CONCORD - Raymond Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement on Mike Huckabee's appearance at an NH GOP fundraiser tonight:
"After Donald Trump campaigned with Mitt Romney in Las Vegas, now the Romney birther surrogate tour comes to NH - with Mike Huckabee who has been questioning where President Obama grew up. Recycling a debunked out of touch claim to distract from the real issues in this election seems to be the Republican strategy for 2012.
"It is no surprise that today's New Hampshire Republican Party is welcoming Mike Huckabee - an extreme social conservative - who was there when Romney endorsed the so-called 'Personhood Amendment' to define life as beginning at the moment of conception. This policy could have banned all abortions and likely banned many common forms of birth control. This is just the latest example in how extreme NH Republicans have become. From tax breaks for millionaires at the expense of the middle class to taking away a women's right to choose, the GOP is out of step with Granite Staters."