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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee's endorsement of Maggie Hassan for Senate:
"As disgraced former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's handpicked candidate for the United States Senate, an endorsement from fellow Democrat Party insiders should come as no surprise. The governor is running to appease her Washington special interest backers and today's announcement proves that she has been quietly working with them all along to use the corner office as a stepping stone for higher office. Granite Staters deserve leaders who will put New Hampshire first instead of a partisan politician like Maggie Hassan who will march in lock step with her party leadership in Washington."


MANCHESTER - In a move that took no one by surprise, Washington Democrats at the DSCC today endorsed their favorite candidate for Senate, Governor Maggie Hassan. Hassan has been their target for months, and today's announcement is a reminder that her run is best for Washington Democrats - not New Hampshire. 

For Flashback Friday, let's take a look back at how we got here: 

  • February - Washington Post: "Hassan is the clear top prize."
  • May - Associated Press: "Governor Hassan seen as key part of Dems' US Senate strategy" 
  • July - Politico: "... [Reid and] his allies have called New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan as part of the party’s full-court press to urge New Hampshire’s governor to run in the state’s marquee Senate race."
  • July - WMUR: "Is outgoing U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid actively recruiting Gov. Maggie Hassan to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016?"
  • October - Politico: "The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is endorsing New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, giving an official stamp of approval to their top recruit this cycle."


Kelly Ayotte is ranked the 7th most bipartisan Senator and has been recognized as a Problem Solver by the independent group No Labels. A New Hampshire native, Kelly lives in Nashua with her husband Joe, a small business owner, and their two children, Kate and Jake. Previously, Kelly served as New Hampshire’s first female Attorney General, where she was first appointed by a Republican governor and twice reappointed by a Democrat.

Carly4America - Former State NH Senate President Tom Eaton Endorses Carly Fiorina for President  

CARLY for Americ


Eaton Points to Fiorina as the Political Outsider Who Will Fight for America
MANCHESTER, NH – Today, Former State Senate President Tom Eaton announced his support for Carly Fiorina for President of the United States. Tom Eaton is a Former State Senate President from Keene, NH, a retired small business owner, and a current member of the NH Judicial Conduct Committee.  Eaton joins a long list of former business owners and Granite State Republican leaders who support Fiorina.
Former State Senate President Tom Eaton:
"I have had the pleasure of hosting several presidential candidates at my home. I was blown away by Carly Fiorina's command of the issues and her ability to articulate conservative principles in a way that resonates with voters. I know she can do the job and I believe she is our best choice to win the job of President in 2016. That is why I am endorsing her today.
"I am a retired small business owner. I know how hard it is to start a business, create jobs and deal with over regulation and our complex tax code. Carly understands the economy, she understand the world. Carly Fiorina will fight for workers, businesses and make the United States a leader in the world again. More than ever we need an outsider and leader like Carly Fiorina and I hope you will join me in supporting her for President!"
Former State Senate President Eaton is joining a growing group of Americans nationwide who have been moved to support Carly’s candidacy because of her willingness to challenge the status quo and take on the professional political class. 



Fiorina For President - More New Hampshire Leaders Endorse Carly Fiorina  

CARLY for Americ


Manchester, NH – In yet another signal of Republican Carly Fiorina’s growing support, five more New Hampshire business and political leaders have announced their endorsement of Carly.  They will join Carly’s already strong leadership team in New Hampshire.  These New Hampshire endorsements add to a growing list of Carly supporters across the country as she continues to gain momentum and climb in the polls.

Bill Beauregard, Small Business Owner and Former Keene City Councilor

“As a small business owner, I want a leader who understands successful businesses are good for the country and should not be vilified. I want a leader who understands foreign policy and appreciates that a strong United States makes for a peaceful world. I want a leader who is smart, eloquent, and driven.  I have personally met Carly Fiorina on several occasions, and she is that leader and so much more. Carly Fiorina would be the leader of the United States so longs for now.”

 Tom Boucher, Owner & CEO of Great New Hampshire Restaurants

“True leaders have to make tough decisions, which takes a special kind of courage. Carly has this courage. You can sense it and feel that it is genuine.  She’s taking on the usual suspects of both parties and she’s not afraid to answer questions with real answers instead of the usual political rhetoric.  Whether challenges in her personal life or challenges in her professional life, Carly has met them all head on.  She is a fighter – and that is exactly what we need in the White House.”

Jim Coburn, Retired Business Owner, Former State Rep and 2004 Republican Nominee for NH Governor 

“I have three grandchildren who will grow up and retire in the world we create in the next 8 years.  I believe that Carly Fiorina is the only candidate with the skill and experience to pay down the debt, reduce the size and complexity of the federal government, and gain the respect and cooperation of other countries to help bring long-lasting peace.  I also trust that she can provide the leadership to unite most of the people in this great country to solve the pressing issues of defense, immigration, education and healthcare.”

Bryan Gould, Former Vice Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee

“I support Carly because she is the most capable and electable conservative in the race.  There are several excellent candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination, but only Carly offers the intellect, humility, judgment, detachment from Washington, executive experience, and commitment to our country’s founding principles that I’d like to see in our next president.  Carly is unafraid to tell the truth about the failures of both parties in Washington, but she does so without rancor or hostility.  She has explained in detail the principles in which she believes and the policies she would pursue in accordance with those principles.”

Nick Vailas, Founder & CEO of Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center and Former Commissioner of Health & Human Services

“For too long, we have encouraged and rewarded professional politicians who have little to no real world experience outside of the political elite.  By doing this, we end up with politicians in Washington who offer ‘government solutions’ to our problems rather than actual solutions.  Carly Fiorina has worked in the real world. She knows what it’s like to run a business and what our government can do to help grow our economy instead of hurting it.  It’s time we send someone to the White House with real executive experience who will get our economy growing again, and that person is Carly Fiorina.”




Concord - Today Governor Hassan endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, one of the chief proponents of President Obama's deal with Iran. Governor Hassan has yet to take a public stand on the Iran deal, hiding behind the now resolved budget crisis:
"For months, Governor Hassan has dodged questions regarding her position on President Obama's deal with Iran, hiding behind the chaos she created with her reckless veto of the state operating budget," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Fortunately, the Legislature overrode the governor's irresponsible veto, and now she has no good excuse to continue avoiding taking a stand on one of the most important issues facing our country today. Hillary Clinton is one of the chief proponents of President Obama's deal with Iran, and by endorsing her for president, Governor Hassan is implicitly endorsing this disastrous deal. The governor should immediately clarify her position on the Iran deal if she disagrees with Hillary Clinton."

WMUR: "Gov. Maggie Hassan Tuesday
 Weighed In On The Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal Struck By The Obama Administration, Saying...She Wants To Hear More About The 'Full Details And Implications Of The Agreement.'" "Gov. Maggie Hassan Tuesday weighed in on the Iran nuclear weapons deal struck by the Obama administration, saying through a spokesman while she is focused on state issues, particularly the budget, 'like all Americans' she wants to hear more about the 'full details and implications of the agreement.'" (John DiStaso, "Hassan weighs in, noncommittal, on Iran deal," WMUR, 7/14/15)

WMUR: "Her Office's Twitter Post And Comment...On The Iran Deal Were Her First Commentaries Related To U.S. Foreign Policy As Governor" "Her office's Twitter post and comment Tuesday on the Iran deal were her first commentaries related to U.S. foreign policy as governor, heightening speculation about her political plans. The governor has been mentioned as a leading potential candidate to face Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte in 2016." (John DiStaso, "Hassan weighs in, noncommittal, on Iran deal," WMUR, 7/14/15)