State Senator Lou D’Allesandro Calls Out Shea-Porter for Hiding from Constituents
MANCHESTER – During an interview this morning with Jack Heath on WGIR, State Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) expressed his frustration with Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s neglect of her constituents in the largest city in the First District, Manchester.
Listen to the WGIR conversation here.
D'Allesandro: "Retail politics is the name of the game...If that disappears, Jack, I think the nature of democracy disappears - it's that one on one contact, face to face, talking to people, we'll be come an advertising nation...It's taken that part of politics and moved it to the side, and I'm very discouraged about that"
Heath: "You do events with Ann Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter, do you wish they were out there more?"
D'Allesandro: "Yes. I wish Carol Shea-Porter were in Manchester more, I haven't seen her in Manchester. Manchester is the heart of the first congressional district. I want to see her more"
Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta, released the following statement:
“Congresswoman Shea-Porter has literally and figuratively lost her compass. The Congresswoman has been feeling the heat from the constituents that she’s been hiding from, and now she’s feeling it from prominent members of her own party. The Congresswoman can’t find her way to Manchester and she can’t find it within herself to vote with her district – from her steadfast support for ObamaCare to increasing taxes and spending, she has been a rubber stamp for President Obama rather than the independent voice New Hampshire needs.”