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Strong NH - Embattled Shea-Porter Super PAC Ally Indicted 


Reminder of her Hypocrisy on Campaign Finance Issues

"Shea-Porter loves to trumpet her opposition to PACs, but her hollow claim is downright laughable." 

MANCHESTER - Carl Gibson, a Super PAC ally of former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), was indicted yesterday on voter suppression charges. It is a reminder of her hypocrisy on the subject of campaign finance.

Carl Gibson helped run an vitriolic attack campaign in New Hampshire's First Congressional District in 2012 that benefited former Congresswoman Shea-Porter's political ambitions. The Super PAC he worked for, CREDO, launched a "$3 million campaign" that year and targeted NH-01. Their current website still claims victory for their success in New Hampshire in 2012.

While there are many sources to show how involved Gibson was with CREDO Super PAC's efforts to support Shea-Porter, it can best be summarized in a lengthy opinion piece he wrote in November of 2012.

Shea-Porter alleges that she does not accept contributions from PACs and has repeatedly called for her opponents to jointly ask Super PACs to stay out NH-01. However, former Congresswoman Shea-Porter never once asked CREDO to stop efforts that benefited her campaign in 2012. In fact, she went so far as to hypocritically support CREDO Super PAC's efforts in a Union Leader interview when she said, "I don't care what they do on the ground," ... "but advertising should be off limits, as should automated telephone calls."

As reported by WMUR-TV, according to authorities, Gibson issued a fake press release last May that left an impression with voters that a special election was uncontested. The Attorney General's Office said Carl Gibson, 28, sent a release to various news outlets days before the special election. The release stated that a candidate, Yvonne Dean-Bailey, was dropping out the race, which was not true. Gibson is charged with two felonies: voter suppression and attempted voter suppression. The maximum sentence is three-and-a-half to seven years and a $4,000 fine.

Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement;

"Carol Shea-Porter loves to trumpet her opposition to PACs, but her hollow claim is downright laughable. The reality is the former congresswoman is only opposed to those organizations that are not working to further her own ambitions. The indictment of embattled Carl Gibson, an ally of the former congresswoman who worked for a group that spent millions of dollars to benefit liberals like her, is the perfect reminder of her blatant hypocrisy."


Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on former Democrat Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's announcement that she will run for Congress:

"New Hampshire voters rejected Congresswoman Shea-Porter last year because they were fed up with her lockstep support for President Obama's harmful partisanship and reckless tax-and-spend agenda. Granite Staters haven't forgotten her support for ObamaCare, which caused thousands of working families to lose their health insurance and countless more to lose their doctors, their jobs and hope for a better future. Former Congresswoman Shea-Porter lost last year and will lose again next year because she is dangerously out-of-touch and does not represent New Hampshire values.


Carol Shea-Porter thanks veterans for their service

Rochester, NH- Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement:

Today, we pause again to thank our veterans. Throughout our history, America's small towns and large cities have brought forth men and women who answer their country's call.  I watched as my grandfathers' World War I generation marched in parades, and watched as my dad's World War II generation marched in parades, and then watched as our vets of the Korean War and Cold War joined them.  I watched as my husband's Vietnam era Vets lined up and the WWI group dropped away.  Now I watch as the Gulf War I vets and our newest Iraq and Afghanistan Vets show up to march, as the last of my dad's generation fade away.

Throughout it all, we have prayed for peace and prayed for the men and women who show up to preserve it or restore it.  Thank you to my husband, my dad, my grandfathers, and to all of the men and women who answered the call.  This Veterans Day, we gratefully remember those now gone, and honor those living, for their service to America.”


Carol Shea-Porter Wins Third Term in Congress 

Manchester, NH – Yesterday, Granite Staters in the First District voted to send Carol Shea-Porter back to Washington for a third term in Congress.  When Carol Shea-Porter was first elected in 2006, she was the first woman from the state of New Hampshire to serve in federal office. She will now be part of the nation’s first all-female delegation.

“I am honored to have the trust of the voters in the First District, and I pledge to work closely with Congresswoman-elect Kuster and Senators Shaheen and Ayotte to help move New Hampshire and this country forward,” Carol Shea-Porter said.


Guinta concedes race for NH-01

Manchester – November 7, 2012 - After the final numbers for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District came in, Congressman Frank Guinta conceded the race to Carol Shea-Porter early this morning.

“I would like to congratulate President Obama, Governor-elect Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman-elect Anne McLane Kuster and Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter on their victories.

“What’s important in these races is the future of New Hampshire. I am committed to continuing my support of our constituents and a collaborative vision for a stronger America. I called Carol Shea-Porter early this morning. We had a great conversation as I pledged to her my commitment to transition the congressional office with integrity and respect.”