GOP congressional candidate Andy Martin filed suit Monday against the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council and various nonprofits/charities which support MWVEC, accusing the group of violating its tax-exempt, nonprofit neutrality by discriminating against Martin’s campaign and excluding him from a “Republican debate.” “MWVEC invited seven (7) Democrats but only two (2) Republicans to debate,” Martin says. “Why do they discriminate against Republicans and why do they discriminate against my campaign?”
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(Manchester, NH)(August 27, 2018) — As promised, Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin filed suit today against Jac Cuddy, George Epstein, the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council (“MWVEC”) and other charitable entities that support MWVEC, for debate discrimination.
A copy of the lawsuit and docket number are attached to this news release.
“Mr. Epstein and Mr. Cuddy found space for seven (7) Democrats but only two (2) Republicans, sounds a little one-sided to me,” Martin said in announcing the court filing. “I offered Cuddy & Co. a chance to avoid a lawsuit but they insisted on being sued. They could listen to me at a debate or listen to me in court, and they chose the courtroom.
“Let me be clear: entities which are nonprofits under New Hampshire law, and non-profit charities, are supporting an organization, MWVEC, that picks winners and losers in partisan primaries. That’s a violation of state and federal law.
“Someone is going to get stuck with a big legal bill for Mr. Cuddy’s arrogance and contempt for fairness and due process in New Hampshire politics.
“I have participated in forums sponsored by tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, but they were always careful to avoid a claim of bias by inviting all candidates to attend.
“MWVEC wants to have it “their way,” the dirty way; now the lawyers take over.
“This will prove very embarrassing for the charitable institutions, as well as TD Bank, that are associated with MWVEC. We will be adding more defendants. We just picked a few to start,” Martin says.
“The MWVEC is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. They should not be picking winners and losers in primary elections. It could cost them their tax exemption.
“Major local and area companies contribute to the MWVEC. They are getting tax deductions for giving money to a tax-exempt organization. But, through the back door the organization is favoring Democrats and trying to lock my campaign out of the conversation.
“Ironically Democrats are also irritated by the contemptuous attitude of MWVEC, see e.g. http://nhlabornews.com/2018/08/guest-editorial-big-money-divides-candidates-in-1st-congressional-race/
“So I speak for Republicans, Democrats and independents when I call on MWVEC and its supports to stop the dirty politics. On this one, I am a nonpartisan advocate.
“Whatever happened to fairness and decency in New Hampshire politics? I have debated in major cities, and I’m not good enough for Conway? On what meat do these local Caesars feed? Cuddy & Co. disgrace the people of New Hampshire when they try to rig debates in favor of my primary opponents and favor the Democrats,” Martin charges. “Frankly, lawsuits are a lousy way to conduct an election, but my opponents leave me with no other option. I will not surrender to their bias and abuse.”
Because of IT problems, today Martin can only be reached on his cell phone (917) 664-9329.
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