DSCC - Senator Sununu Earns Failing Marks For Bush Support

DSCC web ad blasts Sununu’s pro-Bush economic record; View here

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released a new web ad today blasting John Sununu for his support of George Bush’s failed policies that have hurt New Hampshire families. Sununu, who is not attending the Republican National Convention this week, has voted with Bush more than 90% of the time, leading to inflation, sky-high gas prices and record budget deficits.

“John Sununu may be running from George Bush this week, but he can’t hide from his record of supporting Bush’s disastrous economic policies over the past six years,” DSCC spokesman Matthew Miller said. “90% gets you a passing grade in school, but voting with George Bush 90% of the time is failure by New Hampshire’s standards.”

The ad can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEGabW2tlk4

Sununu Has Voted With Bush 90 Percent of the Time. Between 2001 and 2007, Sununu voted to support President Bush’s position 90percent of the time. [CQ Member Profile]

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InVictory Speech, Sununu Promised to Serve Bush.

BushTold New Hampshire Voters to Send Sununu to the Senate Because He Would Be ALoyal Ally. Duringa Republican fundraiser in New Hampshire, Bush said that he needed Sununu“to be his foot soldier in the Senate on the issues of Iraq and taxes, inparticular, and to support his judicial appointees.” [ ConcordMonitor , 10/6/02; Nashua Telegraph , 10/6/02; White House Release, 10/5/02]

SununuSaid Nobody Could Do Better Job Than Bush. Sununu offeredglowing praise for Bush after the President visited the New Hampshire inOctober 2003. Sununu said, “This president has been a leader on trying toget our economy going, and on national security issues, can anyone say he orshe could have done a better job?” [ Nashua Telegraph , 10/10/03]

TheBush-Sununu economic policies have harmed New Hampshire families. When Sununu joined the Senate, gas prices were $1.47 per gallon for regular, but averaged $4.09 per gallon in July. [Energy Information Administration, 8/21/08 ]

  • Under Bush and Sununu, the federal government has borrowed $3.3 trillion, much from China, Saudi Arabia and other foreign countries. The average New Hampshire family pays approximately $1,900 in taxes each year just to pay the interest on the national debt. [Dept. of Treasury, accessed 9/3/08 ; Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 5/15/07 ; House Budget Committee, 6/27/07 ]
  • Wholesale prices in July were up 9.8% from July 2007, the highest wholesale inflation rate since the early 1980s. [Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8/19/08 ]
  • Thanks to the Bush-Sununu economy, New Hampshire and other American working families are now earning $2,000 less than they were in 2000. [Census Bureau, 8/26/08 ; Census Bureau, September 2002 ]