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Council cash: Corriveau complains, won't disclose

August 10. 2018 2:41PM

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

At a candidates’ forum for the Executive Council District 4 Democratic primary, Garth Corriveau attacked Gray Chynoweth for accepting corporate campaign contributions, which are perfectly legal under New Hampshire law.

Corriveau says he’s the only candidate not taking corporate contributions, but we’ll have to take his word for it because he has yet to file his first campaign and expenditure report.

Under New Hampshire’s hodgepodge of campaign finance laws, Chynoweth disclosed donors to his political action committee in June, but Corriveau won’t have to file his candidate’s committee report until Aug. 22. Of course, nothing is keeping Corriveau from disclosing his campaign finances early.

If he’s going to complain about where his rival is getting his money, he should be willing to say where he’s getting his.

How much money has Corriveau accepted from unions and other PACs? We won’t know until 20 days before the primary.

Chynoweth has been a leader in the rebirth of Manchester’s Millyard into a high-tech hub. It is not a surprise that some local businesses would support his campaign for the Executive Council. Corriveau’s not-so-thinly veiled attack on Chynoweth’s integrity is baseless.

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