Failed CEO Walt Havenstein and conservative activist Andrew Hemingway embrace Koch Brothers platform by signing Americans for Prosperity pledge
The ultra-conservative group, founded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, is known for partnering with candidates like disgraced Speaker Bill O’Brien, who received a “Conservative of the Year” award from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation earlier this year.
“We know now that failed CEO Walt Havenstein and conservative activist Andrew Hemingway are not just taking policy positions from the Bill O’Brien/Koch Brothers playbook, they are fully pledging allegiance to the Tea Party platform,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director, Bryan Lesswing. “Havenstein and Hemingway may think that touting their loyalty to the Koch Brothers will earn them support, but Granite Staters know better than to accept their Bill O’Brien/anti-middle class agenda that would take our state in the wrong direction.”
This year, Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire is calling on candidates to commit to advancing painful and irresponsible budget cuts in Concord reminiscent of the Bill O’Brien era, passing so-called "Right-to-Work" legislation that would hurt working Granite State families, and opposing any and all forms of the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, which is helping 50,000 Granite State families get affordable, quality health coverage.
"By pledging their allegiance to the Koch Brothers, Havenstein and Hemingway are pledging to move our state backwards by returning to the devastating Bill O’Brien cuts that slashed higher education in half, taking health insurance away from up to 50,000 hard-working Granite Staters and repealing a bipartisan transportation plan that will rebuild our roads and bridges and finish the completion of I-93," continued Lesswing.