President Trump supporters won two major primary races in New Hampshire yesterday. Bryant ‘Corky’ Messner and Matt Mowers won primaries for the Senate and the House respectively. Each man credited President Trump with helping him succeed. Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser reports:
Republican Senate candidate Bryant ‘Corky’ Messner edged out retired Army Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc in the GOP Senate primary, thanks in part to support from the president. And Matt Mowers, another Trump-backed candidate, crushed his rivals in the Republican House primary in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.
Both candidates received shoutouts from the president when Trump held a re-election campaign event in New Hampshire a week and a half ago. Messner quickly used the clip of the president praising him in his closing TV commercial in the race. The spot also showcased a clip of Messer speaking earlier at the rally pledging to “help President Trump bring this economy back.”
Mowers, a veteran political operative and strategist who worked on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign before serving in the State Department during the first two years of the Trump presidency, told supporters in his victory speech that “I want to thank a good friend of all of ours, the President of the United States for his early support in this campaign.”
Taking a page from the president’s playbook, Mowers has made a push for law and order central to his campaign. In a TV ad, he accused Democratic incumbent Rep. Chris Pappas of siding “with violent mobs over our police.”
An endorsement from President Trump is the most coveted prize in Republican primary politics today. Both candidates were happy to have Trump’s backing. Here are the candidates’ final pitches to voters before the primary.
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