DEMOCRAT ESTABLISHMENT CAUGHT TRYING TO RIG PRIMARY FOR VAN OSTERN
For Immediate Release: March 31st, 2016
Press Contact: Ross Berry, Ross@nhgop.org
Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on reports that the Democrat Party establishment is trying to rig their primary for Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern. Inside Sources reports that on Tuesday, two officials from the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) were overheard on an Acela train ride promoting Van Ostern’s candidacy. According to Inside Sources, the DGA officials were caught telling donors that “things were going [Van Ostern’s] way” despite his competitive primary fight with Mark Connolly and Steve Marchand:
“The same corrupt Democrat Party establishment that is trying to rig the presidential primary process for Hillary Clinton has been caught trying to rig the gubernatorial primary for Colin Van Ostern. It is clear that the Democratic Governors Association is trying to undermine the candidacies of Mark Connolly and Steve Marchand by putting its finger on the scale with liberal donors in favor of Van Ostern.
“The Democrat establishment has already demonstrated that it has little respect for the integrity of our elections and the intelligence of their activists. Democrat superdelegates like Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen are attempting to cancel out the votes of tens of thousands of Granite Staters who supported Bernie Sanders in the First in the Nation Primary. Now party insiders are actively trying to shut out two of the three Democrat gubernatorial candidates and hand the nomination to Colin Van Ostern. It’s clear that the Democrat establishment will stop at nothing to provide unfair advantages for their handpicked candidates.”