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It’s no surprise Havenstein has stayed quiet. Whenever he's been pushed to show his true colors on critical issues, he's proved to Granite State women why he can't be trusted to protect their right to affordable health care.
In recent weeks, Walt celebrated the Supreme Court’s far-right Hobby Lobby decision that allows bosses to come between a woman and her doctor, and voiced his opposition to buffer zone measures that protect women and workers accessing reproductive health clinics.
Below are just a few of the key questions Walt Havenstein has refused to answer on women's health:
Would he support the Bill O’Brien agenda to defund New Hampshire Planned Parenthood clinics?
He's already said he opposes New Hampshire's bipartisan plan to expand critical health coverage to tens of thousands of working women, including coverage for contraception. Would he also work to repeal our state's Medicaid expansion?
He supports allowing employers to compensate women less than men by refusing to cover a woman's full range of basic health care needs while covering those of her male co-workers. Would he also work to repeal the New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act that helps ensure women receive equal pay for an equal day's work?
Would he support restrictions on women’s health clinics that were considered in the state legislature last spring?
And what other health coverage does he think men deserve but women don't?
Scott Brown in the News: Hiding in a Bathroom to Avoid Questions, Forgetting Which State He's In--Campaign is Floundering
Huffington Post: Police Summoned After Reporter Crashes Scott Brown Campaign Event
The Daily Beast: Scott Brown Flees Hobby Lobby Questions
MSNBC: Brown ‘took shelter in the bathroom’ to avoid contraception questions (Video)
MSNBC: Brown ‘took shelter in the bathroom’ to avoid contraception questions
The Hill: Did Brown misspeak on state?
Politics USA: Scott Brown Forgets Which State He Is Running For Senate In During Radio Interview
Los Angeles Times: Another 'oops' moment for Scott Brown in New Hampshire Senate race?
Washington Post: Brown, repeat to yourself three times ‘New Hampshire, New Hampshire, New Hampshire’
The Week: Scott Brown refers to the 'Massachusetts delegation' while running for Senate in New Hampshire
Boston.com: Did Scott Brown Just Forget What State He’s Running In Again?
Boston.com: Scott Brown’s Senate Bid Is Going About As Well As His Last One
MSNBC: Dead Heat in Iowa Senate Race; Democrat Leads in New Hampshire Battle
National Journal : The 2014 Against the Grain Awards - Grading the best and worst of the campaigns at the election cycle's halfway point.
The Washington Post: Poll: Braley tied with Ernst in Iowa, Shaheen leads Brown in New Hampshire
Adams For Executive Council (D4) - Jim Adams Blasts Approval of $300 Million Unread ObamaCare Contract
Concord, NH- Today, the New Hampshire Executive Council approved a nearly $300 million contract regarding ObamaCare expansion in New Hampshire despite the fact that no member of the Council had yet to have an opportunity to read it. Notwithstanding the pleading of the Republican members of the Council to table the contract so it might be properly vetted, Councilor Pappas and his Democrat colleagues approved the over 160 page contract without so much as a glance.
Jim Adams- Candidate for District 4 Executive Council
"It is absolutely unconscionable that Councilor Pappas could approve a $300 million, 160 page contract without even reading it. Although the legislature has already passed ObamaCare Expansion, it is the Council's job to fully vet every contract that comes across their desk. A 15 minute presentation and 20 minute discussion on a $300 million contract is not what it takes to properly represent the taxpayers of New Hampshire. The Pappas/Pelosi way of reading, approving items in order to find out what's in them, is not the transparency and accountability the voters of District 4 deserve."
To learn more about Jim's campaign for Executive Council, please visit his website at www.jimadams.org.
Wheeler For Executive Council - Candidate Dave Wheeler Calls Out Executive Council for Acting Like Congress
$292 M Contract Passes Without Being Read
"This is a perfect example of why our Granite Staters are losing faith in their elected officials," said Wheeler. "NH and the Executive Council has always taken pride in conducting the peoples' business in public, out in the open. Yet there has been a disturbing trend in the executive branch in Concord to keep the public in the dark regarding spending in excess of authorized appropriations," he added.
Wheeler noted that late items not on the regular prepost agenda should be very rare and for emergencies only.
Wheeler concluded, "I can assure you if I am elected to the Council, I will again keep the light on the peoples' affairs. District 5 will be better represented on these huge health care contracts. It’s time to make Concord accountable to the people, and not to special interests who might stand to gain from the passage of these contracts."