Concord – New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein released the following statement on Tea Party Republican Andrew Hemingway's decision to run for Governor.

"As an infamous Tea Party leader, no ideological cause is too far right for Andrew Hemingway. He led the Tea Party's efforts to attack worker's rights with so called Right-to-Work bills, block access to basic health services for thousands of Granite State women, and slash education funding while making cigarettes cheaper.

"The people of New Hampshire strongly support Governor Hassan because she's working to undo the Tea Party's damage by freezing in-state tuition for public colleges and universities, protecting the rights of women and workers, and helping businesses create middle class jobs.

"Hemingway's extreme ideology would take us back to the disastrous agenda of disgraced former Speaker Bill O'Brien. He even endorsed the radical former Speaker's election in order to prevent a 'moderate, conciliatory agenda.' Granite Staters can't afford to have Hemingway in elected office, his radically right-wing agenda is radically wrong for New Hampshire.