Hassan Touts Economic Record At Campaign Stop

Oct 14, 2014

Governor Hassan talks with employees at Commonplaces who benefited from the job training program.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

Governor Maggie Hassan touted her economic credentials at a campaign stop at a Manchester marketing company Tuesday. She also fired a few shots at her opponent, Walt Havenstein.

Hassan argued she’s better equipped to help small businesses than rival Walt Havenstein. Internet marketing company Commonplaces was a beneficiary of job training grants. Hassan championed that program and what she terms bipartisan successes like increasing higher ed funding, raising the gas tax and expanding Medicaid.

She warned the crowd that electing Walt Havenstein would put these policies at risk.

“My opponent signed his name to the Koch brothers’ pledge, committing that he would work to repeal our bipartisan plan to fix our roads and bridges and pledging to take away access to healthcare from 50,000 hardworking granite staters.”

Havenstein has criticized Hassan for sluggish economic growth and for not promising to avoid burdening the state with unfunded obligations.