Shea-Porter: really pure?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 30, 2008
Contact: Fergus Cullen, Chairman, New Hampshire Republican Party
603-225-9341 office, 603-520-5450 cell
FACT CHECK: SHEA-PORTER FAILS LOBBYIST PURITY TEST
CONCORD, NH – In the latest DCCC ad being run in New Hampshire on behalf of embattled Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, the congresswoman repeats her claim that she does not accept campaign money from lobbyists. But a review of Shea-Porter’s finance reports reveals that Shea-Porter has, in fact, accepted money from lobbyists. Examples include:
“The problem with claiming to be purer than the driven snow is that the yellow spots stand out,” said Fergus Cullen, chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party.Alan Lopatin, 3/27/2007, $250
Edward Gabriel, 9/21/07, $250
Sandra Schubert, 9/30/07, $250
“Shea-Porter should do one of two things. Either she should re-cut her ad and honestly state that she does take money from lobbyists, or she should return all donations she’s taken from lobbyists so that her record matches her rhetoric,” Cullen said.
Text of Shea-Porter Ad: “Remember what George Bush and the former Congress did to the middle class? No oversight on Wall Street. Tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas and tax breaks for the rich. I ran against that in 2006 and you voted for change. I fight Washington for us, the middle class. I voted for middle class tax cuts and I refuse money from corporate PACs and lobbyists. I’m Carol Shea-Porter and I approve this message because we can’t go backwards.”