CONCORD – Two Republican candidates for Congress exchanged charges yesterday over a fundraising dinner GOP hopeful Jennifer Horn plans on Tuesday.
Grant Bosse accused Horn of breaking campaign finance laws by inviting Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies to be the featured speaker the event.
Bosse said federal tax laws clearly state that a tax-exempt non-profit cannot involve itself in a political campaign.
Horn contends that Gartenstein-Ross is coming to raise money for her on his own, with no connection with his work for the Foundation. Yet the FDD sent Gartenstein-Ross on Horn's radio show eight times over the last year, and Horn has been using the Foundation's name and Gartenstein-Ross's position with it to promote the event. If Jennifer Horn wants to use Washington-based think tanks to raise money, she shouldn't be trying to sneak a non-profit group through the back door into a New Hampshire election.