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Steven Cunningham State Representative
Sullivan District 2


August 18, 2010

Steven Cunningham represents the towns of Springfield, Croydon, Newport, Goshen and Washington in the NH House of Representatives. 

Representative Cunningham is a member of the House Committee on Municipal and County Government.

Attack Ads

As the primary elections loom near, we see candidates from both parties getting desperate to win, so they start playing dirty. As a candidate for re-election, I know how much work it is and I wonder that someone wants the job so badly that they would throw ethics out the window to win. Many candidates compare themselves to their opponents and may use a little exaggeration. Attack ads actively smear other candidates by misconstruing the truth and repeatedly using hyperbole to belittle them.

The Republican Party has one such individual this year, running for a national office and resorting to attack ads. I had already told this individual that, although I was supporting another candidate in the primary, I would support this individual if they won the primary. I think I will have to break my word. I cannot get behind someone who is acting petty and selfish.

As you watch the races for the fall elections develop, watch for those using attack ads. This type of response to fair competition for office tells us a lot about the character of the candidate running the ads… none of it good.


Steven Cunningham
NH State Representative, Sullivan County District  2

Telephone:  603-271-3317

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