Video of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Atkinson NH Stumping for Ovide Lamontagne for Governor and Mitt Romney for President
By Tom Duggan – September, 2012
With New Hampshire at the center of the national presidential election, big name politicians have been jaunting up to the Granite State to increase crowd sizes and shore up support for their presidential candidate.
And while the Democrat candidates always get prime coverage and favoritism by the national press, Ovide Lamontagne, the Republican candidate for Governor of New Hampshire says he is not letting the media dictate the direction of his campaign.
“I don’t know what the national press is doing. I know what I am doing. I am working hard every day to get out and meet people of New Hampshire and encourage them to vote on November 6th and I hope I can earn their support. It’s about earning their support.”
Last month The Valley Patriot interviewed Lamontagne after a campaign rally in Atkinson NH where New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed Lamontagne.
“Governor Christie spoke clearly and spoke the truth,” Lamontagne told us afterward. “New Hampshire, don’t be like NJ don’t let spending [get] out of control, don’t let taxes go up like we did when Maggie Hassan was state senate majority leader, [and] it went up 99 times, spending went out of control. He (Christie) is sending a clarion call to the New Hampshire citizens to be fiscall responsible and I am the candidate for candidate who believes in fiscal responsibility, but also reforming state government, being pro-business and making sure New Hampshire is the best place to do business.”
But Don’t you care about Poor people?
“Absolutely I do,” he said with a smile.
How are you going to show you care about poor people?
“Well, I ask them to look at my life story, and take the evidence of what I do and how I live my life,” he said.
“I have been a foster parent of a special needs young man. I know what it’s like to work in the system. And we are going to make sure that safety net is there. for citizens with special needs, [and] the poor. I’ve worked on the food bank capital campaign, I know what I means to provide food support to the poor throughout the state, through a private organization with 400 pantries. I know what it’s like to work with children who have been the subject of abuse and neglect I will be there for them.”
Asked what he thought of the bias and/or absent coverage by the partisan news media New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was not deterred.
You don’t win elections by complaining about the media. You work over them and through them and that’s what I do.”