ENDORSEMENTS, VIDEO. Retired Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc was endorsed Tuesday by 12 New Hampshire lawmakers and activists in his bid for the U.S. Senate as his campaign released the first in a series of videos.
Bolduc was endorsed by state Reps. John Potucek of Derry, John Burt of Goffstown, Jack Flanagan of Brookline and Larry Gagne of Manchester, as well as former Reps. Jim McConnell of Swanzey and Sean Morrison of Epping, former chair of the Veterans Interest Caucus in the New Hampshire House.
Also backing Bolduc are Nashua School Board member Howard Coffman; activists Di Lothrop and Chuck Lothrop, both of Nashua; Bedford media host Liz Gabert; activist Pat Miller of Merrimack; and activist Alicia Preston Xanthopoulos of Hampton.
Bolduc’s 60-seccond video, titled “Private to General,” points out his 10 tours of duty, five Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. It says he’s “pro guns,” “pro life” and “pro Trump.”
“You can’t go from private to general unless you know how to get along with people,” Bolduc says in the video. “The partisanship that we’re seeing today – self-service, not selfless service, this isn’t what leaders do.”
“In 1981, Bolduc enlisted in the U.S. Army at the rank of Private,” the Bolduc campaign said. “After exhibiting rare leadership skills during multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan, Bolduc was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General on Sept. 2, 2013.”
The campaign said he holds degrees in criminal justice, sociology, strategic studies and business technology.
Bolduc is facing attorney Bryant “Corky” Messner in a Republican primary in September. Both Bolduc and Messner are making their first runs for political office.
The primary winner will face Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in the general election.