To The Daily Sun,
In response to Belknap County Republican Chair Alan Glassman's September 16th letter assailing State Senator Andrew Hosmer's voting record, I would assert there are few in the N.H. Senate who have reached across the aisle as often as Senator Hosmer. In reality, Senator Hosmer has maintained his promise to his constituents to legislate in a common sense, bi-partisan fashion, that puts people over politics. To dispute this is to simply defy the facts and his voting record.
I would urge Mr. Glassman to not rewrite history. The GOP-controlled Legislature tried to do away with kindergarten and to lower the drop-out age, took away millions from hospitals in uncompensated care payments, attempted to deprive women of access of accurate medical information and defied the state's promise to our disabled population to end the wait list.
Moreover, Mr. Glassman cannot give Republicans credit for balancing N.H.'s budget: it is mandated by our state Constitution.
I recognize that Mr. Glassman is following the GOP playbook. But Sen. Hosmer has demonstrated that he makes meaningful promises and delivers what his constituents voted for: representation of their best interests in Concord.
Kate Miller, Chair
Belknap County Democrats