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NHDP - NEW VIDEO: Moments After Embracing Tea Party Extremist Rick Perry, Failed CEO Walt Havenstein Disparages Granite State Businesses at Dover GOP Event
Manchester, NH – Today, the New Hampshire Democratic Party released footage of failed CEO Walt Havenstein disparaging New Hampshire businesses at a Dover GOP event, just moments after embracing Tea Party extremist Governor Rick Perry.
Walt’s disparaging remarks about New Hampshire businesses came while criticizing Governor Hassan's Trade Mission to Turkey, saying, "You don't need to go halfway around the world to do that. Especially if you don't have anything to sell."
“It’s troubling to see a candidate running to lead our state denigrate the ability of our businesses to export to emerging markets,” said Dawn Wivell, founder and former director of the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center. “Such remarks not only insult New Hampshire’s business community, they reflect a lack of understanding of how we can keep moving our economy forward."
Walt's comments belittle the state’s growing aerospace and defense sectors, and the many goods and services New Hampshire companies have to offer to the region, the country and the world.
“Walt is relying on cheap attack lines and trashing New Hampshire's economy to avoid talking about his own record driving SAIC into the ground, as his failed strategy cost the company thousands of jobs, and millions of dollars,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. “The fact that Walt is willing to disparage New Hampshire businesses in a lame attempt to score political points underscores that he would be the wrong choice for Granite State businesses and would take New Hampshire's economy in the wrong direction.”
During the same event, Walt also suggested "We need someone to be like Rick Perry" in order to promote the state. But by seeking to emulate ultra-conservative Rick Perry, who has said it's "nonsense" to focus on equal pay for women and has a record of actively fighting against LGBT civil rights, Walt once again proved how out-of-touch he is with New Hampshire voters.
Havenstein may not remember that Rick Perry received a whopping 0.7% of the vote in the 2012 New Hampshire Primary, considering he was still working for SAIC and living in Maryland at the time.
“Only someone from Maryland could think comparing himself to Rick Perry, with his history of fighting against equal rights for women and LGBT citizens, would appeal to New Hampshire voters,” continued New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing.
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From: Ray Buckley, Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party
Date: July 21, 2014
New Hampshire students and their parents can't rely on Scott Brown’s costly record on student loans. Just like with increasing the minimum wage, or providing New Hampshire women with access to coverage for basic health services, Scott Brown is refusing to give people in New Hampshire straight answers on college affordability.
Scott Brown voted to cut Pell Grants, ignoring the 21,000 New Hampshire students who depended on them. He voted twice to allow student loan rates to double. New Hampshire students and their parents deserve answers from Brown.
Brown would rather hide in the bathroom than talk about how to reduce student loan debt. New Hampshire students are struggling under a mountain of debt, with the average student owing $33,000 after graduation.
It is a sharp contrast to Jeanne Shaheen, a former teacher, who as our governor and our Senator has worked to make a difference for students and their parents. She expanded public kindergarten to tens of thousands of New Hampshire students and put in place a tax free tuition savings plan to help families save for their children's education as Governor. In the Senate, she is leading the charge on a commonsense proposal to let students's refinance their debt just like a mortgage or car loan.
Brown Voted to Slash Pell Grants for New Hampshire Students
Now Scott Brown is dodging questions about Senator Jeanne Shaheen's Bank on Students Act that would let graduates refinance their student loans just like a mortgage or car loan. The Concord Monitor reported that, "When asked, Brown’s campaign did not say how Brown would have voted on the legislation." Scott Brown is in this race for Scott Brown. He would rather allow this crisis to remain unsolved than support Jeanne Shaheen's commonsense proposal.
Scott Brown in the News: Hiding in a Bathroom to Avoid Questions, Forgetting Which State He's In--Campaign is Floundering
Huffington Post: Police Summoned After Reporter Crashes Scott Brown Campaign Event
The Daily Beast: Scott Brown Flees Hobby Lobby Questions
MSNBC: Brown ‘took shelter in the bathroom’ to avoid contraception questions (Video)
MSNBC: Brown ‘took shelter in the bathroom’ to avoid contraception questions
The Hill: Did Brown misspeak on state?
Politics USA: Scott Brown Forgets Which State He Is Running For Senate In During Radio Interview
Los Angeles Times: Another 'oops' moment for Scott Brown in New Hampshire Senate race?
Washington Post: Brown, repeat to yourself three times ‘New Hampshire, New Hampshire, New Hampshire’
The Week: Scott Brown refers to the 'Massachusetts delegation' while running for Senate in New Hampshire
Boston.com: Did Scott Brown Just Forget What State He’s Running In Again?
Boston.com: Scott Brown’s Senate Bid Is Going About As Well As His Last One
MSNBC: Dead Heat in Iowa Senate Race; Democrat Leads in New Hampshire Battle
National Journal : The 2014 Against the Grain Awards - Grading the best and worst of the campaigns at the election cycle's halfway point.
The Washington Post: Poll: Braley tied with Ernst in Iowa, Shaheen leads Brown in New Hampshire
NHDP - DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Hosts Women-to-Women Grassroots Event, New Hampshire Dems Coordinated Campaign Kicks Off Canvassing Push
Latest Grassroots Push Part of Larger Mobilizing Effort to Elect NH Democrats This Cycle
In Portsmouth yesterday, Granite State Forward hosted a "coffee and calls" grassroots phone bank event with Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli, and Portsmouth City Councilor Stefany Shaheen at the home of Speaker Norelli.
The phone bank consisted of women contacting other women voters to discuss what is at stake in the upcoming election, like reversing the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that would allow employers to come between women and their health care choices, pushing for equal pay for women, increasing the minimum wage, protecting access to preventive health care choices, and reducing the costs of higher education.
“The reality is that Democratic candidates are on the right side of the issues that matter most to women,” said Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “When women hear from leaders like Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, and Congresswomen Kuster and Shea-Porter, women know that we are fighting for their values and beliefs.”
“When you cast a vote, it's like practicing self-defense--you are stopping attacks against your rights and freedoms. Given the Hobby Lobby decision and other consistent attacks on women's health issues, it's even more imperative that men and women practice self-defense by voting this upcoming November,” urged Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1). “Remember that women's issues are economic and family issues, and they have a tremendous impact on families.”
“In your conversations today, remember what's at stake this election,” Portsmouth City Councilor Stefany Shaheen told volunteers at the event. New Hampshire needs women candidates who will fight to protect access to preventative care for women, ensure equal pay, and reduce the costs of child care.”
“Our kick-offs mark the beginning of our push to make the case to voters across the Granite State about why the Democratic Party is the clear choice this cycle for stopping Bill O’Brien and Tea Party Republicans from moving the Granite State forward,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “Our volunteers and field organizers will be working day in and day out making calls and knocking on doors across the state, from Portsmouth to Pittsburg and Hanover to Hollis, to spread the word and turn out the vote for our Democratic candidates this November.”