Yesterday Bill Binnie, founder of Carlisle Plastics Inc. -- once a major film extruder, blow molder and injection molder -- officially declared his candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire. This story from the Concord, N.H., Monitor updates a Plastics Blog post from September, back when Binnie said he was considering entering the GOP primary. The Monitor story asks Binnie his opinion about a variety of isues (gay marriage, abortion, etc.), but the headline is "Binnie: Senate needs a businessman," and he stresses that part of his resume. "We need jobs, and we need deficits to stop," Binnie said. "Reckless spending in Washington will destroy us. ... My experience building business, creating jobs, dealing with business challenges all over the world. those are the skills we need to meet the challenges we face today." A spokesman for the Democrats in New Hampshire calls Binnie "a well-funded opponent willing to sink personal money into a Senate run."
Carlisle Plastics' Binnie running for US Senate
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