NHDP - Republican Insiders in Washington Line Up to Force Rejected Former Congressman's Candidacy on Voters

While Showing a Blatant Disregard for Granite Staters, Republican Insiders in Washington Line Up to Force Rejected Former Congressman's Candidacy on Voters


Concord -- Republicans clearly don't have a clue when it comes to New Hampshire and the latest example comes from yet another news report.  According to a story written in the Washington publication Roll Call, national Republicans are surprisingly excited about rejected former Congressman Charlie Bass and his re-run candidacy in the 2nd Congressional district.  What Republicans are failing to recognize, however, is that by trying to force one of their own establishment insiders down the throats of Granite State voters, they're simultaneously blatantly disregarding the traditionally independent nature of Granite State voters.  
 
Even more disturbing is the fact that Bass has already stated it's time to make a "u-turn" and go back to the George Bush economic policies that got our economy into this mess in the first place.  As a result, don't be surprised when you see this "strategy" back fire this November.
 
"With each passing day it has become more and more obvious that Republican insiders in Washington just don't get it.  Not only are they blatantly ignoring the fact that Bass's record has already been rejected by Granite State voters who were fed up with his fiscally irresponsible record, but now they're trying to force Bass's candidacy upon voters who notoriously pride themselves on their independence," said Derek Richer, Press Secretary for the New Hampshire State Democratic Party.
 
"If there was any doubt about how grossly out of touch Republicans are when it comes to Granite Staters this latest escapade should erase them immediately," said Richer.  "The fact is that the reckless spending and skyrocketing deficits that Republicans in Washington came to epitomize lead to Bass's demise in 2006. Couple that with his desire to go back to the same failed Bush policies that got our economy into this mess in the first place and it's easy to conclude that these tactics will translate into similar results this November."
 
BACKGROUND:
 
Republican Party insiders in Washington are lining up behind Bass and are trying to force his candidacy on voters in New Hampshire's 2nd District.  Not only have numerous establishment insiders and members of Congress reportedly supported Bass's campaign financially, but the party boss in charge of the House Republican Caucus's campaign arm is also supporting Bass. [Roll Call, 1/19/2010]
 
Bass has called for a policy "u-turn" that would take our country back to 8 years wroth of failed Bush economic policies that got our economy into this mess in the first place. [Roll Call, 12/4/2009]