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NH primary veteran Steve Forbes endorses Lamontagne

January 27, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Two-time contender for the Republican presidential nomination in New Hampshire Steve Forbes is lending his name to the campaign of Senate hopeful Ovide Lamontagne. Forbes was the favorite of many Granite State conservatives in 1996 and 2000.

“I am proud to lend my name as a strong supporter of Ovide Lamontagne and his campaign for U.S. Senate. Having considered the candidates for Senate in New Hampshire, it is clear that Ovide is the strongest conservative, and the one choice who we can rely on as a truly independent voice in Washington,” Forbes said in a statement.

“Ovide is a proven conservative leader of principle and conviction, and we can count on him as a friend to taxpayers everywhere; someone who will fight against wasteful spending and the rampant growth of the federal government. The election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts proves that independent minded conservatives can succeed against the entrenched establishment in 2010. We need to elect leaders like Ovide to the Senate, and I look forward to doing my part to help him achieve that goal,” continued Forbes.

Lamontagne added that “Steve Forbes is one of America’s pre‐eminent economic conservatives; someone who has been a leader in the fight to cut taxes, reform the tax code and reduce the size and scope of the federal government. As someone who has campaigned as an outsider himself, Steve understands what it takes to run against the establishment. I am proud to add his voice today to our call to reform a broken Washington and make the federal government work for the people once more.”

The Forbes endorsement should help Ovide bolster his image as a conservative outsider.

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