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Can I Tell You How Sick I Am Of The Super PACs!

In the 2010 Elections, NH saw a significant shift in political presence in the media due to the Super Pac’s.  They blasted their attack ads on the television, radio, and direct mailings.  This year it seems to have gotten even worse.

This year I have received no less than five anti Shea-Porter mailings from the Republican Congressional Committee.  All of them are pushing for Congressman Guinta, and not one refers to him as the CURRENT Congressman.  They all hint that Congressman Guinta is running to change the gridlock that Washington has become.  Even though he is a part of the problem in Washington.

This is just one of the reasons I have great respect for Carol Shea-Porter, she refuses to take any money from these Super PACs.  Carol Shea-Porter even called on Congressman Frank Guinta to sign a joint statement to ask Super PACs to stay off the air and out of ads here, and let New Hampshire voters decide without undue influence. She said that if Mr. Guinta wanted to go even further and ask all Super PACs and all 501(c)(4) groups such as the Koch Brother-funded Americans for Prosperity to stay out totally, to include any field work, she would happily sign that agreement.  Her statement was, “Mr. Guinta and I have an opportunity to start cleaning up campaigns, as the voters want us to, but he has so far refused. I hope he changes his mind.”

Mr. Guinta tried to dupe people at New England College into believing he isn’t thrilled by the outside millions pouring into the district. “In comes an outside group and has a negative ad on your opponent,” he lamented, “and it reflects poorly on you as the candidate.”

In fact, Guinta’s own campaign ads have attacked Carol Shea-Porter just as viciously as the outside ads now flooding New Hampshire stations.  Congressman Guinta is right—the negative ads do  ‘reflect poorly’ on him.

A new $2 million dollar ad buy launched on Guinta’s behalf against Carol Shea-Porter comes on the heels of the revelation that he is struggling to raise money as the campaign enters its final stretch.  If Congressman Guinta finds this outside money troubling, why doesn’t he denounce it?

“Outside groups have rushed in to bail out Frank Guinta’s failing campaign,” Naomi Andrews, Campaign Manager for Carol Shea-Porter noted. “While he may not be able to afford his own attack ads anymore, voters should expect his campaign’s negativity and hypocrisy to continue.”

Congressman Guinta’s attack ads are getting blasted by the media fact checkers.  His attack ad on Carol Shea-Porter’s record on supporting small business has been labeled as ‘FALSE‘ by the Nashua Telegraph.

The more he throws mud, the dirty he gets.  By now his thousand dollar suit is covered in it.



About Matt Murray

Matt Murray is the creator and an author on the NH Labor News. He is a union member and advocate for labor and progressive politics. He also works with other unions and members to help spread our message. Follow him on Twitter @NHLabor_News
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