Republicans are pouncing on what they characterize as an example of Carol Shea-Porter’s rank hypocrisy after she published an op-ed condemning so-called Super PAC political expenditures only to later become the recipient of help from a Super PAC that is calling Republican Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) “anti-women” and “bigoted.”
“Super PACs and their very wealthy donors are drowning out the voices of the small-dollar donors,” wrote Shea-Porter earlier this month. “Is there anything we can do to stop it in the general election this year?”
Nevertheless, as NH Journal reported on Tuesday, Shea-Porter is the beneficiary of a new Super PAC called CREDO and its attacks against Guinta.
“She talks a good game about looking out for the middle class, but it’s clear that she’s willing to toss aside principle for whatever path best suits her own political career,” said NH GOP Executive Director Tory Mazzola. “After breaking her pledge not to take money from lobbyists and now with her latest hypocrisy on super PACs, it’s no wonder voters have already rejected her.”
Guinta defeated Shea-Porter badly in the 2010 General Election. She is attempting to mount a comeback.