NHDP - Sanborn and Santorum: Two Peas in a Pod

Failed former U.S. Senator, right-wing radical, too extreme for New Hampshire

 

Concord - On Saturday, failed former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and right-wing state Senate candidate Andy Sanborn will be campaigning together at Sanborn's bar room in Concord. Not only do Santorum and Sanborn have a record of being extremists who promote reckless agendas, they also have a penchant for making degrading remarks against women.

 

Santorum, who infamously claimed that women with jobs outside the home had been duped by "propaganda" from "radical feminists," has a long record of opposing women's rights at the federal level.  (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/6/2005) In his book, It Takes a Family, Santorum expands upon his views of radical feminists, attributing their bad influence to the idea that women deserve equal pay. (It Takes a Family, Pg. 95)

 

Sanborn echoed Santorum's sexist sentiments in an interview with the Hippo Press in June of 2006, claiming that he wanted his bar to regress "to a slightly older era ... ten or fifteen years ago, [when] women actually got dressed up to go out at night, and put makeup on. I don't think that's a bad thing." (Hippo Press, 6/22/2006)

 

"Rick Santorum and Andy Sanborn must have been separated at birth," said Emily Cashman, Senate Caucus Communications Director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Both are right-wing radicals who are clearly out of touch with the people of New Hampshire. If they had their way, we would all still be living in the 1950's."

 

"While Sanborn and Santorum are comparing notes on Saturday, the voters in District 7 will be taking a closer look at Sanborn's bid for state Senate," continued Cashman. "Such fringe lunacy has no place in New Hampshire, and voters will yet again leave Sanborn high and dry in November."