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Mon September 24, 2012
Guinta Campaign Strikes Back Over Shea-Porter Veterans Ad
The campaigns of Carol Shea-Porter and Frank Guinta are trading sharp words over a Shea-Porter ad claiming Guinta voted to cut money for veterans’ programs. The ad that Shea-Porter’s campaign released last week stuck to the aggressive tone that the former congresswoman has adopted this election cycle.
Voice-over: Tea-party congressman Frank Guinta voted for billions in cuts to veterans programs and opposed funding for veterans’ healthcare and housing.
In response, the Guinta campaign put on a rally in Manchester, where state legislators like Kingston Republican Ken Weyler, said the ad twists the facts.
Weyler: This is a desperate move by a candidate who really has no substance to offer.
The third vote was for the Ryan Budget, which would allot less money for veterans programs than the president’s budget, because it uses a different projection for how many disabled veterans will claim benefits.
That bill passed the House of Representatives but never became law.