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Saturday
Sep202014

NH GOP - CARLY FIORINA ADDRESSES NHGOP CONVENTION 

Concord - Carly Fiorina will deliver the keynote address at the New Hampshire Republican Party Convention on Saturday, September 20.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

 

WHAT:             New Hampshire Republican Party Convention

 

TIME:               9:00 am (ET)

                       

 

WHERE:          Southern New Hampshire University

                        2500 North River Road

                        Manchester, NH 03106

 

WHO:              Chairman Jennifer Horn

                        State Senate President Chuck Morse

                        House GOP Leader Gene Chandler

                        Congressman Frank Guinta, Nominee for US Congress

                        Representative Marilinda Garcia, Nominee for US Congress

                        Scott Brown, Nominee for US Senate

                        Walt Havenstein, Nominee for Governor

                        US Senator Kelly Ayotte

                        Carly Fiorina

Saturday
Sep202014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Shea-Porter Votes Against New Hampshire's Middle Class  

Shea-Porter Opposes an all of the above Energy Approach

MANCHESTER – Last night, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter voted against a piece of bipartisan job-creating energy legislation.

H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act, would establish energy independence, lower the cost of energy for New Hampshire families, and create and sustain more secure and well-paying jobs. This commonsense energy package passed the House of Representatives with Carol Shea-Porter and Nancy Pelosi voting no.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

"Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is more concerned with keeping her D.C. and California friends happy than creating jobs and lowering energy costs for Granite Staters. She claims to favor an all of the above energy approach, but when it comes to weaning ourselves off of Middle-East oil, building the Keystone Pipeline, and creating tens of thousands of good, middle class jobs, she is in Nancy Pelosi's pocket. The day President Obama took office in 2008, the price of a gallon of gas was $1.84.
Six years of Carol Shea-Porter, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama have led to fewer jobs and higher gas prices. "

Saturday
Sep202014

Brown For US Senate - AROUND TOWN WITH SCOTT BROWN - THIS WEEK: "IN NH, SCOTT BROWN CLOSING ON JEANNE SHAHEEN" 

"In NH, Scott Brown Closing On Jeanne Shaheen"
Happy Friday,

It was quite a week for our campaign. A non-partisan CNN poll on Monday showed the race tied and then yesterday, a poll that four months ago showed us trailing by 12 had Scott leading by four - marking a 16 point swing since May. 

With only 46 days left until the election, our team will be working hard to earn your vote and unify our party. This week, Governor Christie joined Scott at a "Call to Victory" event at the Salem field office to highlight the importance of making phone calls and hitting doors. 

As this race gets closer, Jeanne Shaheen and her allies are going to get desperate and do everything they can to stop us. That's why we need your help to make sure that Scott gets every last vote on November 4th. Please check out our bulletin board for opportunities to get involved, and continue to encourage your friends and co-workers to join our team.
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Polls Show Brown Tied, Leading Shaheen

CNN released a new poll showing this race is in a "dead heat." Another poll gave Scott a nearly two point lead in this race and yesterday, Vox Populi Polling gave him the edge by four points.

There's an old saying in politics that, 'the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day," and that is very true. Still, these polls indicate that Senator Shaheen's support of President Obama 99% of the time is out of step with New Hampshire. Voters are rallying behind Scott Brown because they know he will be an independent voice that always puts New Hampshire first. 
 
"This Is A Guy Who Knows How To Get Things Done"

Those are the words from Governor Chris Christie, who campaigned with Scott in Salem on Wednesday, highlighting Brown's independence and focus to put people over party. Governor Christie also said of Jeanne Shaheen, "There’s no possible or logical way you can put New Hampshire first when you’re voting with the president and his failed policies over 99 percent of the time.” We agree, Governor.

Governor Christie's visit generated a lot of buzz and got the front page treatment from yesterday's
Union Leader.
 
