Kevin Smith’s Campaign Launch Overshadowed By Pro-Choice Protest, Ethics Complaint
Kevin Smith, one of the leading opponents of women’s reproductive freedom and marriage equality in the Granite State, launched his campaign for the United States Senate today… but it didn’t quite go as planned.
Smith’s official launch — which happened on the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — was overshadowed by protestors who slammed Smith for his extreme, anti-choice record that includes authoring his own abortion ban and calling to defund Planned Parenthood.
Smith's launch was also clouded by a new report that residents of Londonderry have filed an ethics complaint against him for possibly breaking New Hampshire election law by campaigning during the hours he was supposed to be working as town manager.
Ever since he announced that he was running for Senate, Smith has faced scrutiny for his record of being "a vocal opponent of legal abortions and also had opposed the law legalizing same-sex marriages.” Now, he’s also facing backlash because he “may have used taxpayer time and resources to bolster his campaign for U.S. Senate instead of doing his job.”
If today is any indication, Kevin Smith is in for a long GOP Senate primary.