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NHDP Reaction to Recent Gubernatorial and 1st Congressional District Debates

Concord, N.H. - Today, the New Hampshire Democratic Party released the following statement in reaction to this week's Granite State Debate series hosted jointly by WMUR, Union Leader, and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

NHDP Chairman Ray Buckley issued the following statement:

“The Democratic gubernatorial and congressional debates this week have shown that our candidates stand on the right side of the issues, whether it’s affordable healthcare, common-sense gun safety legislation, or quality, accessible education. Any of our candidates would make better public servants and representatives of New Hampshire’s values over Chris Sununu, Andy Sanborn, Eddie Edwards, or the Republicans running to challenge Congresswoman Annie Kuster. “New Hampshire voters are tired of the Trump presidency, the disaster in Washington that Republicans have repeatedly enabled, and the never-ending attacks on the working class, voting rights, women, newcomers and communities of color, journalists -- you name it. “Our next governor and our newest member of congress must join U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswoman Annie Kuster to serve as a strong check on the Trump administration’s overreach, corruption, and dangerous policies. Over the next two years, Republicans everywhere will be more focused on protecting Trump, who has the lowest approval rating of any sitting president heading into the midterm election, over the needs of Granite Staters. Sununu and Edwards have already turned a blind-eye to the 19+ sexual assault allegations facing Sanborn and Trump. How can any of them get anything done on behalf of New Hampshire families with state house scandals rivaling neck-and-neck with those of the White House? “Enough is enough. We can send a message to the Sununus and Trumps that their behavior and disregard for hardworking New Hampshire families won’t be tolerated in the Granite State. Whomever the voters choose to nominate for Congress and the Corner Office next Tuesday will lead New Hampshire Democrats to victory in November.”


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