A Candidate for New Hampshire's U.S. Senate Seat from Pennsylvania? Why Not?
From Granite State Progress
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 27.
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.”
The tongue-in-cheek press conference was organized by Granite State Progress to highlight the absurdity of the candidates jumping into NH's open Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. 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.”
Following the press conference, Morrill poses for traditional candidate photos in the State House and around Concord. Expect this to be a theme revisited as long as out of area candidates seek to jump into New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race.