To the editor:

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary is over, and the results are clear: Granite Staters are united behind President Donald Trump and ready to send him back to the White House for four more years.

This week, Trump collected nearly 130,000 primary votes, making history when he surpassed not only every incumbent president’s vote total of the last four decades but his own tally from the 2016 New Hampshire primary.

For comparison, in 1996 President Bill Clinton received 76,797 votes. President George W. Bush got 53,962 votes in 2004, and President Barack Obama captured 49,080 votes in 2012.

Trump’s strong performance in New Hampshire also secured over 85% of the Republican vote — a larger vote share than the last three incumbents who won re-election.

Americans are coalescing behind Trump thanks to his delivering on almost 320 promises from the 2016 campaign, including a booming economy with over 7 million new jobs.

Here in New Hampshire, we’ve added 18,900 jobs since Trump took office, including an additional 1,300 manufacturing positions.

Wages are rising fastest for those in the lower income bracket, and unemployment in the Granite State is among the lowest in the nation.

As Trump breaks record after record, American families, taxpayers, and workers are benefiting.

From higher wages to better trade agreements, Trump continues to keep his promises to Granite Staters and the American people. Praised by Gov Chris Sununu and the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a huge victory in New Hampshire, where both import and export trade with Canada plays a critical role.

For example, in 2018 New Hampshire imported more than $5 billion of goods and exported $668 million worth of goods in trade with our neighbor to the north. With 50,000 New Hampshire jobs on the line when it comes to trade, the agreement will strengthen the Granite State and its trade relationships with our nation’s neighbors.

It’s not just the economy that has Americans feeling more confident. They know they are protected at home and abroad. From eliminating terrorist threats to passing the biggest military pay raise in a decade, Trump’s "Promises Made, Promises Kept" agenda is clearly working for Granite Staters.

Protecting us here at home is also crucial. We have the second-highest rate of opioid-related deaths in the country, and Trump has made tackling this crisis head-on a top priority, providing funding based on the scale of the problem in the Granite State, not by the size of the population.

Even New Hampshire’s far-left congressional delegation agrees that Trump is doing the right thing in addressing the opioid crisis, requesting an extension of the federal funding through 2021.

Since Trump has made combatting the opioid epidemic a top priority of his administration, opioid related deaths are on the decline, much to the relief of those whose lives have been directly and indirectly impacted by this epidemic.

Despite all of his successes for New Hampshire, Trump is still facing obstruction and resistance from the Democrats who want to drag our country back into a recession and force the "Live Free or Die" state to take its orders from the government.

Now that the impeachment hoax is over and Trump has been fully acquitted, Democrats need to get on the side of the American people and work with him to keep our nation competitive and prosperous for all.

Trump has kept his promises to Granite Staters. If the primary result is any indication, New Hampshire voters will send him back to the White House for four more years in November.

Rep. Fred Doucette

2016 & 2020 New Hampshire

Co-Chair Donald Trump for President

Salem, N.H.

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