MANCHESTER - The Eagle Tribune, yesterday backed Senator John Sununu, citing his "record of independence," and his decision to stand "for what's important to New Hampshire," in their endorsement. The Tribune joins the Nashua Telegraph in supporting the Senator's re-election after endorsing Jeanne Shaheen over then-Congressman Sununu in 2002.
"Because he stands for what's important to New Hampshire citizens and for his record of independence from his own party, we support the re-election of John Sununu to the U.S. Senate," writes The Tribune. "Again and again, Sununu has stood up for New Hampshire residents by opposing his party and the Bush administration on policies that put the Granite State at risk."
The Tribune also highlighted Senator Sununu's efforts to regulate home mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, advocate a "sensible energy policy," oppose tax increases and ensure that civil liberties were protected in the PATRIOT Act. The publication also criticized Jeanne Shaheen for lacking substance and relying on "tired" partisan talking points.
"Shaheen, by contrast, offers little more than a slate of Democratic talking points. She promises a ‘new direction,' to create jobs, to expand health care, and set a date for ending the war in Iraq. Her opposition amounts to the tired Democratic slogan that a vote for Sununu is a vote for ‘more of the same," writes The Tribune, "John Sununu is not ‘more of the same.' He has shown that he stands up for the interests of New Hampshire citizens, even when that means bucking his own party."
Our View: Sununu For Senate In New Hampshire
October 27, 2008
Because he stands for what's important to New Hampshire citizens and for his record of independence from his own party, we support the re-election of John Sununu to the U.S. Senate.
The financial crisis affecting the world today has its roots in the reckless subprime lending practices encouraged by Democrats in their pursuit of affordable housing for all. Sununu was ahead of most in Washington, even some members of his own party, in recognizing the danger this risky lending posed to our economy.
Again and again, Sununu has stood up for New Hampshire residents by opposing his party and the Bush administration on policies that put the Granite State at risk. He opposed the Bush administration's energy bill when it called for the continued use of the gasoline additive MTBE that has polluted so much of the state's water.
Sununu fought the Republican-led effort to renew the USA Patriot Act until the security measure included more protection for civil liberties.
Sununu advocates a sensible energy policy, one that pursues alternative energy technologies as well as encouraging exploration for more oil.
Sununu opposes increasing taxes, particularly on small business. He recognizes that higher taxes on small businesses stifle job growth.
Sununu has worked to expand protection for wilderness areas, including those in New Hampshire, and to protect citizens' right to possess firearms under the Second Amendment.
Shaheen, by contrast, offers little more than a slate of Democratic talking points.