CONCORD - The New Hampshire Democratic Party today released a new web video - Which Ovide is Which? - highlighting Ovide Lamontagne's inability to come clean about his positions on important issues like Medicare, abortion and Speaker Bill O'Brien's radical agenda.
"Granite State voters deserve a Governor who is going to be honest, no matter what audience he is talking to," said Raymond Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Whether talking about his plan to pull the state out of Medicare, repeal the guarantee of kindergarten for all children, or criminalize abortion, Lamontagne needs to come clean with the voters of New Hampshire and stop trying to hide his extreme agenda."
In a debate sponsored by AARP on October 8, Ovide assured voters that there's nothing a Governor can do about Medicare, but the very next morning on WTSN in Dover he declared "I want more control, at the New Hampshire level, of Medicare funds."
Ovide has at least twice declared his support for Paul Ryan's radical budget plan, calling it a "great plan" at the NH Farm Bureau Picnic in October of last year and saying that he "subscribed" to Ryan's plan at the Seacoast Republican Women's Senatorial debate.
On many occasions, including a radio interview in early October, Lamontagne claimed "social issues are not part of the agenda." But that wasn't what he told a Lakes Region Tea Party meeting. He told them "I'm pro-life, I'm pro-traditional marriage .. I want to support things I think are important."
After claiming in an interview that women's health issues were "not why I'm am running", he clearly promised to sign legislation that would limit access to abortion saying "if there is legislation that is passed, I am pro-life - I will support everything I can that makes sense to me." [Audio]
He also told the Hampton-North Hampton Patch that a repeal of marriage equality was not a top issue to him, but that's not what he said when he attended a rally to repeal marriage equality, vowing to "aggressively work" to repeal equality in New Hampshire if elected governor.
Lamontagne has repeatedly said that he would "sign or veto" any bill that came to his desk, but has refused to say if he would sign or veto the radical legislation of this legislature. Ovide has repeatedly tried to distance himself from the O'Brien legislature, saying "I am running for Governor, not legislature" but he has repeatedly praised the legislature, promising to work with Speaker O'Brien if elected.
Watch the video HERE.