A second candidate entered her candidacy in the First Congressional Republican primary official on Monday.

Hollie Noveletsky, CEO of Novel Iron Works in Greenland, filed a statement of candidacy on September 27 with the Federal Election Commission. She appeared on WMUR TV Monday to make the announcement of her run for the seat currently filled by Democrat Chris Pappas.

She went on the attack against Pappas and President Joe Biden, accusing them of basking in "inaction and empty promises" while saddling "middle class families in New Hampshire with "inflation, higher energy costs, the rising cost of healthcare, and chaos at our southern border."

"Conservative, America First solutions"

Noveletsky, a former nurse practitioner in the U.S. Army, said she offers "conservative, America First solutions that will help New Hampshire.”

Dean Spiliotes, Southern New Hampshire University Civic Scholar and founder of NH Political Capital, said statements like that leave little doubt as to which wing of the Republican party she belongs.

Noveletsky did not have a campaign website or social media in place as of Monday afternoon.

Former Executive Council member Russell Prescott of Exeter is the only announced candidate in the primary. He finished fourth in the 2022 primary won by Karoline Leavitt. Noveletsky held a fundraiser for primary opponent Matt Mowers in 2021.

"Other than Prescott, not hearing any rumblings of other potential challengers, but I imagine there will be a few more jumping in eventually," Spiliotes said.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via X (Twitter) @DanAlexanderNH

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