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Crochetiere drops out of 1st Congressional District race

July 18, 2018

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A technology executive says he’s dropped his bid for the Republican nomination for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District in 2018.

WMUR-TV reports Bruce Crochetiere, of Hampton Falls, said Wednesday he was dropping out, citing family and business considerations.

Crochetiere is founder and chairman of Focus Technology Solutions, a business technology consulting firm headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, with offices in Nashua and Boston.

It was the 54-year-old Crochetiere’s first bid for elected office. When he announced his candidacy, he said a fresh voice from an outsider is needed.

Crochetiere joined five other Republicans to follow Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who’s stepping down after her term ends. Eleven Democrats also are running.

Since the filing period has closed, his name will still appear on the Sept. 11 primary ballot.

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