda of North Hampton
Warner Lund of Bedford
Sylvia Manley of Freedom
Terry McCarthy of Conway
Pat and Larry Miller of Merrimack
Rep. Josh Moore of Merrimack
Rep. Jeanine Notter of Merrimack
Donna Price of Exeter
Rich Riley of Portsmouth
Michael Roccio of Strafford
Sally Rosa of Newmarket
Former state Rep. David Scott of Dover
Craig Sheffert of Hampton
Former Rep. Ken Sheffert of Hampton
Kevin Sleeper of Andover
Pam Smith of Manchester
Rep. James Spillane of Deerfield
Laura Spottiswood of Pelham
Steve Stefanik of Manchester
Paula and Joseph Tarta of Rye
Michelle Trant of Londonderry
Rep. Len Turcotte of Barrington
Patrick Wetmore of Lebanon
Dean Whiteway of Hooksett
Former Rep. Greg Salts of Manchester
Alan Rice of Bedford