New U.S. Senate Candidate Launches Campaign in New Hampshire; Will Challenge Scott Brown, Bob Smith in Republican Primary
CONCORD, NH – A new candidate for New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race launched his campaign during a press conference at the New Hampshire State House on Monday, January 27th. Michael Morrill announced he is running for United States Senate from the state of New Hampshire, seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. Morrill does not believe the fact that he currently lives in Pennsylvania will be a detriment to his campaign.
“There’s an open seat in the Republican Senate primary and someone has to fill it. Why not me?” Morrill said. “Like Scott Brown and Bob Smith, I see this race as pure opportunity.”
During the press conference Morrill outlined his qualifications to be elected the next U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, and his promises to the people of the state.
“Like Scott Brown, my family and I have strong ties to the Granite State that go back many generations. I have two brothers who live here. My father spent his last years here. I went to Boy Scout camp in Antrim. My mother lives in Amesbury. I know that’s in Massachusetts, but it’s close enough. In addition, I have found Lost River –on many occasions. My car has climbed Mt. Washington. I have skied Attitash. Well, I have ridden the alpine slide.”
“But it’s not just my deep New Hampshire roots that have compelled me to seek to become your U.S. Senator. As I said earlier, this is really about one thing: pure opportunism. And that’s really why I want to be your United States Senator. Like former Senators Smith and Brown, I’m looking for a cushy job, with lots of travel opportunities, great publicly-funded healthcare and a retirement plan that requires little investment on my part, but produces a retirement income that will make me comfortable in my old age. I promise to visit this great state at least twice a year once elected.”
Granite State Progress, a progressive advocacy organization, arranged the tongue-in-cheek press conference. Michael Morrill is the executive director of Keystone Progress, Granite State Progress’ sister organization in Pennsylvania.
“Morrill’s intent to run for U.S. Senate may not be real, but his New Hampshire credentials are and follow the same logic that Massachusetts’s Scott Brown and former Sen. Bob Smith, most recently of Florida, are using to justify their presence in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race,” said Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progress. “New Hampshire voters will choose for themselves who they want to represent them, but let’s not forget that Brown and Smith are jumping into this race out of political opportunity, pure and simple.”