And then there were Two: Cilley is In

Former State Senator Jackie Cilley has formally announced her candidacy to be the Democratic Nominee for Governor’s race this fall.

Jackie served in the State Senate for 4 years. Since then she as been making sure that Democrats around NH know what has been happening via her many visits around the state and her well received legislative update email newsletter.

With a number of NH Citizens claiming the 2nd biggest issue facing NH to be O’Brien’s radical right agenda (see Tuck’s diary below), it is great to have a 2nd Democrat in the race to bring our parties message to the main streets and backroads of NH.

  • Lucy Edwards

    from her speech today:   jobs, education, work, family, labor, privacy, rights… And words to describe Jackie, a woman I watched campaign at an Old Home Day in a neighboring town in 2010: honest, friendly, caring, smart, good listener, does her homework…
    She connects very well with people of all sorts, she never forgets her roots, and under all the caring and compassion and knowledge is a spine of steel and the courage to stand up for what she believes in.  I feel really blessed to have the chance to work on campaigns for women like Jackie Cilley and Carol Shea Porter. They are my kind of women, and they make extraordinary public servants.  

    • hannah

      Democracy for America was getting organized.  In my book, she’s been a Democratic grass roots person from day one and heeded the call from Howard Dean to get involved.  It’s what we have to do if people power is to triumph over money and greed.

      That said, I love having primaries!  Maggie and Jackie are both to be praised.  Now, if some fellow were brave enough to jump in!

  • Rep. Jim Splaine

    I haven’t chosen between Maggie or Jackie yet, and I think there may be one or two other good Democrats get into the race.

    But Jackie, as Maggie, is one of the best people to run, and either would make an excellent Governor.  

    I’m hoping our primary will be issue-oriented and on principles, and not become personal or divisive.  

    Too much is at stake for 2013 and beyond for us to let that happen.  

  • StraffordDem

    and will not play pledge politics with NH’s future.

    Sounds pretty good so far.

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