State Senate Republicans Trying to Distract Voters

GOP candidates attempt to deflect attention from real issues

Concord – In an article published today in the Union Leader, Ryan Williams, spokesman for the NH Republican Party, made false charges about polls carried out over the past few weeks sponsored by the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  The polls, both legal and customary, are just some of many campaign tools that have been used by both political parties for many years.

“These desperate attacks are laughable,” said Emily Cashman, Senate Caucus Communications Director with the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  “Polling is conducted all of the time by Republicans and Democrats alike. The fact that the Republicans are so obsessed with these polls shows that they are, yet again, deliberately trying to deflect attention away from the fact that they have no plan to create jobs or improve our economy.”

Instead of offering new ideas as to how to move New Hampshire forward, Republicans running for state Senate have been trying to paint themselves as victims and drum up sympathy from voters at a time when Granite Staters are facing real economic challenges.  Just last week, state Sen. David Boutin made headlines when he denounced the loss of a few yard signs as “bordering on criminality” (Union Leader, Sept. 18, 2010).

“Republicans are hoping that their latest publicity stunt will distract voters from the fact that they are not offering any solutions,” added Cashman.  “It just doesn’t work that way.  Voters are more interested in making sure that we are improving our economy and creating jobs. This latest stunt will make voters across the state even more aware of Republicans’ continued political scheming, and they won’t be fooled by this sorry attempt to distract them.  It’s clear that these candidates aren’t looking out for the best interests of their constituents, and they’ll undoubtedly be held accountable in November.”