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Friday
Aug072009

DSCC - WITH HISTORIC VOTE ON SOTOMAYOR CONFIRMATION THIS AFTERNOON, KELLY AYOTTE WON'T SAY HOW SHE'D VOTE

Maybe Ayotte Is Waiting For Her Washington Handlers To Recommend A Position To Adopt

 

 

With a large, bipartisan confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United State Supreme Court scheduled for this afternoon, Kelly Ayotte revealed once again that political gamesmanship matters more to her than doing the right thing by refusing to take a stand on her historic confirmation. Although Sonia Sotomayor’s credentials are impeccable, her judicial record untarnished, and her life story an inspiration to all, Kelly Ayotte has stayed silent on her position. The Senate has a unique and powerful role as the body that confirms Justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and voters have a right to know where Senate candidates stand on this important duty. Even New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, who occupies the Senate seat Ayotte is eyeing, has said he will vote to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

 

“Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been hailed by both Republicans and Democrats as a moderate jurist and an independent thinker with outstanding credentials – but that doesn’t matter to Kelly Ayotte, who refuses to say how she would vote,” said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Communications Director Eric Schultz. “Maybe she is waiting for her Washington handlers to tell her what to say, but the voters of New Hampshire deserve to know where she stands.”

 

Unlike Ayotte, some Republicans have had the courage to put politics aside and speak out in favor of Sonia Sotomayor. Florida Senator Mel Martinez said “Judge Sotomayor is knowledgeable of the law, would be a fair and impartial judge, and seems to have a good understanding of the limited role the judiciary plays in our democracy,” while Missouri Senator Kit Bond said “I will support her; I'll be proud for her, the community she represents, and the American Dream she shows is possible.I will cast my vote in favor of the nomination of Judge Sotomayor, andI urge my colleagues to do the same.” New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg said “Judge Sotomayor is President Obama’s choice, and she is obviously well qualified to be the next Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her views and decisions, although strongly stated, are certainly not out of the mainstream of American jurisprudence or political thought.”

 

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is superbly qualified for the U.S. Supreme Court. After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton and serving on the Law Review at Yale Law School, Sotomayor served as a prosecutor, attorney in private practice, trial judge and appellate judge. Sotomayor has a 17-year record as a moderate, mainstream and independent judge. With her confirmation, Sonia Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic-American Supreme Court Justice.

 

Friday
Aug072009

DSCC - Blue Hampshire: NRSC Lamontagne DC Fundraiser Coming?

http://www.bluehampshire.com/diary/7978/nrsc-lamontagne-dc-fundraiser-coming

by: Dean Barker

Thu Aug 06, 2009 at 06:37:42 AM EDT

 

This is funny, and, to give credit where credit is due, a real example of the power of the Union Leader to reach all the way to the Village:

[Sen. Cornyn] Denied that a current Ayotte fundraiser the NRSC is sponsoring amounted to an endorsement of Ayotte. "I respect the right of people to select a candidate," he said. "We are glad to help her, and we are glad to help any candidate."

 

I'll be waiting with baited breath for the NRSC McConnell-Cornyn DC fundraiser (not).

The Gregg orchestrated Ayote rollout continues to stumble

Friday
Aug072009

STRAFFORD COUNTY DEMOCRATS ANNUAL PICNIC SET FOR SEPT. 13 

DOVER – Elected officials, candidates and Democrats of all ages will mix and mingle as they enjoy traditional picnic fare, musical entertainment, fun, games and swimming at the Strafford County Democratic Committee’s annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the home of Salme and Ken Perry, 380 Rollins Rd. in Rollinsford. The Strafford County Democratic picnic is traditionally a highlight of the political season on the Seacoast.

“New Hampshire is all about grass roots politics,” Strafford County Democratic chair Caitlin Daniuk of Rollinsford said, “Our victories in 2008 were the result of hard work by hundreds of local activists who supported our candidates. This year’s picnic is a great opportunity to celebrate, catch up with friends and talk about the future in a family-friendly social setting.”

Many Democratic office holders and candidates are expected to attend the event. Visit the Strafford County Democratic Committee on the World Wide Web at www.straffordcountydemocrats.org for details as they become available.

Tickets will be available at the picnic and are $12.50 for individuals.

Family tickets are $25. For more information on how to get involved or to reserve tickets, contact Caitlin Daniuk at caitlindaniuk@gmail.com

Friday
Aug072009

Huxley For Congress (NH CD2) - Patriotism and Freedom Rally

State of New Hampshire

Patriotism and Freedom Rally

 

August 16th Greely Park, Nashua NH From 1-4pm!

 

Speakers: Rep. Dan Itse

Granite State Patriots.  Jack Kimball

Battle4liberty.com’s

Dr. John Parnell

 

All are welcome to attend!

 

Please do because the information alone is worth it; let alone the excellent speakers. There will be booths from various groups that are fighting everyday to protect our Freedom and Liberties as well as meet and greets.

 

Please come, Bring your love of Freedom, Bring a sign, and Bring your voices!

 

Friday
Aug072009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

Transition

What You Need to Know Before Leaving Active Duty

If you're active duty there is a program called the Pre-Discharge Program. This is a joint Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) program that affords service members the opportunity to file claims for disability compensation (http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/compensation/index.htm) up to 180 days prior to separation or retirement from active duty or full time National Guard or Reserve duty (Titles 10 and 32).

 

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