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Feb 13, 2015 2:33 PM

NHGOP posts fake ad for NH COO position


The New Hampshire GOP has taken another shot at Governor Maggie Hassan.

This time, through a fake posting on Craigslist.

The GOP posted the ad for a chief operating officer for New Hampshire a day after the Hassan made the proposal in her budget speech.

"The State of New Hampshire is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to do the governor's job while she pursues other political opportunities," the ad says.

The NHGOP took responsibility for the ad in a press release.

In a response to the ad, Hassan's communications director William Hinkle said several other states with Republican governors have COOs. He also said the idea came from the Innovation Commission.

"Creating a position of the Chief Operating Officer was the commission's top recommendation, and the Chief Operating Officer's sole job will be to work across state agencies to drive process and efficiency improvements," Hinkle said.

This is not the first time the NHGOP has taken issue with Hassan's schedule. The organization filed a Right-to-Know request at the beginning of February asking for any out-of-state travel.


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