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Garcia For Congress - WGIR Radio Debate 7/30

What: Radio debate between Marilinda Garcia and her primary opponents in NH-02, hosted by Jack Heath and John DiStaso.


When: Wednesday July 30, 8:00 – 9:00 am


Where: WGIR News Radio AM 610 and FM 96.7.


Quote:“I look forward to debating Gary Lambert on the issues and challenges facing New Hampshire. I know the people of our state have long been calling for this type of issues-based debate and are interested in hearing about our contrasting voting records. I welcome a discussion about those contrasts."—Marilinda Garcia


TFM - Gallagher farewell tour in Plymouth 8/9 

Gallagher’s Farewell Show Will Be A Smash

Plymouth, NH.  At 7:30 on Saturday, August 9th, The Flying Monkey will host comedian Gallagher for the last time.   Rolling stone calls the famous watermelon smasher “One of the greatest comics of all time.”   He will be hanging up his “sledge-o-matic” after this farewell tour, which marks the end of a nearly 40 year career.  Tickets for this performance start at $29.

Sure, he’s the famous watermelon smasher.  He’s been pulverizing all manner of produce on stage with a sledgehammer, which he calls his "Sledge-O-Matic," for more than 30 years.  But his true genius lies in his stand up.  Before all the recent hubbub, millions of comedy fans were in love with his razor sharp observations, hilarious dead-on insights, and incredibly creative wordplay.

He pioneered the television stand-up comedy special, racking up 14 Showtime specials during the height of his career in the 80s.  Kind of a big deal.  Gallagher also captured headlines as a candidate for governor in the freewheeling 2003 California recall election. In one of his campaign appearances, he lamented the state of the nation's collective IQ. "Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence?" he asked. "There's one marked 'brightness,' but it doesn't work."

Gallagher's stage show has evolved over the years, and he now interacts more with his audiences. People from the crowd are often invited up on stage to share in the fun.  One thing that hasn't changed, though, is Gallagher's reputation as an audience-friendly performer who genuinely enjoys his gigs.  He always takes extra time to sign autographs and pose for pictures with every fan in theater lobbies before and after performing.

So, to the delight of audiences across America, he will make us fall out of our seats with laughter one last time. No fruit smashing this raincoats necessary. Just an evening with one of the all-time greats.

Tickets for the Gallagher’s show are $29, and $35 for premium seats.   For tickets and more information on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit or call 603-536-2551.


NHDP - How Could Walt Havenstein Support the Priorities of a Region He Can't Even Find on a Map?

First Havenstein Opposed a Critical Economic Driver for the North Country, Then Proved He Doesn’t Even Know Where the North Country is Located
 Manchester, NH—This week, failed CEO and recent Maryland resident Walt Havenstein proved that he’s clueless about the priorities of the North Country, as he not only opposed a critical economic driver for the region but also demonstrated that he doesn’t even know where the North Country is located.
“The reason the New Hampshire constitution has a seven-year residency requirement to run for Governor is so that candidates are familiarwith the constituents they wish to serve,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley. “Walt Havenstein’s complete ignorance about the priorities of the North Country, which he can’t even find on a map, reinforces what we already knew: Havenstein is painfully out-of-touch with the priorities of hard-working Granite Staters.”
In footage released by the NHDP, Walt Havenstein opposed biomass plants like the new Burgess BioPower plant in Berlin, which is already producing economic benefits for the North Country. Havenstein said biomass plants are “not economically viable,” before admitting that as the failed CEO of SAIC, he used $80 million in taxpayer dollars to build two biomass plants.
Days later, Havenstein visited Meredith, Bristol, Wentworth, Benton and Plymouth, touting the trip as a swing through the North Country. The only problem, as North Country State Senator Jeff Woodburn pointed out, is that Havenstein wasn’t in the North Country.

"The North Country is north of the notches," said State Senator Woodburn. "It is has a distinctly different culture, history, economy, landscape and climate.  It is vitally important for our elected officials to understand our region and our people." 
Woodburn added that in the North Country, “Governor Hassan's more popular than maple syrup. In part, because she knows where we are and comes here often." 



KEENE Today, former New Hampshire Congressman Charlie Bass (R-Peterborough) endorsed Scott Brown, adding to the growing list of supporters backing Brown's bid for the U.S. Senate. 
"It is time for new leadership, it is time to elect a Senator who will bring courage and independent leadership to Washington, a senator who will partner with Kelly Ayotte and her record of cutting wasteful spending, keeping our Nation strong and secure, and not a Senator whose record has been little more than a rubber stamp for this failed Administration,” said Bass.
“I am supporting Senator Scott Brown because he is the only candidate that has the ideas, the experience, the record, and the ability to win in November. Scott Brown is the person our Party needs now, and we must unify around him today,” Bass concluded.

"I’m grateful to have the support of Congressman Bass, who has been fighting for small government in our state for almost three decades," Brown said. "Charlie joins the growing list of Republicans supporting my campaign who want a change in direction in Washington. Republicans of all stripes know that if we stand together we can defeat Senator Shaheen in November and put our country back on the right path.”

Congressman Bass served seven terms in Washington representing New Hampshire's Second Congressional District, and also served in the New Hampshire General Court and State Senate. 


Guinta For Congress - On the Trail with Team Guinta  

Another great week in the books! Team Guinta is up in the polls, continuing to roll out endorsements and gaining strength every day. It is because of you that we been fortunate to build this formidable organization.

We grew our organization this week by releasing our 21st list in as many weeks with the announcement that nationally recognized entrepreneur, small businessman and former Governor Craig Benson has endorsed our efforts. In his endorsement, Governor Benson said the following:

“I have worked with Frank both in the public sector and as a private businessman. He is good at identifying problems and fixing them. As Mayor of Manchester he served the people well by keeping a tight rein on spending and by solving problems both big and small. We need Frank back in Congress, and I am proud to support him once again.”

A full phone bank greeted the USA Today reporter who came in to meet Team Guinta on Sunday. After spending some time speaking with volunteers, we moved out to door knock. We ran into several wonderful families who greeted us at the doors as we made our way around the north end of Manchester.

We then traveled out to the Stratham Fair with USA Today in tow take in the sights and sounds of this annual seacoast event. We spoke with voters about many of the important issues on all our minds, ran into friends and enjoyed a lunch with some fair participants.

Monday night we traveled down I-93 to Londonderry to speak with the Town Council and the residents who showed up to take part. It was great to take some time to speak with many of our friends in the greater Manchester area. We spoke about some of the terrific economic developments Londonderry has been experiencing. Congrats to the Town Council and all who make this possible

The Chester Area Republican Committee has done a wonderful job getting their Committee up and running and we had a blast
addressing the group. The future is looking bright for the Republican party.
On Thursday, Frank had the chance to visit Great Bay
Community College in Portsmouth. He was met by the College President, Will Arvelo, who graciously led Frank on a tour of the main building as well as educational programs they run at the lab at Sig Sauer's Newington headquarters and at the College's Advanced Technology & Academic Center in Rochester. At both these locations, Frank had the opportunity to tour these training facilities for the skilled technicians needed to keep our economy running. Great things are happening on the Seacoast thanks in no small part to our community college system.

Thanks again for all of your help, it is because of you that our success continues!

See you out on the trail!

Frank Guinta
Candidate for Congress