40+ Wins for Pro-Freedom to Marry Republicans
Including Winners in Key Senate Races: Nancy Stiles and John Reagan
"Today, the freedom to marry in New Hampshire is more secure than it was yesterday." - NHRFE PAC Chair, Sean Owen
Manchester, NH - On this Election Day, the New Hampshire Republicans for Freedom and Equality PAC saw major victories statewide, with dozens of its supported candidates clearly winning their races in the early returns.
Chairman Sean Owen said, "We invested $300,000 this election cycle to help candidates who represent the future of the GOP. While Republicans have lost many seats in the House overall, NHRFE-supported Republican candidates out-performed their peers and won a majority of their races. We also had huge wins with the election of John Reagan to the State Senate and the re-election of State Senator Nancy Stiles. Today, the freedom to marry is more secure in New Hampshire than it was yesterday."
Executive Director Tyler Deaton highlighted the PAC's successes with voter contact: "We completed a tremendous direct mail program, with voters in priority districts receiving as many as six mail pieces this cycle. We've succeeded in uniting the Republican Party and building the party through appeal to new voters. Rank-and-file Republicans have supported individual freedom all along, and we've helped them find a stronger voice. While others have tried to divide the party, we ran a 100% positive campaign from beginning to end."
Deaton continued, "We were also the first New Hampshire PAC to take advantage of new fundraising standards set by recent Supreme Court decisions and the New Hampshire Attorney General."
As for the gubernatorial race, Chairman Sean Owen said he was not surprised by Ovide Lamontagne's loss: "We knew that nominating Ovide for governor would be disastrous. It hurt us that our Republican nominee wanted to campaign against freedom and equality."
Executive Director Tyler Deaton added, "It didn't have to be this way. Republicans can win in New Hampshire, both locally and statewide, so long as they have an authentic commitment to freedom across the board. It's something to keep in mind next time we're selecting our candidate for governor."
The PAC's political, communications and fundraising programs are led by Executive Director Tyler Deaton, a lobbyist who also serves as a senior strategist for the bipartisan pro-marriage equality organization Standing Up for New Hampshire Families. Deaton is also Secretary of the New Hampshire Young Republicans. Christine Baratta serves as PAC Communications Director. Committee Chairman Sean Owen is actively involved as a lead strategist and fundraiser.
|Rep. John Reagan||Deerfield|
|Sen. Nancy Stiles||Hampton|
|Rep. Gene Chandler||Bartlett|
|Rep. Harry Merrow||Ossipee|
|Rep. Steve Schmidt||Wolfeboro|
|Rep. Chris Ahlgren||Wolfeboro|
|Rep. Susan Emerson||Rindge|
|Rep. Jane Johnson||Swanzey|
|Rep. Herb Richardson||Lancaster|
|Rep. Rick Ladd||Haverhill|
|Rep. Neal Kurk||Weare|
|Rep. Cal Pratt||Goffstown|
|Rep. Keith Murphy||Bedford|
|Rep. Steve Vaillancourt||Manchester|
|Rep. Carolyn Gargasz||Hollis|
|Rep. Don LeBrun||Nashua|
|Rep. Bob Haefner||Hudson|
|Rep. Russ Ober||Hudson|
|Rep. Shawn Jasper||Hudson|
|Rep. Mark Warden||Goffstown|
|Rep. George Lambert||Litchfield|
|Rep. David Kidder||New London|
|Rep. Priscilla Lockwood||Canterbury|
|Rep. David Hess||Hooksett|
|Rep. Kyle Tasker||Nottingham|
|Rep. Kathy Hoelzel||Raymond|
|Rep. Gene Charron||Chester|
|Rep. Sherm Packard||Londonderry|
|Kevin St. James||Kingston|
|Rep. Norm Major||Plaistow|
|Rep. Mary Allen||Newton|
|Rep. Pat Abrami||Stratham|
|Rep. Tim Copeland||Stratham|
|Rep. John Sytek||Salem|
|Rep. Ronald Belanger||Salem|
|Rep. Michelle Peckham||North Hampton|