SHOT: Shea-Porter on 1/26: “Super PACs and their very wealthy donors are drowning out the voices of the small-dollar donors. . . . Is there anything we can do to stop it in the general election this year?”
CHASER: Shea-Porter Lands Backing of Major “Liberal Super-PAC”
A “SUPER PAC ALERT” FOR CAROL: WILL SHEA-PORTER DENOUNCE SUPER PAC?
Shea-Porter’s Hypocrisy Proves She’s Only Looking Out For Herself
Concord, NH – Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has added a new layer to her financial hypocrisy. After breaking a pledge in 2009 saying she wouldn’t take money from lobbyists, she has now landed the backing of a deep-pocketed liberal Super PAC just days after she pleaded with voters asking, “Is there anything we can do to stop [Super PACs] in the general election this year?”
“A new liberal super-PAC called Credo has announced its first six targets of the 2012 campaign. . . . [including] Frank Guinta (N.H.).” (Cameron Joseph, “Liberal Super-PAC Picks Its First Six House Targets,” The Hill, 1/30/2012)
“Carol Shea-Porter talks a good game about standing up for the middle-class, but when it comes down to it she ignored her commitment not to take money from lobbyists and now she finds herself a beneficiary of an organization that she believes is ‘drowning out the voices of the small-dollar donors,’” said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald. “Rather than taking the high road, Carol Shea-Porter seems to be willing to toss aside principle and opt for whatever path best suits her political career.”
“Democrats have now answered with some Super PACs of their own. What we saw in 2010 was just a teaser to what we will endure this year. Super PACs and their very wealthy donors are drowning out the voices of the small-dollar donors. . . . Is there anything we can do to stop it in the general election this year?” (Carol Shea-Porter, “Super PAC Alert,” Merrimack Patch, 1/26/2012)