NH Primary Source: Taub backs Mowers in NH-01; Currier endorses Cozzens in NH-02

Community leaders praise Republican challengers

ENDORSEMENTS FOR MOWERS, COZZENS. Republican congressional candidates Matt Mowers and Jeff Cozzens are adding community leaders to their early endorsement lists.

In the 1st Congressional District, Mowers on Thursday is being endorsed by attorney Phil Taub, who considered running for the U.S. Senate but decided against it, preferring to focus on the veterans nonprofit he and his wife co-founded, Swim With A Mission.

In the 2nd Congressional District, Schilling Beer Co. owner Cozzens has received the support of a fellow brewery owner, former state Sen. David Currier of Henniker.

Backing Mowers, Taub said: “As the cost of gas and groceries continues to soar, Democrats in Washington are spending money we don’t have and passing the bill on to Granite State families. We need leaders like Matt Mowers in Congress who will fight for our veterans, put an end to the reckless spending, and push back against Biden’s historic inflation.”

Mowers, who is among six Republicans competing to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas in the general election next fall, said he was proud to have Taub’s support, promised to deliver for New Hampshire veterans and said he will oppose the Biden administration’s “disastrous policies that have led to historic inflation.”

Matt Mowers

Cozzens is among two Republicans who have so far declared candidacies in the 2nd District and hope to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster in the fall of 2022.

Currier, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, founded the Henniker Brewing Co. in 2011 and remains its owner and manager. He served in the New Hampshire Senate in the late 1980s and early 1990s and later served in the New Hampshire House.

“Jeff Cozzens is the type of leader that we need in Washington,” Currier said. “Jeff has the experience to keep our country safe and deliver for Granite State small businesses.

“I know Jeff will hold Washington’s feet to the fire when it comes to the radical mandates and the extreme inflation that Biden and his allies, like Ann Kuster, are levying on Granite Staters. I’m proud to support his campaign for Congress.”

Jeff Cozzens

Cozzens said he was proud to have Currier’s support.

“As a former legislator, small business owner and veteran, he knows that career politicians like Ann Kuster are failing New Hampshire families and small businesses,” Cozzens said. “As Washington continues to spend money we don’t have, we’re left footing the bill. In Congress, I’ll stand up for Granite Staters and ensure that we reign in Biden’s inflation and put a stop to wasteful spending.”