US Rep BASS CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON NH ATTORNEY GENERAL'S CIVIL SUIT

Concord, N.H. - The re-election campaign of Congressman Charles Bass (R-NH-02) has issued the following statement in response to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s lawsuit alleging that Bass Victory Committee in 2010 violated New Hampshire’s “push poll” law.

"The Bass Victory Committee strongly denies the Attorney General’s allegation and will vigorously defend the civil suit.  The poll in question was a legitimate message testing survey, not a push poll.  Our survey was the same type of message testing poll conducted by virtually every major candidate for a federal office.   It tested voters’ attitudes and opinions among a relatively small sample of voters, unlike a push poll, which targets a much larger group of voters, with the intent of negatively persuading the voter,” said Bass Victory Committee spokesperson, Scott Tranchemontagne.

“The Bass Victory Committee has never conducted a push poll.  The poll in question does not adhere to the form, purpose or statutory definition of a push poll. Though we are disappointed that the Attorney General has chosen to litigate this matter, we are confident that we have the law on our side and will ultimately prevail."