NH GOP Calls on NH Democratic Party to Denounce Distasteful Ad

For Immediate Release
Friday, July 14, 2006
Contact:Wayne Semprini
603-225-9341

(Concord,NH) – The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has launched a fundraising campaign using the images of the flag-covered coffins of our brave men and women who gave their lives serving their country.

Today, New Hampshire Republican Chairman Wayne Semprini called on the New Hampshire Democratic Party to publicly denounce the ad. “This ad is insensitive and disrespectful. The Democrats in New Hampshire should publicly denounce such tactics and refuse to accept any funding generated by this effort,” said Wayne Semprini.

The DCCC has openly endorsed the candidacy of Jim Craig in the First Congressional District race despite the fact that the primary has yet to be held. With that endorsement comes financial support, to which Wayne Semprini commented, “Jim should condemn tactics such as these, particularly when they are being made on his behalf. He should call on the DCCC to issue an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed their lives in this war on terror.”

The video can be viewed at http://www.dccc.org/multimedia/archives/new_directions_wmv/.