Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney took a swing up to New Hampshire today to stump for Charlie Bass, the Republican candidate fighting for one of the state’s two House seats.
Romney, as an official state resident now and likely GOP primary candidate for president, has a special fondness for the Granite State, of course. Martha’s Exchange, a restaurant in Nashua, was the scene of today’s photo opportunity.
``Charlie believes in helping small business get back on its feet and start hiring again, and that means taking off the excessive taxation, and excessive red tape, and of course the specter of `Obamacare’ that has scared away so many jobs in this country,’’ Romney said.
The striking similarities between Obamacare and Romneycare – the former governor’s Massachusetts universal coverage plan – were not addressed in the Bass for Congress press release announcing the endorsement.
Bass, who held the seat from 1994 to 2006, when he was knocked out of office by Paul Hodes, is waging a comeback bid against Democrat Ann McLane Kuster. Kuster had a seven-point lead in the last poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, but that was back on Oct. 15.
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