Campaign notes: Endorsements for Hassan, Shea-Porter; Baldwin blasts Brown

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29: PATROLMEN’S UNION FOR HASSAN. Gov. Maggie Hassan today picked up her fifth public safety union endorsement as she moves into the home stretch of her battle to be elected to a second term.

 

The Concord Police Patrolmen’s Association joined the New Hampshire Troopers’ Association, Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Police Association, and Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association in backing Hassan.

 

CPPA president Brian Cook called Hassan “the strong bipartisan leader our public safety officials need, and she has never wavered in her commitment to strengthening public safety in the City of Concord and throughout the state.”

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29: SHEA-PORTER CALLED PRO-SOCIAL SECURITY. U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter was endorsed today by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM), a self-described nonpartisan organization.

 

In a letter to Shea-Porter group president Max Richtman said, “Our nation needs your continued leadership, vision and determination to fight for working families and older Americans. You earned the endorsement of the National Committee because you understand and support the critical roles that Social Security and Medicare play in the retirement and health security of our nation’s older citizens and their families.”

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29. BALDWIN BLASTS BROWN ON LGBT ISSUES. Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay politician elected to the U.S. Senate, was in New Hampshire today campaigning for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

 

Among Baldwin’s four stops was a meeting with LGBT Shaheen supporters in Concord.

 

After the event, Baldwin, who was elected in 2012 said, “New Hampshire deserves to have a senator who stands up for equal rights for all Americans, not someone who has repeatedly stood in the way of progress. When Scott Brown was in the Senate, he stood against marriage equality, voting to protect the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents same-sex couples from having the right to marry.”

 

She called Shaheen “the only candidate in this race who understands that the government has absolutely no place preventing two people who love each other from getting married.”

Author: John DiStaso

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