Below are excerpts from New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn's op-ed entitled "Shaheen legacy is one of broken promises," in the Nashua Telegraph. To read the full piece - please click here.
Shaheen legacy is one of broken promises
By Jennifer Horn
On November 4, 2008, then Sen.-elect Jeanne Shaheen stood before a crowd of supporters and outlined her upcoming tenure as U.S. Senator. She promised to be a strong, independent voice for New Hampshire, and she promised that she would not hesitate to disagree with her party or her President to do what's right for the Granite State. She promised to get our economy back on track by restoring fiscal responsibility to our nation while creating good jobs and getting Washington to work for the middle class. She pledged to work to implement foreign policy that would improve America's standing in the world, focused on the real threat of terrorism, and to free our nation from foreign energy sources. She promised to expand affordable healthcare coverage, and to fight for people facing premiums they couldn't afford. She promised to stand up to special interest groups, like pharmaceutical and insurance companies. Finally, she promised to listen to the people of New Hampshire. She promised that her office door would always be open to the people of our state.
As Sen. Shaheen campaigns for re-election nearly six years later, one thing is certain - she has broken every promise she made on election night. She has failed to live up to her word, in every sense. She has not kept any of her promises. Not one.
There is no doubt that Sen. Shaheen will campaign between now and November on falsehoods about her record and new promises that are sure to be broken if re-elected. Enough is enough. It's time for her to answer for her failures. It's time to hold her accountable for all the promises she has broken. It's time to replace her with a responsible Republican this fall.
Jennifer Horn is the Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee.