NH Primary Source: Mowers plans multi-stop weekend tour following campaign launch

Gilford Republican making second run for 1st Congressional District US House seat

AFTER LAUNCH, CAMPAIGN TOUR PLANNED. After launching his second run for New Hampshire’s 1st District U.S. House seat tonight in Manchester, Republican Matt Mowers will make multiple campaign stops in communities across the district beginning Friday.

Mowers, who recently relocated from Bedford to Gilford, made his campaign official last week when he filed his 2022 statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. Tonight, he will kick off the campaign during an event at Murphy’s Taproom in downtown Manchester.

“Granite Staters need a voice in Congress to reaffirm our American values and someone who will stand up to the Washington, D.C. establishment that has long left them behind,” Mowers said in a statement shared with New Hampshire Primary Source.

“In President Trump’s State Department, I saw firsthand how strong American leadership protects our nation’s interests and lights the way for freedom in the world. As we saw in Afghanistan, our enemies take advantage when weak leaders like President Biden fail.

“Here at home, we’ve seen Biden and (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi spend our country into inflation that has resulted in a slowdown of the American economy,” Mowers said. “In Congress, I will stand up against the left’s runaway spending that hurts middle class families at the gas pump and grocery store.”

Mowers was the 2020 Republican nominee for the seat held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, losing to Pappas, following an often bitter campaign, by a margin of 51.3 percent to 46.2 percent.

Pappas filed his candidacy for a third term in November.

Five Republicans, including Mowers, are now declared candidates for the seat in 2022. He won the 2022 GOP primary with nearly 60 percent of the vote, defeating for NHGOP Vice Chair Matt Mayberry.

On Friday, Mowers will begin a three-day campaign tour of the district. He will start at the Belknap County Complex in Laconia with Sheriff Bill Wright and state Rep. Travis O’Hara and then visit H.K. Powersports in Laconia.

Later in Alton, Mowers will attend a house party with local officials and activists hosted by state Rep. Peter Varney and Beth Varney.

On Saturday, after he attends a memorial service on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Mowers will tour retail businesses in Sandown with state Sen. Bill Gannon.

He will then visit Derry Grain and Feed before attending the Derry Boys and Girls Club Dinner.

On Sunday, Mowers will make four stops, beginning at the Potters Bakery in Rochester with Sheriff County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Paul Callaghan and other elected officials and activists.

He will then visit Chez Vachon restaurant in Manchester, with several candidates for local offices, followed by a stop at Able Ebenezer Brewing in Merrimack with state Rep. Bill Boyd, state Sen. Gary Daniels and elected officials and activists.

His final stop will be at a gathering at T-Bones restaurant in Bedford with state Rep. Niki Kelsey and local officials and activists.

“I will not allow Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi to squander America’s future for my son and the next generation of Americans,” Mowers said. “We need strong leaders who will fight to reaffirm our values and defend our country. We will create new American jobs, protect America’s homeland and usher in a new generation of American leadership.”