To The Daily Sun,
This (letter in which I direct by comments especially to the citizens of Gilford and Meredith) is a response to a recent letter, by Mr. Tim Carter, co-founder of the Lakes Region Tea Party, about me.
After reading Mr. Carter's letter, I have to say, I took a deep breath and said to myself, "Why am I doing this," then reverting back to my roots in Brooklyn, I said a few other things, remembered why I was "in the game," and moved on to this response.
First, I'm not surprised at the tone, content and spin of the letter. Second, I must be doing something right to get this much attention from Mr. Carter and his friends. Third, I'm not surprised at his endorsement of his friend Mr. Glen Aldrich, with a platform, according to Mr. Carter, of basically no government and guns. Fourth, it's a good thing I wasn't counting on his vote. Oh, and I'm glad I made him laugh so hard.
Now, as far as the bills Mr. Carter mentions in his letter that I voted for, they are his own distorted labeling and spin of bills. For example, he indicates that I voted to, "direct tax dollars to fund abortions," (SB-194). SB-194 is actually Senate Bill 194, the prime sponsor of this bill was Republican Senator Bob Odell. This bill had both Democrat and Republican support and required the department of Health and Human Services to implement the Medicaid family planning and preventative health services expansion which did NOT include a provision to fund abortion. This is one example of Mr. Carter's distorting and spinning these bills and my record, and the list goes on.
If you would like to read the bills Mr. Carter spins in his letter, I recommend you go to the official N.H. General Court website at www.gencourt.state.nh.us , and not Mr. Carter's website.
On the official website, you can get accurate information about each bill and who sponsored and supported it, and also view my official voting record, and the record of all state representatives. I am also available to answer any questions and provide further information on any of these bills and my voting record, which I stand behind.
I also recommend you google search Tim Carter, Lakes Region Tea Party and Glen Aldrich, Free State Project. Now, this isn't to imply anything negative about their affiliations, but rather to provide a window into their ideology and where their heads and hearts are really at.
Once again, I respectfully ask for your support on Nov. 4. I know you are probably tired of hearing this by now, but I will continue to be a committed and sensible voice in Concord, and put people first before politics and ideology. Once again, thank you for your consideration and the privilege to serve you.
For further information, assistance, or to support my re-election, please visit www.lisadimartino4rep.com.
State Rep, Belknap 2, Gilford & Meredith
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