STATEMENT FROM KEVIN SMITH ON ANNOUNCMENT BY MAGGIE HASSAN TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR

Manchester, NH - Today, potential gubernatorial candidate, Kevin Smith, released the following statement on the announcement by former State Senator, Maggie Hassan, that she intends to run for Governor:

"When it comes to talking about creating jobs and being a fiscal conservative, Maggie Hassan has about as much credibility as President Obama," said Smith.  "The fact of the matter is that Maggie has an impeccable record in the State Senate of having raised a record amount of taxes and fees, including a job killing income tax on LLC's as well as her proposal for a government takeover of our State's healthcare system, dubbed 'Maggiecare.'  Maggie also supported a state income tax while running as a candidate for state senate.  Her record on raising taxes and spending is clear and it should scare the heck out of any current or future business owner in our great State."