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Matt Mowers. (Photo: Mowers for Congress.)

Report: Mowers mulling congressional bid in New Hampshire

Former Christie operative could challenge freshman Democratic congressman

By David Wildstein, December 10 2019 11:09 am

Matt Mowers, a former Trump State Department official and aide to Gov. Chris Christie, is considering a bid for Conrgess in New Hampshire, according to a report by local television station WMUR.

Mowers moved to New Hampshire after Christie’s 2013 re-election to become the executive director of the state Republican party.  He later ran Christie’s New Hampshire primary campaign,

He later joined the Trump campaign as National Field Coordinator & Battle Ground States Director.

Mowers served as the U.S. Department of State as a senior White House advisor and as chief of staff and chief policy officer in the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy.

He began his political career as a teenager working for State Sen. Gerald Cardinale (R-Demarest).

The incumbent in New Hampshire’s 1st district is Rep. Chris Pappas, a Democrat who won an open seat by a 54%-45% margin in 2018 following the retirement of Rep. Carol Shea Porter.

Trump win the district by a 48%-46% margin in 2016.

Other potential GOP candidates against Pappas are former Dover city councilor Matt Mayberry, and retired police chief Eddie Edwards, who lost to Pappas last year.

Edwards won the Republican primary in 2018 against the favorite, State Sen. Andy Sanborn.

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