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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."

NHDP Statement on Legislature Upholding Governor Hassan’s Strong Commitment to Preserving Voting Rights for N.H. Citizens





Concord, N.H. – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair released the following statement after the legislature sustained Governor Hassan’s veto of a bill that would disenfranchise New Hampshire citizens:
“When New Hampshire Republicans can’t win on the issues, they seek to disenfranchise voters – it’s as simple as that. Granite Staters have made clear time and again that we will not stand for blatantly partisan attempts to make it harder for citizens to cast a ballot, and New Hampshire Democrats are grateful for Governor Hassan’s leadership on preserving voting rights for all New Hampshire citizens.”



NH Senate Republican Caucus - Democrats vote to uphold “Drive By Voting” in NH.

Carson disappointed by sustained veto of voter residency bill


Concord, NH – Today, the Senate was unable to overturn the veto on SB 179, which would have required a 30-day residency for voting purposes in New Hampshire.


Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) released a statement following the vote.


“I am disappointed that the Senate was unable to come together to override legislation that would have restored meaningful elections to the citizens of New Hampshire. Requiring a 30-day residency for voting purposes would work to clarify and ensure that legal residents, invested in their communities can affect change. This legislation was also designed to reduce incidences of voter fraud in the form of drive-by-voting without infringing on an individual’s right to vote in open and free elections in New Hampshire,” said Senator Sharon Carson (R- Londonderry).


“This legislation, which passed both the House and the Senate, was crafted alongside New Hampshire’s Secretary of State William Gardner, who was fully supportive of implementing a residency requirement because it would strengthen the meaning of the votes cast in the state.”





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NH Sen Carson disappointed by veto of voter residency law 

Concord, NH – Governor Maggie Hassan today vetoed SB 179 relative to voter residency requirements.


Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) released a statement following the Governor’s veto.


“I am disappointed that Governor Hassan has chosen to veto a responsible bill that would have restored meaningful elections to the citizens of New Hampshire, ensuring that legal residents’ votes can affect change in the communities they are invested in,” said Senator Sharon Carson (R- Londonderry).


“The legislation the Governor vetoed would have added a 30-day residency requirement and clarified the state’s voting laws. This bill has the full support of New Hampshire’s official on voting laws, Secretary of State William Gardner, who says it will protect the state from voter fraud and drive-by voting without infringing on an individual’s right to vote.”