Leading New Hampshire Social Conservatives Announce Support For John Mccain

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