Release: Taxpayers Forced to Fund Hassan's Massive Chicago Fundraising Haul
MANCHESTER - On February 29 2016, Governor Maggie Hassan traveled to Chicago, Illinois to raise money for her U.S. Senate campaign. How much money? Research into her campaign FEC report by Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire reveals a single-day haul of $46,500.00 from Illinois donors for Governor Hassan.
Governor Hassan's February 29th trip fell within a six-week fundraising swing that included trips to Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, DC. The Concord Monitor looked at the cost of the Governor's trips during that time period and confirmed with the Department of Safety that the Governor's security detail cost New Hampshire taxpayers $42,000.00 in salaries and overtime for out-of-state travel.
Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire stated:
"When it comes to fundraising, Governor Maggie Hassan does it the Chicago Way - sticking the taxpayers with the bill. We pick up the tab. She pockets $46,500.00.
"Governor Hassan owes Granite Staters a refund. If she wants to shirk her duties as Governor of New Hampshire and spend time raising money to advance her own political career, the least she could do would be to pay her own freight."