New Hampshire Dem Who Mowed Down Ducks With BMW Not Seeking Re-Election

New Hampshire state Rep. David Campbell (D) says his decision to not seek re-election has nothing to do with those ducks.

The 56-year-old Democrat starred in some unfortunate headlines late last year, after he admitted that he had run over a group of ducks outside a hotel in Nashua, N.H. According to WMUR, Campbell now says he won’t seek re-election after serving 14 years in the state Legislature.

“I hit some ducks,” Campbell told The Nashua Telegraph in December, explaining how he had killed the birds while driving a BMW. “Some people were feeding ducks on the driveway in front of the Crowne Plaza at 10 o’clock at night … and they didn’t move, and I hit some ducks.”

Campbell later issued a more full-throated apology for killing the ducks.

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