Congresswoman To Attend Campaign Fundraiser With Party Insiders While Refusing To Attend Town Hall Meetings With Constituents



CONCORD – Despite her refusal to participate in a single traditional New Hampshire town hall meeting with her constituents, the Union Leader reports that Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter will appear at a campaign fundraiser this weekend with Democrat party insiders. Ms. Shea-Porter has cut off all face to face contact with New Hampshire voters during the August recess, but has found time in her “busy” schedule to meet with liberal activists, campaign contributors and far-left bloggers.


“Carol Shea-Porter’s decision to attend this fundraiser is an insult to the residents of the First Congressional District who are being denied the right to question their Congresswoman. It’s outrageous that the only people Ms. Shea-Porter is willing to meet with during the August recess are the lobbyists, party insiders and liberal activists who can afford to contribute to her campaign.” said NHGOP Communications Director Ryan Williams. “If Ms. Shea-Porter can find the time to attend a political fundraiser, she can find the time to participate in a traditional New Hampshire town hall meeting. She has no good excuse for avoiding face to face contact with her constituents.”


Shea-Porter’s exclusive fundraiser, which is being hosted by the Strafford Democrat Town Committee, will include appearances by Party bigwigs, including NH House Speaker Terie Norelli (D-Portsmouth.) All proceeds from the event will benefit the Carol Shea-Porter for Congress campaign according to the Strafford County Democrats’ website.


Despite refusing to meet with her constituents, Ms. Shea-Porter has scheduled a series of events with liberal supporters during the August recess. On Friday, Shea-Porter ditched the Granite State to attend the “Netroots Nation” conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and address a friendly crowd of liberal bloggers. She has also committed to appear at the “Blue Hampshire Bash” on August 24 in Concord and mix and mingle with Democrat Party insiders, more far-left bloggers and liberal activists.