Blankenbeker Announces 2nd District Candidacy
CONCORD (AP) — Lynne Blankenbeker, a U.S. Navy Reserve captain and former state legislator, is running for the state's Second Congressional District in 2018.
Blakenbeker, a Republican, served two terms in Concord as a state representative from 2009-2012 before being redeployed to Afghanistan. New Hampshire Public Radio reports she's more recently been stationed in Washington, D.C.serving as a policy adviser on medical matters at the Pentagon.
She told supporters Wednesday her resume, and her willingness to run a grassroots campaign, make her the GOP candidate to beat.
Other Republicans in the race include state Rep. Steve Negron and Dr. Stewart Levenson, was one of the doctors behind a whistleblower complaint about care at New Hampshire's only veterans' hospital.
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, a Democrat, is serving her third term.
Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/