NH GOP - Dem Gov's Primary Adds Another Income Tax Supporter


A Third Candidate Set to Join Out of Touch Tax & Spenders Cilley and Hassan Today

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald released the following statement about the growing field in the Democrat’s gubernatorial primary as Bill Kennedy plans to announce his candidacy today.

“No matter which way you look at the Democrat’s primary race for governor, all of the candidates have a bad record when it comes to an income tax in New Hampshire.  It’s clear that this is a narrow Democrat Party whose ideology is singularly focused on growing the size of government and raising taxes to pay for it. 

“Democrats in New Hampshire face the harsh reality that they left behind a disastrous fiscal mess in Concord which included no accountability and proved not only to be ineffective but also extremely wasteful.  Voters are keenly aware of the fact that two of their top candidates, Jackie Cilley and Maggie Hassan, played a starring role in creating these serious financial problems.

“I remain confident that the Republican Party will re-take the governor’s office in November because there is a sharp contrast between our two sides.  The party of Jackie Cilley, Maggie Hassan and Barack Obama wants the government to control more of the people’s money, while our party wants to continue its fight to reign in government growth and establish an environment that creates jobs.”

Background Info: “Bill Kennedy, a retired military man from Danbury, is seeking the Democratic nomination. And he's not taking a pledge against a sales or income tax.” (Annmarie Timmins, “Political Newcomer to Run for Governor,” Concord Monitor, 4/5/2012)