Tell Senator Shaheen: Don't Come Home Until America Is Safe

Scott wrote a letter to Senator Shaheen earlier this week asking her not to adjourn for congressional recess without accomplishing two important goals: securing the border and passing a bill that will strip American ISIS fighters of their citizenship.

Sign our petition and send Senator Shaheen a message: no recess without securing the border and protecting our nation from terrorists. Let's keep America safe.

On Thursday, Scott blasted Senator Shaheen for standing idly by while her fellow Democrats blocked a bill from Senator Cruz that would stop American ISIS fighters from coming home. As John DiStaso reported in NH Journal, “Brown today called the Senate Democrats’ block of the Cruz bill ‘disgraceful,’ saying the measure would have 'stopped American ISIS fighters from returning to the United States and inflicting harm on our citizens.' His campaign issued a statement with a strongly-worded title: ‘Scott Brown’s statement on Jeanne Shaheen’s failure to protect Americans from ISIS.’”
Volunteer of the Week:
Phil Wheel


Former Marine Corps member and St. Anselm sophomore Phil Wheel is our volunteer for this week. Phil started interning with us a little over a month ago and in addition to helping elect Scott, he serves as an assistant football coach at his alma mater, Trinity High in Manchester. He is involved because he believes Scott offers Granite Staters the opportunity to take our state back. Click HERE to read more about why Phil is supporting Scott and helping the campaign. 
Brown Backed By Former U.S. Senators Gregg & Sununu

Republicans continue to unify around Scott's candidacy, including former U.S. Senators Judd Gregg and John E. Sununu, who endorsed Brown this week. Sen. Gregg said that New Hampshire can help our country, "right the ship by electing Scott Brown," while Sen. Sununu added that, "Brown will put New Hampshire first and fight to create jobs, restore America’s standing in the world and return fiscal sanity to our government​." 
Join Our Team!
Intern For Scott!


  New Hampshire for Scott Brown is looking for interns! If you're interested in a career in politics or just want to learn more about how a campaign is run, consider applying.  
 
Those interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Leigh Ann Shriver,
lshriver@scottbrown.com, or Luke Bullock, lbullock@scottbrown.com. Any questions can be answered by calling 603-518-5412.
On The Trail...

Scott had another busy week across New Hampshire making a number of stops to meet with voters, hear their concerns and answer questions. He toured a construction site in Salem yesterday, marched in the Pelham parade over the weekend, spent time at the Rochester fair and attended Celtic Festival in Manchester.
 
 
 
 
Campaign Bulletin Board
GET A LAWN SIGN

Now that the primary is over and the general election has begun, you need a lawn sign to show your support for Scott. Check out our list of sign depots across the state where you can go and pick up a sign for your yard. There is contact information for each location, so just call up the place closest to you and get your sign!

CALL FOR SCOTT

Monday's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's, we have phone banking at Campaign Headquarters from 6:00-8:30. 

We are right in downtown Manchester at 379 Elm Street. Come on by, meet some follow Brown supporters and make some calls. We always have a good time and would love for you to come join in on the fun. 

We also have a full phone bank operation in Stratham that will take place every Wednesday and Thursday from now until Election Day. We also have a phone bank in Laconia next week on Thursday. See below for more information.

STRATHAM PHONE BANK

WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00 P.M.
WHERE: 72 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham
RSVP: Mara Mellstrom, (mmellstrom@scottbrown.com)

LACONIA PHONE BANK
WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 5:30 P.M.
WHERE: Boothby Therapy Services, 806 N Main St, Laconia
RSVP: Jeremy Baker (jbaker@scottbrown.com)
Thanks for reading and for supporting Scott. For those heading to Loudon for the race this weekend, enjoy the festivities.
  Colin Reed
Campaign Manager
Saturday
Sep202014

NHDP - Job-Killing CEO Carly Fiorina Stumps for Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown 

