Former Governor Merrill To Serve As Key Adviser
NASHUA, N.H. – Former New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that former New Hampshire Governor Stephen Merrill will serve as the Chairman of her campaign committee as she explores a bid for the United States Senate.
“As I explore a bid for the Unites States Senate, I am honored by the support of Governor Merrill,” said Ayotte. “Governor Merrill brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience about New Hampshire politics and policy, and his early commitment to my campaign is both humbling and vital.”
As one of the most popular elected officials in the state’s history, former New Hampshire Governor Stephen Merrill was twice selected the “most fiscally responsible Governor in America” by the Wall Street Journal/CATO Institute – the only Governor to receive the award more than once. Prior to his two terms as Governor, Merrill served as New Hampshire Attorney General. As Chairman of the Ayotte for Senate campaign, Merrill will bring a wealth of public service and political experience as a key adviser and strategist.
“Kelly Ayotte is someone I have known and whose judgment I’ve trusted for years,” said Merrill.“She would be a tremendous asset to New Hampshire in the United States Senate. I am proud to serve as her campaign’s Chairman.”