Feb 11, 2018
Seacoast Online

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles interviewing the field of candidates running in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

DURHAM — Mark MacKenzie won’t mention President Donald Trump’s name.

“I’ve made a commitment that I’m not going to mention the T word during the course of this campaign,” the Democratic congressional candidate in New Hampshire’s 1st District said before a recent candidate forum hosted by the Durham Democrats.

MacKenzie, a first-term state representative, is a former Manchester firefighter best known for serving 25 years as head of the state chapter of the AFL-CIO. He’s one of 10 candidates vying to succeed retiring four-term Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.

Asked if he agreed with Shea-Porter that now is the time to try to impeach Trump, MacKenzie said “I think the credibility of the United States is on the line here. That should be the focus of this country. If I were in Congress right now, I would be fighting to save our democracy.”

MacKenzie warned the country is going down “a dangerous path” and added “I think that people should be held accountable for that at every level of government at this point.”

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