Lee Nyquist Shatters Record for Most Raised by First-time Senate Candidate
(New Boston) – Long-time New Boston moderator Lee Nyquist announced that he had raised $65,761.20 in his run for state Senate, shattering the previous record held by a first-time candidate for New Hampshire Senate by over $11,000 or 20%. In 2006, Betsi DeVries reported raising $54,213 in the corresponding June financial report. Furthermore, Mr. Nyquist came just short of matching incumbent state Sen. Maggie Hassan’s first period haul in 2010 of $70,996.
Mr. Nyquist raised his record-breaking total from 361 individuals and organizations, with 90% coming from donors in New Hampshire. Nearly two-thirds of all contributions were of $100 or less. He has $53,091.19 on hand.
“This is true evidence of the clear desire among the citizens of this state to return civility, collegiality, and common sense to Concord,” Mr. Nyquist explained. He added, “We will use our generous contributions to mount a vigorous, professional and constructive campaign in District 9 with a focus on the important challenges we face: improving the economy, preserving public education, and protecting personal liberties.”
District 9 includes the towns of Bedford, New Boston, Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough, Greenfield, Peterborough, Temple, Sharon, Hancock, Jaffrey, Dublin, Troy, Fitzwilliam, and Richmond.