JOE 2004
For Immediate Release
December 21, 2003
Contact: Kristin Carvell

Includes 15 Former Town Chairs

HAMPTON, NH – More than 60 additional former New Hampshire supporters of John McCain today endorsedJoe Lieberman for President, joining a steering committee of 50 others and bringing the total number of former McCain Supporters for Lieberman to more than 100 – including 15 former town chairs.

“I’ll be fighting hard for Joe Lieberman for the same exact reasons I fought hard for John McCain,” said McCain’s former town chair in Strafford County, Leonard Arkerson.  “Both men are straight talkers who fight for what they think is right -- not what’s easy or convenient.”

“I’m proud to announce my support for Joe Lieberman because he is just like the voters of New Hampshire – independent minded,” said former McCain supporter Carol Grant of Atkinson.  “He’s a man of integrity who puts people and principle over politics every single time.”

Several steering committee members will be joining Lieberman in New Hampshire throughout the day today in Hampton, Portsmouth, Concord, Manchester, and Candia.

This latest wave of McCain supporters for Lieberman comes on the heels of an announcement by 50 others last month as well as a letter signed by several McCain Town Chairs sent to more than 25,000 NH households announcing their support.  The letters were targeted to voters that supported McCain in 2000.

“I’m honored that so many McCain supporters and town chairs continue to join my campaign,” said Lieberman.  “I’m told these folks are backing me for the same reason they backed John – straight talk – and, frankly, I can’t think of a better compliment.”

List of 68 New Members of “McCain Supporters for Joe Lieberman” Steering Committee:

 Leonard Arkerson, Middleton/Strafford County Chair

 Karin Akin, New London
 Alfonso Albiero, North Hampton
 David Allen, Amherst
 Robert Baker, Londonderry
 Joseph Bossie, Alexandria
 Constance Bracchi, Center Harbor
 Barbara Bragg, Meriden
 Christiane Byrne, Salem
 Laura Clement, Nottingham
 Joseph Clement, Nottingham
 Rep. Corey Corbin, Sandown
 Thomas Corriveau, Middleton
 Dr. Chuck Crawford, Wilton
 Faye Crawford, Wilton
 Linda Dann, Auburn
 Rev. Robert Decker, Rumney
 Jean Decker, Rumney
 Karen Eitel, Berlin
 Woody Eitel, Berlin
 Leonard Emery, Waterville Valley
 Ed Foley, Madison
 Suzanne Ford, Portsmouth
  Rita George, Rochester
 Steve Gladstone, Nashua
 Carol Grant, Atkinson
 Barbara Green, Fitzwilliam
 Phil Hall, New London
 Maria Havinga, Mont Vernon
 Norm Hebert, Amherst
 Shirley Jones, Concord
 Chester LaPointe, Concord
 Steven LaRocca, Hampstead
 Sue Lavalla, Nashua
 Geoff Lizotte, New London
 Micheline Lizotte, New London
 Gordon McCormack, Ashland
 Julie Monahan, Laconia
 Nathan Morin, Berlin
 Don Morrison, Charlestown
 Claire Natola, Meredith
 Willis Nowell, Andover
 John O'Hara, Sanbornville
 John Petkus, Merrimack
 Maureen Petkus, Merrimack
 Hadley Platt, Groveton
 Barbara Platt, Groveton
 Joyce Prowse, Concord
 John Prowse, Concord
 Jim Putnam, Bennington Chair
 Ronald Rayner, Concord
 Bill Ritchie, Concord
 Marguerite Ritchie, Concord
 Lawrence Rosenzweig, Salem
 Susan Rosenzweig, Salem
 Helen Rowland, Newmarket
 Winfred Sargent, Farmington
 Gary Sartori, Concord
 Michael Schultz, Dover
 Galen Stalker, Plaistow
 Steve Stevens, Sandown
 Hector Swain, Walpole Chair
 Jane Sylvestre, Franklin
 Ed Tokarski, New Ipswich
 Frank Tortolano, Nashua
 Rep. Matt Vallone, Epping
 William Verry, Derry
 Michael White, Amherst