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Chuck Morse Stumbles Into US Senate Race

Days After Launch, Morse Can’t Name one SCOTUS Justice — Past or Present — Who Aligns with His Views


Morse Chooses Leading Anti-Choice Figure to Introduce Him at Launch


On Saturday, Chuck Morse officially stumbled into the NH GOP’s “crazy, complicated” and “messy” Senate primary.


Morse kicked off his campaign launch by throwing major shade at his primary opponent Kevin Smith, by being introduced by Ovide Lamontagne — who defeated Kevin Smith in the 2012 Republican gubernatorial primary and is one of the leading anti-choice figures in the NH Republican Party. Ovide’s prime speaking spot was just the latest sign that Morse is fully embracing his extreme, anti-choice record and role as the "key architect" of the first abortion ban in modern New Hampshire history.


Shortly after Ovide called Morse on stage, his campaign sign flew off of the podium — a perfect metaphor for Morse’s botched campaign rollout over the last few weeks and the “hot mess” that is the NH GOP Senate primary.


Things only got worse from there.


This morning, Morse joined Chris Ryan on NH Today and made another stumble. When Ryan asked Morse if there is a Supreme Court justice, past or present, who "epitomizes" the viewpoint Morse would want in a justice, Morse said, “you got me on that one. It's a, I'm sure I could come up with one, but not right now.”


Oof.


Nominating the next Supreme Court justice to replace Justice Breyer will be one of the most significant voting issues for this year’s election given that Roe v. Wade and the future of abortion access hangs in the balance of the court, and it is shocking that Morse couldn’t even name one Supreme Court justice who he aligns himself with.


Over the next eight months, it’s clear that Morse will continue to stumble his way through the NH GOP Senate primary.