Don Bolduc, a member of the Republican party, will be contesting the upcoming primary elections in New Hampshire and will seek a seat in the US Senate. The elections are scheduled for September 13, 2022. 

Bolduc is an American politician and retired United States Army brigadier general who was a candidate in the 2020 New Hampshire Senate race. 

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Who is Don Bolduc? 

Don Bolduc was born in 1961 Laconia, New Hampshire and was the only son of Armand A. Bolduc and Janet Gagne Bolduc. His father was a national guard in the United States Air Force and he spent his childhood in New Hampshire. 

He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Salem State University in 1989 and a Master’s degree in security technologies from the United States Army War College.

He started his career as a police officer in Laconia age the age of 18. He later served as the joint staff in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Aide and also became Secretary of the Army. 

Bolduc served ten tours in Afghanistan and in 2006 he led the 1st Battalion with the 3rd Special Forces Group during Operation Medusa.  In 2010, he served as Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force commander for a year.  From 2012 to 2013, he led the Combined Joint Special Operations Component, where he started the Village Stability Operations program. 

In 2005, Don Bolduc met with an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

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Don Bolduc’s political career 

In June 2019, Don Bolduc ran for the 2020 United States Senate election in New Hampshire but he lost to Bryant Messner, who was endorsed by then-President Donald Trump.

In February 2021, Bolduc announced his candidacy and that he would run for US Senate elections again in 2022 to challenge Democratic incumbent Senator Maggie Hassan.

In an article published in the USA Today in February 2021, Bolduc criticised the Afghanistan Study Group’s recommendation urging the scheduled withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan. In September 2021, he joined former defense secretary Christopher Miller and called for the resignation of General Mark Milley who was the then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.