Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan's phony call for Senator Reid to apologize for his comments disparaging New Hampshire's residents and first-in-the-nation presidential primary:
"It is hypocritical for Governor Hassan to call for disgraced former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to apologize for smearing our first-in-the-nation primary while continuing to welcome his strong support for her United States Senate campaign. Senator Reid personally recruited Governor Hassan to abandon her current job to run for higher office, and his Senate Majority PAC has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on dishonest ads on her behalf. The governor should immediately demand that Harry Reid remove his ads supporting her candidacy and tell his Washington political machine to stay out of our Senate race. The importance of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary goes beyond politics, and Governor Hassan's continued reliance on his political support to advance her career says more than her transparent and politically-motivated call for an apology."