NH Primary Source: Bolduc supporter says RNC caller ‘lied to me’ about neutrality in Senate primary

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REJECTS CLAIMS OF NEUTRALITY. Debbie Balog of Jefferson says up front that she’s a supporter of retired Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but she says she’s not actively involved in the campaign.

Balog said Wednesday she has followed the race closely enough to know that the Republican National Committee is not neutral in the primary between Bolduc and Corky Messner.

The RNC and Donald Trump campaign – a combined operation known as Trump Victory – began actively supporting Messner after the president endorsed the Wolfeboro man a month ago.

Balog told New Hampshire Primary Source she received a call from someone who identified herself as being from the RNC on Tuesday night, soliciting a donation for the committee.

“I told her I wasn’t going to donate because I didn’t think it was right that the RNC was getting involved in the primary and supporting Messner because they think he has the most money,” Balog said. “I told her I was supporting Don Bolduc and that I would make my contribution directly to him.”

According to Balog, the caller then told her that the RNC is supporting Bolduc as well as Messner, and is not taking sides in the primary.

“And that’s when I called her a liar,” Balog said. “I told her it was B.S. She lied to me.”

“She ended up getting mouthy with me and I told her I had heard enough and I hung up,” she said.

Balog said she was formerly active in the Coos County Republican Committee, but changed her registration to undeclared several years ago.

“They used to tell me that I could not support anyone in a primary,” Balog said, “and now here the Republican National Committee supporting someone.”

New Hampshire Primary Source has asked a RNC spokesperson for a response to Balog’s charges.

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