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Mar072012

NH GOP - Shaheen's Running But Still No Town Halls 

Good Afternoon,

Even though she’s failed to host a town hall meeting, Jeanne Shaheen confirmed to the Foster’s Daily Democrat today that she will run for the United States Senate in three years.  Disregard for a moment the fact that she’s been a rubberstamp for President Obama’s job-destroying government expansion and doesn’t deserve re-election, and instead let’s focus (again) on the reality that she’s the only member of the state’s congressional delegation who has not hosted a town hall meeting with her New Hampshire constituents. 

Now that she’s announced her plans to run for re-election, will she also schedule a town hall meeting?  Is meeting with Granite Staters in an open town hall forum a priority for Shaheen?  Voters deserve a chance to hold her accountable for her tax-and-spend policies that have hurt our economy, driven our nation’s debt to new heights and cut Medicare benefits for seniors.

“Shaheen was asked to comment on the 2012 race after campaign fund-raising records filed at the end of 2011 indicated the New Hampshire Democrat is carrying less money in her campaign coffers than any other senator up for re-election in 2014.  Shaheen finished 2011 with $128,578 cash on hand, according to FEC records which indicate the other 32 members of Shaheen’s Senate class are carrying an average of $1.3 million cash on hand each.” (Jim Haddadin, “Shaheen in for Senate Re-Election,” Foster’s Daily Democrat, 3/7/2012)

“Senator Shaheen should stop focusing on her career and trying to help an unpopular President Obama get his re-election off the ground, and instead spend some time hosting a town hall forum with her New Hampshire constituents.  For someone who claims to be accessible, it’s a shame that’s she continues to refuse to provide voters with this traditional forum.” – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald

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