Jennifer Horn (R) to Challenge Congressman Paul Hodes (D) in NH 2ND District

Columnist and Radio Host pledges to return government back to the people

NASHUA- Jennifer Horn, newspaper columnist and radio host, announced today that she will challenge Paul Hodes in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. As part of the announcement, Jennifer Horn released the following statement:

“Congress has failed the American people. With spending out of control, taxes threatening to sky rocket once again, and partisan grid-lock having reached new heights, it is no wonder that the American people have completely lost confidence in Congress. This is not the way government is supposed to be and it’s time for a change.

I am running for Congress in the 2nd District of New Hampshire to return government back to the American people.

Two years ago voters gave Paul Hodes a chance. When he was elected president of the freshman class, Paul Hodes was handed a golden opportunity to show leadership. New Hampshire voters sent Paul Hodes on a mission to change Washington...instead, Washington changed Paul Hodes.

Paul Hodes is a do-nothing Representative in a do-nothing Congress. The people of the 2nd district deserve better and are they are demanding change.

I want to renew the spirit of America. We live in a country where the impossible does not exist and we can achieve our dreams with hard work and dedication. We can make government work again, but we will have to make some changes.

Somewhere along the way we forgot that in our Founding Fathers’ original plan, Representatives would serve their neighbors by going to Washington for a fewyears, do the work of the people, then return to their jobs and homes and another neighbor would take their place. Congress should look more like you and me. It should be full of citizen legislators that actually represent the people.

It’s time we end the business as usual in Washington. The backroom politicking of lawyers and professional politicians does not serve the people. Legislators who feel more accountable to lobbyists than to their neighbors at home do not serve the people.

The career politicians have made a Washington that has become too big and too intrusive. This is contrary to everything we believe in NewHampshire. When I am in Congress, I pledge to the people of the 2nd District that I will fight every day to make government smaller. This means fighting to keep taxes low and cutting wasteful government spending. It’s our money, not the government’s money, and it should be spent appropriately.

Making government smaller is not enough. We have real problems that demand real solutions. Many families across the 2nd District are struggling with the high cost of gas and heating oil. When I am in Congress, I will work with Democrats and Republicans to develop a long-term energy solution that makes sense and actually helps working families.

Congress has failed to come up with a plan to fix illegal immigration. I will fight for real immigration reform that protects America and does not reward illegal behavior.

The pursuit of power in Washington has caused many to play partisan political games with our men and women who are fighting to protect our freedoms. It is never acceptable to threaten to withhold funds or equipment for our troops to score political points. This is wrong and it must stop. And when our soldiers return home, they deserve the best care America can provide. When I am in congress, I will always fight for those who fight for us.

When it comes down to it, serving in Congress is all about service. The idea of service to neighbors, service to community was at the heart of the plan originally set forth by the Founding Fathers and it is that spirit of service to communitythat I will help return to the United States Congress.

We deserve a government that represents the people and not the special interests. We deserve a government that is more concerned with what is right than getting re-elected. We deserve a government that is more concerned with the people they represent than their political party. We have a new day ahead of us. When I am in Congress, I will never take granted for what an awesome privilege that is and will fight everyday for the people of the 2nd District. Together, we will restore people faith in government and renew the promise that is America.”

About Jennifer Horn

Jennifer Horn writes a weekly column in the Sunday edition of The Telegraph and is the host of “On The Air With Jennifer Horn”, a daily 2 hour current events talk radio show. As host of the show, Jennifer Horn won three New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Golden Mike Awards: including First Place for Radio Feature (a special on the homecoming of Bravo Company in 2006) and a second place for Radio Documentary (Special Report: Illegal Immigration in America).

Jennifer Horn has spent a lifetime involved in her community - volunteering for the first time at her local hospital at the age of 18.

Ø Inspired by her cousin’s decade long struggle with Breast Cancer, Jennifer Horn has been actively involved in supporting Breast Cancer research and support groups through the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, completing five 60-mile walks and two 40-mile walks. Jennifer Horn has organized teams of walkers and wrote a book, Hope Is A Walking Dream, donating all proceeds to Breast Cancer support programs.

Ø In 2007, Jennifer Horn received the Spirit of Hope Award for her work with the Chernobyl Children Project. Jennifer has been an active volunteer for the project since1999, including six years as the New Hampshire coordinator, from 2001-2006, growing it from 1 host family hosting two children to as many as 10 host families hosting 20 children - coordinated the efforts of volunteers, creating a coalition of support from a number of faith organizations, coordinating, organizing and hosting major fundraising events, and participating in a 2005 humanitarian trip to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine tovisit the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant contamination zone, and visit her host children.

Ø In July 2007 Jennifer Horn Co-Chaired the first Operation America Rising New Hampshire support the troops rally in Greely Park, Nashua. Disturbed by the partisan, politicized tone of the debate surrounding the current conflict in Iraq, Jennifer spear-headed an effort to show non-partisan community support for the men and women of the United States Military.

Ø Jennifer Horn hasvolunteered for and served on the Board of Directors for Marguerite’s Place – an organization that provides transitional housing, education, training and daycare for women and children who need a safe place to live and get their lives back on track.

Ø Jennifer Horn volunteered for and served on the Board of Directors for Nashua Police Athletic League, a group that provides extra-curricular athletic opportunities and a community center with a focus on developing friendly relations between the police and the children in the neediest neighborhoods.

Jennifer Horn has 5 children and lives in Nashua with her husband Bill.