"It's sad that a Democrat-affiliated group like American Bridge would politicize a memorial service and use this non-partisan event to try and score cheap political points," NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn said in a statement on Monday.
Horn added that the NH GOP "we will encourage all candidates, and local Republican committees to remove American Bridge staff from their events."
Shortly after the announcement on Monday American Bridge tweeted out that a tracker, who follows and tapes a lawmaker of the opposing party, was there by mistake.
Once American Bridge found out about the tracker's presence at the event he was told to leave and delete the footage, according to a Democratic official.
As a matter of policy, we do not attend those types of events. There was a miscommunication with our staff on the ground in NH... (1/2)— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) December 16, 2013
We sincerely apologize & regret the error. Our staff has addressed the issue internally in order to ensure this never happens again. (2/2)
— American Bridge (@American_Bridge) December 16, 2013
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