NH News
4:28 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Hassan Picks Up Endorsement from Hodes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan picked up the endorsement of Paul Hodes today.

The former two-term congressman told a small crowd of supporters in Concord that Maggie Hassan is the best choice for restoring New Hampshire values. Hodes says she’s the only candidate that can bring together Democrats, Independents and what he calls reasonable Republicans.

"New Hampshire’s live-and-let-live philosophy has been sorely tested by the radical right wing in this state," says Hodes. "I think Maggie will be able to stand up to those kinds of bullies and lead this state forward in the 21st century." 

Hodes says that if elected, Hassan would follow in the moderate footsteps of Governor John Lynch.

Earlier this week, Democratic candidate Jackie Cilley picked up the endorsement of Andru Volinsky. He was lead attorney for the Claremont School district in their legal battle that reshaped education funding in the state.

The primary is September 11th.