Friday, May 2, 2003

                             Edwards Picks Up New Support In New Hampshire

                             34 Grassroots Activists Announce Endorsement

                             CONCORD, NH - On the heels of a trip that brought Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) from Hanover to
                             Hampton this weekend, thirty four grassroots activists and community leaders from around the
                             state announced their endorsements, joining a growing list of New Hampshire supporters.

                             "John Edwards is our party's best chance of beating George W. Bush in 2004, it's that simple.
                             And he's the best person to lead our country," said Jon Bresler, a member of the NH
                             Democratic Executive Committee and Vice President of the Board of Trustees at Temple Beth
                             Jacob.  "John Edwards knows how to win with a progressive message in a conservative state,
                             because he's done it before -- and he's the only one running who has."

                             "This is what New Hampshire is all about - meeting with voters and grassroots activists and
                             winning their support face-to-face," said Edwards' NH state director Caroline McCarley.  "We're
                             thrilled that activists and community leaders from around the state are choosing John Edwards
                             and are already working hard to bring their friends, neighbors, and other members of their
                             community on board with the campaign."

                             In the days before the trip, Edwards also received the endorsements of Rep. Sharon Nordgren,
                             Deputy Democratic Leader in the state legislature and fifteen-year Hanover State Rep.; and
                             Scott Pauls, Vice Chair of the Upper Valley Democrats.

                             The following people announced their support for Sen. John Edwards following his trip:

                                  Audrey Stevens of Rochester, Democratic State Committee member
                                  Bill Smith & Kristin Phillips of Concord, Partners at Phillips-Smith Communications
                                  Brian Cummings of Dover, local Democratic activist
                                  Carolyn Werner of Derry, local Democratic activist
                                  Charles Denton of Mount Vernon, Founder of DavisLane consulting
                                  Chuck Su of Concord, local Democratic activist
                                  Dave Gottesman of Nashua, founding partner of Gottesman & Hollis law firm
                                  Deb Nelson of Hanover, English teacher and local Democratic activist
                                  Denise Grady of Londonderry, local Democratic activist
                                  Dr. Allan & Phyllis Lurvey of Stratham, local Democratic activists
                                  George Pressley of Manchester, local Democratic activist
                                  Glen Smith of Dublin, attorney and local Democratic activist.
                                  Jack Buckley, former Mayor of Dover
                                  Jeremy Mayhew of Londonderry, Founder of
                                  Jim Babb of Swanzey, teacher at Fall Mt. Regional High School
                                  Joan Pike of Stratham, local Democratic activist
                                  Joe Pace of Exeter, Chairman of the Exeter Board of Selectmen
                                  Jon Bresler of Bow, Vice-President of Board of Trustees, Temple Beth Jacob
                                  Kevin Taylor of Milford, local Democratic activist
                                  Lis Smith & Phil Peisch, co-chairs of Dartmouth Students for Edwards
                                  Mary Lou Beaver of Dover, Director of the Dover Children's Center
                                  Maureen Raiche Manning of Manchester, partner at Nixon Raiche Manning Leach.
                                  Paul Crawford of Manchester, social worker with N.H. Catholic Charities
                                  Paul Dionne of Derry, local Democratic activist
                                  Ray Lundborn of Rochester, City Councilor at-large and former state rep.
                                  Rick & Abbi Lundborn of Dover, local Democratic activists (teacher & engineer)
                                  Ryan Dillion & Rory Fitzgerald, co-chairs of St. Anselm Students for Edwards
                                  Shawn Monks of Londonderry, local Democratic activist
                                  Tenley Callahan of Concord, local Democratic activist