Says He Hasn't Seen Carol Shea-Porter in Manchester


Concord - During an interview with Jack Heath on WGIR this morning, State Senator Lou D'Allesandro (D-Manchester) expressed his frustration with Democrats who are hiding from their constituents, saying that it threatens the very nature of democracy. He went on to discuss Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter's noticeable absence on the campaign trail this year. New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the Democrats' disappearing act:


"Like Jeanne Shaheen, Carol Shea-Porter knows that she cannot defend her blind allegiance to Barack Obama's disastrous agenda that is hurting New Hampshire families. Shaheen, Shea-Porter and Kuster have failed to put New Hampshire fist, and on election day Granite Staters will replace them with responsible Republicans who will provide independent leadership for our state."


Frank Guinta agreed to participate in a debate with Carol Shea-Porter, moderated by Jack Heath on WGIR. Carol Shea-Porter has refused that invitation.


Senator D'Allesandro's remarks can be heard here. The relevant portions of the conversation are below:


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"