NH GOP ICYMI - "NOT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY I GREW UP WITH"

"When I saw this agenda I said, 'What is this?' This is not the Democratic Party that I grew up with."

 

Rep. Tom Buco (D-Conway) On The Liberal House Leadership’s Radical Agenda

Social Issues Test N.H. Democrats

Concord Monitor

Lauren Dorgan

March 29, 2009

 

 

[S]ome Democrats voiced frustration that social issues even made the agenda last week. Rep. Tom Buco, a conservative Conway Democrat, voted against the death penalty repeal and gay marriage; he voted for medicinal marijuana. Buco, a member of the Finance Committee, said he'd rather spend the time on the budget.

 

When I saw this agenda I said, 'What is this?' This is not the Democratic Party that I grew up with," he said.

 

When Buco first ran in 2004 to join a minority Democratic Party in the State House, it would have been hard to predict many of the votes he faced last week, except for the death penalty. Two years later, his party was in the majority.

 

"Marriage has been defined for thousands of years," he said. "Why are you asking me to change the definition?"

 

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