Beto for America


Thursday, October 23rd, 2019

RELEASE: Early Obama Chair, Key Belknap County Democrat, Former State Rep. Kate Miller Endorses Beto O'Rourke In New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Today, the Beto for New Hampshire campaign announced the endorsement of longtime key Lakes Region Democratic activist, a 2008 Women for Obama Co-Chair, 2012 Obama For New Hampshire Steering Committee member, former Belknap County Democrats Chair and current Treasurer, former State Representative Kate Miller. This endorsement comes after Miller hosted Beto for a town hall at her house in Meredith in July.

"Beto is bold but not brash. He addresses those issues directly that others often tip-toe around. Beto listens and remembers the stories of the voters he has met. He stays in touch to seek advice and guidance," said former State Representative Kate Miller. "He has successfully worked across the aisle to arrive at legislative answers to national problems. Beto’s leadership after the El Paso tragedy was exemplary and informs us of his capacity to respond with both indignation and action at a time of moral outrage and national tragedy. I hope my fellow Granite Staters will join me in my support of Beto O’Rourke as candidate for President of the United States."

"We're thrilled to have the support of Kate Miller who has been an outspoken advocate, activist, and a community leader in the Lakes Region, taking a leadership role in the Obama campaign since the very beginning in 2008," said Beto For New Hampshire State Director Mike Ollen. "Beto's commitment to going everywhere, talking to everyone, taking nobody for granted, and writing nobody off has taken him around New Hampshire and across the country engaging with people who are too often disregarded in our national political conversation. He is dedicated to addressing the issues impacting the Lakes Region, from affordable housing to the opioid crisis to health care affordability. This focus is inspiring people from across New Hampshire to be a part of this grassroots campaign."

This endorsement comes on the heels of two strong debate performances on a narrowed debate stage in September and October, in which Beto's breakout moment on guns launched an important national conversation that has only increased popular support for mandatory assault weapon buybacks in New Hampshire and across the country, including in Texas.