ARLINGTON, VA - U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced the Social Conservatives for McCain steering committee in the Granite State.
State Representative Maureen Mooney, a third term lawmaker from Merrimack, will co-chair the steering committee along with Pam Colantuono of Manchester. Mooney is a well-respected and influential voice in the social conservative movement in New Hampshire and has led McCain's conservative outreach efforts since March.
Colantuono is a notable evangelical activist who chaired President Bush's evangelical outreach efforts for his 2004 reelection.
"John McCain has the most consistent conservative record of any candidate for president," said Mooney. "Whether it is his 25 year voting record in support of life, his strong support for the Second Amendment, or his commitment to the preservation of the traditional family, John McCain has always stood firm for the causes most important to New Hampshire's conservative community."
Colantuono added, "John McCain has been with us on conservative issues as a matter of principle, and we know that he will not yield his principles for any convenience or to any political calculation."
"I am very pleased to have the support of these community leaders who are respected among fellow conservatives," said Senator John McCain. "I am deeply grateful for their support and advice and look forward to working with them as we strive to return the Republican Party to our conservative ideals of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and respect for the dignity of every individual."
Conservatives for McCain Steering Committee
Former State Representative Nelson Allan, Nashua
State Senator Jack Barnes, Raymond
State Senator Peter Bragdon, Milford
Evangelical activist Pam Colantuono, Manchester
Former State Representative Pastor G. Michael Gilman, Littleton
Former State Representative Paul Laflamme, Nashua
State Representative Maureen Mooney, Merrimack
Evangelical activist Joanne Nash, Charlestown
Former State Representative Tony Soltani, Epsom
State Representative Kevin Waterhouse, Windham