Democrats for Ovide coalition launches

A Thursday morning press release marked the kickoff of Democrats for Ovide, a coalition currently comprised of over 30 registered New Hampshire Democrats who are now backing the Republican nominee for Governor.

Led by former State Senate Minority Leader Robert Preston and former State Senator Bobby Preston, the announcement comes on the heels of several former members of Governor John Lynch’s ‘Republicans for Lynch’ coalition declaring that they could not support Maggie Hassan.

“I am supporting Ovide for Governor because we need leaders who can bring us together to solve the real problems facing our state,” stated Preston in the press release. “Neither party has cornered the market on good ideas and Ovide recognizes that. He has built a successful career in the private and public sectors on his ability to work openly and collaboratively with anyone. I am confident New Hampshire Democrats will have a seat at his table and that he will also be able to push back against some of the more extreme elements of his own party in order to craft policies that are right for the Granite State. Ovide will bring experience, character, integrity, and conviction to the corner office, that is what New Hampshire needs in these challenging times.”

Per the campaign press release, other prominent names signing onto the coalition include former Merrimack County Treasurer Leo Bernier, Dr. Brian Gilchrist, former President of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital Nancy Formella, and Former Asst. Minority Leader Rick Newman.

“I continued to be humbled by the support we’ve received from voters of all political stripes across New Hampshire,” stated Lamontagne. “I believe the continued support this campaign has received from Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, and Republicans alike shows that the policies we are discussing are right for New Hampshire.”

Below is the full list of Democrats for Ovide:

Andrew Ntpalis, Manchester
Art Bernier, Manchester
Barbara Bourque, Manchester
Beryl Bolton, Goffstown
Bob Preston, Hampton
Bobby Stephen, Manchester
Brian Gilchrist, Amherst
Brian Shaughnessy, Manchester
Collette Comtois, Goffstown
Dan Wheeler, Merrimack
Daniel Healy, Candia
Darlene Wheeler, Merrimack
Gordon Lalanne, Manchester
Harry Ntpalis, Manchester
James Connor, Manchester
Jennifer Belouin, Deering
Joanne Moynihan, Kingston
John Couturier, Goffstown
John Lake , Center Barnstead
Kathleen Hennebury, Deering
Leo R. Bernier, Loudon
Margaret Couturier, Goffstown
Nancy Formella, Hanover
Pauline Boisvert, Manchester
Peter Denutte, Manchester
Rick Newman, Concord
Robert Fisher, Dover
Steve Opett, Concord
Suzanne Ntpalis, Manchester
Ted Cusson, Manchester
Walter Gallo, Bedford

Author: Staff Reporter

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