For Immediate Release – Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Contact – Campaign Press Office, (603) 626-5300

Bedford, NH – First District Congressman Jeb Bradley today welcomed national political commentator Mary Matalin at a campaign fundraising luncheon hosted by the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women at C.R. Sparks in Bedford. Matalin is Editor-in-Chief of Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Shuster. She has served as an assistant to President George W. Bush, and most recently served as Counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Bradley introduced Matalin, who then spoke to a crowd of over one hundred on a wide variety of issues including the upcoming November elections.

Mary Matalin stated, “As we look forward to the November elections it is crucial that our President, George W. Bush, continues to have the support of the majority in both the United States House and Senate so that we can continue along our path of progress in addressing important issues facing our nation today. Congressman Bradley is a strong and consistent leader for the Republican Party and the people of NewHampshire are fortunate to have such common sense leadership vying for them in Washington.”

Congressman Bradley stated, “Today, Mary Matalin offered some refreshing insights into the national political scene as we head towards the general election in November. New Hampshire is truly a special place and Granite Staters lead the nation with our strong political participation and deep grassroots politics. I look forward to continuing to serve the people of New Hampshire’s First District and to bring the values important to our state to Washington.”

Sharon Sykas, President, New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women stated, “The New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women stand firmly behind Congressman Bradley for New Hampshire’s First District. Bradley has consistently been a strong and effective leader for the people of the Granite State in Washington and truly understands the issues that matter to his district, state and the nation.”