BEDFORD, NH – State Senator Andy Sanborn, candidate for re-election in the 9th District, today called on his Democratic opponent Lee Nyquist to return donations he has received from his colleagues at his law firm that he promised in an email to help “from the inside.”
“Honestly, I am shocked at Mr. Nyquist’s blatant promise to peddle influence within the state house for his colleagues and clients,” said Senator Sanborn.
“Public service is about solving problems and helping the citizens of our state, not giving special help to friends for personal gain. This is truly beyond the pale, and Mr. Nyquist has an obligation to return the donations he has received from trial lawyers to prove he is really running for the right reasons: to serve the citizens of District 9,” Sanborn concluded.
As the New Hampshire Journal reported on Thursday, Mr. Nyquist sent an email to his colleagues at the Shaheen & Gordon Law Firm earlier in the week saying he would “advocate inside the Senate for our courts, our clients and our future clients,” and asking for “substantial donations” to help him do so.