MANCHESTER, NH — Frank Guinta was the clear winner of last nights NH-1 Debate against two liberal “progressive” candidates, Carol Shea-Porter and Shawn OConnor.
Guinta dominated from the first moment, presenting his plan to end the heroin epidemic — including his leadership of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act — as Shea-Porter and OConnor moved far to the left of mainstream New Hampshire voters. Guinta maintained focus on issues of concern to Granite Staters, such as economic and national security failures of the Obama Administration.
“The President has neglected to present the American people a plan to defeat Islamic terrorism or demonstrate global leadership. Just this week, we lost another U.S. soldier in Mosul, a city our military had secured before the Presidents unwise withdrawal,” said Guinta. “ISIS is an enemy both foreign domestic that requires a much stronger response.”
The Administration announced yesterday Obamacare premiums are set to spike 25 percent on average while there will be 28 percent fewer insurance carriers in the exchange. Shea-Porter compared the sputtering health care law to a broken-down car in need of repair. In Congress, Guinta has voted to repeal and replace it with a more flexible, affordable plan for middle-class families, small businesses and individuals.
Bernie Sanders supporter OConnor is running as an Independent in the First District, because the state Democrat Party blocked him from its primary election. The party twice failed to block him from Novembers general election ballot as well. OConnor blamed Shea-Porter, but like her, has proposed a total federal takeover of the health care industry.
He and Shea-Porter, whom OConnor has accused of waging a whisper campaign against him, bickered over an election “rigged” to exclude him and other Sanders enthusiasts, while Guinta laid out his case to represent all voters in New Hampshires First District.
Manchesters former mayor, a Republican, explained his plan to secure the southern border to prevent heroin from reaching New Hampshire. “We must address supply, in addition to demand to solve the problem,” said the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task to Combat the Heroin Epidemic. The President signed the legislation he led, which includes funding for prevention, treatment and recovery programs, into law.
Shea-Porter and OConnor called for 90-day recovery programs. Guinta called for 18 months. He touted his environmental record as the only mayor in New Hampshire to “green” City Hall, and he created local conservation efforts. In response, Shea-Porter and OConnor offered more top-down Washington control, in the form of a cap-and-trade scheme so extreme Democrats in Congress refused to pass it.