September 29, 2020 Press Releases

110 Granite State Republicans Endorse Shaheen for Re-Election

September 29, 2020
Contact: Ally Livingston,

MANCHESTER, N.H. – 110 registered Republicans across New Hampshire are endorsing Senator Jeanne Shaheen for re-election this fall, putting country over party and highlighting her bipartisan efforts to make a difference for Granite Staters. In the Senate, Senator Shaheen has taken on her own party to increase opioid response funding and to ensure Granite State veterans can get health care closer to home and outside the VA. She has led bipartisan efforts to protect our military and national security as a top member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. And when COVID hit the U.S. economy, Senator Shaheen was a lead negotiator on a small business relief package that helped save more than 24,000 New Hampshire small businesses and has helped keep more than 200,000 Granite Staters employed. The Republicans for Shaheen include community leaders, former elected officials, veterans, and small business owners like Tom Boucher of Great New Hampshire Restaurants, who shared in a television ad that he’s “supporting Jeanne Shaheen because she was there for us” when the pandemic hit.

“There’s too much division in Washington, and to get anything done for New Hampshire, we need to work across the aisle,” said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. “Making a difference for New Hampshire families continues to be my number one priority, and I am grateful to have so many Granite State Republicans supporting my re-election campaign. Confronting the opioid crisis, protecting our national security, and supporting small businesses should be bipartisan priorities, and I will continue to work across the aisle to protect our nation and our state, no matter what.”

“Especially during these difficult times, it’s important that we elect a U.S. Senator who, regardless of party, is going to best represent the interests of New Hampshire and the Seacoast,” said Peter G. Weeks, former Mayor of Portsmouth. “When the Trump administration wanted to divert hundreds of millions of dollars from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Senator Shaheen worked with Democrats and Republicans to save that funding and to protect shipyard jobs. In the Senate, she has been a leading voice on combating PFAS water contamination, an issue that affects so many families on the Seacoast, and created the first-ever national health impact study with a model test site in New Hampshire. Senator Shaheen has consistently fought to make a difference for our communities on the Seacoast, and I am proud to have her representing New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate.”

“When the pandemic hit, small business owners like myself were unsure if our businesses would survive, facing one of the worst economic downturns in history and complete uncertainty about the path forward,” said Donna McQuade from Manchester. “Senator Shaheen listened to our concerns, and she got to work to deliver the help we desperately needed. In the Senate, she led bipartisan negotiations to create the Paycheck Protection Program, helping save more than 24,000 New Hampshire small businesses. The PPP saved my business, and I am supporting Senator Shaheen because regardless of party, she is willing to work with anyone in order to do what’s right for Granite State workers and New Hampshire small businesses.”

“Throughout her career, as Governor and as Senator, Senator Jeanne Shaheen has put veterans first,” said Jim Steiner from Concord. “She took on her own party to make sure that New Hampshire’s veterans can access health care closer to home and outside the VA. She also authored legislation to make small business loans more accessible for veterans and fought to provide tax credits for businesses that hire the men and women who served their country. Senator Shaheen is a public servant who puts party politics aside to make a real difference for Granite Staters, and it is clear that New Hampshire’s veterans can count on her to get the job done.”

“As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, Senator Jeanne Shaheen understands that partisanship has no place in matters concerning our national security,” said Martin Smith from Rollinsford. “Senator Shaheen is a leading voice on foreign policy and has led bipartisan efforts to support our military and to protect our country. She’s worked with Democrats and Republicans to secure the release of Americans imprisoned abroad without justification and is leading bipartisan efforts to strengthen American alliances and to hold our foreign enemies accountable. Senator Shaheen consistently works across the aisle to make sure America is safe, secure, and strong, and that’s the kind of leadership that we need more of in Washington.”

“I served on the Governor’s Executive Council for 20 years with six different Governors, including six years with Senator Shaheen,” said former Executive Councilor Ruth Griffin from Portsmouth. “While we would disagree on things, Senator Shaheen earned my respect for working with Republicans and Democrats alike to get things done, and she was one of the hardest working people I know. She’s a principled leader who has always done right for the people of New Hampshire. I’m happy to endorse my friend Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate, and I’m proud to have her representing the Granite State in Washington.”

