Ruth Griffin endorses Ayotte for governor

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Kelly Ayotte on July 31, 2023. Photo/Andrew Sylvia

NASHUA, NH — Kelly Ayotte, candidate for Governor, released the following statement after receiving the endorsement of New Hampshire icon Ruth Griffin of Portsmouth:

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“Ruth Griffin is one of New Hampshire’s most accomplished leaders and a true treasure of our state. She embodies the spirit of New Hampshire and is a testament to our state’s dedication to public service,” said Ayotte. “I’m honored to have Ruth’s support and I am forever grateful for her wisdom and mentorship. I look forward to continuing Ruth’s work to make New Hampshire the best place to live in the country.”

Endorsing Ayotte, Griffin said, “Kelly Ayotte has been a lifelong friend and associate. I trust her for New Hampshire without any hesitation. Kelly has the backbone and lots of strength behind her to get the job done.”

Griffin, now in her 90s, has served Portsmouth and New Hampshire in the political realm her whole life, first serving in the state legislature where she took on leadership roles, as GOP national committeewoman and 10 terms as an Executive Councilor.

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