Coalition of NH Taxpayers

For Immediate Release
July 9, 2016

CNHT Annual Taxpayer Picnic
Results of Straw Poll

Manchester, NH — The Coalition of NH Taxpayers held its Annual Taxpayer Reunion Picnic on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 12 PM – 3 PM at the American Legion #2 in Manchester, NH.

This year’s keynote speaker was James O’Keefe of Project Veritas.

A graduate of Rutgers University, James O’Keefe is an award-winning journalist and writer. He is the founder and President of both Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, non-profit organizations dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions.

James O’Keefe’s investigations have led directly to the passage of new legislation, federal and state investigations, congressional inquiries, the defunding of taxpayer-funded groups, resignations, firings, retrainings and disciplinary action.

Candidates for NH Governor, US Senate and both Congressional Districts, as well as candidates for NH Senate and House were in attendance and spoke to a crowd of about 200. State candidates who have taken the CNHT Tax Pledge will have their names posted online sometime before the September primary.

A straw poll was taken with these results: (more detailed tallies will be added later)

Frank Edelblut – 113*
Chris Sununu – 46
Ted Gatsas – 24
Mike Gill – 4

Kelly Ayotte – 79*
Jim Rubens – 78
Aaron Day – 16

Frank Guinta – 81*
Rich Ashooh – 77
Brendan Kelly – 13

Jim Lawrence – 112*
John Babiarz – 15
Jack B. Flanagan – 13