“While Chris Christie and Rand Paul hold town halls in New Hampshire only 11 miles apart, their views on key positions in New Hampshire are equally as close… and shockingly out of touch with Granite Staters.” - Lizzy Price, NHDP Communications Director
Oppose Raising the Minimum Wage
Over 70% of Granite State voters support a minimum wage increase because they know it will help hard-working families, but Christie and Paul don’t even want to talk about it.
Chris Christie said he was “tired of hearing about the minimum wage.”
Rand Paul said raising the minimum wage was a “clever diversion.”
Oppose Funding for Planned Parenthood
Nearly 7 in 10 New Hampshire voters oppose Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, but Christie and Paul are adamantly opposed.
Rand Paul has endorsed the strategy to shut down the federal government to prevent funding women’s health through Planned Parenthood. (The last time Rand Paul and Republicans shut down the government, it cost taxpayers $24 billion)
Chris Christie vetoed family planning funding every year he has been governor and is open to a government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood.
Skeptical on Climate Change
A majority of Granite Staters support policies that reflect scientific facts about climate change and increasing renewable energy, but Christie and Paul refuse to address climate change.
Chris Christie has raided more than $1 billion in clean energy funds and closed the state’s Office of Climate Change.
Rand Paul questions whether or not climate change is man-made or not: “There is some question as to the validity of the science.”