Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dems hit Bradley state House votes

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:


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 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

Shea-Porter, Bradley request fundraising donations

While U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) sends out a last minute fundraiser for her congressional PAC, former U.S. Rep. Jeb Bradley (R-NH) emailed supporters requesting donations for his state senate campaign.

Four years ago did Bradley ever imagine he would be running for a state senate seat and did Shea-Porter ever think she would be sending out a fundraising appeal for her congressional campaign?

From Shea-Porter:


We have less than 6 hours until our important filing deadline. We need your help now more than ever!

I do not take money from lobbyists or business PACs, so that makes your contribution even more important.

Please CLICK HERE to give $25, $50 or whatever you can NOW.

Thank you again for your continued support.

From Bradley:

We are just 21 days from the special election for State Senate and I need your help. At a time when families are struggling to pay bills, the Democrats in Concord have been voting for tax increase after tax increase. They’ve proposed everything from nearly doubling the gas tax, hiking the rooms and meals tax, to the creation of a new capital gains tax and new death tax. While New Hampshire families are spending less, the Legislature supported a 17% spending increase in the previous budget. Now they are set to approve another budget with even more new big spending. It is time to say ENOUGH! The revenue simply cannot keep up with the spending and it is putting New Hampshire on the road to a sales or income tax, perhaps both.

On April 21st, voters will have a chance to send me to the State Senate. I will be a strong and effective voice against the over taxation of our citizens and increased spending of our government. I will be a loud advocate for small businesses and tourism industries. I live in the Lakes Region and understand the importance of tourism and as a former small business owner, I know first hand the critical role that small business plays in creating jobs.

To win this special election, I need your help. I need your help making phone calls and canvassing District 3, and I need your financial support as well. Please click here to volunteer for one of our phone banks and to help canvass District 3 and please click here to make your $1 dollar a day till the election, $21 dollar contribution today.

Thank You so much for your encouragement, support and friendship.