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Chris Pappas Kicks Off Campaign in Manchester

Jason Moon for NHPR

Democratic Executive Councilor Chris Pappas kicked off his congressional campaign with an event in Manchester Tuesday night.

Pappas spoke to supporters at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant, which his family owns and operates.

The former state representative told the crowd he’s willing to work across the aisle to get things done.

“I approach this campaign with an open heart and an open mind. And I don’t believe that I have all the answers. I don’t believe that my party has all the answers either. But I believe that the answers can be found in the people of New Hampshire.”

Pappas joins five other Democrats and two Republicans running for the 1st District seat currently held by Carol Shea-Porter, who announced she isn’t running for reelection.

Jason Moon is a senior reporter and producer on the Document team. He has created longform narrative podcast series on topics ranging from unsolved murders, to presidential elections, to secret lists of police officers.

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