Honey Puterbaugh, the Republican candidate in the upcoming special election for a Strafford County District 3 House seat, moved to New Hampshire after signing the Free State Project pledge. The stated goal of the Free State Project is to take over the state government, slash state and local budgets, and eliminate federal “interference.”
Even Foster’s, a newspaper known for a very conservative and reliably Republican viewpoint, is troubled by the failure of the candidate and the GOP to honestly acknowledge this association.
In Puterbaugh’s race against Democrat Bob Perry, Foster’s believes there has been a concerted effort on the part of the candidate and the state Republican Party to avoid an open and full discussion of the issue.
Politics being what it is, this has brought calls of a cover-up. Puterbaugh and the GOP owe the voters of District 3 an explanation and the opportunity to weigh the import of the Free State Movement on their vote this coming Tuesday, Aug. 9.