CONCORD – Today, former New Hampshire Governor and Republican State Committee Chairman John H. Sununu thanked the New Hampshire Democratic Party for embarrassing themselves with their latest desperate attack on a Republican candidate:


“Today the New Hampshire Democratic Party put out another disparaging and dishonest news release attacking one of our outstanding Republican candidates. They seem intent on focusing on personal attacks, but in fact are giving our potential candidates great visibility before any of them have actually announced their intent to run for office.


“Thank you for confirming how concerned you are about Paul Hodes’ clumsy senatorial campaign and how nervous Democrats are about our strong field of Republican candidates. Thank you for verifying that the Democratic Party is truly the party of ‘the politics of personal destruction.’


“And thank you for exposing your own hypocrisy and dishonesty, and for giving us the perfect context to reveal the following about your sheltered senatorial nominee:


  • Paul Hodes Is A Washington Insider Who Has Accepted Over $1,384,140 In Special Interest Money From Political Action Committees (PACs.) (opensecrets.com)


  • Paul Hodes Has Accepted $406,444 In Individual Contributions From His Fat-Cat Lobbyist Buddies During His Time In Washington. (opensecrets.com)


  • Paul Hodes Recently Jetted Off To Martha’s Vineyard To Munch On Shrimp Cocktail, Sip White Wine and Solicit Campaign Contributions From Washington’s Biggest Lobbyists. (The Hill, 7/19)


  • After Successfully Shoving Carol Shea-Porter Out Of The Democratic Senate Primary, Paul Hodes Has Wasted His Time In Washington Cozying Up To Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) And Other Democratic Party Insiders, Instead Of Focusing On Fixing The Economy And Creating New Jobs. (New York Times, 5/19)


“Our thanks to the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Your defensive and transparently desperate news releases continue to strengthen our 2010 Republican campaign. Keep up the good work.”