Professor Dan Innis (Republican), former Dean of UNH's Whittemore School of Business and Economics and owner of a small business in Portsmouth, announced his candidacy for Representative in New Hampshire’s District 01 race today. Apparently his announcement has Democrats’ heads exploding across the state (and probably the nation because current seat holder Carol Shea-Porter has been an abject failure). According to a post on the announcement in Roll Call by none other than Chairman of the New Hampshire Democrat Party (NHDP) Ray Buckley:
NEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATEMENT ON DAN INNIS
Concord -- New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director
Harrell Kirstein released the following statement after Republican Dan Innis
announced that he is running for Congress in 2014:
“With Dan Innis in the race, New Hampshire Republican primary voters will choose between a disgraced
former Congressman and Tea-Party extremist in Frank Guinta, or a corporate puppet more concerned with Wall Street profits than working families in Dan Innis. Innis defended multi-millionaire corporate buyout specialists paying lower taxes than middle class families.
“Innis claims to be a new kind of Republican, but the only thing new about him is his membership in the New Hampshire Republican Party. The truth is that Granite Staters can’t trust Dan Innis. He desperately wants to be a D.C. insider and will say anything to get there.”
Really Ray? Innis has been in the University system since 1991 while at the same time owning a small local business. How does that translate into ‘corporate puppet’? It seems that Ray’s mini-me, Harrell (Jersey Boy) Kirstein, dug up the same press release Democrats use over and over and over again because they really couldn’t come up with anything original. As usual, NHDP paints Guinta as a ‘Tea Party Extremist’ (YAWN). In reality, the only extremist in the District 01 race is Carol Shea-Porter. Her record shows that she repeatedly and consistently votes against her constituents and along party lines.
Democrats know that Shea-Porter has been a horrible representative in the district and her re-election isn’t going to be easy. She pretty much ignores constituents; refuses to hold town halls in her district and votes the way Nancy Pelosi tells her to. She voted for Obamacare in 2009 even though it would hurt New Hampshire families (and is proving to as its being put into place). Unless Democrats ship a lot more out-of-state voters into the district, it’s highly unlikely, no matter who wins the Republican primary, that Shea-Porter will be sent back to Congress. And this is why you heard tiny explosions all over New Hampshire today, NHDP can’t handle it.