Thursday, April 10, 2008

Horn Falls Silent on Earmark Pledge

Commitment to Reform is Nothing but Talk

(Nashua) Hillsboro Republican Grant Bosse today admonished Jennifer Horn for failing to back up her campaign rhetoric on earmarks by refusing to pledge against seeking them. Despite Bosse’s challenge last week, Horn has refused to sign the FreedomWorks Earmark Pledge. Bosse signed the pledge last week, and urged Horn and other Republicans to follow his example.

“It’s time for Jennifer Horn to step up to the plate on earmark reform,” said Bosse. “Last election, Paul Hodes said the same thing about earmarks Jennifer Horn is saying today. How can voters trust Jennifer Horn won’t flip-flop the same way Paul Hodes has?”

Earmarks are special pet projects entered into legislation at the last minute, able to be put into bills without oversight or an open debate on the House floor. USA Today cites Hodes as one of the top 20 freshmen Congressman in seeking earmarks.

“Jennifer Horn talks a good game on earmarks, but has refused to back it up by making a clear commitment against them,” Bosse continued. “Jennifer wants to have it both ways, promising earmark reform, but leaving the door open to earmarks if she gets elected.”

Bosse’s campaign is centered on freeing the economy from earmarks and over-regulation, winning the war against Islamic Fascism, and securing our borders. In signing the FreedomWorks Earmark Pledge, Bosse promises not to seek or support any earmark as a member of Congress. For more information on Bosse’s campaign, go to

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