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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced 27 new from New Hampshire elected officials and community leaders Friday.
Among the 27 are New Hampshire Reps. Patricia Klee, Kate Murray and Cecilia Rich.
“I’ve met many of the candidates in this field, but Cory Booker stands out,” Klee said. “Cory has a history of fighting and winning tough races, and has taken on people like Donald Trump before. He also knows that this race isn’t just about beating Trump, but advocating for policies that help families in Nashua and across the state. We would be lucky to have such a fighter as President of the United States.”
Three New Hampshire Convention delegates — William Davis, Deborah Davis and Audrey Woollacott — also number among the 27 Booker backers announced Friday.
Friday’s endorsements bring Booker’s total endorsements in the Granite State to 80, which his campaign says is the most amassed by any Democratic Presidential contender.
“Cory Booker knows beating Donald Trump is the floor, not the ceiling, of what is possible for our country,” Rich said. “He has proposed ambitious policies on issues from health care to gun violence prevention to environmental justice that will improve the lives of millions here in New Hampshire and across the country. Cory is a true fighter and I am excited to support him in this race.”
Booker previously secured the backing of 10 New Hampshire state lawmakers.
The senator is set to speak at New Hampshire’s convention on Saturday.
Booker will join nine other candidates on for the third Democratic presidential primary debate on Sept. 12.
The debate will take place at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
“My first encounter with Cory Booker was over a decade ago, but the powerful impression he left with me has not faded,” Murray said. “I saw a person of vision and integrity; someone who can captivate a room full of people with his message and someone who can have a meaningful conversation on a very personal level. More than any of the other candidates, he has the qualities I am most looking for in a president: Someone who can bring diverse people together, meaningfully address our most pressing issues, and inspire us to envision and create a country of justice and opportunity.”
The complete list of Friday’s backers follows:
- New Hampshire Rep. Patricia Klee (Nashua)
- New Hampshire Rep. Kate Murray (New Castle)
- New Hampshire Rep. Cecilia Rich (Somersworth).
- Michael Behrendt (Durham), climate activist
- Jay Buckley, Plymouth small business owner
- Diane Cox, Salem activist
- Rev. Deborah Davis (Dover), delegate to the New Hampshire Convention
- William Davis (Dover), delegate to the New Hampshire Convention
- Paul Drager, former chair of Somersworth Democrats
- Grace Gato, Hudson activist
- William Gleed, Derry activist and educator
- Nancy Hammond, Portsmouth activist
- Caleb John Hand, Londonderry activist
- Ceci Haynsworth, Exeter activist
- Eve Kornhauser (Durham), climate activist
- Naomi Kornhauser (Durham), climate activist
- Sarah Lambert Derian, Manchester activist and educator
- Christine Miller, Penacook activist
- David Mirsky, Exeter activist
- The Rev. Teresa Payne Cocha (Plymouth), minister and faith leader
- Joanne Petito, Exeter activist
- Elizabeth Radecic, Hooksett activist and educator
- Bertha Robbins, Somersworth activist
- Dr. Barrett Rock (Durham), climate activist and scientist
- Bertha Trently, Stratham activist
- Greg Walsh, Concord activist
- Audrey Woollacott (Nashua), delegate to the New Hampshire Convention and Nashua Democratic City Committee Ward 6 Treasurer