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NRSC Calls On Granite Staters To Fire Paul Hodes As He Launches New “Turn Up The Heat On Washington” Tour

WASHINGTON – As liberal U.S. Representative Paul Hodes (D-NH) launches his desperate tour to “turn up the heat on Washington,” the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) asks: Where was this so-called “heat” while Hodes was rubberstamping his party’s reckless spending agenda during two terms in Congress?

Hodes, who has trailed fiscally responsible Republican nominee Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in more than 20 public surveys since June 2009, is vying for a promotion to the U.S. Senate after eagerly rubberstamping his party’s out-of-control economic policies in Congress. Hodes voted for the failed $787 billion stimulus debacle, which a new poll found over two-thirds of Americans rightfully believe was a waste. And Hodes championed his party’s massive health spending bill, which a new report found will force 22,000 seniors in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine out of their Medicare advantage insurance plans at the end of this year.

In more bad news for Hodes, a new WMUR Granite State survey today found, “half of New Hampshire residents don't approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance… The poll found that approval among independents dropped from 47 percent in July to 42 percent last month… The poll found fewer people approve of Obama's handling of the economy and health care.”

 “Evidently it took more than 20 consecutive public surveys to make Paul Hodes realize that Granite State voters disapprove of his job performance in Congress, but his lip service about ‘turning up the heat on Washington’ is simply too little, too late,” said NRSC Press Secretary Amber Marchand. “Voters will have a chance to turn up the heat on Paul Hodes this November when they elect Kelly Ayotte to the U.S. Senate.”

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