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Saturday
Oct182014

Brown For US Senate - SCOTT BROWN VISITS SEACOAST HOMEOWNER, DISCUSSES CLIMBING ENERGY PRICES 

HAMPTON Today, Scott Brown visited Hampton resident Kerri Ruggiero to discuss the impact of climbing energy prices on New Hampshire families.  Ruggiero is a Unitil customer and was recently notified that her rates are set to increase heading into the cold winter months.
 
“Granite Staters sit around their kitchen tables and make tough choices to keep a budget, and higher energy prices are not affordable," said Brown.  "It's time for an all-of-the-above energy approach to increase domestic supply and lower prices to keep more money in our pockets.  Senator Shaheen broke her promise to lower energy prices and supported legislation to pave the way for a national energy tax that would cause prices to rise at the pump and for our home heating bills-- she has not put New Hampshire first." 
 
The 
Portsmouth Herald recently reported that skyrocketing energy prices will be a “dire situation” for thousands of people in New Hampshire, with rates set to increase between forty or fifty percent. Ruggiero works four jobs and is concerned with price hikes that will strain her monthly budget.
 
“I am working four jobs to support my daughter, and the last thing I can afford is to pay more more for home heating this winter," said Ruggiero.  "I have not even turned on the heat yet and already saw a $20.00 jump in my bills.  I'm supporting Scott Brown because he has a plan to lower prices and stand up for New Hampshire.  Senator Shaheen broke her promise to help our families, and has made it clear she stands with President Obama instead of New Hampshire."

Background:

March 2013: Shaheen Voted For An Amendment To Enact Federal Energy TAx. 
“To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people.” (S. Amdt. 646 To S. Con. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #58: Rejected 41-58, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Yea) 

An Energy Tax Could Cost Up To 10,000 Jobs In New Hampshire. “This tax would deal a blow to employment in New Hampshire, with a loss of worker income equivalent to 7,000 to 10,000 jobs in 2013 and 10,000 by 2023.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” 
National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Price Of Gas In New Hampshire By More Than 20 Cents Per Gallon. “Prices at the pump would jump by more than 20 cents a gallon in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” 
National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Electricity For New Hampshire Families By 18 Percent. “Households in New Hampshire would see a significant increase in their electricity rates, with an average increase of 18 percent in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” 
National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)
Thursday
Oct162014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Kitchen Table Talks Tour Continues in Wakefield  

Guinta Hears from Granite Staters in Wakefield

MANCHESTER – Frank Guinta joined a group of Granite Staters at a Kitchen Table Talks tour stop in Wakefield last night to talk about issues that need to be on the table in Congress.

At a gathering at a Wakefield home last night for the third stop on his Kitchen Table Talks tour, Guinta discussed the Ebola crisis, ObamaCare, and the economy with about a dozen folks.

Guinta made his first two stops of the tour in Merrimack and Rochester over the past two weeks and will continue this initiative throughout the First Congressional District as he discusses his top priority of rejuvenating the economy and getting the middle-class back to work.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

 

"I had a great time last night meeting with some wonderful people and working through some of their ideas to bring some semblance of sanity into the national conversation.  At a time with so many challenges at home and abroad, it is disheartening that Congresswoman Shea-Porter continues to duck, dodge and delay any opportunity to speak with a Granite Stater or lay out any sort of plan to deal with these issues.  I look forward to continuing this tour around the district."

Thursday
Oct162014

Brown For US Senate - SCOTT BROWN & GOVERNOR ROMNEY RALLY AT GILCHRIST METAL FABRICATING

SCOTT BROWN & GOVERNOR ROMNEY RALLY AT GILCHRIST METAL FABRICATING, DISCUSS HIGH ENERGY PRICES

 
 
HUDSON Today, Governor Mitt Romney rallied with Scott Brown at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating. The pair addressed the need to lower energy costs and increase supply to boost New Hampshire's economy and eliminate the burdens of the Obama-Shaheen failed economic policies.  
 
"New Hampshire's energy costs are through the roof and Senator Shaheen wants to make them even higher by voting to pave the way for a new national energy tax," said Brown  “She has consistently voted against small business and has received an incredible zero rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses.  I'm running to put New Hampshire first and I'm glad to have Governor Romney here today.  Our nation would be a lot better off with him in the White House."
"Scott Brown knows what it takes to keep the economy growing, while Jeanne Shaheen has voted to open the door for a national energy tax and supports President Obama 99 percent of the time," said Romney. "We need an independent senator who will fight for New Hampshire and that person is Scott Brown."
 
Gilchrist Metal Fabricating, with 35 employees, manufactures metal products for 29 service industry companies and cites energy bills are the second most expensive cost for their business. Recent reports state energy prices will increase by up to 50 percent in New Hampshire this winter.
 
In 2013, Senator Shaheen voted to pave the way for a new national energy tax. According to a study from the non-partisan National Association of Manufacturers, gas prices would increase by 20 cents per gallon and home heating costs would rise by $650 annually.  Shaheen has a 0% rating this Congress from the National Federation of Independent Business, compared to Brown's nearly perfect lifetime record of 94%.
 