Outsourcer and Failed Hewlett-Packard CEO Responsible for Laying Off Hundreds of Granite State Workers, Carly Fiorina, Stumps for Fellow Failed CEO, Walt Havenstein, and Scott Brown, Who Profited Off Outsourcing Company
Manchester, NH – Just two days after campaigning with economic disaster Governor Chris Christie, failed CEO Walt Havenstein, whose record at SAIC included shedding thousands of jobs, and Scott Brown, who made over a quarter million dollars off a company that outsourced jobs, Republicans are welcoming the support of job-killing CEO Carly Fiorina.
“Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown don't do themselves any favors when they welcome job-killing CEO Carly Fiorina, who Granite Staters remember for handing pink slips to hundreds of New Hampshire workers, sending thousands of American jobs overseas and overseeing the company's stock value take a nose-dive, while at the same time tripling her own salary,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. “The similarities between Fiorina and the NHGOP's candidates are clear. Just like Fiorina's disastrous economic record, Havenstein's mismanagement at SAIC ran the company into a ditch as SAIC shed 5,000 jobs and the company's stock value plummeted 32 percent, all while he made $20 million for himself. And while Fiorina oversaw the outsourcing of American jobs to low-wage countries to increase her company's bottom line, Brown endorsed an outsourcing business strategy to increase the bottom line of a company that was paying him more than a quarter million dollars.”
Havenstein's disastrous economic record as CEO of SAIC mirrors that of Fiorina. Under Fiorina's watch as CEO at Hewlett-Packard, the company sent thousands of jobs overseas, including laying off hundreds of Granite State workers and it's stock value took a nose-dive, while at the same time Fiorina tripled her salary. As CEO, Havenstein implemented a failed strategy, SAIC lost millions of dollars in revenue, shed 5,000 jobs, and the company's stock plummeted 32 percent, all while he made $20 million for himself.
Scott Brown seems to have taken cues from Fiorina's outsourcing business strategy. He cashed in to the tune of $270,000 by serving on the Board of Directors of a Massachusetts-based company that had shipped jobs U.S. overseas. Then, he signed official legal documents endorsing a strategy that included using low-wage countries like China and Mexico to pad the company's bottom line.
“As Havenstein and Brown elevate figures like job-killing CEO Carly Fiorina with disastrous economic records, they only makes it more clear to Granite Staters that they put their interests first, and they can't be trusted to look out for the priorities of middle-class families,” continued Lesswing.
Background
Fiorina Laid Off 180 NH Workers In 2004.
“HP’s last wave of layoffs at the site came in 2004, when 180 employees got pink slips.” [Nashua Telegraph, 12/12/2007]
Fiorina Laid Off 50 NH Workers In 2003.
Just as business in the high-tech industry appears to be picking up, Hewlett-Packard Co. said it will cashier 50 workers in Massachusetts and 50 in New Hampshire by the end of this month. And there could be additional layoffs in both states over the next year, the company said. [Boston Globe, 10/12/2003]
Fiorina Tripled Her Own Salary & Shipped Jobs Overseas While Firing American Workers. 
“And Fiorina has not been shy about acknowledging that many jobs were outsourced overseas. In January 2004, Fiorina provocatively told Congress, ‘There is no job that is America’s God-given right anymore.'” [Politifact, 9/15/2010]
Carly Fiorina Was HP CEO And Chairwoman From 1999 to 2005.
[Market Watch, 2/9/2005]
Saturday
Sep202014

Citizens For A Strong NH - E-Newsletter: Brown leads Shaheen, new microsite, and more... 

 

CSNH Poll: Scott Brown takes the lead in the race for U.S. Senate

 

On behalf of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, Magellan Strategies released the results of our second New Hampshire statewide survey on Monday. The automated survey of 2,214 likely voters has a margin of error of +/- 2.0% and was conducted September 10-11, 2014.  

