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Sen. Kelly Ayotte Faces 3rd Party Candidate Threat Over Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Aaron Day, the New Hampshire State Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, has been fighting Obamacare’s medicaid expansion on the local level for years now.

Day spoke with Truth In Media’s Joshua Cook in 2013 after Day and statewide activists were able to successfully table a bill, but in 2015 Medicaid expansion is once again a fierce battle in the state.

In an exclusive interview with Truth In Media, Day told Joshua Cook that N.H. Republicans are not trying to stop Obamacare Medicaid expansion and are actually drafting the bill for the expansion.

 

Regarding a possible third-party run, Day declared that this is a serious consideration. “I’m not actually just throwing this out here, you know ‘maybe I’ll do it.’ I’ve already got a team together to get on the ballot. I need to get 3,000 signatures to get on the ballot as an independent. I already have a team in place, I’ve had a lawyer review the process.”

Following the interview, Day clarified to Truth in Media that “if the Republicans in New Hampshire expand Medicaid, I will launch a third party campaign. If the party rejects expansion, I will continue fighting in the trenches to elect conservative Republicans.”

Aaron Day said he asked Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), who is now the Speaker of the House, how he would advise and instruct the Republicans in the N.H. state senate regarding medicaid expansion.

“Tell them no, no, no on Medicaid expansion. The funding won’t be there,” said Ryan.

Day said that expanding Medicaid would ultimately bankrupt New Hampshire or trigger a massive tax hike. Currently, New Hampshire has no income or sales tax.

Day said that Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) is an influential force behind the movement to move Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in the state.

Cook asked Day about his thoughts on splitting the vote and the result of Republicans losing a majority in the Senate if Sen. Ayotte loses.

“Not only might this cost her her seat, this might cost the Republicans control of the United States Senate,” said Day. “Which tells you just how serious I am about this issue, because it was thrown in our face. We wouldn’t be in this place if it weren’t for people who made a political calculation that said ‘in order for Kelly to win we are going to throw the state underwater so she has better election chances,’ I’m just changing the math.”

Day asked, “why bother even have two parties if Republicans are going to cave on an issue like this?”

“Because the number one problem our country faces in the next 12 to 18 months is a looming sovereign debt crisis. We have $18 trillion of debt and hundreds of trillions of unfunded liabilities and we are asleep at the switch and adding fuel to the fire by expanding Medicaid is only going to exacerbate the situation,” added Day.

Exclusive Interview: Stark360 PAC to Air Pro-Hemingway Commercials

 

Benswann.com’s Joshua Cook interviews Stark360 PAC’s Aaron Day to discuss current news in the liberty movement. Day gave an update on how he is helping gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway and a new website, AnyBodyButBrown.org, which exposes Scott Brown’s progressive voting record. Watch Pro-Hemingway ads here.

Listen below:

 

Historic Victory: N.H. Liberty Activists Stop Medicaid Expansion

The Chairman of the N.H. Republican Liberty Caucus, Aaron Day, won a huge victory last week by stopping a Medicaid expansion bill in New Hampshire.

Chairman Day told Benswann.com’s Joshua Cook in an exclusive interview last week that he planned to launch a campaign to put pressure on Republican state senators who were planning to vote for  Medicaid expansion. His plan was to primary these senators who voted to expand Medicaid with a slate of liberty candidates and $1 Million dollars raised throughout the state.

According to Chairman Day, the Medicaid expansion would ultimately trigger an income tax in New Hampshire which is one of the few states that do not have an income tax.

primary“At the end of the day we won because of the grassroots efforts. One of activists took a flyer with a picture of a senator that said “RINO” (Republican in name only) and delivered it to his house. At the state house last Thursday there were 25 people with signs that said, “Medicaid expansion equals income tax.” It was remarkable,” said Day.

Chairman Day did run into trouble with the GOP establishment though.

“The president of the senate was so pissed off about our press conference that he called U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte who called the state committeeman who called the RNC to try to shut me down. They were not happy about this,” said Day.

Chairman Day like so many grassroots activist who advocate for a limited government believes that there is a battle for the soul of the Republican Party.

Apparently politics has gone beyond logic-chopping debates about fiscal policy to out right trench warfare. Those in power are resorting to tactics that would make Saul Alinsky blush.

Chairman Day said, “I had someone in my back yard in the bushes spying on my house with a camera taking pictures. This has gone out of control. They have gone to extreme intimidation tactics.”

In a bizarre turn of events Jennifer Horn, Chairman of the New Hampshire GOP made a public statement backing the Republican senate plan for Medicaid expansion.

“Our Party platform explicitly states that we will resist any effort to implement Obamacare. Chairman Horn is dead wrong. We plan to hold a special meeting with delegates to have her retract her statements or resign. That has to happen,” said Chairman Day.

Chairman Day states that his organization does not get any support from the state Party. He wants to out raise them and wants to build an organization that will have more impact.

“We have to do the functions that they are not doing,” said Chairman Day. “The reality is that the state Party here is a hindrance. They violate the platform. They have a “go along to get along” establishment mentality.  They want Republicans to get elected, but they choose Party over principle. My view is that principles matter and if you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything as the saying goes.”

Chairman Day and his grassroots supporters believes that stopping the Medicaid expansion and a state income tax was a huge victory.

“The lesson here is that a small group of people at a local level can turn things around,” said Chairman Day.

Chairman Day said that he will fight even harder to limit government in 2014.