Stepanek Endorses Buckley for NHDP Chairman


February 8, 2021

Maya Harvey

Concord, NH - Following his successful re-election this past weekend, New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement regarding the upcoming contest for New Hampshire Democrat Party Chair between incumbent Chairman Raymond Buckley and challenger Emmett Soldati:

“After his 2020 efforts led to Republicans retaining the Corner Office and flipping the New Hampshire Legislature and Executive Council, Ray Buckley absolutely deserves another term as Chairman of the New Hampshire Democrats in my view,” said NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek. “Chairman Buckley’s decision to spend millions of dollars on ineffective television ads to prop up failed gubernatorial candidate Dan Feltes while abandoning support for down-ballot Democrat candidates for State House, Senate, and Executive Council provided great assistance in our strategic efforts to flip control of New Hampshire State Government while re-electing Governor Chris Sununu with 65% of the vote. In fact, New Hampshire was the only state in the nation in which both legislative bodies flipped in 2020 - something that would not have been possible without Chairman Buckley’s leadership of the New Hampshire Democrats. As New Hampshire Democrats begin to vote in their divisive officers’ election between establishment Ray Buckley and socialist Emmett Soldati we look forward to seeing which New Hampshire Democrat emerges to carry their pro-Income Tax banner and secure Senator Maggie Hassan’s defeat in 2022.”