Manchester, NH – Today, the campaign for General Don Bolduc, the Republican nominee for United States Senate, issued the following statement after learning of Senator Maggie Hassan’s requirement that each candidate stands alone on the stage during next week’s forum sponsored by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce:
“Given her lackluster record in the Senate, Senator Hassan’s refusal to stand on stage beside General Bolduc is perfectly understandable but also entirely unacceptable. Not only has General Bolduc held more than 50 town hall meetings where voters of all ideological stripes are free to ask him whatever is on their mind, he also proposed 7 general election debates, a number Senator Hassan was unwilling to meet. Now we have learned that she is refusing to join the General on stage at next week’s forum in Nashua. Public officials owe it to the people they are seeking to represent to make the case directly and answer their questions, not hide behind attack ads sponsored by special interests in Washington. This is the action of a desperate politician who knows she is going to face the music from voters in a few short weeks and her time in politics is running out.”
Background: Senator Hassan originally said she would only participate in three debates. General Bolduc proposed an additional four, including the Nashua Chamber of Commerce event that Hassan is now balking at.