Ovide for Senate Issues Statement That Tested Grassroots Team Is "Ready For Stretch Run"

Manchester, N.H.—Today, with less than three weeks to go before the primary, the Ovide for Senate campaign issued a statement that its experienced grassroots team is tried and tested and prepared to deliver a victory on September 14.

Campaign Manager Will Wrobleski, remarked, "The last few months we have been building a grassroots team and get-out-the vote effort second to none. You only have to look at our leadership teams, individual support, and straw poll performances to see Ovide for Senate has the best real support and ground game in the New Hampshire Senate race. Out of seven straw polls held during this cycle, Team Ovide had outright victories with sizeable majorities in four - the Tax Day Tea Party Straw Poll, Rochester 912 Project Straw Poll, New Hampshire Coalition of Taxpayers Straw Poll and the Tri-Town Republican Straw Poll. In the other three, Team Ovide finished in a virtual tie for a win. We are the only Senate campaign team who can point to such a great record of authentic grassroots support."

Wrobleski added, "We've also released the names of well over 400 activists so far and more leadership groups than any other campaign, made up of some of the finest activists and community leaders in our state. These leaders are busy staffing our dozens of 'O-depot' satellite HQs, identifying voters and getting out the word about Ovide's campaign. Our base of volunteers, activists and supporters are tried and tested, keeping their noses to the grindstone and ready for the stretch run to ensure victory on September 14."

INDIVIDUALLY RELEASED NEW HAMPSHIRE ENDORSEMENTS:
*Former U.S. Senator Gordon Humphrey;
*Senate Republican Leader Peter Bragdon;
*Former House Speaker Harold Burns;
*Former Ambassador and NHGOP Chairman Jerry Carmen;
*2006 GOP Gubernatorial Nominee Jim Coburn;
*Former Senate President Joseph Delahunty;
*Current NH Advantage Coalition Chairman George Lovejoy;
*Former Bush/Cheney Campaign Chairman and DRED Commissioner Robb Thomson;
*Former House Speaker Doug Scamman (Campaign Chairman);

 

GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP TEAMS (for a full list of leadership team members, please click on the link):
*Veterans for Ovide - 54 members - including leaders such as Don Duhamel and Fred Rice;
*Women for Ovide - over 125 members - including leaders such as Shannon McGinley, Judy Galluzzo, Abigail Sykas, Juanita Dangel, Susan Duprey and Liz Feren;
*Contractors for Ovide - 24 members - including leaders such as Craig Jewett, President of Jewett Construction and John Zahr, President of Harvey Construction;
*Small Business Owners for Ovide - 24 members - including leaders such as Josh Boynton of Lifeshare, Inc., Ray Pinard of 48 Hour Print, Ben Gamache of Gamache Enterprises, Keith Murphy of Murphy's Taproom, Ron Doucet of the Yard, and Bob Allard of Allard Moving and Storage;
*Sportsmen and Pro-Second Amendment Leaders for Ovide - 14 members - including leaders such as Hon. Stretch Kennedy, Hon. Crow Dickinson, Ralph Demicco, owner of Riley's Gun Shop, Ed Naile, Wayne Vetter and Hon. Paul Mirski;
*Carroll County Leadership Team - 23 members - including leaders such as Rep. Joe Fleck, Hon. Henry Mock, Laurie Pettingill and Ray Shakir;
*Grafton County Leadership Team - 24 members - including leaders such as former Grafton County GOP Chairman Ludlow Flower, Rep. Ed Gionet and Andrew Hemingway;
*Hillsborough Leadership Team - 44 members - including leaders such as Rep. Shawn Jasper, Rep. Bill O'Brien, Rep. John Cebrowski, Rep. Leo Pepino, Gordon McDonald, Hon. Maureen Mooney, and Ann Marie Banfield;
*Merrimack County Leadership Team - 33 members - including leaders such as Hon. Terry Pfaff, Rep. Todd Smith, Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield, former Franklin Mayor Tony Giunta, Ray D'Amante, and David Vicinanzo;
*Rockingham County Leadership Team - 60 members - including leaders such as Hon. Kevin Chalbeck, Rep. David Bates, Jeff Hatch, Dan Norris, Rep. Dan Itse, Paul Young, former Sheriff Dan Linehan, and Rep. D.J. Bettencourt;
*Strafford County Leadership Team - 24 members - including leaders such as Rep. Warren Groen, Dan Wensley, Marian Noronha, Hon. Paul Smith and Rochester state rep. candidate Laura Jones;
*Liberty Activists for Ovide -- 41 signers - including leaders such as state rep. candidates Andrew Manuse and Cam DeJong, Manchester 912 Co-Chair Lisa Gravel, Former Liberty Alliance Chair Dawn Licoln, NH Republican Volunteer Coalition Founder and Chair Kevin McHugh

STRAW POLL RESULTS:
*Tax Day Tea Party Straw Poll - April: Ovide for Senate wins with nearly 50% of the vote
*Rochester 912 Project Straw Poll - May: Ovide for Senate wins with 60% of the vote
*New Hampshire Coalition of Taxpayers Straw Poll - July: Ovide for Senate wins with nearly 50% of the vote
*Rockingham GOP Straw Poll – July: Ovide for Senate earns 23% of the vote, placing within 1% of the top;
*New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll - August: Ovide for Senate earns 33% of the vote, finishing only two votes short of the top;
*Manchester Republican Committee Straw Poll - August: Ovide for Senate earns 37%, placing within 4 % of the top;
*Tri-Town Republican Straw Poll - August: Ovide for Senate wins with 41% of the vote