The damage done to New Hampshire over the past three months by elected Free Staters – masquerading as Republicans on the ballot – and their like minded Koch Bros’ AFP, Tea People, “Liberty” allies has been extraordinary to behold.
But despite the biggest public rally in a quarter century to protest their goal of dismantling government, the march to take over this state goes on:
Democrats feel they have a chance to recapture the New Hampshire House seat vacated by Republican Martin Harty, who resigned after making comments supporting eugenics.
Democrats Janet Kalar of Middleton, Dennis Malloy of Barrington, Bob Perry of Strafford and Richard Stanley of Farmington will compete in a June 7 primary. Kalar, Perry and Stanley all ran for the seat in November and lost to a full slate of Republicans. Perry is a former state representative.
Republican Honey Puterbaugh of Barrington, who moved to New Hampshire with the Free State Project and has been active with the Strafford County Republicans, is the only Republican in the race.
The “only Republican in the race” is a Free Stater. That pretty much says it all about how both the Porcupine and the Elephant are gone. The new Free State-Republican hybrid species is complete.
And if you click the link to read the other Free Staters mentioned in office, it says more by what it doesn’t say. Rep. Jenn Coffey, a Free Stater herself, is not mentioned, perhaps because she has already burrowed so deeply into GOP House leadership at this point no one even remembers or cares about this history.
How many other elected “Republicans” fit this description, either with the official Free State designation or else simply, and more typically, a like-minded, like-voting mentality?
Needless to say this will be an incredibly symbolic special election.