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Ayotte For Senate - New Website Launches 


Yesterday I announced the launch of a new phase of our website at on my Facebook page and by Twitter.


The focal point is our campaign blog and you can expect it to feature the latest news regarding my campaign, my opinions on important issues and the voices of New Hampshire voters supporting my campaign. Please use our blog as a resource to help you stay tuned to the latest campaign news and to voice your opinions on important issues. I promise to read the comments and answer them when I can.


My campaign for Senate is a statewide grassroots effort. The key to success is building a community of supporters and giving them the tools to be effective. You can expect us to build on what we are doing online and provide new ways for you to get involved in the days and weeks ahead.


If you are on Facebook and would like to become a supporter please go here. You can also follow me on twitter at Finally, I hope you will consider making a contribution to my campaign. Every dollar will be invested wisely. You can do so here.




Kelly Ayotte





Embattled Congressman Won’t Hold Traditional, Face-To-Face Meeting With Voters


CONCORD – The Union Leader (9/2) reports that Paul Hodes announced today that he will not hold traditional New Hampshire-style town hall meetings with voters during the Congressional Recess. Instead, he will host contrived, restricted “forums” that are not “fully open to the public.”


“Paul Hodes has let down New Hampshire by refusing to hold a single face-to-face town hall meeting on health care during the Congressional recess,” said NHGOP Communications Director Ryan Williams. “His failure to meet with his constituents in an open and unrestricted format shows that he is out of touch with New Hampshire traditions and values.”


Democrat State Party Chairman Ray Buckley blasted the idea of health care “forums” in a statement released on Monday. Buckley erroneously criticized Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta for holding a “forum” instead of a “real town hall.” According to the Portsmouth Herald (8/31), Guinta actually hosted a traditional, unrestricted New Hampshire-style town hall meeting instead of the phony forums that Congressman Hodes is planning.


“We agree with Chairman Buckley. A forum is not a ‘real town hall,’ and if Paul Hodes was actually serious about hearing from New Hampshire voters he would host open and unrestricted meetings,” said Williams.






The Congressional Recess Is Almost Over And Hodes Still Hasn’t Announced Plans For A Town Hall Meeting


CONCORD – With only days remaining in the Congressional recess, Paul Hodes is still refusing to announce any public plans for a face-to-face town hall meeting on health care. On Sunday, the Concord Monitor reported that Mr. Hodes is secretly planning a health care event in Nashua this week, but he has yet to reveal any details to his constituents.


“Paul Hodes needs to stop playing games and immediately announce his plans to the public,” said NHGOP Communications Director Ryan Williams. “Mr. Hodes must hold a traditional town hall meeting – not a “tele-town hall,” or a panel, or a forum – on heath care before the end of the Congressional recess. New Hampshire voters expect and deserve nothing less from their elected representatives.”


Congressman Hodes has spent the entire recess meeting with liberal bloggers, campaign contributors and special interest groups. He has also insulted New Hampshire voters who disagree with his disastrous agenda, implying that they are unsophisticated and intellectually inferior to those who support a government run heath care system. In a recent interview with Fosters Daily Democrat, Hodes referred to frustrated taxpayers who oppose the Democrat’s health care proposal as members of the “flat earth society.”


“Over the past few weeks, Paul Hodes has let down his constituents by insulting their intelligence and refusing to answer their questions about his support for a government takeover of health care. He has reminded voters across New Hampshire that he’s been a poor Congressman and he would make an even worse Senator,” said Williams.



NetRight Daily: The ObamaCare Gang of Six Breaks Up

Fellow Bloggers,

Thousands have already written in to their Senator to tell them to Vote No on Cass Sunstein. If you haven't written to yours yet, please do so now! Here are today's top stories on NetRight Nation and other relevant information:


The ObamaCare Gang of Six Breaks Up: If one recalls, the Gang of Six was the posse that had strolled through the dusty streets of the District of Columbia, promising a so-called "bipartisan" plan on health care. It was one of those grand compromises that feels just like a knife in the backs of the American people. But now the Gang has turned in their spurs--and the members have returned to their formative partisan camps.


