May 3, 2010
THE BASS REPORT
I am honored to again be representing the people of New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.
This would not be possible without your great support during the campaign last year. Your help - whether through volunteering, posting a Bass sign, contributing, voting, or simply offering words of encouragement - made all the difference in our winning. Lisa and I shall forever be grateful.
As Spring has arrived, it seems so has the 2012 campaign.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is already running radio ads attacking my record, and the far left group EMILY’s List is also targeting me for defeat. Not surprisingly, the extremely liberal Democrat who we beat last November, Ann McLane Kuster, is looking for a rematch.
I am taking nothing for granted and that is why we have begun to prepare for next year’s re-election campaign.
One way for us to stay in touch is through the Bass Report, my new monthly newsletter.
I hope I will have your continued support and friendship, and look forward to seeing you out on the campaign trail.
On the trail...
Whether it’s walking Main Street in Nashua or visiting with small business owners in Berlin, traveling throughout the district is one of my favorite parts of this job. Since taking office, I have spent the last four months crisscrossing the district and I’m just getting started.
One recent stop I made was at Joey’s Diner in Amherst, where I had a delicious breakfast and great conversation with the Amherst Republicans. Thanks so much to Chairman Mark Vincent for hosting me and facilitating this opportunity to bring my message of fiscal conservatism back from Washington to New Hampshire. With State Representatives Steve Stepanek, Bob Rowe and Bill Belvin also joining the discussion, we had the opportunity to discuss the steps being taken to reduce the deficit and reign in the budget in Concord as well as Washington. These discussions are vital to me, as it provides a real opportunity to hear your concerns firsthand. Thanks to all who attended, and I look forward to visiting with other local Republican committees soon!
Had a great time at the Cheshire County Republican Committee Lincoln Day Dinner in Keene featuring Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. An enthusiastic crowd of Republicans and so enjoyed sitting with friends including Sheriff Dick Foote and County Attorney Peter Heed. Many thanks to all who made the dinner such a success.
Terrific crowd at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation-NH Dinner honoring Ovide Lamontagne as “Conservative of the Year”. I enjoyed seeing many of our potential Republican Presidential candidates including Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Also joining us was Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina. What a great tribute to my friend Ovide!
Primary Season begins...
Like you, I have been awaiting the return of Presidential politics to the Granite State. Finally, the Primary has begun as potential candidates now seem to be visiting New Hampshire almost on a daily basis. Recently, I had the opportunity to appear on WMUR’s Primary Scoop with James Pindell and discuss the upcoming New Hampshire Presidential Primary. As I told James, “We want to encourage candidates to come to New Hampshire; we take them seriously. This is a very important part of not only the American political process but also for New Hampshire. And all New Hampshire people should be serious about all the candidates that come and give them the attention that they deserve.”
Check out the rest of my interview here.