Matt Mowers with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie , on the campaign trail in Hudson

Apr 4, 2016 10:32 PM

Steinhauser: Mowers heads back to NJ for new job with old boss

NH1 News Political Director

CONCORD – After calling New Hampshire home the past two years, GOP operative Matt Mowers will once again be based in his native New Jersey.

The former executive director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee and New Hampshire state chairman of Garden State Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign is joining Mercury, a well-known bipartisan public strategy firm. The New Jersey based company has offices across the U.S. and in Mexico and Great Britain.

“Matt is a fantastic addition to the Mercury team. His extensive knowledge of both state and national politics will be a great asset to our firm,” said Michael DuHaime, partner at Mercury. “Matt is a true political talent who will help deliver successful results for our clients both in New Jersey and across the country.”

Mowers will once again be working for DuHaime, who served chief political strategist for Christie’s campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. Responding to a tweet from NH1 News regarding Mowers’ new position with Mercury, DuHaime wrote “I can't let great talent get too far away.”

Mowers came to New Hampshire after serving as a region political director for Christie’s 2013 re-election campaign. He steered the NHGOP under chair Jennifer Horn during the 2014 midterms. After the midterms, Mowers stayed in the first-in-the-nation primary state to lay the groundwork for what would eventually turn into Christie’s presidential campaign.

Mowers was instrumental in helping Christie land a large number of endorsements from Republican politicians and local leaders in the Granite State.

Christie ended his bid for the White House following a poor finish in the Feb. 9th primary.

“Working in New Hampshire politics has been exhilarating and I look forward to continue working for many great candidates and causes in my new position,” Mowers told NH1 News.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hugs Matt Mowers, after announcing for president in June 2015

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