CONCORD - Responding to the news by Claremont School Board member and firefighter Brian Rapp that he is withdrawing from the District 5 State Senate race, Democratic State Chairman Ray Buckley and DNC member Peter Burling issued the following statements:
"It has been a privilege to get to know Brian Rapp, he is an important new voice in the New Hampshire Democratic Party. I have every intention of putting him to work to help end the O'Brien Tea Party extremist agenda. I look forward to working with him in the coming years" said Buckley.
"Brian has an amazing future in the Democratic Party. He has an amazing, bright future in New Hampshire politics. I expect great things from Brian and it will be a joy to work with him every step of the way," said Burling, a former District 5 State Senator.