One of the more frustrating aspects of the New Hampshire Republican Party – and there are many – is how incompetent it has become. A case in point? This news that comes to us from James Pindell:
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., currently owes nearly $11,000 in late property tax bills for her Hopkinton home and another home nestled in the White Mountains, WMUR Political Scoop has found.
In fact, property tax records show Kuster has been delinquent on more than $40,000 in property taxes over the last three years. For her primary residence, she’s been delinquent on six different, consecutive assessments. For the most part, Kuster and her husband do eventually pay these bills along with a penalty.
How the hell is it that this woman has run for Congress twice and we’re just now finding out she doesn’t pay her taxes? It would be shameful enough to imagine the campaign of then-Rep. Charlie Bass and / or the NH-GOP under the hapless Wayne MacDonald had knowledge of this and chose not to use it. But I am rather inclined to believe they had no idea. So lackadaisical has been the performance of the entrenched Republican establishment over the last few years that I am certain they conducted no significant opposition research on this woman who, may I remind readers, wants to raise taxes on everyone else in New Hampshire.
Republicans will start winning again when they take campaigning seriously. We’re a long way from that day, it appears.