Says NH Democrat Leaders “Sold Out NH” to the Democratic National Committee, Nevada

  Concord, NH- Peterborough Republican Charlie Bass today said he was, “shocked and disappointed…” to learn that NH Democrat Leaders supported a Democratic National Committee (DNC) plan to allow Nevada to schedule its 2012 presidential primary caucus just four days after NH’s presidential primary.  Bass, who is running for Congress in NH’s Second District, called on Democrat opponents Katrina Swett and Anne McLane Kuster to repudiate the decision by state Democrat Party Chair Ray Buckley and Democrat National Committeewoman Kathy Sullivan.   Bass challenged Swett and Kuster to put their partisan loyalty aside and stand up for the NH primary by calling for a seven-day window between our presidential primary and Nevada’s caucus, as required by New Hampshire law.

In a Concord Monitor story about the issue this weekend, Secretary of State Bill Gardner said he is disappointed with the DNC’s primary calendar, and vowed, “We are going to have our seven days.”

“Katrina Swett and Anne McLane Kuster need to stand with Bill Gardner and the state of New Hampshire by rejecting the national Democrats’ presidential primary election calendar,” said Bass.   “Tell the New Hampshire people you hope to represent that you will fight to uphold the state law that requires a seven-day period before any ‘similar election’ can occur after our primary.   One of New Hampshire’s sacred institutions is under attack, as are the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity that come with it.   Stand up for New Hampshire’s First-in-the-Nation Primary and fight to protect it by rejecting this latest scheme from Ray Buckley, Kathleen Sullivan and the DNC.”