Bass For Congress - KUSTER and NH DEMOCRAT PARTY COORDINATE SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST RESPECTED NEW HAMPSHIRE COMPANY

Concord, NH- The Bass for Congress campaign today called on Democratic opponent Annie Kuster to stop smearing the reputation of one of New Hampshire’s most-respected and fastest growing companies, New England Wood Pellets.

Despite irrefutable proof that Charlie Bass did not invest in the company until after he left Congress, the Kuster campaign and its coordinated attack squad continue trying to manufacture a story that just doesn’t exist.

“To distract voters from her record of supporting Nancy Pelosi’s big spending agenda, Annie Kuster and her Democrat attack squad continues to falsely attack the integrity of Charlie Bass and New England Wood Pellets,” said Bass campaign spokesperson Scott Tranchemontgne.  “It is shameful, and Annie Kuster should apologize to New England Wood Pellets and its employees.    Businesses all across New Hampshire are taking note of Kuster’s behavior, and they don’t like what they see.”

Tranchemontagne continued, “Charlie Bass supports the development of alternative energies, including biomass, wind, solar, geothermal and others.   He always has, when he was in Congress, and now in the private sector.   Annie Kuster claims to support good jobs in the renewable energy field, yet she continues to maliciously attack the integrity of a New Hampshire company that is leading the industry in creating good jobs in renewable energy.  This is Kuster’s desperate attempt to make cheap, political points.”

“The rebate program that Charlie Bass supported in 2005 was supported by many, many companies in the alternative energy field, and would have benefitted not only the wood pellet industry, but the solar, geothermal, wind and other biomass industries,” Tranchemontagne concluded.   “Annie Kuster and her attack squad are shamelessly trying to manufacture a story that doesn’t exist.  The only scandalous thing today is Kuster’s support of Nancy Pelsosi’s endless deficit spending and job-killing programs.”