PRESS RELEASE: Gatsas Statement on Cancellation of Franklin Pierce Republican Gubernatorial Monadnock Debate This Evening
MANCHESTER, NH – This morning the Monadnock-Ledger reported that the Franklin-Pierce / Monadnock Ledger debates have been cancelled due to a last minute cancellation by Republican gubernatorial candidates Councilor Chris Sununu and Senator Jeanie Forrester. All Republican gubernatorial candidates participated in the debates hosted by Franklin Pierce University in 2012 and 2014. The 2016 debate date has been set for nearly two months, giving every candidate the opportunity to make time in their schedules to attend this important forum.
“I am extremely disappointed that the Franklin-Pierce Monadnock-Ledger Republican Gubernatorial Debate will not take place this evening. Debates are an important part of the election process here in New Hampshire that I take very seriously, but unfortunately two of my opponents do not agree. However, it should come as no surprise that Chris Sununu wants to avoid questions about his support for taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and his votes for Governor Hassan’s pro-Common Core appointees to top state education positions,” said Ted Gatsas. “Unlike Councilor Sununu I’m not afraid to debate and I welcome the opportunity to answer voter questions and outline my plans to restore fiscal responsibility in the corner office.”