DSCC - Roll Call: Oh My, Ovide

Roll Call: Oh My, Ovide

Shira Toeplitz 7/23/09




Former New Hampshire GOP gubernatorial nominee Ovide Lamontagne has tapped two consultants to help him explore a bid for Senate in the Granite State.


Lamontagne announced that he has hired Charlie Spies as strategic counsel for his potential campaign. Spies was most recently chief financial officer and counsel for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R) 2008 presidential campaign.


Lamontagne has also tapped Jim Merrill — his colleague at a New Hampshire law firm — to help him with his potential bid, according to a recent report in the New Hampshire Union Leader. Merrill, the managing director of Devine Strategies, ran Romney’s state operation in New Hampshire.


Not surprisingly, Lamontagne was also a Romney supporter in 2008.


If Lamontagne decides to run, he’ll face a primary with former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte and possibly more Republican candidates. Senate Republicans recruited Ayotte to run for the seat, and she officially filed her candidacy this week