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Letter: Vote for Hemingway

This political season, Republicans have a difficult choice selecting their nominee for U.S. Senate.

They will also have an equally difficult choice selecting a nominee for U.S. Congress.

It is a relief, therefore, for them to turn their attention to the race for governor, where the choice for a nominee simply could not be easier. Andrew Hemingway is that choice – a young, successful technology entrepreneur who represents both a firm reliance on proven conservative principles and a simultaneous interest in innovation.

He is, in fact, the embodiment of a new Republican persona: a candidate that respects the ideals and personalities that form the foundation of the party, but with a keen eye toward the digital revolution that is currently shaping all of our futures.

Hemingway stands on the solid ground of individual freedom, traditional virtue and the institution of family – while vigilantly scanning the horizons for those industries that will best prepare the state to take the lead in the 21st century.

By contrast, Hemingway’s opponent, Walt Havenstein, is another exhausted Republican campaign model of yesterday.

Havenstein’s disdain for the Tea Party – combined with his profiteering off of Obamacare and tangential support for Democratic candidates – utterly disqualify him as an authentic representative of the party. He rightfully deserves to surrender the stage to a new generation of leadership, and to listen intently to bold, modern ideas. They will come – fast and frequently – from the next governor, Andrew Hemingway.

ROBERT JURSIK

Epsom

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