MANCHESTER, NH. JUNE 7, 2021— SMITH BACKS GIRARD. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith is making an endorsement in the race for mayor of Manchester.

Smith is backing Rich Girard, a fellow Republican who is running in the officially nonpartisan election against incumbent Mayor Joyce Craig, a Democrat, and 2019 mayoral candidate and former state representative Victoria Sullivan, a Republican.

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