Nancy Merrill Jumps Into '08 Race For McCain While NH State Rep Bettencourt Gets Clobbered By A Piano
New Hampshire's committeewoman in the national Republican Party, Nancy Merrill, is stepping down from her GOP post and joining NH Team McCain as campaign co-chair.
Former Executive Councilor Peter Spaulding is McCain's other campaign co-chair.
It's a nice pick-up for McCain.
In other endorsement news, NH State Rep D.J. Bettencourt, a former McCain supporter now with Romney, has learned (the hard way) that it's best not to leave a email trail when you attempt to shake-down McCain's presidential campaign.
The AP's Phil Elliott breaks the story.
Jon Martin brings the SNARK - "drops a piano".
GreenMountainPolitics1 guesses that Bettencourt's public shake-down gone bad has probably poisoned his endorsement "value" for the next 600 NH election cycles.
Give or take a cycle.