In case you missed it, this week the Boston Globe showcased some of the potential 2024 GOP governor hopefuls.
Failed U.S. Senate candidate Chuck Morse, disgraced former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, and extremist Education Commissioner and failed gubernatorial candidate Frank Edelblut were the three candidates mentioned.
As a reminder, here are the lowlights of each of their records:
As State Senate President, Morse was the “key architect” of the first abortion ban in modern New Hampshire history that makes no exceptions for rape, incest, or fatal fetal anomaly and includes a mandatory ultrasound requirement and felony penalties for doctors who perform abortions.
Morse has also voted twice against adding exceptions for rape, incest, or fatal fetal anomaly to the abortion ban.
Morse opposes federal efforts to cut planet-heating pollution. He called advocates for carbon emissions cuts from the United States — which has cumulatively added more carbon to the atmosphere than any other country — as “elitist hypocrites.”
As Education Commissioner, Edelblut is pushing the state’s school voucher scheme that skyrockets New Hampshire property taxes and is the subject of numerous lawsuits.
Edelblut spoke in his official capacity at an event hosted by the Government Integrity Project, a fringe extremist organization that has made false accusations about election fraud in New Hampshire, attacked public health initiatives to mitigate the spread of COVID, and supported chaotic protests against vaccination efforts in New Hampshire.
Edelblut wrote an overtly racist and homophobic op-ed about New Hampshire students.
As U.S. Senator, Ayotte voted multiple times to “defund Planned Parenthood and voted against two separate amendments which would have restored funding for Planned Parenthood back into the underlying bill.
Ayotte spent years calling for an end to safe, legal abortion and for Roe v. Wade to be overturned, and even went so far as to circulate a letter urging support for a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks that included extreme provisions for rape survivors.
Ayotte proudly endorsed Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, calling him a “role model for kids.”
Ayotte took over half a million dollars in oil and gas company campaign donations while voting against climate action and for big oil tax breaks.
Though he didn’t make the cut, failed congressional candidate Bob Burns is begging Granite Staters to take him seriously as a potential candidate. His record isn’t any better:
Burns supports abortion “death panels.”
Burns stated that he personally has “looked for these white supremacist groups" in New Hampshire, and that “it’s up to states” if politicians should be able to restrict voting for people of color.
Burns continues to spread the "Big Lie" that votes were stolen in the 2020 election.