Senator Hassan Campaigns in Keene After Filing for Re-Election, Lays Out the Stakes for November

Friday, June 10, 2022

After filing for re-election at the State House, Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Keene to speak directly to supporters about her commitment to lowering gas prices and prescription drug costs, protecting a woman’s fundamental freedoms, and delivering for New Hampshire on issues ranging from infrastructure investment to addressing the substance misuse crisis.

At the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s Keene organizing office, Senator Hassan laid out the stakes in this race, calling out her opponents’ record of siding with Mitch McConnell at the expense of New Hampshire families.

“Since my first day in public service, I have sought to follow the example that Granite Staters set — of listening to each other and solving problems. That’s what our democracy is all about,” said Senator Hassan. “Unlike my opponents, I know that a United States Senator is supposed to answer to the people who send us to Congress — not to Mitch McConnell and corporate special interests.”

“At a time when abortion rights are being threatened and Roe is on the verge of being overturned by the Supreme Court, we need Senator Hassan in Washington to keep fighting to protect a woman’s liberty. Senator Hassan’s opponents would just be rubber stamps for Mitch McConnell’s anti-choice, corporate special interest agenda — and we cannot let them win this seat,” said Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington. “I have seen firsthand how — on issue after issue — Senator Hassan has delivered for our state and that is why I could not be prouder to work to re-elect her in November.” 

Senator Hassan’s visit to Keene is the latest in a series of campaign stops across the state this week. Last weekend, Senator Hassan stopped by Exile Burrito in Berlin for a meet and greet with North Country leaders. Following her filing and a supporter rally in Concord, she visited Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, and will be stopping in Laconia tomorrow for Bike Week.

Senator Hassan has been a champion for Keene and the entire Monadnock region. She recently visited the Keene State College campus to highlight its new workforce funding and upskilling initiative, which was made possible by the American Rescue Plan that Senator Hassan worked to pass. Senator Hassan was a key negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law, which will help repair the state’s crumbling roads and bridges, as well as expand high-speed internet to everyone home in the state. She also worked with a Republican to take on the entire health care industry to ban the absurd practice of surprise medical billing. And now, she is fighting to lower costs for Granite Staters by working to suspend the federal gas tax and standing up to Big Pharma to bring down prescription drug prices.


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