Buckey Reaffirms Commitment to Senate Race

Lebanon, NH – ”My Senate campaign is focused on the war in Iraq, America’s need for a new energy policy, and the crucial economic issues facing our country,” said US Senate candidate Jay Buckey. “It isn’t contingent on whether others get into the race. I’m committed to the campaign and to winning the Senate seat from John Sununu.”

There has been speculation that former governor Jeanne Shaheen might enter the Senate race. “I look forward to a vigorous discussion of the important issues in a primary, and I’d welcome Jeanne Shaheen into the race if she decides to run.”

Jay Buckey is a physician, scientist, and former astronaut who has also served as a Major in the Air Force Reserve. “We face serious challenges -- getting out of Iraq responsibly, solving our energy problem, dealing with terrorism, providing universal health care, and making global trade work for regular people,” Buckey explained. “We need leaders who will address these challenges head on.”

A dynamic primary season will provide voters with a clear choice for who would be the best possible Senator for New Hampshire,” said Buckey08 Campaign Manager Karen Liot Hill. “I strongly believe that person is Jay Buckey. But I believe even more strongly that the people of New Hampshire should be the ones to make that decision.”

New Hampshire has a proud tradition of engaged voters,” added Hill, who is also a Lebanon City Councilor. “We look forward to discussing the issues with voters throughout the state in the upcoming year.”

Biographical Information

Jay Buckey, M.D. is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire. He flew as a payload specialist astronaut on the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1998, and he also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for eight years. He is currently a professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He and his family live in Hanover, NH.