By Kevin Landrigan
The re-election campaign of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., released a list of 300 veterans supporting her bid for a second term.
The Veterans for Maggie group followed a meeting last month at the Sweeney American Legion Post in Manchester where Hassan formed a veterans leadership council.
“While we can never fully repay the debt that we owe to veterans, we all have an obligation to try. As an American and the daughter of a WWII veteran, I take that obligation seriously, and it’s why I am committed to working across the aisle to honor and support all those who serve,” Hassan said in a statement.
Retired U.S. Army veteran Gloria Timmons said Hassan has worked tirelessly on the behalf of those who wore the uniform.
“Senator Hassan has been a powerful advocate for veterans like me – from expanding access to health care to improving programs that help our transition to civilian life. I’m proud to support the Senator’s reelection because I know she’ll continue to stand by the veterans community,” Timmons said.
As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Hassan said she’s helped passed legislation to improve benefits for service members and veterans, strengthen VA services, and expand access to health care, including mental health care.
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