Hassan Endorses Kelly For Governor

Jun 4, 2018

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U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan is the latest high-profile Democrat to back Molly Kelly in her bid to unseat Governor Chris Sununu.

According to Hassan , Kelly's record in the state senate -- where Kelly served five terms -- and her life story -- Kelly put herself through school while raising three children as a single mother -- prove she understands the challenges faced by New Hampshire families.

Hassan told reporters it made sense to go public with her support for Kelly now -- three months before the Democratic primary vote -- because people want to know where she stands. But she says it will be on Kelly, who Hassan described as a progressive leader, to close the deal with voters.

"She needs to make her case to the people of the Granite State. I thought it was important to let people know where I stand because I just feel so strongly that her record is such a good fit for the governor’s office."

Kelly, who faces former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand in the Democratic primary, has already been endorsed by Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Annie Kuster and the top Democrats in the New Hampshire House and Senate.