Jeb Bush has announced an endorsement from a New Hampshire veterans coalition of 55 veterans from across the state.
Jim Adams, a Navy veteran from Pittsfield, will serve as chairman of the coalition for the Republican presidential hopeful and former Florida governor. Members include Rep. Russell Ober of Hudson, Rep. Kevin Waterhouse of Windham, former Manchester Mayor Emile Beaulieu, former state Rep. Dan Hughes of New Castle, and former Sen. Jack Barnes of Raymond.
“We need a President who will have our veterans’ backs, fight to get them the care they deserve and deliver on promises to find them stable employment when they leave the service,” Adams said in a statement.
“Jeb Bush will be with our veterans every step of the way and he has the proven leadership skills to lead our nation as commander in chief.”
Former state Sen. Gary Lambert, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Reserve colonel and former congressional candidate, is co-chairman of the Bush coalition.
Lambert said Bush has the experience to reform the Veterans Administration and support veterans.
Bush has a seven-step plan to "keep America's promise to our veterans.” The plan includes modernizing the Department of Veterans Affairs, restoring troop levels, and expanding Veterans Choice in the Veterans Health Administration.
Bush calls for veterans being able to get care at a hospital or doctor of their choice. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160127/NEWS0605/160129053/0/SEARCH#sthash.Osc5uJIO.dpuf