FORMER CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE BASS (NH-02) WILL NOT RUN IN 2014

Peterborough, NH – Former New Hampshire Congressman Charlie Bass released the following statement today regarding his decision not to be a candidate for US Senate in 2014:

“After much thought and several discussions with my family, friends and colleagues, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014.   Though I am confident that a strong Republican nominee will defeat Democrat Jeanne Shaheen next year, my current personal and professional responsibilities preclude my candidacy.  I sincerely thank all who have called, emailed or encouraged me in person to run.   

This decision does not mean that I am retiring from politics.  I have worked hard over the years to support the New Hampshire Republican Party - recruiting candidates, raising funds, and generally cheering all other Republican candidates regardless of differences in views on particular issues.   I will continue to do so, and will always work to support the principles of smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, free enterprise to create good jobs and a strong economy.”