Republicans pound Shea-Porter over Super PAC hypocrisy

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.

Author: Patrick Hynes

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  • C. dog e. doG

    So that’s what a gaggle of moon-bats looks like.
    – C. dog

  • Lucy C Edwards

    Hmmmm.  So Carol points out that candidates don’t control SuperPACs, and it is against the law to coordinate between a campaign and a SuperPAC.  She explains why unlimited money from undisclosed sources is dangerous to our democracy.  Then CREDO, a company, decides to set up a SuperPAC and one of their targets is Frank Guinta.  Carol is running against Frank Guinta.  Carol has no control over CREDO, by law.  But it’s all Carol’s fault, even though CREDO would go after Frank no matter who was running against him, because, as they point out, he’s corrupt and a tool of big business interests outside NH, and he has voted against the best interests of the great majority of NH citizens.
    Heads, I win, tails you lose, I guess.  Or else the NH GOP are the hypocrites.