Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Joe Kenney's upset victory in tonight's Executive Council special election:
"I want to congratulate Joe Kenney on running an excellent campaign that focused on the traditional New Hampshire principles of small government and limited taxation. Joe proved to voters that he was the best candidate to fill Ray Burton's enormous shoes and continue his tradition of outstanding constituent service.
"Tonight's victory is an embarrassment for Governor Maggie Hassan, who enthusiastically campaigned for Mike Cyans, lined up special interest support for his campaign and convinced her liberal allies to outspend Republicans by a wide margin in this race. Despite Governor Hassan's vigorous efforts to prop up her chosen candidate, voters rejected Mike Cryans because of his shared support for ObamaCare and her disastrous gas tax hike. This upset victory should serve as an indication that New Hampshire Republicans are extremely energized and on the verge of enormous victories on in November."