Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement in response to the Republican Party's hypocrisy and refusal to denounce the inappropriate action of Judge Robert Stephen.
"Campaigns are always difficult on a candidate's family. A perfect example is when this past Friday evening, Judge Robert Stephen, the younger brother of Republican candidate for governor John Stephen, threatened a campaign volunteer because he was putting up Democratic signs. Judge Stephen not only threatened the volunteer personally, he also drove to the volunteer's place of employment to demand his firing.
"The real question is whether or not John Stephen and the Republican Party will denounce the Judge's behavior, and also take responsibility for stealing over 1,000 Democratic signs across the state last night. The Democratic Party does not condone the removal of campaign signs, and unlike the Republican Party, are willing to accept responsibility when it does occur.