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Mar162014

NHDP - NH Dems Chair: GOP Conference Highlights Republican Weakness

GOP Agenda Favors Big Corporate Interests, Wall Street, Big Oil


Concord, NH -- Bringing their Big Oil, Wall Street agenda to a Nashua, New Hampshire conference, a long list of failed Republican candidates this weekend offer reminders of why their failed.

“Failed candidates talking about failed policies – that is what this weekend is,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley.  “Scott Brown, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Linda McMahon were all rejected by voters in their states who didn't want to go back to the policies of the past that wrecked the economy and punished the middle class.”

“Now Scott Brown appears to be ready to be rejected by voters in two states, because the people of New Hampshire don't want a Senator who represents Big Oil and Wall Street," said Buckley.

Republicans from throughout New England are gathering in Nashua this weekend for a two-day regional conference.

“This weekend isn’t about the kitchen table issues important to the people of New Hampshire like increasing the minimum wage or paycheck fairness. This weekend is about protecting the interests of big corporations, Big Oil, and Wall Street. Big Oil isn’t spending big bucks here in New Hampshire because they care about the people of New Hampshire. Big Oil and Wall Street and the big corporate interests think they can buy our senate seat for someone like Scott Brown who votes to protect their interests, not ours," Buckley said.

Buckley, today released a "GOP Reminder Checklist" so the people of New Hampshire can be sure to remember exactly where the Republicans stand as they gather this weekend in Nashua.

Remember Republicans are opposed to increasing the minimum wage.

Remember Republicans supporting millions in giveaways to Big Oil.

Remember Republicans let Wall Street off the hook for $19 billion to help pay for financial reforms.

Remember Republicans shutdown the government.

Remember Republicans opposed asking millionaires to pay their fair share in taxes.

Remember Republicans would allow employers to deny women health care coverage for birth control.

 

“The contrast couldn’t be clearer. While Republicans are set on moving our country backwards, Democrats are working on issues that matter most to New Hampshire families,” added Buckley. “Raising the minimum wage and protecting equal pay for equal work are commonsense way to strengthen the middle class; that’s why it’s a proposal supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans and Granite Staters - just not the out of touch GOP.”

 

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