Highlights from the poll included the following:

  • Scott Brown leads Jeanne Shaheen by almost 2 points (45.9% Brown/44.3% Shaheen/9.8% undecided) in the U.S. Senate race.
  • Terrorism and border security now trump Obamacare as the most important issues Granite Staters are concerned about.
  • President Obama's job approval dropped 3 points from our last poll in July.

  • Republicans have a 10 point lead on the generic ballot. 

Click HERE to visit our website where you can find all of the information on our latest poll, including WMUR's James Pindell's article on it.

 

 
 
New Microsite: Why are they hiding?

On Wednesday, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire launched a new microsite at WhyAreTheyHiding.comThe site focuses on the failed votes and policy positions Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) have taken, and highlights them as a reason for why the four aforementioned elected officials are hiding from Granite Staters with their refusal to hold public Town Hall meetings. 

  
 
Who can blame them though? Under their watch, Obamacare is collapsing. Our foreign policy is failing. Our porous southern and northern borders are open to both terrorists and illegal immigrants. While taxes increase, our debt and deficits are skyrocketing. However, it is still no excuse for refusing to meet with your constituents.

 

Last month, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire also launched a smaller site and a web video focusing solely on Senator Jeanne Shaheen's record.

 

WhyAreTheyHiding.com, which will be an offshoot of the organization's main website, 
StrongNH.com, is being backed with a significant, state-wide, online advertisement buy, which will be used to educate countless New Hampshire residents about the lack of honesty and transparency they are receiving from their elected officials.  However, to reach more Granite Staters with our message, we need your help.

Please click 
HERE to visit our donation page and contribute whatever you can give to our efforts.


Click HERE to read the NHJournal's John DiStaso's story on the new website.

 
 
Keystone Pipeline: Jeanne Shaheen still opposes it
 
Today (Friday) is the six year anniversary of the first application to build the Keystone pipeline. 

Due to Senator Jeanne Shaheen's liberal positions and loyalty to billionaire enviornmental extremist Tom Steyer, she has consistently voted "NO" on a plan that would give America energy security and thousands of shovel ready jobs. That's wrong.

Click HERE to visit our Facebook page where you can find the image above. Then, help inform more Granite Staters of Jeanne Shaheen's out-of-touch position on the Keystone Pipeline by sharing it on your own social media accounts.
 
 
No Town Halls: The media continues to take notice
 
With all of our elected officials except Senator Kelly Ayote refusing to hold public forums with their constituents, the lack of New Hampshire Town Hall meetings continued to be a major issue this week.

TownHall.com had a great write-up this week on Congresswoman Annie Kuster's refusal to hold a single Town Hall meeting with her constituents. 

The article references several letters to the editor where Congresswoman's Kuster's constituents have taken to their local newspapers to call on her to stop refusing to meet with them. The author also included one of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's web videos where the congresswoman, her staff, and her supporters rudely respond to questions about why she will not hold a public forum.

Click HERE to read the full article at TownHall.com. 

Also this week, the infamous man dressed as a chicken who has been following Jeanne Shaheen around New Hampshire reminding Granite Staters that their senator refuses to hold Town Hall meetings, made the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

Considering Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster should all be in New Hampshire next week, we continue to call on them to stop hiding, and meet with their constituents. Granite Staters deserve better than the cold shoulder these four aforementioned elected officials continue to give them. 
 
 

Grassroots: County Co-Captains and Social Media 

Here at Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, grassroots activists are the backbone of our organization. If you are interested in joining our team as a country co-captian to help with letters to the editor, phone banks, door knocking programs, visibility protests, or other activities in your county, please email our Executive Director, Matthew Murphy, at Matt@StrongNH.com.

Even if you only have time to help from your computer or smart phone, another important way you can make a difference is on social media. 

Click HERE to visit our Facebook page, where you can share our posts and encouraging your friends to follow and engage with our page, too.

Click HERE to visit out Twitter page, where you can retweet and engage with us on Twitter. In addition, here are some Tweets you can send out on to help spread our message to your followers:
 
 
Editorial Cartoon of the Week