Crochetiere out of 1st District race

MANCHESTER (AP) – A technology executive says he’s dropped his bid for the Republican nomination for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District in 2018.

WMUR-TV reports Bruce Crochetiere, of Hampton Falls, said Wednesday he was dropping out, citing family and business considerations.

Crochetiere is founder and chairman of Focus Technology Solutions, a business technology consulting firm headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, with offices in Nashua and Boston.

It was the 54-year-old Crochetiere’s first bid for elected office.