For Immediate Release
September 9, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Bryant “Corky” Messner Becoming the Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire
WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Bryant “Corky” Messner became the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“‘Colorado Corky’ Messner is a Trump loyalist who lacks the experience, decorum, and leadership skills necessary to serve in the U.S. Senate. A corporate lawyer with drunk driving charges who has been the subject of a 911 domestic incidence call, Messner is unfit to represent New Hampshire women, children, and families. As legal counsel for Chipotle Inc., he fought to limit public health disclosures by the Centers for Disease Control, which plays an integral role in the fight against COVID-19. Beyond his dangerous record, Messner has only voted once in New Hampshire, and he has spent millions of dollars funding his own campaign. His alarming views against women and their reproductive rights are far too extreme for New Hampshire.
Unlike Corky Messner, Senator Jeanne Shaheen has a proven record of fighting and winning tough battles for women and working families. Granite Staters deserve a champion like her in Washington, and EMILYs List looks forward to helping New Hampshire voters show Messner that their votes cannot be bought this November.”
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