Jun 2, 2016 12:17 PM
First on NH1 News: Guinta annnounces second list of supporters
NH1 News Political Director
PORTSMOUTH – U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta Thursday announced the names of another 50 grassroots supporters backing him as he runs for re-election in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.
Guinta announced a list of 100 supporters in April.
"These men and women are leaders in our community. They are strong advocates for veterans, our military, and limited Constitutional government, who have placed their trust in me," the Republican congressman said in a statement.
"In Congress, I've worked hard to make our ideas become a reality. I plan on returning that trust 100 fold next year," he added.
In a statement, his campaign highlighted that as Manchester mayor, Guinta cut taxes and balanced the budget of New Hampshire’s largest city.
The two-term Republican congressman from Manchester is running for re-election this year. He faces a serious primary challenge from Bedford businessman and 2010 congressional candidate Rich Ashooh.
The winner of the September 13 GOP primary will face off in November against either former Democratic U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter or first time candidate and Bedford businessman Shawn O’Connor.
New Hampshire's 1st CD is one of the most closely watched swing districts in the country.
Here's the list of grassroots supporters:
Representative Kathleen Souza, Manchester
Radio Host, Honorable Niel Young, Laconia
Activist Omer Beaudoin, Manchester
Honorable Maureen Mooney, Merrimack
Alderman Nick Pappas, Manchester
Small Business Owner Mike Benton, Bedford
State Senate Candidate Ralph Boehm
Selectman Peter Broderick, Kingston
Representative Joshua Whitehouse, Farmington
Activist Elizabeth Carleton, Conway
Army Veteran Sal Coco, Manchester
Air Force Veteran Ken Christiansen, Brentwood
Nat'l Ambassador for Cigar Rights of America, Sean Van Anglen, Bedford
Former Historical Society President Marty Cornelissen, Alton
Coast Guard Veteran Denis Cronin, Bedford
2nd Amendment Activist Ralph DeMicco, Candia
Honorable Mark Derby, Merrimack
Conservative Activist Kathy Dunton, Rochester
Activist Ellen Evitts, Madison
Honorable Frank Evitts, Madison
Representative Joshua Moore, Merrimack
Small Business Owner Chuck Therrien, Manchester
School Board Lisa Freeman, Manchester
Navy Veteran Peter Galamaga, Bedford
Honorable Tony Giunta, Franklin
Representative Dennis Green, Hampstead
Former Aldermanic Candidate Ray Hebert, Manchester
Honorable Tim Commerford, Fremont
Former Budget Committee Patricia Heilhecker, Merrimack
Conservative Activist Luella Snyder, Milton
Honorable Rogers Johnson, Stratham
College Republican Robert Kliskey, Manchester
Air Force Veteran John Kroehler, Manchester
Army Veteran Stephen LaValley, Derry
Activist Bonnie Arbogast, Chatham
Former Planning Board Meg Lavender, Intervale
Former Library Trustee Ann McGarity, Tamworth
Air Force/Former Concerned Taxpayers Association Bernie McKay, Rochester
Representative Mark McLean, Manchester
Activist Steve Miller, Merrimack
Small Business Owner Mike Moran, Bedford
Activist Denny Morin, Rochester
School Board Member Bruce Patrick, Strafford
Activist Ken Recke, Bedford
Councilor at Large David Ross, Hooksett
Navy Veteran Roland Six, Manchester
Army Veteran Richard Smith, Merrimack
Representative James Spillaine, Deerfield
Honorable Gary Torressen, Moultonborough
Activist Casey Whalen, Hampton