Caucus highlights seven incumbents’ errant votes to inform primary voters

CONCORD, N.H.―To help voters elect Republicans with common sense ideas who will help restore the New Hampshire Advantage, the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire is exposing the voting records of seven Republicans who have shown through their past votes in the Legislature that they are not committed to traditional party principles.

The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire’s Political Action Committee sent thousands of letters this week to past voters in five key districts to reveal the seven incumbents with the least consistent Republican voting records. In an effort to inform rather than attack, these letters focus only on how each incumbent voted on key pieces of legislation. Each vote illustrates their departure from Republican Party values.

“Independence in voting is important, so with this effort we’re not saying that Republicans have to vote the party line every time,” said Andrew Hemingway, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire. “However, these Republicans spent most of their time voting against the party’s platform, and the votes we’ve highlighted in this project are just the most egregious examples.”

In each district where a targeted incumbent is in a primary, the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire has endorsed challengers who it believes will uphold traditional party values. The targeted incumbents are:

  • Cynthia J. Dokmo in Hillsborough 6 (Amherst, Milford), where there are 10 Republicans running for eight seats, including eight RLCNH-endorsed candidates.
  • John A. Graham and Jayne E. Spaulding in Hillsborough 18 (Bedford), where there are eight Republicans running for six seats, including three RLCNH-endorsed candidates.
  • Frank Case in Rockingham 1 (Nottingham, Deerfield, Candia, Northwood), where there are seven Republicans running for five seats, including three RLCNH-endorsed candidates.
  • Anthony R. DiFruscia in Rockingham 4 (Windham, Salem), where there are 21 Republicans running for 13 seats, including 13 RLCNH-endorsed candidates.
  • Kenneth H. Gould and Patricia Dowling in Rockingham 5 (Derry), where there are 13 Republicans running for 11 seats, including three RLCNH-endorsed candidates.

Besides sending letters informing voters about these errant incumbents, the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire has posted their voting records on its Web page:

“Regretfully, there are some Republicans who don’t share the party’s core principles, and the duty has fallen on the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire to help expose these incumbents’ voting records,” Hemingway said. “We hope Republican voters will use this opportunity to educate themselves about their candidates and take responsibility for their votes.”

“At the same time, we urge voters to cast their votes only for those RLCNH-endorsed candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, free enterprise and the Republican Party platform,” Hemingway added.


About The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire

RLCNH, a state chapter of the national Republican Liberty Caucus, was launched in December 2004 to promote and advance traditional Republican Party values, such as limited government, low taxes and spending, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free enterprise and loyalty to the U.S. and N.H. constitutions.