Please read below for the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire's latest press release about our first round of endorsed candidates for the 2010 elections. Please note that RLCNH Chairman Andrew Hemingway is available for radio and TV appearances with broadcast staff as well as editorial board meetings with newspaper staff to respond to this news. Let us know if you'd like to arrange a meeting.

Update: Robert Luther of Belknap 4 (Laconia) is running for state representative, not the state senate. The state representative named Luther is endorsed, the state senator is not.



Secretary of Communications
Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire


Coalition of lawmakers will help restore liberty, limited government and free markets in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H.―In a major effort to build a coalition of lawmakers who will bring common sense back to the State House, the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire endorsed 61 candidates after reviewing the first round of surveys submitted through the group’s Web site: www.rlcnh.org/survey.

 “I am very excited about these candidates, because they are leaders who will bring common sense back to Concord—something that has been lacking for several years,” said Andrew Hemingway, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire. “Each one of these candidates will fight for lower taxes, less spending and limited government, and we will do everything we can to support them.”

RLCNH is unlike many groups that survey candidates since the caucus actually publishes its list of endorsed candidates before the primary in an effort to get them elected. Endorsed candidates will receive financial support, networking opportunities and the chance to use prepared campaign materials and services, such as Web site design and hosting services, talking-point memos and palm-card templates.

Endorsed candidates will also have the opportunity to build upon a shared RLCNH agenda called Common Sense for New Hampshire, which will build momentum in the Legislature for laws that will promote jobs and economic opportunity, fix health care in New Hampshire and empower parents and local communities.

In general, endorsed candidates are strong proponents of limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility and free enterprise. They have shown their dedication to these ideals with their score on RLCNH’s 20-question candidate survey and their reputation among liberty activists. Endorsed candidates must score 80 percent or higher on the survey and they must have a strong character recognized by their peers.

So far, about a quarter of the 468 Republican state representative and state senator candidates have responded to the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire candidate survey. The RLCNH board will continue to consider candidates who submit their surveys leading up to the primary, and will announce new endorsements as a group from time to time.

 “I want to encourage all Republican candidates for office to identify their true affinity toward liberty for both their constituents and their peers by taking the RLCNH candidate survey,” Hemingway said. “This will help our caucus move New Hampshire forward once our candidates get elected. We are confident that candidates’ affiliation with the RLCNH will help them work closely together to restore the principles that made this state and nation great.”

Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire

Round One Candidate Endorsements

Endorsed State Senator Candidates

Endorsed State Representative Candidates

Jim Forsythe, Senate District 4 (Strafford)

Mark A. Krochmal, Hillsborough 16 (Manchester)

John Lewicke, Senate District 12 (Mason)

Peter Kucmas, Hillsborough 4 (New Boston)

Andy Sanborn, Senate District 7 (Henniker)

Edita Kucmas, Hillsborough 6 (Amherst)

Raymond White, Senate District 9 (Bedford)

George Lambert, Hillsborough 27 (Litchfield)


Kathy Lauer-Rago, Merrimack 2 (Franklin)

Endorsed State Representative Candidates

Marie Lozito, Sullivan 4 (Claremont)

Mike  Ball, Hillsborough 9 (Manchester)

Linda Luhtala, Grafton 6 (Rumney)

Hon. J. Gail  Barry, Hillsborough 16 (Manchester)

Robert Luther, Belknap 4 (Laconia)

Robert E.  Barry, Hillsborough 16 (Manchester)

Leigh Macneil, Merrimack 4 (Hopkinton)

Omer  Beaudoin, Hillsborough 8 (Manchester)

Andrew J. Manuse, Rockingham 5 (Derry)

Joseph W.  Bendzinski, Cheshire 3 (Keene)

Carol McGuire, Merrimack 8 (Epsom)

Jerry Bergevin, Hillsborough 17 (Manchester)

Daniel McGuire, Merrimack 8 (Epsom)

Spec Bowers, Sullivan 3 (Sunapee)

Bernhard McKay, Strafford 1 (Rochester)

Lester W. Bradley, Grafton 4 (Thornton)

Paul Mirski, Grafton 10 (Enfield)

Harriet Cady, Rockingham 1 (Deerfield)

Keith Murphy, Hillsborough 18 (Manchester)

Jenn Coffey, Merrimack 6 (Andover)

Jeanine Notter, Hillsborough 19 (Merrimack)

Seth Cohn, Merrimack 6 (Canterbury)

William L. O'Brien, Hillsborough 4 (Mont Vernon)

Tim Comerford, Rockingham 9 (Fremont)

Bill Ohm, Hillsborough 26 (Nashua)

Steve Cunningham, Sullivan 2 (Croydon)

Richard H. Olson Jr., Hillsborough 12 (Manchester)

Jason A. Czekalski, Cheshire 7 (Rindge)

Stephen Palmer, Hillsborough 6 (Milford)

Cam DeJong, Hillsborough 9 (Manchester)

Katherine Prudhomme-O'Brien, Rockingham 5 (Derry)

Jason Allen Dubrow, Merrimack 13 (Dunbarton)

John Reagan, Rockingham 1 (Deerfield)

Sheridan B. Folger, Strafford 5 (Dover)

Jon Richardson, Merrimack 8 (Allenstown)

Jim Headd, Rockingham 3 (Auburn)

Laurie Sanborn, Merrimack 5 (Henniker)

JR Hoell, Merrimack 13 (Dunbarton)

Brian Seaworth, Merrimack 7 (Pembroke)

Timothy Hogan, Hillsborough 23 (Nashua)

Steven Smith, Sullivan 5 (Charlestown)

Rob Huxley, Hillsborough 3 (Greenville)

Will Smith, Rockingham 18 (New Castle)

Daniel Itse, Rockingham 9 (Fremont)

Greg Surbey, Hillsborough 24 (Nashua)

Kyle Jones, Strafford 1 (Rochester)

Robert M. Tarr, Hillsborough 12 (Manchester)

Laura Jones, Strafford 1 (Rochester)

Jack Thorsen, Rockingham 16 (Portsmouth)

Tom Keane, Merrimack 13 (Bow)

Stella Tremblay, Rockingham 3 (Auburn)


Mark Warden, Hillsborough 7 (Goffstown)


About The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire

RLCNH, a state chapter of the national Republican Liberty Caucus, was launched in December 2004 to promote and advance traditional Republican Party values, such as limited government, low taxes and spending, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free enterprise and loyalty to the U.S. and N.H. constitutions.

Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire

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