Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding comments made by Senator Harry Reid disparaging New Hampshire's residents and first-in-the-nation presidential primary:
"As disgraced former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's handpicked candidate for the United States Senate, Governor Hassan should immediately denounce these harmful comments against New Hampshire's residents and first-in-the-nation presidential primary. New Hampshire's role as the first primary state is a bipartisan tradition and it is deeply troubling that the governor would rely on the financial backing of a Washington politician who openly advocates against it. Governor Hassan owes Granite Staters an explanation as to why she is counting on the political support of someone who insults her constituents and disparages New Hampshire's early state status. Since Harry Reid is clearly no fan of New Hampshire's political tradition, Governor Hassan should demand his political operation stop meddling in New Hampshire elections and refuse any future support for her United States Senate campaign."
In July, Politico reported that Harry Reid personally recruited Maggie Hassan to run for the United States Senate. Harry Reid's Senate Majority PAC has spent heavily in support of her United States Senate campaign, and just last week, Harry Reid's political arm, the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee, endorsed her for Senate.