No Joke: NH State Reps Mark Warden & Stella Tremblay Qualify As #2 Seed in National ‘March Badness’ Tournament
CONCORD, NH – NH State Representatives Mark Warden (R-Goffstown) and Stella Tremblay (R-Auburn) have been jointly selected as the #2 seed in a national NCAA tournament-themed contest to determine who is the most “outrageous, radical, out of touch right-winger” of the past year. The contest, available at MarchBadness.org, is sponsored by Granite State Progress’ national partner, Progress Now, a network of 21 state-based progressive groups specializing in research, communications, rapid response and online organizing.
Over the weekend and until midnight today, members of the sister organizations and the public can vote on whether to send New Hampshire’s Warden and Tremblay to the “Crazy 8” or to select North Carolina State Representative Tim Moffitt (#15). The #1 seed is Minnesota’s Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
“We’re confident that the extreme and outrageous behavior of State Representatives Stella Tremblay and Mark Warden will stand out among the competition,” said Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progress. “These two already have a habit of being in the national spotlight and embarrassing our state. New Hampshire voters sent a strong message in November that it was time to restore balance and common sense, but folks like Tremblay and Warden just can’t help themselves. While the tournament pokes fun, the potential damage that these extreme personalities can do is real.”
Granite State Progress’ tournament entry form included video of Rep. Tremblay discussing the “original thirteenth amendment” in which she asserts President Woodrow Wilson “went through all the education material” about the country’s “true history” and “wiped” it out; and video of Rep. Warden saying that “a lot of people like being in abusive relationships”.
Not-So-Sweet 16: Friday, March 29-Monday, April 1
Crazy 8: Tuesday, April 2-Thursday, April 4
Infamous 4 – Friday, April 5-Sunday, April 7
Championship – Monday, April 8
Champion crowned Tuesday, April 9
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