Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding comments made by former DNC Chairman Howard Dean disparaging New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner:
"Secretary of State Bill Gardner is a respected bipartisan leader that has protected New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary for decades. It is outrageous that Hillary Clinton would respond to her plummeting poll numbers in New Hampshire by dispatching a top surrogate to attack Secretary Gardner's strong and effective advocacy for our state's political tradition. She should immediately denounce Howard Dean's offensive personal attacks on Secretary Gardner and make it clear that her campaign rejects his insulting comments. As another top Hillary Clinton endorser and the governor of our state, Maggie Hassan should also denounce Dean's attacks on Secretary Gardner."
Dean's comments follow recent reports that other top Clinton backers are urging her to ditch the New Hampshire presidential primary.