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Wednesday
Oct292014

Fuller-Clark For NH Senate - Teachers throw support behind Martha Fuller Clark 

NEA-NH and AFT-NH show solidarity and stand united behind the candidacy of Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth)

 

(Portsmouth, NH) The state’s largest teachers’ unions are in solidarity behind Sen. Martha Fuller Clark’s re-election campaign, said Clark’s campaign in a statement released today.

“I’m very grateful to New Hampshire’s teachers for their continued support,” Clark said. “We need to continue to fund and support our public education system until New Hampshire’s schools are the envy of the nation and the world. The surest way to build a durable economy for our future is to educate the workforce that our employers need at all education levels.”

Senator Fuller Clark, whose political career has been marked by a consistent commitment to primary and secondary public education, has long enjoyed the support of New Hampshire’s teachers. In the last legislative session, Clark championed renewed funding for school building aid and introduced the first legislation designed to restore funding to the state’s university and community college systems – efforts that drove the new funding that allowed for tuition freezes and cuts across New Hampshire’s higher education system.

Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-Dist. 21) is currently serving her eighth year in the Senate after serving in the state’s House of Representatives from 1990 through2002. Clark was the Democratic nominee for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district in 2000 and again in 2002. Today, Sen. Clark serves as Vice-Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party and, as a member of Democratic National Committee; Clark serves on the Resolutions Committee. In 2008 and 2012, she was a co-chair of the NH Committee to elect Barack Obama, a superdelegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, and was a member of the United States Electoral College in 2008, when she cast one of New Hampshire’s four electoral votes for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Since 1973, she and her husband, Dr. Geoffrey Clark, have lived in the Portsmouth where they raised their three children, Caleb, Nathaniel, and Anna.

 
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These are the stakes...To make a world in which all of God's children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die. LBJ, 1964
Wednesday
Oct292014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Fact Checks: Kuster says.... 

Kuster says she has a bipartisan record 

On background:

Ann Kuster claim:I have a record of bipartisanship while in Congress

Fact: Ann Kuster has voted with the Democratic Party 94% of the time, and has voted with President Obama 87% of the time.

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Kuster says she wasn't a lobbyist 

Ann Kuster claim: I worked as an adoption attorney for 20 years.

Fact: Although Ann Kuster has worked as an attorney, she has primarily been employed as a wealthy lobbyist earning over $1.3 million dollars over her lobbyist career (Karen Langley, “Kuster’s Lobbying Career,” Concord Monitor 8/15/2010).


A short while later, a lobbyist registered to represent the multibillion-dollar, multinational corporation headquartered in Switzerland that makes Rohypnol, began her testimony.

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 Kuster 's blatant flip flop on ebola travel ban 

In the NH1 Debate, Ann Kuster opposed the idea of travel ban, stating that there are will be problems if we don’t have "commercial travel to Western Africa” (Sam Evans-Brown, “Full Audio: Kuster, Garcia Meet In First 2nd District Debate”, NHPR 10/20/2014). Yet now, she says that it is a smart idea to prevent flights from Western Africa and to stop granting VISAs to people coming to the U.S. from affected countries.”

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 Fact check on Kuster Lies about Marilinda Garcia abortion votes 

Ann Kuster claim: Marilinda Garcia introduced a bill that would ban all abortions

Fact: Marilinda Garcia never introduced a bill that would ban all abortions in any instances (NH General Court).

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Kuster absence in DC and Veterans Votes

Ann Kuster claim: I'm pro-veterans and I’m fighting for veterans

Fact: In 2013, Ann Kuster missed nearly 40 percent of Veterans Committee and relevant Sub-Committee meeting (“House Committee on Veterans Affairs,” U.S. GPO). Ann Kuster also TWICE voted against funding veterans’ benefits during the government shutdown (H.J. Res. 72, Roll Call #506, 10/1/13; H.J. Res. 72, Roll Call #518, 10/3/13)

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Wednesday
Oct292014

NHDP Statement on Tonight’s NH-02 Granite State Debate 

Manchester, NH – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement after tonight’s NH-02 Granite State Debate:


"In tonight's debate, Marilinda Garcia reiterated her Tea Party views that are out-of-touch with Granite State values, including favoring the privatization of Social Security, eliminating the Department of Education and federal student loans, and banning abortion in all cases even to save the life of the mother." 

"Time and time again, Marilinda Garcia has shown to put her Koch Brothers agenda and Tea Party extremist views ahead of Granite State priorities, which is why voters will continue to support Congresswoman Annie Kuster's record of working across the aisle to stand up for the best interests of New Hampshire."
Wednesday
Oct292014

Brown For US Senate - ICYMI: NH UNION LEADER: MARCO RUBIO: BROWN WILL STOP THE OBAMA AGENDA

 

 

 

 

 

PUT US ON A BETTER COURSE

"In this race, Scott Brown is simply a better choice for those like me who are tired of the direction America is headed and are fighting to make sure the American Dream doesn't slip away forever."
 

New Hampshire Union Leader
Senator Marco Rubio
October 29, 2014

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Throughout my time in public service, I have worked closely with hundreds of legislators at the city, state and federal levels. But Scott Brown has been one of a kind.
 

 
Once I joined him in the Senate, we quickly became friends and he became a trusted partner in fighting the good fight for the causes we believe in.
 
I have also worked with Jeanne Shaheen. She too is a decent person with whom I’ve had a cordial relationship and worked on some issues. But 99 percent of the time, she has voted for President Obama’s agenda — an agenda that has saddled us with more debt, more uncertainty about the future at home and abroad, but not enough jobs. In this race, Scott Brown is simply a better choice for those like me who are tired of the direction America is headed and are fighting to make sure the American Dream doesn't slip away forever.
 

 
Scott is a thoughtful conservative, but he also does not hesitate to look his colleagues and party leaders in the eye and say, “I think you’re wrong, and I’m going to do what I believe is right.”
 

 
Scott Brown and I don’t agree on every issue, but I know him to be an independent voice who puts his constituents first. I’m supporting Scott because I believe in him and I trust him, and so can New Hampshire. We need more leaders like Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate.

Wednesday
Oct292014

BostonGlobe.com Headlines - October 29, 2014 

The Boston Globe

 

 

 

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