NHDP Statement on Failed CEO Walt Havenstein Securing NHGOP Gubernatorial Nomination

Manchester, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement regarding the Republican gubernatorial primary results:

"In November, Granite Staters will have a clear choice between Governor Hassan's strong record of bipartisan problem-solving that's getting things done for New Hampshire's people, families and businesses, and failed CEO Walt Havenstein’s anti-middle class Koch Brothers agenda that would run New Hampshire’s economy into the ground just like he did to SAIC."

"As the CEO of SAIC, he made nearly $20 million while his company’s stock plummeted, they shed thousands of jobs, and the company overcharged taxpayers on government projects."

"Now, Havenstein is pushing a so-called economic "plan" straight out of the Koch Brothers playbook that would create a $90 million budget hole to give more tax breaks to big businesses, taking our state back to the Bill O’Brien era of devastating cuts to education, health care, and public safety. And he's signed his name to a Koch Brothers pledge that calls for repealing health care from 50,000 Granite Staters."

"Walt Havenstein has proven time and again that he puts his own interests first, no matter who gets hurt. Granite Staters will reject Havenstein's anti-middle class agenda and political doublespeak, and they will continue to stand with Governor Hassan because she is solving problems the New Hampshire way and keeping our state moving in the right direction."