Ovide2010: OVIDE'S WEEKLY WRAP-UP: 3/5/10

"On the Road Again!"

It was a productive and enjoyable week of seeing old friends and meeting new friends on the campaign trail...
I was pleased to join with the New Hampshire Young Republicans in welcoming Congressman Paul Ryan, a thoughtful rising GOP star in the U.S. House. Congressman Ryan was the keynote speaker at the NHYR breakfast on

Saturday at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in my hometown, Manchester.

Congressman Ryan urged Granite Staters to elect the fiscally responsible leaders we need in Washington. I was interested to hear the solutions he presented from his "Roadmap for America's Future." You can check it out here.
Another highlight of the breakfast was the presentation by the YRs of the 10th annual Gipper Award. I would like to again congratulate Bob Burns, the NHYR National Committeeman, for winning the award for his commitment to activism for the NHYR Federation and the GOP. I am proud to have Bob as a  member of Team Ovide, and I look forward to our work together in the months ahead.
Special thanks to the Raymond Area Rotary Club and the Portsmouth Rotary Club for inviting me to speak this week. I received a number of good questions about creating jobs, growing our economy, and fixing the culture in Washington.
 Grassroots Activist of the Week
We are pleased to name Abby Sykas as our Grassroots Activist of the Week for her hard work organizing a fantastic Meet & Greet in Exeter this week. Abby is the founder and principal of Sykas Law Office, in Dover, NH. Among her many grassroots accomplishments, Abby is a member of the Seacoast Republican Women, serving as their legal counsel, and is a past Chair of the Vesta Roy Excellence in Public Service Series. Thank you, Abby--we are lucky to have you onboard! 
 In Case you Missed it
This week in Washington, Paul Hodes advised House Ways and Means Chair
Rep. Charlie Rangel to step down from his post after he blatantly violated
House ethics rules. What Hodes failed to mention was his intention to keep
upwards of $20k in campaign contributions from Rangel. See my statement here.

 Looking Ahead

·         Special Election Reminder!! New Hampshire Republicans are on a roll and we must help to keep the momentum going! Our team will be on the ground this weekend in Coos County to help Representative John Tholl recapture his seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He needs all the help he can get, so let's do our part together to make sure supporters in Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Northumberland, Stark, Stratford, and Whitefield all get to the polls Tuesday, March 9!


·         Join me at the 13th Annual Sportsmen's Show this Saturday from 9am-3pm hosted by Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at Franklin Middle School 200 Sanborn Street, Franklin NH!


·         Join me at the Rye Republican Candidates Meet & Greet this Sunday at 7pm at the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club, 80 Wentworth Road in Rye!


·         Listen live Monday @ 8am to my interview on the Peter Blute Show on AM 830 WCRN or online here


·         Catch me on the Charlie Sherman Show Tuesday morning at 8am on WGIR AM 930 and AM 610 or listen live here



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