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Wednesday
May212008

HILLARY CLINTON STATEMENT ON SEN. KENNEDY

Contact: Press Office, 703-875-1271
press@hillaryclinton.com

Hillary Clinton Statement on Sen. Kennedy

“Ted Kennedy’s courage and resolve are unmatched, and they have made him one of the greatest legislators in Senate history. Our thoughts are with him and Vicki and we are praying for a quick and full recovery.”

 

Tuesday
May202008

Clegg For Congress - Clegg Fields Rock N’ Race Team to Benefit Cancer Center

Team Raising Funds for 5k Road Race!

Concord, NH – Tomorrow, the Statehouse lawn will be full of runners gearing up to have some healthy fun and raise money for a great cause and Clegg’s team will be with them!

“Senator Clegg came to us and asked us to join a team for a great cause, so we said yes. Then we found out we were running a 5k! But, he told us the many great things Concord Hospitals Center for Cancer Care had done and how’d he wanted to help, so we tied on our sneakers and started training.” Said Chris Herr, team member and Clegg For Congress Campaign Manager.

The 5k raises funds for the Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer. This is the sixth year the Hospital has held the event, which will bring runners through downtown and into the West End of Concord.

“I am so proud of the great job this team has done raising money for this important organization. It’s always nice when you can have fun and know that you’re also doing some good,” said Clegg.

The festivities kick off on the Statehouse Lawn at 6:00pm with live music and refreshments.

If you would like to help out, log onto Clegg’s team page by clicking on the link below:

http://giveto.concordhospital.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?&pid=217&srcid=319&frtid=226

About the Payson Center for Cancer Care:

The Payson Center for Cancer Care is treating more patients than expected and continues to meet the ever-growing need for cancer care. Each year funding is provided for many cancer-related programs and services including treatment for uninsured or underinsured patients; cancer support groups and education; financial and nutrition counseling, health screenings and free transportation to and from cancer treatment. Over the past four years, this event has raised over half a million dollars for Payson Center patients.

Proceeds from the sixth annual Ocean Bank & Hutter Construction Rock 'N Race will support the Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care once again. When you sponsor a fundraising page for the 2008 Ocean National Rock 'N Race, you are helping ensure people with cancer and their families are receiving access to virtually all the medical care treatment options and support services they need at the Payson Center.

Tuesday
May202008

Horn For Congress - Horn Walks 26.2 Miles in Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

NASHUA - Jennifer Horn, Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, took time away from the campaign this weekend to walk 26.2 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

Horn said, "I have been supporting the Avon Foundation's programs for breast cancer research for nearly ten years.

This disease has touched so many families throughout the 2nd District, including my own. Unfortunately, after a valiant fight of almost fifteen years, my cousin recently lost her battle against breast cancer. It is a heart-breaking loss that only strengthens my resolve to do whatever I can to further the effort for a cure.”

“Every three minutes another woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. We have seen such encouraging advancements in breast cancer research and treatments over the past several years - I am confident that we are on our way to a cure.

Between training and the official walks, I have walked thousands of miles over theyears for this cause. One thing I have learned is that when good people come together to fight what is right, they can change the world. I will remain engaged in this fight until a cure is found."

This was Horn's eighth Avon walk.

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Tuesday
May202008

Bearse For Congress - Work To Reduce Hunger, Not Feed Pigs

Independent Congressional Candidate Peter Bearse spent time walking to earn contributions to reduce hunger while his opponent, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, was voting along with Nancy Pelosi to feed pigs. Peter shared a “Crop Walk” with dozens of others yesterday in Hampstead. Rep. Shea-Porter voted for an agriculture bill laden with subsidies for rich farmers, a bill that the Union-Leader and other media labeled as “feeding pigs.”

This contrast illustrates what voters can expect if they choose a party animal playing party games instead of an independent candidate who would help them make a difference. The choice is between feeding special interests and playing “go-along / get-along” to follow the line and leadership of a party rather than exercising independent judgment on behalf of the public interest. You can see what’s happening by looking at the overall voting record, not just the vote on a single bill. Rep. Shea-Porter has been voting 99% with her party’s leadership, 97% to follow the party line. Her likely political party opponent, Jeb Bradley, demonstrated a similar “go-along / get along” record when he was the incumbent.

The icing on the cake that Shea-Porter would feed to hungry people [Remember Marie Antoinette’s “Let them eat cake!”] is highlighted by another contrast: The numbers of hungry people increasing while the number of people walking to relieve hunger is decreasing. Where is the activist Member of Congress in this picture? – walking the ways of Washington, not the streets of Hampstead; dialing for dollars rather than calling on people to participate [when she already has about $550,000 in the bank]. Organizers of the Crop Walk at the Congressional Church in Hampstead reported, sadly, that the number of people participating this year was less than last. Peter pledged to help get more people out for the next march against hunger -- something a Congressman should do.

During the Walk, Peter could not help but notice the number of cars whizzing by, going where, for what? Saturdays are usually the days for necessary family errands, like food shopping. Why is so much expensive gas being burned off on a Sunday? Why don’t more people spend more time at home, talking, reading and planting their gardens? Remember Liberty Gardens during World War II? Let’s bring them back, to save on the rising prices of both gas and food. After all, less food is being grown to provide a substitute for gas, and it takes a lot of gas to transport food not locally grown.

The greatness of the American Way emerges during emergencies, as in the old saying: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going. ” We rise to the occasion by helping – by self-help and helping each other. So, we can look to both reduce gas consumption and increase our food supply. Eliminate unnecessary driving and join car pools. Plant vegetables and help the hungry. So little time, so much to do, but we get things done. Comments? Share with others what you are doing to adapt in response to tough times. E-mail to peterj@peterbearseforcongress.com or blog at www.peterbearseforcongress.com.

Released by Supporters of Peter Bearse for Congress, May 19, 2000

Tuesday
May202008

Newsmax - Sen. Byrd Endorses Obama

 

Sen. Robert Byrd has endorsed Barack Obama for president, calling him a “noble-hearted patriot and humble Christian” who “has my full faith and support.”

The West Virginia Democrat, a former Ku Klux Klan member who campaigned against civil rights legislation in the 1960s, is an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. He said in remarks reported by the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette:

“As people all across the nation know, I have been one of the most outspoken opponents of the Bush administration’s misguided war in Iraq and its saber rattling around the globe.”

He said on Monday that he formerly had “no intention of involving myself in the Democratic campaign for president,” but added that “the stakes this November could not be higher.”

As Ben Smith pointed out in Politico, Obama wrote in his book “The Audacity of Hope” about meeting Byrd for the first time as a U.S Senator:

“I pondered the fact that, according to his own autobiography, Senator Byrd had received his first taste of leadership in his early twenties, as a member of the Raleigh County Ku Klux Klan, an association that he had long disavowed, an error he attributed — no doubt correctly — to the time and place in which he'd been raised, but which continued to surface as an issue throughout his career.

“I thought about how he had joined other giants of the Senate, like J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and Richard Russell of Georgia, in Southern resistance to civil rights legislation. I wondered if this would matter to the liberals who now lionized Senator Byrd for his principled opposition to the Iraq War resolution…

“Senator Byrd's life — like most of ours — has been the struggle of warring impulses, a twining of darkness and light.”

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