CONCORD – The fifth New Hampshire state Senator to back Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate is an especially key one.
Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, will make it official later Monday, calling Brown “ a man of character who will work tirelessly to support the citizens of New Hampshire.
“After observing his campaign and listening to his message, I am confident that Scott has what it takes to unify the Republican Party and win back this senate seat in November,” Morse says in a statement to be released by the Brown campaign.
The Morse endorsement, while important for Brown, is not a surprise. Morse follows Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley and Sens. Bob Odell, Nancy Stiles and Russell Prescott in backing Brown.
Brown has also been endorsed by several key establishment Republicans, including Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
Says Morse: “New Hampshire families are frustrated with Washington gridlock, high taxes and the failed policies of Obamacare, and they want their voice to be heard. Senator Shaheen is out of touch with our state, as proven through her partisan voting record and loyalty to President Obama. This is not what New Hampshire deserves. With our help, Scott will work to support economic growth and send more power back to the states to make the best decisions for New Hampshire.”
“A united Republican Party is Senator Shaheen’s worst nightmare,” said Brown. “I am grateful to have Senator Morse’s support as we continue to grow our grassroots team and spread our message to every corner of the state. Senator Morse has been a tireless advocate for our families and I applaud his dedication to New Hampshire. I look forward to working with him on the campaign trail as we keep spreading our message for smaller government, lower taxes and better jobs for all.”
Morse has served eight years in the Senate and four years in the House of Representatives. Since September 2013, he has served as President of the Senate.