Concord, NH – This evening, Congresswoman Annie Kuster emerged as the clear winner of the first NH1 debate of the season. Throughout the debate, Kuster highlighted her work to fight for the priorities Granite Staters care about – creating more jobs and opportunities for our workers, making college more affordable for our students, and fighting for our nation’s veterans. Garcia, on the other hand, was put on the defensive during the entire debate as she stuck to her Tea Party playbook, and continuously demonstrated support for shockingly extreme policies that would hurt Granite State families.
“During tonight’s debate, Garcia revealed her support for extreme, Tea Party policies that would hurt Granite State families across the board,” said Kuster campaign spokeswoman Rosie Hilmer. “From doubling-down on her wish to repeal the Violence Against Women Act, dismissing it as ‘only a catchy title’ and a waste of resources – and showing an alarming lack of knowledge about what repeal would actually mean for victims of domestic abuse – to outright lying about her plans to abolish the Department of Education and eliminate federal student loans, to her commitment to banning abortionseven in the cases of rape, incest, and saving the life of the mother, Garcia’s policies would be devastating for Granite State families.”