DNC Chair, Former NH College Republicans Chair Slam Out-of-Touch Rand Paul, Scott Brown, NHGOP

As Paul Visits NH for Events with Koch Brothers’ Misleading Youth Organization, Extreme NHGOP and Big Oil-Backed Scott Brown, DNC highlights Paul and GOP’s Disastrous Agenda


WASHINGTON – Today, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and former New Hampshire College Republicans Chair Jake Wagner held a press conference call highlighting the out-of-touch, extreme agenda pushed by Rand Paul, Scott Brown and the New Hampshire GOP’s candidates ahead of Rand Paul’s visit Thursday and Friday to the Granite State. On key issues – from student loans to equal pay to social issues – Republicans like Paul are out of touch with young people, women and families in New Hampshire and across the country.


“It’s no surprise that Rand Paul would endorse Scott Brown while he’s in New Hampshire,” said DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). “Both have shown a troubling pattern of having a position, getting questioned about how unpopular that position is, and then changing their positions – even denying they ever held the original one in the first place! On Election Night, Scott Brown said he was running for the Senate to be a change agent – but the only things he’s ever changed are his positions and his home state.”


“Rand Paul and Scott Brown will do anything they can to try to pull the wool over the eyes of voters in New Hampshire and across the country. But voters are smarter than that,” Wasserman Schultz continued. “Voters know when one party stands with the Koch Brothers and the special interests in protecting corporate tax breaks for companies who ship American jobs overseas. Voters know when one party blocks commonsense measures to raise the minimum wage or ensure equal pay or lower costs for young people who have student loans. Voters know when phony candidates change their positions with the shifting political winds, and they have even less respect when those politicians deny their actions. So Rand Paul may be in New Hampshire to show Republican “unity” – but voters are well aware of what the GOP is united behind: an agenda that hurts the middle class, hurts young people, hurts seniors and hurts women and their families.”


On Rand Paul, former New Hampshire College Republicans Chair Jake Wagner added, “He voted against Bank on Students, a common sense piece of legislation that would have helped millions of young borrowers refinance their student loans. In New Hampshire alone, this would have helped 129,000 young people reduce the burden of student loan interest. Why'd he vote no? Probably because it would have been funded by a tax on millionaires and billionaires. Given the choice between students and the uber wealthy, he made his choice resoundingly clear. He talks a big game about innovation and liberty, but here's the honest truth: Rand Paul’s policies are bad for young people. End of story.”


For more information or to obtain audio of the press conference call, please contact DNC Regional Press Secretary Ian Sams at samsi@dnc.org.