GIUDA CONTINUES TO EXPLORE CONGRESSIONAL RUN
Former New Hampshire House member Bob Giuda (www.bobgiuda.com) hosted a meeting Sunday with supporters of his potential candidacy for the U.S. House 2nd Congressional District seat in 2010. Attendees included numerous State Representatives and other supporters from communities throughout the 2nd Congressional District. It was held at the Dell Lea Country Club in Chichester.
During his 6 years in the House, Giuda rose to become Deputy Majority Leader. Legislatively, he was prime sponsor of CACR-30, a Constitutional Amendment that restricted government’s power of eminent domain after a controversial decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The amendment was passed overwhelmingly by the House, Senate and voters in 2006. He was also prime sponsor of HCR-16, a Resolution calling for India and Pakistan to abide by the U.N. Charter on Human Rights. The Resolution, passed in 2003, produced Congressional hearings into atrocities being committed in South Asia.
Shortly after 9/11, Giuda played a key role in promoting federal legislation establishing the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program that authorizes airline pilots who successfully pass intensive training to carry sidearms on the flight decks of commercial aircraft. He appeared on Dateline NBC in October, 2001, as an advocate for the program.
Giuda formed an Exploratory Committee for the 2nd Congressional District seat in June, and has been traveling throughout the District to gauge support for a possible candidacy. In his remarks he characterized the response to his exploratory efforts as consistently strong throughout the District, and said he is “very encouraged by the reception he has received” in evaluating a potential run for the seat currently held by Democrat Paul Hodes, who is vacating to seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Judd Gregg.