Congresswoman Ann M. Kuster is endorsing Harrisville resident Molly M. Kelly for governor.
“Through her dedicated public service, Molly Kelly has delivered real results and expanded economic opportunity for hardworking Granite State families,” Kuster, D-N.H., said in a news release from the Kelly campaign Thursday afternoon. “From her time as the Chair of the New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Women to her service in the State Senate, Molly has shown the leadership we need to bring together Granite Staters from across the political spectrum to get the job done.”
Kuster, who is running for re-election, also tweeted the endorsement from her campaign Twitter page, along with a link to a WMUR report about it.
Kelly, a Democrat, served five terms in the N.H. Senate before announcing in 2016 that she would not seek re-election to her District 10 seat. The district covers Alstead, Chesterfield, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Keene, Marlborough, Nelson, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Walpole, Westmoreland and Winchester.
Kelly announced her gubernatorial run last week and will face former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand in the Democratic primary Sept. 11.
Incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, is running for re-election, N.H. Public Radio reported, and independent Jilletta Jarvis of Sandown announced her candidacy last month.
The general election is Nov. 6.