Candidate Craig Advances for EMILY’s List “Farm Team”

by Ellen Kolb

Manchester City Hall (photo by Billy Hathorn [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

Manchester City Hall (photo by Billy Hathorn [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

To absolutely no one’s surprise, the September 19 primary in the Queen City confirmed that Ted Gatsas and Joyce Craig will face off once again in Manchester’s mayoral race. Craig lost to Gatsas in 2015 by 64 votes.

Craig has the endorsement of EMILY’s List this year, as she did in 2015. The abortion advocacy group describes its rationale for involvement in state and local elections:

EMILY’s List recruits, trains and supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates at every level of the ballot. By helping to elect these women to office in 2017, we’re not only building a farm team, but we’re also putting strong women in charge of decisions that affect women and families every day — from the legislators who write laws, the attorneys general who defend and enforce them, and the secretaries of state who ensure access to the ballot.

(Strong pro-life women need not apply, apparently.)

Paul Feely of the Union Leader reports that Gatsas and Craig finished way ahead of a handful of other mayoral candidates in the September 19 primary, with Craig outpolling Gatsas 5,800-4,987.

The general election will be on November 7.

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