Tea Parties: Can More Really Achieve Less?: Those who organized the local TEA Parties have banded together to create numerous local chapters of small-government political groups but were rarely among those in the circle normally attending local political events. The labels "tea-bagger" or "Astroturf" placed on the pro-liberty side by left-leaning network pundits and Democratic Party leadership, couldn't be farther from the truth.


The War on the People's Romance (Part 1): When average everyday American citizens come home from work, they almost invariably drive on a congested highway owned and maintained by the government, often on the way to an overcrowded government school to pick up their children. And before they pull into the garage, they check on their mail from the government-run bankrupt post office.


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ALG - American Liberty Tour to Launch 9/10/09, ALG Calls Upon Americans Nationwide to Begin Organizing to "Take Back America" 

"No national group will save this country. Active citizens in their
hometowns will save this country."
ALG President Bill Wilson.


September 2nd, 2009, Fairfax, VA— Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today announced the nationwide American Liberty Tour, an outreach effort to organize concerned citizens beginning on September 10th. It is scheduled to stop in 18 cities across twelve states from California to Georgia until October 13th.


Wilson called upon Americans nationwide to join the tour, and "to begin organizing to take back America from the Washington power elite through the establishment of a viable political movement in the defense of liberty, limited government, and free markets."


"Change will not come from Washington. Change will come in Sacramento, Tallahassee, Atlanta, and elsewhere. Change will come from individual Americans in their communities who are determined to save their nation from an unsustainable, unaccountable Leviathan in Washington," Wilson declared.


"Rallies are great for venting anger. But anger is not enough. The American people's best defense is action in their local communities," Wilson added. "So, the American Liberty Tour will be traveling across the country providing training to individuals. The hard left has been doing this kind of 'community organizing' for decades. Now, it's time to give them a dose of their own medicine."


The American Liberty Tour is a collaborative project of the American Liberty Alliance, American Majority, Americans for Limited Government and the Sam Adams Alliance, and will feature Adam Bitely (NetRight Nation), Ned Ryun (American Majority), Eric Odom (, Ken Marrero (American Liberty Alliance), Erick Erickson (RedState), "Joe the Plumber", Lloyd Marcus (The Tea Party Song), and many others.


ALG New Media Coordinator and Director of, Adam Bitely, said that the American Liberty Tour "will provide a good venue for people to come out and learn how to become active in their communities, whether it be online, in their local political party organizations and governments, in the streets, and in direct communication with their representatives—all to organize against these government takeovers of every aspect of our lives. Citizen activism is now more critical than ever."


Bitely said action was the only way the American people could preserve their liberty. "Concerned citizens nationwide must get involved, because right now we have an intrusive, over-sized government. But now it's on the defense, attempting to mask its actions as being representative of the will of the majority of Americans, when it is not," Bitely added. "It is clear to us that the majority does not like the course and direction that the nation is headed in."


According to Rasmussen Reports, 60 percent of voters say the country is headed in the wrong direction, with only 34 percent saying it is headed in the right direction.


Eric Odom, co-founder of and President of the American Liberty Alliance said that the tour was designed to bring like-minded citizens together "who are a sick and tired of Washington running the country into the ground, and who are looking for a way to fight back."


President of American Majority Ned Ryun said, "It is the politicians and bureaucrats who have brought this nation to the brink of financial ruin, devastated our schools, eroded our liberty and property rights, and have rapidly nationalized more and more of the economy. And it is American people who solely have the power to stop this alarming trend. What we want is to empower them to be effective in making those changes that need to be made."


Wilson agreed, "No national group will save this country. Active citizens in their hometowns will save this country."


Odom said the numbers were not surprising. "We're talking about a government that through interventionism has wrecked the economy, and now in response has engaged in the most rapid increase of spending in human history. The American people are concerned that the nation is headed off a precipice."


Ryun agreed, and said, "Washington thinks that it can centrally plan the economy, health care, education, our savings and spending habits, our retirements—in short, our lives. But it cannot, and the American people realize this, and they are wondering what they can do to stop an unsustainable, out-of-control government."


Wilson said the tour would send a clear message to Washington, "that the politicians have lost the consent of the governed. That it is not the government that rules the people, but that it is the people who run the government."