Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Attorney General Foster's decision to officially recuse himself from the ongoing investigator into Governor Hassan's illegal campaign donations. New Hampshire Journal reports that the New Hampshire Department of Justice officially announced the decision today:
"Governor Hassan's illegal campaign money scandal has cast a dark ethical cloud over her administration and undermined public trust in state government. Attorney General Foster made the right decision given his role on Hassan's 2012 finance committee and his close ties to some of the labor unions that broke campaign finance laws. We hope that the New Hampshire Department of Justice will expedite its ongoing investigation into Governor Hassan's shady campaign finances and quickly provide an opinion on her suspicious failure to disclose her donors on a required campaign finance report."
The New Hampshire Department of Justice has already forced Governor Hassan to return $33,000 in illegal campaign contributions and ruled that at least three labor unions broke state laws that required them to register their political action committees.
Attorney General Foster served on then-candidate Hassan's 2012 campaign finance committee: (New Hampshire Journal, 8/15/2014)
During His Campaign For State Senate, Joe Foster Accepted Contributions From Labor Unions, Including The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) And The Plumbers and Steamfitter Union. (Source: Joe Foster for Senate August 25, 2004 Campaign Finance Report)