New Hampshire Republican Says He Will Win Senate Without McConnell

On Saturday, New Hampshire senatorial candidate Gen. Don Bolduc (R) said in an interview that he will defeat his opponent without the support of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Bolduc faces Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) for the seat in this year’s midterm elections.

On Friday, the Senate Leadership Fund, led by McConnell, reportedly decided to cease television advertisements in New Hampshire beginning Oct. 25.

The move will result in a loss of $5.6 million to Bolduc’s campaign, but the candidate said he will forge ahead to victory without the funding.

Bolduc, a retired U.S. Army brigadier general, detailed the two-year struggle he has been on to close the gap with Hassan in the polls, and he did it all without McConnell’s backing.

“The momentum is great right now,” he began. “We were 15 points behind during the primary.”

“We closed the gap to 7-5-3, and now we’re in a tie,” Bolduc continued. “The momentum is going our way because we’re campaigning the Granite State way – five events a day is my average out there on the ground – town halls, house parties, community events, you name it.”

Later in the interview, Bolduc conceded that he would need money to run a successful campaign, and he encouraged his supporters to donate.

“Now, I can’t lie — I need money,” he said. “And if people go to — and they can go to, they can certainly help me out, but we’re gonna continue to move forward.”

“We did it with less than $500,000 last time, and we did it by working hard and not counting on anybody except Granite Staters,” Bolduc added.

Bolduc claimed that he does not know why McConnell decided to pull the funding, despite reports that the Senate Leadership Fund recently diverted $9 million to the campaign of 21-year incumbent Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

Murkowski faces Trump-endorsed Republican Kelly Tshibaka in the Arkansas election for senator.