Jim Bender, Republican US Senate Candidate in NH, says, "Welcome Home from Canada, Paul Hodes!"

Jim Bender - US Senate 2010

Supporters of Jim Bender today held a “Welcome Home Party” at Paul Hodes’ Campaign Headquarters, celebrating his safe return from a trial lawyer fundraiser in Canada.

Jim Bender said, “I listen to the people of New Hampshire, and they’re telling me it’s time to make this government trustworthy and accountable to the voters.  If you want Paul Hodes to listen to you, I suggest you make a collect call, because that phone call might be at international rates.”

"If Paul Hodes were sincere in wanting to end the influence of foreign and corporate special interests he wouldn't be in Canada collecting money from his fellow trial lawyers,” said Jim Bender.  “He would be here in New Hampshire actually listening to the voters of the 2nd District – the constituents he has ignored over and over again as he’s supported bailouts, Obamacare, and every wasteful big government program put in front of him.”

WMUR-9 featured the “Welcome Home Party” today July 14, 2010 on the 5pm news.  WMUR said, “Supporters of Republican Jim Bender staged a ‘Welcome Home’ of sorts for Paul Hodes.”  WMUR also said, “In a reversal, Jim Bender now also leads Hodes by four points.”  See the video here: http://www.wmur.com/politics/24260401/detail.html

Jim Bender said, “You have to admit I had a major advantage over Paul Hodes in this poll, as I was at least campaigning on the southern side of the US-Canadian border.”