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Eddie Edwards in the 1st: Good experience, common sense

August 24. 2018 4:09PM

First District congressional candidate Eddie Edwards is head and shoulders above the rest of the Republican field. We are pleased to endorse him in the Sept. 11 primary.

Edwards' experience in law enforcement and with the State Liquor Commission are very strong resume points in an age when too many politicians seem more than willing to skirt the law, if not ignore it altogether. He also served his country in the U.S. Navy.

We will chalk up to bad advice his refusal to pledge to support rival Andy Sanborn should the latter win the GOP nomination. Primaries are about one's party. Edwards should have agreed to back the nominee, and then gone all out to win the nomination. Candidates with far greater disagreements than Edwards and Sanborn have been able to agree to support the party ticket.

Besides his law enforcement and administrative experience, there is something else about Eddie Edwards' background that should appeal to New Hampshire voters. Edwards' life experience taught him to overcome both racial discrimination and personal family difficulties, either of which could have easily sent him in a bad direction. Instead, he has used them to make himself successful and durable.

Now he would like to apply his common sense and his experience to the myriad problems in Washington. Good for him.

Tomorrow, we make our pick in the Second District Republican primary.


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