The conservative issues group Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire today launched a microsite alleging a “lack of transparency” in Gov. Maggie Hassan’s office. The site is “backed by a significant statewide digital advertisement buy,” the group said.
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire said Hassan “refuses to respond to multiple Right-to-Know requests or hold a single Town Hall meeting with her constituents.” The site “also discusses her fiscally irresponsible budget proposal that mismanages priorities, increases spending, and raises taxes and fees on Granite State families and small businesses,” according to the group.
To view the site, named “Why is Hassan Hiding?” click here.
Republican-leaning groups have been attacking Hassan as she reportedly is being lobbied by Democrats to consider running next year for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Kelly Ayotte. Two national groups that have aired radio or digital ads against Hassan are Crossroads GPS and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The state Democratic Party did not respond to a request for comment on the microsite.
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire spokesman Derek Dufresne said, “Considering Governor Maggie Hassan’s fiscally irresponsible budget proposal so badly mismanages New Hampshire’s priorities, we can understand why she would want to hide from her constituents. However, her inability to responsibly lead New Hampshire is not an excuse for limiting accessibility.
“New Hampshire deserves a full-time governor who goes to work every day focusing on lowering taxes and improving our economy. Regrettably, we currently have a career politician occupying our state’s corner office who only finds fiscal responsibility and government transparency a hinderance to the next stepping stone in her own political career,” Dufresne said. “Until Governor Hassan changes her ways, she can be assured that we will use any resource necessary to ensure Granite Staters are educated on that fact.”