"We appreciate Scott Brown and Governor Romney joining us today to focus on reviving our economy," said Jack Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating. "Scott has been a champion for small businesses and will support meaningful reforms to lower energy costs, repeal Obamacare and eliminate the uncertainties of the Obama-Shaheen economy.  He has my vote, and we trust him to be the independent voice that will put New Hampshire first."
Saturday
Oct112014

Brown For US Senate - SCOTT BROWN DELIVERS WEEKLY REPUBLICAN ADDRESS 

MANCHESTERIn the Weekly Republican Address devoted to national security concerns, Scott Brown will ​discuss the myriad threats America faces across the globe, and how the Obama Administration “seems only more confused” as it tries to deal with these challenges. “This is what the world looks like without American leadership,” says Brown, who is running to restore American leadership.

 
Brown notes that Republicans will rein in President Obama’s big-government agenda and “will set this country on a better path.” 
 
The Weekly Republican Address is available in both audio and video format and is embargoed until 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, October 11, 2014. The audio of the address is available here, the video will be available here and you may download the address here
 
A full transcript of the address follows:  

"Hello, I’m Scott Brown, Republican candidate for U.S. senator in New Hampshire.  

"In these closing weeks of the 2014 campaign, Americans are realizing how much is on the line – especially when it comes to national security.  We are at a dangerous moment for our country and our friends.  It’s starting to feel like the world is on fire, with so many crises getting worse, so many adversaries gaining ground.

"In Iraq and Syria, an expanse of territory larger than New England has now been lost to a terrorist army, ISIS.  Our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel, faced rocket attacks by Hamas all summer long.  In Iran, the extremist regime is still intent on building nuclear weapons.  

"In Ukraine, America’s friends are dealing with belligerence from Vladimir Putin and the Russian army.  China, meanwhile, is bullying its neighbors, while also pressing ahead with a massive military buildup.

"So many challenges, so many threats and problems – and all at the same time.   Yet the Obama administration seems only more confused as things unravel.  This is what the world looks like without American leadership.

"So it’s hardly surprising that national security is a central issue in this election.  I believe our state deserves an independent senator who will put party loyalty aside, and put our national interests first, each and every time—rather than simply voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time.

"Like many other Republicans, I’m running to restore American leadership.  And how about we start by protecting our own borders? 

"ISIS thugs have been threatening for months to send people here to kill Americans unless their demands are met.  Well, a porous border is an obvious pathway for terrorists to get in here.  And yet, all we’veheard from the administration is more talk of amnesty, by executive decree and right after the election.  

"Let’s not kid ourselves:  When the enemies of our country are planning attacks and our leaders in Washington are planning amnesty, something is wrong.  We have got to get serious about guarding this nation’s borders and enforcing this nation’s laws. 

"Second, we need to reverse the defense drawdown of the Obama years.  We have seen massive reductions in personnel everywhere – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines.  We’re now on track to have an Army smaller than it was before the Second World War.

"At a time when so much is expected of our military, we need to give it all the manpower, all the equipment, and all the support to succeed in every mission and come back safe.  We owe that much at least to the people who defend us.

"Third, we need to keep faith with America’s veterans.  The V.A. under this administration has been an outrageous failure.  Even as the federal government tries taking over our whole health care system, it can’t even deliver on the most basic promise to take care of veterans.  Well, this election is a moment of accountability – not just at the V.A., but all across the federal government.  

"In every part of America, people have deep worries about national security and border security – and all this when so many are still worried about job security.  Yet we’re asked to believe that this is the best America can do.  I do not accept that defeatist attitude for one moment, and neither should you.  

"We can secure our own border.  We can maintain a military superiority that no rival will dare to question.  We can restore this great country’s leadership in the world, and everything rides onour success.  

"As President Obama said recently, he’s not on the ballot but his entire agenda is.  That’s your invitation to send the clearest possible message to the establishment in Washington.  Elect Republicans to the House and Senate, and we will bring that big-government agenda to an end.  And we will set this country on a better, safer path.

"This is Scott Brown in New Hampshire.  Thanks for listening."
Friday
Oct032014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Guinta makes First Stop on "Kitchen Table Talk" Initiative  

Guinta Hears from Granite Staters in Merrimack

MANCHESTER - Frank Guinta joined a group of Granite Staters gathered at a home in Merrimack for the first of many "Kitchen Table Talks". 

As the title suggests, the idea behind this is to talk about the issues middle class families discuss at home, to hear directly from people who may feel their questions remain unanswered in today's soundbite driven political climate.  Guinta fielded questions from about fifteen folks on topics spanning education, the economy, energy costs, foreign policy and health care.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

"These Kitchen Table Talks offer us the opportunity to delve deeply into issues and discuss solutions on how to get the middle class back the work, the need for an all-of-the-above energy policy, and a sensible replacement for ObamaCare.  It is imperative for a representative to be engaged, ask questions, seek and gather input.  Congresswoman Shea-Porter's stunning refusal to speak with Granite Staters given the challenges our nation faces at home and abroad is astonishing.  I look forward to continuing these Talks around the district and laying out solutions to the problems we face."