DECLINED ‘JOB INTERVIEW’ EVENT AT NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE THAT ALL OTHER MAJOR CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE ATTENDED TODAY
(Manchester – October 15, 2012) New England College held an event this morning that was first supposed to be a debate, but was changed into a ‘job interview’ with local newspaper reporters and students after former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter declined the invitation to debate. Frank Guinta and the two major candidates in NH-02 attended today’s ‘job interview.’
Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter was the only major candidate not to attend although she had attended the debate at New England College with then Mayor Guinta back in 2010. Frank Guinta has either attended or is scheduled to attend a total of 7 debates. The two candidates only attended 3 major debates in 2010.
Carol Shea-Porter’s refusal to attend today’s event follows on the heels of the WBIN-TV debate between Frank Guinta and Carol Shea-Porter last week where Frank Guinta greatly outperformed the former congresswoman. At the debate, Shea-Porter made outrageous statements about the Benghazi attacks, saying “it’s going to be a bumpy road there” and admitted that she would have actually voted for the veterans’ legislation she is attacking Frank Guinta on in her negative and untrue TV ad.
Guinta spokesman Derek Dufresne released the following statement:
“It is no surprise that former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter was the only major candidate for Congress in New Hampshire who declined the invitation to attend the event today at New England College.
“After her abysmal performance in the debate last week, Carol Shea-Porter might be hiding from voters, however Granite Staters deserve the opportunity to discuss the many important issues facing our country with those who want to represent them. We hope Carol Shea-Porter will still attend the three remaining debates of this campaign.”