Crochetiere drops out of 1st Congressional District race
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.