Longtime former Executive Councilor Ruth Griffin is supporting former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
Griffin, long viewed as the patriarch of Seacoast Republicans, retired form the council last year. Campaign finance records from the third quarter show she wrote Huckabee a check from a Concord fund-raiser she attended in the summer.
She is expected to appear with Huckabee as he formally signed papers placing him on the New Hampshire Primary ballot this afternoon.
To this day she remains very close to President Bush. She is often invited to visit with Bush when Air Force One lands in Portsmouth before he travels to his parents' compound in Kittery, Maine.