Veterans' political debate club backs Jackie for governor, commits volunteer time to campaign
Somersworth, NH – It's a very New Hampshire scene. Every morning across the state, in donut shops and fast food restaurants, people gather over hot coffee to catch up and talk politics. In Somersworth, however, the group of veterans that gather at the local Burger King are putting their time and energy where their political debates led them – to support Jackie Cilley's campaign for governor of New Hampshire. With matching red hats and some familiar stories, Somersworth's Burger King Civics Class 101 has agreed to endorse Jackie and volunteer for her campaign. They will announce this with a press conference at Somersworth's Burger King on April 13th.
"This is a terrific endorsement and I'm very grateful that they have decided to throw their hats in with us," said Democratic candidate for governor Jackie Cilley. "Veterans like the member of the Burger King Civics Class 101 have a unique appreciation of the sacrifices necessary to maintain our democracy and I'm very proud to have their support."
"This group has many friends who serve in public office," said member Dick Labonte, adding "We feel that Jackie will serve NH well as it's next Governor."
The Somersworth Burger King Civics Class 101 is used to high-profile visitors. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter have also visited and state Sen. Lou D'Allesandro came all the way from Manchester to urge support for legislation in Concord. Jackie is no stranger to the group, having visited a number of times in the past.