PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America
November 5, 2007

Sixty-Eight New Hampshire Republicans Announce their Support for Obama

Granite State Republicans cite Obama's direct answers, track record of forging bipartisan solutions

MANCHESTER, NH—Sixty-eight New Hampshire Republicans announce today that they have changed party registration to vote for Barack Obama in the primary.  Many of these voters have never supported a Democrat before, but they see Obama as the only candidate in either party who has the character to be honest about where he’ll take the country, and the only candidate who has a proven record of bringing people together for real change.

“I’ve been a Republican all my life, but the challenges we face are too great to choose a candidate based on his party—we need to the choose the candidate who can bring fundamental change to Washington and start getting things done again,” said Jerry Spivak, an engineer from Nashua.  “Barack Obama is the only candidate who will be able to break the partisan logjam and inspire Americans to come together around real solutions.”

“I’ve always believed that you can only bring about real change when people come together across party lines, and I’ve seen what happens when folks put politics aside and get down to work,” Senator Obama said.  “If you can’t bring people together across the old fault lines, you simply aren’t going to be able to make progress on the challenges we face.”

The following New Hampshire Republicans publicly announced that they had switched parties to vote for Obama:
Richard Adams, Portsmouth, NH
Samuel Aldridge, Gilford, NH
Colette Awad, Hudson, NH
Shirley Barrett, Dover, NH
Kurt Bellows, Londonderry, NH
Marge Bonneville, Lochmere, NH
Roger Brickner, Haverhill, NH
Rhona Brown, Seabrook, NH
Nancy Bruce, Exeter, NH
Philip Cassady, Merrimack, NH
Ellen Dunbar, Peterborough, NH
James Elberfeld, Nashua, NH
Shirley Elliot, Antrim, NH
Barbara Fegley, Center Barnstead, NH
Roy Foltan, Bath, NH
Raymond Gagnon, Barrington, NH
Stephen Gambone, Hanover, NH
Gregory Geheb, Nashua, NH
Fred Harwood, Bedford, NH
Brenda Heon, Somersworth, NH
Michael Hill, Pittsfield, NH
John Hutson, Bow, NH
Cecilia Johnson, Wilmot, NH
William Johnson, Weare, NH
Peter Kayros, Bow, NH
Carol Knight, Hillsborough, NH
George Kurzon, Peterborough, NH
Sarah Kurzon, Peterborough, NH
John Laderoute, Pelham, NH
Virginia Lamberton, Loudon, NH
Edward Largy, Bradford, NH
Angela Lawhorn, Nashua, NH
Patrice Lenzi, Barrington, NH
Clement Lyon, Loudon, NH
Ruth Lyon, Loudon, NH
David Maleham, Milton Mills, NH
Gail Malone, Laconia, NH
Christine Manns, Barrington, NH
Frances Marshall, Concord, NH
Mary Mattise, Amherst, NH
Barbara Mendes, Exeter, NH
Robert McNichol, Bow, NH
Linda McVay, Portsmouth, NH
Anne Middleton, Stratham, NH
Betsy Moore, Conway, NH
Nancy Morehardt, Milford, NH
Mary Morin, Raymond, NH
Olympia O’Neill, Derry, NH
Martha Pasquali, Laconia, NH
Trisha Perin, Hampton, NH
David Pinsonneault, Amherst, NH
Rebecca Pirelli, Milford, NH
Robert Pollard, Portsmouth, NH
Thomas Powers, Thornton, NH
Janet Prevatt, Strafford, NH
Robert Richard, Manchester, NH
Caroline Russell, Meredith, NH
Jane Sander, Rye, NH
Lisa Segal-Bator, Bow, NH
Paul Shea, Pelham, NH
Diane Smaracko, Rollinsford, NH
Stephen Smith, Center Barnstead, NH
Jerry Spivak, Nashua, NH
Isabelle Stache, Manchester, NH
Susan Sundell, Salem, NH
Lawrence Varga, Derry, NH
Priscilla Wentworth, Raymond, NH
Janet Wesson, Springfield, NH


November 5, 2007
Contact: Reid Cherlin