Jennifer Horn Calls on Paul Hodes to Disclose Amount Spent on Franked Mailings

NASHUA- Jennifer Horn, Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, called on Rep. Paul Hodes to disclose the amount he spent on taxpayer funded mass mailings, or “franked” mailings.

"It is no wonder that the American people have lost faith in Congress,” said Jennifer Horn. “Rep. Hodes campaigned on bringing greater transparency to government, and yet he is unwilling to disclose how much of the voter’s money he spent on franked mailings. It is one more example of how Washington has changed Paul Hodes."

In reports over the weekend, Rep. Paul Hodes declined to publicly disclose how much he spent on taxpayer funded mass mailings. According to another report in the Union Leader, it also appears that Rep. Paul Hodes mailed taxpayer funded letters to a State Democrat Party mailing list, a clear violation of House rules that prohibit taxpayer funds from being used for partisan activities or mailings.

Horn continued :“We need to end corruption in our government. Too many members of Congress feel like they can spend taxpayer money with no accountability. The people are tired of it and demanding change. It is time that our Representatives in Washington start representing the people and not their political party or special interests.”

“Paul Hodes owes it to the voters to disclose who he mailed and how much he spent,” stated Horn. “It is time to put an end to back-room politics and bring everything out in the public for the people to see. When I am in Congress I pledge to the people of New Hampshire that I fight for to end the corruption and work to make Congress work for the American people again.”

About Jennifer Horn

Jennifer Horn writes a weekly column in the Sunday edition of The Telegraph and is the host of  “On The Air With Jennifer Horn”, a daily 2 hour current events talk radio show. As host of the show, Jennifer Horn won three New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Golden Mike Awards: including First Place for Radio Feature (a special on the homecoming of Bravo Company in 2006) and a second place for Radio Documentary (Special Report: Illegal Immigration in America).

Jennifer Horn has spent a lifetime involved in her community -volunteering for the first time at her local hospital at the age of 18.

  • Inspired by her cousin’s decade long struggle with Breast Cancer, Jennifer Horn has been actively involved in supporting Breast Cancer research and support groups through the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, completing five 60-mile walks and two 40-mile walks.  Jennifer Horn has organized teams of walkers and wrote a book, Hope Is A Walking Dream, donating all proceeds to Breast Cancer support programs.
  • In 2007, Jennifer Horn received the Spirit of Hope Award for her work with the Chernobyl Children Project.  Jennifer has been an active volunteer for the project since 1999, including six years as the New Hampshire coordinator, from 2001-2006, growing it from 1 host family hosting two children to as many as 10 host families hosting 20 children - coordinated the efforts of volunteers, creating a coalition of support from a number of faith organizations, coordinating, organizing and hosting major fundraising events, and participating in a 2005 humanitarian trip to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine to visit the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant contamination zone, and visit her host children.
  • In July 2007 Jennifer Horn Co-Chaired the first Operation America Rising New Hampshire support the troops rally in Greely Park, Nashua.  Disturbed by the partisan, politicized tone of the debate surrounding the current conflict in Iraq, Jennifer spear-headed an effort to show non-partisan community support for the men and women of the United States Military.
  • Jennifer Horn has volunteered for and served on the Board of Directors for Marguerite’s Place – an organization that provides transitional housing, education, training and daycare for women and children who need a safe place to live and get their lives back on track.
  • Jennifer Horn volunteered for and served on the Board of Directors for Nashua Police Athletic League, a group that provides extra-curricular athletic opportunities and a community center with a focus on developing friendly relations between the police and the children in the neediest neighborhoods.

Jennifer Horn has 5 children and lives in Nashua with her husband Bill.