Shea-Porter asks Guinta to join with her to keep Super PACs out of NH

New Hampshire- Today, former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who is running for Congress in the First Congressional District, released the following statement about Congressman Frank Guinta’s Campaign Kick-Off.

“Frank Guinta has now officially acknowledged he is campaigning for Congress, so I call on him again to sign a joint statement that asks Super PACs to stay off the air and out of ads here, and let New Hampshire voters decide without undue influence. If Mr. Guinta wants to go even further and ask all Super PACs and all 501(c)(4) groups such as the Koch Brother funded Americans for Prosperity to stay out totally, to include any field work, I will sign that agreement. Mr. Guinta and I have an opportunity to start cleaning up campaigns, as the voters want us to, but he has so far refused. I hope he changes his mind.”

Background:

1. PRESS RELEASE: Shea-Porter calls on Rep. Guinta to denounce Super PAC ads

May 11, 2012
New Hampshire
-  Today, former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who is running for Congress in the First Congressional District released the following statement

“As the November election approaches, outside groups called Super PACs will try to influence NH-01 voters. These groups on either side have ground workers--the Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity has had a permanent staff in NH for several years now, and CREDO has recently arrived. However, Super PACs should not run television or radio or any type of media ads, either for or against me or Frank Guinta, and I call on Frank Guinta to sign an agreement with me next week that we will:

1.  immediately send out a joint press release that Super PAC money is not welcome in NH-01

2.  jointly publicly denounce any Super PACs that use the airwaves or any form of media ads to attack or support either of us and

3.  jointly sign a public statement to the offending Super PAC that it stop running the ads immediately.

Frank Guinta and I should work together to try to reduce the constant barrage of ads that offend NH-01 voters and try to reduce outside influence by Super PACs.”

 

2. PRESS RELEASE: Shea-Porter makes Super PAC offer to Guinta again

May 14, 2012
New Hampshire
-  Today, former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who is running for Congress in the First Congressional District, released the following statement

 

“Last week, I asked my political opponent for the NH-O1 seat, Congressman Frank Guinta, to join with me to try to reduce Super PAC advertising in the 2012 election.  His campaign responded by name-calling and falsehoods.  New Hampshire voters don’t want to hear false accusations and name-calling.  They just want Super PACs to stop all their negative advertising and let New Hampshire voters decide for themselves.  I once again call on Frank Guinta to sign an agreement with me this week that we will:

*  immediately send out a joint press release that Super PAC money is not welcome in NH-01

*  jointly publicly denounce any Super PACs that use the airwaves or any form of media ads to attack or support either of us and

*  jointly sign a public statement to the offending Super PAC that it stop running the ads immediately.


Frank Guinta and I should work together to try to reduce the constant barrage of ads that offend NH-01 voters and try to reduce outside influence by Super PACs.”