Letter: Rubens is the easy choice
There are three prominent Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate. I can’t imagine why anyone would vote for either of the two candidates who have recently come here from another state.
My old friend Bob Smith is a nice guy and did an admirable job when he was in the Senate, but that was long ago. He’s been living in Florida for years and has done some strange things over the years (like supporting John Kerry for president).
Then there’s Scott Brown, another carpetbagger from, of all places, Massachusetts. He may have a home in Rye, but he’s been living in Massachusetts until very recently.
My candidate is Jim Rubens.
He is the one person responsible for getting charter schools started in the Granite State, a great boon to less-advantaged kids, who have trouble making it in the regular school system. Unlike Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who has been a rubber stamp for all things Democrat, including Obamacare, Jim is not a career politician, and has even promised to serve only two Senate terms if elected.
Jim has lived in New Hampshire for 40 years, has raised a family here and has run 10 small businesses here.
Jim Rubens is a leader and will bring that leadership to Washington. I am extremely proud to endorse Jim for U.S. Senate, the only true Granite Stater in this race.
EARL A. RINKER III
(The writer is a former executive councilor.)