NHDP - Party Chair's Statement on the WMUR Gubernatorial Debate

Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement after Governor John Lynch highlighted the numerous positive effects of his steady and responsible leadership for New Hampshire during the past few years at tonight's WMUR debate.


"John Lynch showed once again why he will be elected to an historic fourth term next week.  His steady and responsible leadership has continued New Hampshire's tradition of excellence, making it one of the healthiest, lowest taxes, and best educated states in the nation.  He has a solid and consistent record of accomplishment for Granite Staters.


"In a painful contrast is John Stephen.  At the debate tonight, he continually dodged questions and gave vague answers.  His antics were so bad, one of the moderators had to interrupt him and remind him to actually address the question that was asked.


"John Stephen was a terrible government bureaucrat, raising hundreds of taxes and fees, while facing criticisms from members of both parties because of his questionable ethics and lack of honesty.  His plans for the future are no better.  He failed to propose even one concrete way to create jobs in New Hampshire and dodged questions about his plan to raise property taxes."