April 11, 2016

Legal Issues Surround Democratic Primary

In New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District Democratic primary, candidate Shawn O’Connor has threatened a defamation lawsuit against former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, after her campaign falsely claimed that O’Connor is a domestic abuser.

O’Connor has provided legal documentation showing Shea-Porter’s claims as untrue, and the Shea-Porter campaign has refused to weigh in on the matter, instead doubling down and attacking O’Connor.

Shea-Porter’s obscene attack reeks of political desperation as she tries to regain a seat that she twice lost when voters rejected her in 2010 and 2014. It seems Shea-Porter will stop at nothing to win, even if it means defaming a fellow Democrat.