For Immediate Release
January 20, 2004

Contact: Mark Kornblau

New Hampshire Gephardt Supporters Endorse John Kerry
Kerry Builds Coalitions Throughout New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. – John Kerry is proud to announce the endorsements of former supporters of Dick Gephardt’s Presidential campaign. After a victory in the Iowa caucus, Kerry has returned to New Hampshire to campaign nonstop until the January 27th primary and is taking his campaign directly to voters. Kerry, a champion of working families, is working hard to expand his growing New Hampshire campaign.

“Dick Gephardt served this country with grace, commitment, and distinction,” said Kerry. “He is a special public servant. I’ve worked with him for 20 years and watched him push, fight and advance the causes of our party, and of our country. Dick is a man of commitment, and a man of principle. I thank him for his tremendous public service.”

Prominent Gephardt supporters who are now supporting John Kerry for President include:

Dennis Adams, Hampton, Secretary—Treasurer of the NH Building Trades Council
Mark Bodi, Manchester, Democratic activist
Ann Bourque, Manchester, former State Senator and former Alderman
Jennifer Brown, Dover, Democratic State Committee Member
Ron Chagnon, Farmington, Strafford County Commissioner
George Disnard, Claremont, former State Senator
John Early, Manchester, Democratic activist
Paul Grenier, Berlin, City Councilor and Coos County Commissioner
John Hynes, Portsmouth, City Councilor
Bev Ingersoll, Berlin, City Councilor
Steve Johnson, Manchester, former Executive Council candidate
Jacqueline Johnson, Manchester, Democratic activist
John Kacavas, Manchester, former State Representative
Chris Kehas, Manchester, former School Board member
Debra Kudalis, Nashua, State Representative
Paul McEachern, Portsmouth, State Representative and former Democratic nominee for Governor
J.P. Nadeau, Portsmouth, former Rockingham County Democratic Committee Chair
Justin Nadeau, Portsmouth, Democratic activist
Deborah Pignatelli, Nashua, former State Senator
Michael Pignatelli, Nashua, former Alderman
Frank Reidy, Manchester, former State Representative
Helen Reidy, Manchester, Democratic activist
Hank Thibeault, Manchester, Alderman
Mary Beth Walz, Bow, Democratic activist
Mary Whitehead, Merrimack, Democratic activist