Mowers says he’s running for N.H.’s 1st District

  • As his attorney Craig Carpenito, left, listens, Matt Mowers, former aide to Gov. Chris Christie, answers a question in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from New Jersey lawmakers investigating the traffic jam scandal that's engulfed the governor's administration.Mowers, whose job included getting endorsements from mayors said Tuesday that he was "dumbfounded and disappointed" to learn that a northern New Jersey mayor was apparently targeted in a political payback plot orchestrated by Christie loyalists. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) Mel Evans

  • Matt Mowers, former aide to Gov. Chris Christie, answers a question in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from New Jersey lawmakers investigating the traffic jam scandal that's engulfed the governor's administration. Mowers, whose job included getting endorsements from mayors, said Tuesday that he was "dumbfounded and disappointed" to learn that a northern New Jersey mayor was apparently targeted in a political payback plot orchestrated by Christie loyalists. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) Mowers Mel Evans

Published: 1/14/2020 2:11:44 PM
Modified: 1/14/2020 2:10:56 PM

A former State Department employee under President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s running for the Republican nomination for New Hampshire’s First Congressional District.

Matt Mowers, of Bedford, served as a senior White House adviser and diplomat in the State Department. He also had worked for Trump’s campaign.

The seat is currently held by Democrat Chris Pappas, who was elected in 2018.

“It’s time for a new generation of conservative leadership that delivers for New Hampshire,” Mowers said in a statement. “Working in the State Department under the leadership of President Trump, I traveled the world and saw first-hand what happens when countries ignore the will of their people and enact socialist policies that cripple their economy – robbing hope and prosperity from their citizens. When I go to Washington, I won’t forget that.”

Mowers added, “Instead of focusing on partisan distractions, I will fight to deliver meaningful results for the people of New Hampshire. I’ll work with the president to lower prescription drug prices, stop the influx of illegal drugs by building the wall, support our veterans, and fight for New Hampshire families and businesses.”

Former state Republican Party vice chairman Matt Mayberry has said he plans to announce his candidacy this month.




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