NHDP Statement On Failed Maryland Businessman Walt Havenstein Self-Challenging His Residency

Concord, NH-- New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain issued the following statement today on Walt Havenstein's questioning his own eligibility to run for Governor.
"We're sure that New Hampshire citizens will want the opportunity to raise a number of key issues that aren't likely to be included in Walt's own self-challenge of his residency with the Ballot Law Commission. The facts of Walt's case are clear and haven't changed: in order to receive the tax breaks he received, Maryland law required Havenstein to certify that his Maryland home was his principal residence, including for voting, paying taxes, driver’s license and car registration, which clearly makes him ineligible to run for state office under New Hampshire’s Constitution. The only alternative is that Havenstein asserts that he committed tax fraud in Maryland, which raises a whole other set of legal questions for him to answer."