Before becoming a United States congressman former U.S. Rep. Jeb Bradley (R-NH) served in the New Hampshire House.
Now that Bradley is running for the state senate, Bradley’s opponent, Bud Martin (D-NH), is hitting Bradley’s voting record.
This from Martin’s campaign:
BRADLEY CONTINUES DOUBLE-TALK ON TAXES
District 3 state senate candidate's rhetoric does not match his record
Concord--It is clear that the voters can't trust Jeb Bradley when it comes to taxes. Jeb Bradley's campaign rhetoric does not reflect his long record of voting for taxes in the State House. While serving in the legislature, Bradley voted for significant increases in the cigarette tax, death tax, and communication tax. In addition, he voted to create the statewide property tax, and increase business enterprise taxes, business profits taxes, and real estate transfer taxes. He also voted for a constitutional amendment regarding a state-wide income tax to pay for education.
"Jeb Bradley's rhetoric does not match his record on taxes" said Joe Elcock, Campaign manager for Bud Martin for State Senate. "Jeb Bradley claims he will protect the tourist industry, small businesses and property taxpayers, but his record shows that he voted to increase taxes on all three. This is just another example of Jeb saying anything to get elected. He is a typical politician speaking in double-talk. The people of District 3 know they can't trust Jeb Bradley to follow through in the state senate."
JEB BRADLEY'S DOUBLE-TALK ON TAXES:
Jeb Bradley voted to increase the tobacco tax and imposing the tax on all types of tobacco products.- HB112, 1999
Jeb Bradley voted against repealing the death tax. -HB170, 2001
Jeb Bradley voted to increase the death tax in New Hampshire, taking the top rate from 15% to 18%. -HB40, 1991
Jeb Bradley voted to create the statewide property tax and increase the business enterprise, business profits and real estate transfer taxes. -HB 117, 1999
Jeb Bradley voted to double the state's communications tax. -HB 40, 1991
Jeb Bradley voted to increase gun licensing fees in the Granite State by 650%. -HB 110, 1991
Jeb Bradley voted against reducing the rooms and meals tax. -HB 1570, 1994
Jeb Bradley voted twice against requiring supermajorities to raise taxes.-HB 1245, 1996; HB 112, 1997
Jeb Bradley voted for a constitutional amendment that said that funds from a new STATE INCOME TAX should be used for education. -CACR 23, 2000