State chapter welcomes 107 endorsed candidates into state government, urges principled governing
CONCORD, N.H.― The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire is excited and hopeful for the state’s future after last week’s general election swept 80 percent of its endorsed post-primary candidates into the State House, where they will advance common-sense principles in the “Live Free or Die” state.
“The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire was happy to help its endorsed candidates win their elections through multifaceted campaign support, media coverage, targeted mailings and election-day volunteerism in both their primary and general elections,” said Andrew Hemingway, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire. “Thanks to this unprecedented effort by the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire and other conservative and libertarian groups throughout the state, New Hampshire now has an extraordinary number of elected Republicans committed to the principles that made our state and country great.”
Before the primary, the Republican Liberty Caucus endorsed 153 candidates, including one executive councilor candidate, 10 state senator candidates and 142 state representative candidates. Of the 153 candidates, 134 of them or 88 percent, made it past the primary. With 107 endorsed candidates winning their elections on Nov. 2, that means 70 percent of the candidates the Republican Liberty Caucus originally endorsed made it into office. Of those candidates, one will be an executive councilor, seven will be state senators and 99 will be state representatives.
While the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire is certainly excited about the victories of its endorsed candidates, Hemingway said he acknowledges other liberty-minded Republicans who didn’t seek endorsements also won their elections. Endorsed RLCNH Republicans make up at least one quarter of the House and one third of the Senate, but the House and Senate also comprise many more conservative and libertarian Republicans.
“We hope Democrats and moderate Republicans recognize that the people of New Hampshire strongly supported a return to the principles of limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility and free enterprise in this election, and we hope these elected officials will commit to using these principles to do the people’s business,” Hemingway said. “It is our sincere hope that the Republican caucus overall will use these founding principles to promote jobs and economic opportunity, fix health care through free market reforms in New Hampshire, and empower parents and local communities with common sense laws.”
Above and beyond the success of libertarian and conservative Republicans, the people of New Hampshire elected five of five Republicans to the Executive Council, 298 Republicans for 298 of 400 seats in the House of Representatives and 19 Republicans for 19 of 24 seats in the State Senate.
“We know that it will take a lot of work to unwind the mess that the Democrats have left for us, but the RLCNH is committed to continuing support for its endorsed candidates while they do the hard work of governing,” Hemingway said. “The Republican Liberty Caucus will continue to offer support and ideas to endorsed candidates as the organization prepares for their re-election campaigns in two years.”