New Hampshire- Congressman Frank Guinta has left the Manchester Chamber of Commerce off his short list of places he will debate. Carol Shea-Porter is calling for debates all over the district, including the debate hosted by the Business & Industry Association (BIA), if Frank Guinta wins his primary against Rick Parent on September 11th. Congressman Guinta has not agreed to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce debate in Manchester, where small businesses know his record. He has already refused to debate Carol Shea-Porter at a seacoast Chamber of Commerce debate and at a synagogue in Manchester.
Naomi Andrews, Campaign Manager for Candidate Carol Shea-Porter, released the following statement:
“Congressman Guinta sent out robocalls to the seacoast area, pretending that he was just a candidate and that Carol Shea-Porter was in Congress, so he could hide from his record. Now he is hiding from the local Chambers of Commerce. He does not want to face small businesses and defend voting for cuts to the Small Business Administration and other anti-small business legislation. He needs to stop hiding and accept Carol Shea-Porter's offer that allows him to hide in a few places, but debate in others.”
* http://hampton-northhampton.patch.com/blog_posts/frank-guinta-announces-his-participation-in-six-debates Note: The forum hosted by Riverwoods Retirement Community in Exeter, New Hampshire is a primary forum that is closed to the public.