WMUR: Pro-veterans political group New Politics endorses Sullivan for Congress

KEY ENDORSEMENT FOR SULLIVAN. New Politics, a Boston-based political group that supports candidates who have served in the military or in other types of national service, will formally endorse Democratic 1st District U.S. House candidate Maura Sullivan on Wednesday.

The group, which was formed five years ago, has been working with Sullivan as she runs for the seat being left open by U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is not seeking re-election.

New Politics has now concluded that Sullivan, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former Obama administration assistant secretary in the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, will receive its formal endorsement.

New Politics is a 527 political organization that was formed in 2013 when founder and executive director Emily Cherniack recruited Seth Moulton to run for the U.S. House in Massachusetts.

The group said it has since grown to the point that in the 2018 cycle, it intends to support about 20 congressional and statewide candidates and about 30 down-ballot candidates nationally.

New Politics said that it “will be promoting Maura Sullivan publicly to our community of supporters” and "offering her strategic support and advice throughout the campaign."

“We’re proud to support Maura Sullivan because Americans across the political spectrum are hungry for new leadership in Washington that will put country over party and people over politics, and that’s who Maura Sullivan is,” Cherniack said.

“She knows what it means to fight for families, sacrifice for the greater good and take on tough problems. She brings a lifelong dedication to putting others first and she’ll be a tireless champion for Granite State communities.”

The New Politics endorsement is not the first connection between Sullivan and Moulton. In January, Sullivan announced a campaign team that includes nationally known political strategist Joe Trippi, who worked on Moulton’s campaign in 2014.

In 2016, New Politics endorsed Democrat Dan Weeks of Nashua in his unsuccessful bid for the District 5 Executive Council seat.

Sullivan is among eight Democrats running for the 1st District seat. Three Republicans have also declared candidacies and a fourth is seriously eyeing a run.