The first woman in U.S. history to be elected both Governor and U.S. Senator, Jeanne Shaheen has led bipartisan efforts in Congress to make a difference for New Hampshire. During the pandemic, Senator Shaheen led negotiations on a bipartisan small business package and created the Paycheck Protection Program, delivering more than $2.5 billion to New Hampshire and helping keep more than 24,000 businesses afloat and 200,000 employees on the payroll. She worked across the aisle to increase New Hampshire’s opioid treatment and response funding tenfold to $35 million in 2019. And she took on her own party to make a difference for veterans, expanding health care options and passing tax credits for businesses that hire veterans.

Republicans for Shaheen includes:

Erik Anderson, Portsmouth

Mildred Beach, Wolfeboro

James Bingham, Goffstown

Lynn Bollengier, Londonderry

Tom Boucher, Bedford

Christine Sconsa Boujoukos, Concord

James Boujoukos, Concord

Michael Boyle, Merrimack

Russell Boynton, Manchester

Dennis Butterfield, Windham

Joseph Calderara, Portsmouth

Lori Carbajal, Rye

Donald Castle, Springfield

Jeanne Charest, Berlin

John Colbath, Conway

Edward Cole, New Boston

Robert Condon, Nashua

Clifton Crosby, Bethlehem

Claudette Croteau, Manchester

Sherrill Crow, Londonderry

Cornelius Demorest, Portsmouth

Steven Desruisseaux, Manchester

Julia Di Stefano, Manchester

Pamela Diamantis, Greenland

Linda Dionne, Raymond

Anne Dumont, Sanbornton

David Eldredge, Brentwood

Richard Fifield, Epsom

Joseph Fitzgerald, Lancaster

William Fitzmaurice, Laconia

Terence Flahive, Bedford

Susan Fletcher, Plymouth

Hollie Fremeau, Rye

Luke Gagne, Manchester

Jeffrey Gilbert, Rye

Charles Glover, Amherst

Bill Greiner, Bedford

Hon. Ruth Griffin, Portsmouth

Ruth Guerrero, Manchester

Scott Harris, Concord

Dennis Hattie, Peterborough

Nancy Honda, Chester

Susan Howland, Manchester

Muriel Ingalls, Kingston

Brian Jackson, Nashua

Gaye Jacques, Laconia

James Jalbert, Rollinsford

Marguerite Kelley, Exeter

Rene Kelley, Lee

Bertina Larochelle, Boscawen

Jacqueline Lee, Manchester

Han-Ting Lin, Salem

James Lowe, Nashua

Paul Lutz, Derry

Doug MacDonald, Windham

Linda MacDonald, Windham

Susan MacLeod, Exeter

Robert Mague, Windham

Elizabeth “Betty” Maiola, Newport

Sandra Malburne, Pelham

William Manning, Hooksett

Diana Markham, Dover

Michael McCluskey, Bartlett

James McElroy, Freedom

Donna McQuade, Manchester

Jack Middleton, Freedom

Glen Miller, Lee

Peter Millham, Laconia

Claira Monier, Goffstown

Mary Morin, Raymond

Gail Morse, Exeter

Leon Morse, Exeter

Jennifer Morton, Candia

Lon Muller, Kingston

Kenneth Murray, Manchester

George Nichols, Marlborough

Craig Nussbaum, Bedford

Jane Payne, Hudson

Karen Pepek, Manchester

Raymond Pettigrew, Manchester

Matt Pierson, Bedford

Tom Riley, Bedford

Gary Rogier, Hooksett

Louis Rossi, Wilton

Jeff Roush, Weare

George R Rubin, Stratham

Hon. Rick Russman, Kingston

Charles Savage, Hollis

Mireille Sfeir, Bedford

Raelene Shippee-Rice, Nottingham

Kenneth Smith, Wilton

Martin Smith, Rollinsford

Peter Spaulding, Hopkinton

Francis Spiridigliozzi, Epping

Ronald St John, Dover

Hank Stebbins, New Castle

Jim Steiner, Concord

Linda Steir, Atkinson

Paul Stewart, Laconia

Roselee Stocker, Greenland

Pamela Sullivan, Hooksett

Hon. Betty Tamposi, New Castle

Beverly Taylor-Charest, Moultonborough

Richard Thayer, Wolfeboro

Mark Thornton, Nashua

John Udaloy, Canterbury

Jeff Wade, Portsmouth

Peter G. Weeks, Portsmouth

Charles (Stan) Wentzell, Kingston

Paul White, Fremont