US Senate Candidate Buckey on Marchand Leaving the Race

Lebanon, NH – In response to news that Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand will drop out of the Senate race, US Senate candidate Jay Buckey released the following statement:

"It has been a pleasure to get to know and work with Steve Marchand on the campaign trail. I have been impressed with his drive and energy. Steve and I have appeared at numerous events together over the course of the summer, and I will miss deliberating the issues with him on the campaign trail over the year to come."

Jay Buckey, 51, earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MD from Cornell University. He flew as a Payload Specialist Astronaut for the Space Shuttle Columbia in April 1998. He also served as a Flight Surgeon in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for eight years. Currently, he’s a professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and an adjunct professor of engineering at Dartmouth’s Thayer School. He and his wife Sarah have three children and live in Hanover, NH. For more information, see