Equal Rights Advocate Maggie Hassan Wins Democratic Nomination for Governor of New Hampshire
September 12, 2012 by HRC staff
This post comes from HRC Editorial and Digital Media Intern Leanne Naramore:
HRC-endorsed New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan won the Democratic primary yesterday in a vital step toward maintaining LGBT equal rights in the state.
With current Governor John Lynch retiring from office, the open governor’s seat has prompted a spirited battle leading up to the November election. A champion for marriage equality, women’s reproductive health rights, and workers’ freedom to organize, Hassan strives to move the state into a direction of fairness and equality.
Former state Senator Hassan now faces the November election against GOP primary winner Ovide Lamontagne. During her acceptance speech, Hassan warned against her opponent’s vision for New Hampshire: “Ovide Lamontagne, the self-proclaimed tea party favorite, will move our state backwards with divisive policies.” Lamontagne strongly opposes marriage equality.
HRC proudly supports Maggie Hassan in her bid for governor of New Hampshire. Her commitment to the LGBT community makes her the race’s only candidate who will protect all citizens’ civil rights. Support Maggie Hassan for Governor by getting involved on her website, tweeting @Maggie_Hassan, and most importantly, casting your vote in November’s general election.
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