Activist, entrepreneur, and one-time candidate for New Hampshire Republican Party chairman Andrew Hemingway announced Thursday he would be challenging Governor Maggie Hassan in 2014, launching his first statewide bid for office.
“I’m running for Governor because I believe our state motto is more than a fancy marketing tool, it’s a statement of principal,” he stated. “New Hampshire’s economy has been stuck in neutral for ten years and Maggie Hassan wants to maintain the status quo. Of the thirty-four thousand businesses in the state, thirty-three thousand of them are the small Main Street businesses. These hard-working families are bearing the brunt of ‘The Status Quo Governor’s’ failed policies.”
Hemingway pledged to release multiple policy proposals over the course of the year, calling his platform “Solutions First,” with a “focus on Students First, Patients First and Workers First.”