Manchester, NH - Saying he would be the "fiscally responsible Governor we need in these tenuous economic times," the Weirs Times has endorsed Ovide for Governor.
The Times noted that Sen. Hassan was a "proud and major player in the 2008-10 “tax and spend” New Hampshire legislature," and asked why voters would send her back to Concord after just rejecting her ideas in 2010. The Lakes Region paper urged voters to do "what is right to keep businesses here and flourishing: elect Ovide Lamontagne."
This is Ovide's fifth newspaper endorsement, following Foster's Daily Democrat, the Union Leader, the Conway Daily Sun, and the Eagle Tribune.
You can read the full Weirs Times endorsement below.
STRONG CANDIDATES TO LEAD NEW HAMPSHIRE
Governor - Ovide Lamontagne
Over the past two years, the New Hampshire legislature has worked hard in eliminating business inhibiting taxes and regulations and trying to give New Hampshire a friendlier business environment and bringing us back from the disasters of the previous two years. There have been successes but many of these bills were vetoed by Governor Lynch.
Democratic candidate for Governor, Maggie Hassan was a proud and major player in the 2008-10 “tax and spend” New Hampshire legislature which created such burdens on families as the motor vehicle registration tax which was later repealed. She also fought for passage of the job killing LLC small business income tax. As Governor she would be ready to do the same. The voters of New Hampshire have already overwhelming rejected her ideas in 2010. Why would we return?
We trust Ovide Lamontagne to be the fiscally responsible Governor we need in these tenuous economic times. His insistence on zero-based budgeting for all government departments, ideas for pension reform and helping reel in high cost of energy here in New Hampshire, are all just parts of a sound economic policy for the state. He also opposes a state income or sales tax. Our unemployment rate is lower than most of the country, still, it has inched up over the last months. Let’s keep that in check by doing what is right to keep businesses here and flourishing: elect Ovide Lamontagne.