NH GOP Weekly Update

In This Issue

  1. Chairman MacDonald Statement on the passing of Congressman Perkins' Bass
  2. NH GOP Chairman Praises NH Legislature action on Income Tax 
  3. Help Your local Candidates
  4. NH Republican Leaders Response to NV Caucus Date Change
  5. Upcoming Events


Chairman MacDonald Statements on the Passing of Congressman Perkins' Bass

Concord, NH: Statement from Chairman Wayne MacDonald:

“Congressman Perkins Bass, like so many in his family, spent his life serving our nation and our state.  From his distinguished and decorated career in the United States military, to his leadership as an elected official, Perkins fought to protect and expand the principles of freedom and liberty that we continue to cherish.  

"Today, as we remember Perkins' legacy of service and his accomplishments, my thoughts and prayers are with Rosaly, Charlie and the entire Bass family as they mourn the passing of a great son of New Hampshire."

For the entire statement click here.


Chairman MacDonald Praises the Legislature's NH Income Tax Actions                                                                                                         

Concord, NH -- Wayne MacDonald, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, released the following after the House Ways and Means Committtee overwhelmingly supported a Constitutional Amendment to protect the New Hampshire Advantage by prohibiting an income tax in the Granite State. 

"In today's turbulent economic environment, especially in light of the job-destroying regulations and tax hikes proposed by President Obama, this vote is an important one to help create a stable financial future for Granite Staters, especially low- and middle-class families.  Not only will this plan protect New Hampshire taxpayers, but it will also ensure that our government is fiscally responsible.
"As Democrats line up for next year's governor's race, Republican efforts to oppose an income tax in the Granite State will be even more critical.  While the field of Democratic candidates for the 2012 governor's race is unclear, it looks like they could have in one corner an outspoken income tax advocate and flip-flopper Maggie Hassan in the other corner."


Help out your Local Elections

Two weeks to go until many of our cities and towns go to the polls and vote. There is plenty to do from literature drops to phone banking in YOUR town. Many of these races can be turned in our direction with just a few hours a week from volutneers. Please contact the Republican State Committee to find out more information. 

Also, find out what is going on in your community. Click here, the NH GOP website, and type your zip code in. From there you can find contact information, write a letter to the editor, and see what events are going on around your town.

For more information email Jacob at jacob@nhgop.org.


NH Republican Leaders Response to Nevada's Caucus Date Change:
Nevada set for February 4


Concord, NH—Nevada today announced it has set the day of its Presidential Caucus for February 4, 2012.  The announcement comes after extensive discussions and efforts between Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Iowa and the National Republican Committee.  

The New Hampshire Republican leaders released the following statements in response:

“I would like to thank the efforts of RNC Chairman Priebus, our National Committeeman Steve Duprey and our National Committeewoman Phyllis Woods who worked with me in consulting with our colleagues in Nevada to come to an agreement that is best for everyone and successfully preserves New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Status.   Nevada’s decision to reschedule to February 4 will now allow Secretary of State Bill Gardner to schedule our Primary at a more appropriate time than would’ve been allowed with Nevada’s earlier date.  The New Hampshire Primary is important not just as a long standing tradition, but as an opportunity for lesser-funded or lesser-known candidates to have the opportunity to be heard.  This resolution comes thanks to several people, including the RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. Together, we all come out on top.” –Wayne MacDonald, New Hampshire Republican Committee Chairman

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