Manchester, NH—The pro-outsourcing and Republican-aligned U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending more money to try and buy New Hampshire’s Senate seat for Scott Brown, this time using Tea Party leader Rand Paul to vouch for Brown. To say the least, Rand Paul's record is radical and out of the mainstream, and the fact that he has become a top surrogate for Scott Brown just further proves how wrong Scott Brown is for New Hampshire.
“Rand Paul's record is extreme - he voted for a federal personhood amendment that would criminalize all abortion, voted against the Violence Against Women Act and paycheck fairness, and championed the government shutdown. His decision to support Scott Brown only further proves that Scott Brown is not for New Hampshire,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain.
Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Walt Havenstein victory in tonight's WMUR Granite State Debate:
"Maggie Hassan is New Hampshire's Barack Obama, and she demonstrated yet again tonight that she has failed miserably as governor and has not earned a second term. She has failed to grow the economy, create jobs and manage the Granite State budget. She lied about repeated support for an income tax in our state and mislead voters about her disastrous LLC tax, which she slipped into the budget as Senate majority leader in 2009. Maggie Hassan is simply using the corner office in Concord to plan her 2016 Senate campaign, and her reckless tenure as governor has been a disaster. Our state deserves a governor who will put New Hampshire first, and voters will choose a new direction for our state by electing Walt Havenstein on November 4."
Manchester, NH – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement after tonight’s gubernatorial Granite State Debate:
“In tonight's gubernatorial debate, failed CEO Walt Havenstein continued to duck responsibility for his disastrous record of mismanagement at SAIC, when under his watch the company overcharged taxpayers by millions of dollars on a government project and went $500 million over budget on another taxpayer-funded project due to massive fraud. Havenstein even tried to deny the fact that SAIC gave a five percent raise to those at the center of the massive CityTime fraud scandal more than a year into his tenure as CEO."
"Now, Havenstein wants to push his so-called ‘plan’ that would blow a $90 million hole in the state’s budget to give more tax giveaways to big businesses and take New Hampshire back to the Bill O’Brien era of devastating cuts to higher education, public safety and infrastructure."
"New Hampshire just can't afford to let Walt Havenstein do to our state what he did to SAIC, which is why Granite Staters will continue to stand with Governor Hassan because her bipartisan leadership on innovation, education and fiscal responsibility is moving our state in the right direction."