New Hampshire PAC endorses Hemingway, Garcia
A New Hampshire PAC aiming to elect millennial leaders has endorsed Republicans Andrew Hemingway for governor and state Rep. Marilinda Garcia for U.S. Congress.
Stark360 launched this month and is beginning statewide efforts to support these candidates with more than 100 volunteers, Chairman Aaron Day said. The group is libertarian-focused.
Hemingway, a 32-year-old political activist and technology entrepreneur from Bristol, will compete against former executive Walt Havenstein, in the primary to challenge Democrat Gov. Maggie Hassan in the November general election.
Garcia, 31, is a four-term state representative from Salem. She will face Gary Lambert, a former one-term state senator from Nashua, and Jim Lawrence, a former state representative from Hudson, in the Sept. 9 Republican primary. The winner will be on the ballot in November against Democrat Rep. Annie Kuster in District 2.
In a press release, Day said Hemingway and Garcia provide “a stark contrast to both their primary and general election competitors.”
“Both Andrew Hemingway and Marilinda Garcia bring an amazing combination of youth and experience rooted in the ‘Live free or die’ principles of limited government and liberty,” Day said. “We need leaders, not administrators, bold solutions, not stale political rhetoric and the status quo.”
(Allie Morris contributed to this report. Megan Doyle can be reached at 369-3321 or firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @megan_e_doyle.)