Mark your calendars: In just five days, Don Bolduc will launch his “strategy” for the general election after weeks of embarrassing stumbles and flops. That’s according to what he told NH Today’s Chris Ryan last week: “Well, you know, we have a strategy. We're going to be rolling that out on 3 October.” A reminder, the general election started September 14th…so he’ll be nearly three weeks behind. So far, Don Bolduc’s “strategy” has been lying about his record of supporting election fraud conspiracies, telling Granite Staters to “get over” Republicans pushing a nationwide abortion ban, and promising to end Social Security and Medicare as we know it. This hasn’t worked out very well for Bolduc. In fact, many have said that Bolduc made a “very awkward jump” into the general election and is someone who “voters can’t trust” on “abortion or anything else.” While we wait on the edge of our seats for Bolduc’s groundbreaking strategy, here are Bolduc’s biggest blunders of the general election:
Bolduc Tells Granite Staters Worried About Republicans Pushing a Nationwide Abortion Ban to “Get Over It.” On WMUR’s Close Up earlier this month, Don Bolduc said that Granite Staters who are outraged over the push for a nationwide abortion ban should “get over it.” This prompted Granite Staters from across New Hampshire to call out Bolduc’s anti-choice record that makes clear he would be a yes vote for a nationwide abortion ban. Just a week after this gaffe, Don Bolduc doubled down, saying, “I don’t regret saying it” and dismissing abortion rights “as a way to distract from the really important issues that are affecting Granite Staters.”
Bolduc Promises to End Medicare As We Know It. Politico reported that Bolduc told supporters during a town hall in Pembroke in August that he would end Medicare as we know it, saying, “The privatization is hugely important.” If it were up to Bolduc, he would rip away care from the 307,000 Granite Staters who are currently enrolled in the program.
Bolduc Says Social Security Has “Been There Since 1935, It's Time For Change.” During an interview with Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser, Bolduc said that Social Security has “been there since 1935, it’s time for change.” He’s previously promised to ensure “we no longer have Social Security,” and backed cutting “$2 trillion from Social Security.” He has said that Social Security was “for a different time, for a different place.” and is “bankrupting” the country. Bolduc has also endorsed a scheme to raise the retirement age and slash the Cost-of-Living Adjustment.
Bolduc Lies About His Record of Pushing Election Fraud Conspiracies. Immediately after Bolduc won the Republican Senate primary, he lied about his well-documented record of pushing the Big Lie and spreading debunked conspiracy theories about election fraud. After facing immediate backlash for lying about his record, Bolduc scrambled to mitigate the damage and sent a statement to his supporters, letting them know that he still believed the election was stolen. Last week he admitted that he is, in fact, still an election denier on a far-right radio show where he said, “The narrative that the election was stolen, it does not fly up here in New Hampshire for whatever reason.”