Friday, September 5, 2008

Jennifer Horn Distorting Own Record

Hiding from past statements on gun control, energy

(Manchester) Republican Grant Bosse has pointed out inconsistencies in Jennifer Horn's record on gun control and energy at tonight's Granite State Debates, sponsored by WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader. Horn has made numerous statements showing her weakness on Second Amendment, and failure to support expanded drilling at the start of her campaign. When pressed on these issues, Horn denied these statements, and accused Bosse of lying. Consider Horn's record:

Horn described herself as a conservative Republican but said she is more moderate in supporting civil unions for same-sex couples and favoring “common-sense restrictions to protect kids from guns.”

- The Politico, January 16, 2008

“Uncomfortable with guns and skittish around horses, I am not sure where I would have fit in the Old West world of the American cowboy, but I feel the spirit stir within me all the same.”

- Jennifer Horn, Nashua Telegraph, March 11, 2007

“This election isn’t about gay marriage and guns.”

- Horn campaign statement, Concord Monitor, August 25, 2008

“D” Rating, “Expected to always vote against gun owners’ civil rights”

- New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, August 31, 2008

Horn claims she has supported drilling since "before the start of her campaign", but at a Concord City Republican Committee meeting in February, Horn said she was unsure, but "open" to learning more about it. Video of this statement can be found here.

In May, the Horn campaign issued a press release advocating more Congressional hearings on gas prices, but failed to advocate increased drilling. That press release can be found here.

"Jennifer Horn is on the record in favor of gun control, and undecided on drilling," said Bosse. "Jennifer Horn can't hide behind her inconsistent record, and needs to stop attacking people who point it out."

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