NH GOP - Statement On Shaheen Conference Call

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire Republican Chairman Fergus Cullen released the following statement on Jeanne Shaheen’s participation in a conference call today to recruit Hillary Clinton supporters for Barack Obama’s campaign:

“This is just a desperate attempt by Jeanne Shaheen to make amends with Barack Obama supporters after her husband smeared Obama’s reputation. Those of us in New Hampshire who are familiar with the Shaheens’ political careers know that this calculated attack wasn’t an accident – it’s just another example of their dirty and dishonest campaign tactics.”


Associated Press: “Hillary Rodham Clinton is stepping up efforts to swing her supporters behind Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, her former rival for the nomination.” (9/19/08)

· Associated Press: “In an outreach dubbed ‘Hillary Sent Me,’ the New York senator was inviting her primary-season partisans Friday to get involved directly in Obama's campaign and donate to it. As part of that, she was urging them to travel to a specific battleground state each weekend, beginning with New Hampshire on Sept. 27, when she will be campaigning for Obama in Michigan .” (9/19/08)

· Associated Press: “As many as 2,000 supporters from all 50 states were expected to participate in the conference call, scheduled for 4 p.m. EDT. Former New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, who is challenging Republican John Sununu for his Senate seat in that state, was also expected to take part.” (9/19/08)