Dan Tuohy reports on our campaign launch in the New Hampshire Union Leader:
The Republican from Dover is a former police chief for South Hampton and a past chief of state liquor enforcement with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.
He has weighed a run for Congress for several weeks and has picked up early support from notable Seacoast fundraisers John Lyons and Renee Plummer, of Portsmouth.
“New Hampshire deserves a leader in Congress who will fight for us,” Edwards said in a statement. “We need a strong conservative who will stand on principle and represent the people, not the Washington special interests.”
In his announcement today, Edwards said he would criss-cross the district to discuss ways to bring new jobs to the state, reduce the size of government, strengthen national security, address student loan debt burden, and combat the opioid epidemic.
Edwards will take up, as the National Republican Congressional Committee has done now and again this year, a GOP dig at Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter as a partisan congresswoman intent on obstructing progress on Capitol Hill.
Edwards, a Navy veteran and graduate of the FBI National Academy, went into the private sector after his law enforcement career and working with small businesses to help reduce regulations and red tape, according to his biography.
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