GOP race shaping up
To the Editor: The New Hampshire 2nd Congressional District race is shaping up. Two principal differences between Steve Negron and Lynne Blankenbeker are obvious: integrity and character.
Steve’s tacit approval of attacks on Lynne’s military career by his minions, and his claim of “coming close” to defeating Annie Kuster in 2018 (losing by 37,000 votes, 14 points, bending the facts), are examples of him having little difficulty doing whatever it takes for his own political gain.
“Came close.” Until I stepped into the voting booth in 2018, I couldn’t remember Steve’s name. After he won the primary he basically ran and hid. I never saw his ads on TV or heard them on the radio, if he ran any. I never saw him in western New Hampshire campaigning. Annie Kuster essentially ran uncontested because Steve failed to put up a fight. Lynne will not run from a fight; never has, never will. She will not run and hide from Annie Kuster or Nancy Pelosi.
Steve’s demeaning sarcasm is evident with his comment on Lynne entering the 2020 race, that anyone with 50 bucks can put their name on a ballot. His campaign is in debt $239K from 2018 according to his FEC Q2 report. Is Steve going to borrow the 50 bucks or pay off his creditors first? If Steve applies the same fuzzy math to his campaign budgeting he used for election data analysis, “coming close,” we are in trouble. We have enough deficit spenders in Congress already.
Steve lacks integrity and character. Lynne doesn’t.