Apr 7, 2015 11:58 AM
CONCORD - Republican 1st District Congressman Frank Guinta weighed in on the Presidential candidacy of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul during a visit to promote an upcoming veterans job fair on the Seacoast.
"I think he's going to appeal to a broader group of people," said Guinta. "He certainly brings a more liberatarian view of how government should function, and that matches up fairly well with a pretty significant population in New Hampshire."
Paul officially announced his candidacy Tuesday in a speech in Louisville, Kentucky.
Guinta says he's spoken to a number of potential presidential candidates, including the Kentucky Senator, and like many Granite Staters plans to hear their pitch over the next several months before making a commitment to support a candidate.
The Congressman visited the NH1 Radio Studio as part of a media tour talking up this week's veterans job fair. The fair is scheduled for this Friday from 10am to 2pm at Great Bay Community College in Newington and is open to active duty New Hampshire military, National Guardsmen and women, reservists, veterans and their families. More than 20 local businesses are scheduled to attend.
"We're continuing to see stagnation in the economy," said Guinta "We want to make sure we do everything we can to put people in a position find a job or a new job."
Guinta says the job fair is the first of several he hopes to hold around the district. The Congressman helped organize similar events during his first Congressional Term between 2011 and 2013.
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