In the hours following the Democratic presidential debate, Cory Booker has picked up a prestigious New Hampshire endorsement: six-term Concord Mayor Jim Bouley.
“Cory stands out in the field for his executive experience managing his state’s largest city, and the results — a city that’s growing for the first time in 60 years — speak volumes about his success tackling the biggest challenges,” Boule said. “I have met with Cory, spoken with him about his vision for the country and I wholeheartedly agree that we need to unite Americans so we can build a more fair and just nation for everyone. I am proud to stand with my fellow mayor in this race.”
Despite Bouley’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, Bernie Sanders carried Concord by 1,260 votes, 56%-43%.
In addition to serving as mayor since 2007, Bouley runs a politically influential government affairs firm in New Hampshire. His business partner, former Republican National Committeeman Mike Dennehy, was John McCain’s New Hampshire campaign manager in 2000 and his national political director during the early parts of the McCain 2008 campaign.
Bouley’s father, Dick, is a longtime lobbyist who worked for New Hampshire Gov. Hugh Gallen in the late 1970’s.