Manchester, NH – Two-term U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey today announced his support of Ovide Lamontagne for Governor.
Sen. Humphrey represented New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1990. He declined to run for reelection in 1990, fulfilling a campaign promise to limit himself to two terms. He voted against the federal budget all 12 years he was in the Senate because each ran a deficit. Sen. Humphrey was later elected to the state senate, the only former U.S. Senator to sit as a state senator, and was the Republican nominee for Governor in 2000.
“Sen. Humphrey and his wife Patti have been fighting for conservative principles for nearly four decades and Bettie and I are grateful for their support, counsel and most importantly their friendship,” said Ovide Lamontagne, Republican candidate for Governor. “Sen Humphrey’s principled stands for balanced budgets and smaller government during his time in Washington were commendable and we only wish more had followed his example. As Governor, I will bring that same commitment to fiscal discipline to the corner office in Concord.”