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Rubens For US Senate - Rubens "2nd Amendment Protection Tour" Continues- Releases Pledge 

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Statewide tour of manufacturing facilities, firearms retailers and groups

Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, continues his statewide tour this week of gun shops, firearms training facilities, manufacturers and advocacy groups highlighting his strong commitment to protecting the right to keep and bear arms and its importance to New Hampshire's economy.

The following stops are currently scheduled:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

10:00am- Sig Sauer Academy

                 233 Exeter Rd., Epping

1:30pm- P&F Gunsmithing

               91 GH Carter Dr., Danville

3:45pm- Kelly's Firearms

               82 Breezy Hill Rd., Bradford


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

No 2nd Amendment tour events scheduled at this time


Thursday, March 27, 2014

9:30am- Sturm, Ruger & Co.

              411 Sunapee St., Newport

              * Company requests no press at premises.

3:00pm- Morse Sporting Goods

               85 Contoocook Falls Rd., Hillsborough


Friday, March 28, 2014

1:00pm- Skip's Gun Shop

               837 Lake St., Bristol


In releasing key points of his pledge to protect the 2nd Amendment, Rubens states: "The individual right to keep and bear arms is inviolably guaranteed under both the US and New Hampshire Constitutions. If elected, I will vote to defend law-abiding citizens’ right to own and use firearms for protection of self and family and for all other lawful purposes. While serving in the state senate, I earned an 'A' rating from the National Rifle Association.  For the past 40 years, I have lived in, owned and run small businesses, and been involved as a citizen activist and elected leader here in New Hampshire, and I know that law-abiding gun owners do not want our Second Amendment rights compromised."


Rubens pledges to support:

- National reciprocity.

- A citizen's right to defend themselves anywhere they have a right to be.

- An individual's right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live.


Rubens pledges to oppose:

- Bans on so-called "assault weapons".

- Bans and/or limits on magazine capacity.

- Gun registration.

- Legislation that would turn our law-abiding citizens into criminals.

- Ratification of any treaty or international agreement that would infringe on the individual right to keep and bear arms.


Governor-Elect Hassan Launches Statewide "Innovate NH Tour"

The Office of Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan

Visits Innovative Green Manufacturing Company in Portsmouth, Highlights Green Launching Pad at UNH

DURHAM - As part of her efforts to reach out to businesses, legislators, community leaders, and all Granite Staters for their ideas on how to keep New Hampshire moving forward, Governor Elect Hassan today launched a statewide "Innovate NH Tour," beginning with two stops on the Seacoast highlighting the Green Launching Pad at the University of New Hampshire and an innovative company it has helped grow.

Hassan's "Innovate NH Tour" will feature stops across New Hampshire, including visits to innovative businesses and discussions with local leaders, educators and citizens.

"New Hampshire's greatest strength is our inclusion of all people who are willing to contribute their energy, talent, and innovative ideas to addressing our challenges," said Hassan. "Our Innovate NH tour will allow people from across the state to provide feedback on my innovation plan, outline their priorities as we develop a fiscally responsible balanced budget, and share their ideas for building a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire."

Hassan launched the tour with a roundtable discussion and briefing at the University of New Hampshire on the Green Launching Pad, which provides entrepreneurs with technical, scientific and business assistance from faculty and students at UNH, helping new businesses grow. Green Launching Pad, started in 2010, has successfully built an innovation platform with the goal of launching and accelerating the growth of green ventures in NH. Since 2010, Green Launching Pad has launched/funded 14 green ventures-six in renewable energy, four in energy efficiency, and four in green manufacturing.

"In a period of two years we have successfully developed an innovation ecosystem in the state by connecting faculty researchers, students, industry mentors, and entrepreneurs both at UNH and statewide. We have shown how our community can work together to develop and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs who can contribute towards economic development and also positively address the environmental challenges," said Venky Venkatachalam, Green Launching Pad Project Director and Professor at UNH.

Following the discussion, Hassan visited one of the Green Launching Pad's success stories, Therma-HEXX in Portsmouth, which specializes in the manufacturing of green building products to improve heating and cooling. Therma-HEXX, which was one of six New Hampshire companies chosen in 2011 for funding by the Green Launching Pad, was recently awarded the N.H. High Tech Council's Product of the Year Award for its innovative heating and cooling technology.

"Without the help of the GLP program, we could not have reached this level of success so quickly. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience gained through this program with future recipients of the GLP program," said Robert Barmore, Founder and CEO of Therma-HEXX.

"The work being done at Therma-HEXX has the potential to create good jobs and revolutionize energy usage in our homes and business," said Governor-Elect Hassan. "Supporting ground-breaking companies like Therma-HEXX is critical for creating jobs and strengthening our economy. My innovation plan focuses on building a strong workforce, providing targeted tax credits, and supporting programs like the Green Launching Pad that offer needed technical assistance so we can attract and grow more innovative, job-creating businesses here in New Hampshire."

As Governor, Maggie Hassan will bring people together to keep New Hampshire moving forward by focusing on innovation, fiscal responsibility and common-sense solutions to our challenges. Hassan will work with members of both parties to develop a fiscally responsible balanced budget that protects New Hampshire's priorities without an income or sales tax. She will work to implement her "Innovate NH" jobs plan, which focuses on building the best workforce in the country, providing tax credits to businesses, and giving businesses technical assistance to help them create jobs. And Hassan will reach out to legislators and citizens across the state to listen to their ideas on moving New Hampshire forward.


Guinta For Congress - Shea-Porter's empty promises

"Carol Shea-Porter has continued to double down on the same failed policies that have kept millions of Americans unemployed and underemployed. Granite Staters deserve better."

(Manchester – November 2, 2012) Another jobs report, another highlight of Carol Shea-Porter’s empty promises. According to the former Congresswoman, if we passed her stimulus package, we would be at 5.2% unemployment today. Sadly though, her empty promises only left us deeper in debt with unemployment at 7.8% or higher for every month of President Obama’s presidency. Not only is the jobless rate going up, but as more Americans lose hope altogether, the ‘real’ unemployment rate is now 14.6%.

Local press has noticed Carol Shea-Porter’s abysmal record on the economy and job creation. Below is just a sample of just what they have recently said about her on the important issue of jobs and the economy.

“Shea-Porter is not just extremely liberal. She is also extremely uninformed about basic economics.” – Union Leader, 9/17/12

“Shea-Porter has also said all the many jobs fairs Guinta has held are unneeded. Although we are not sure those who got jobs as a result of Guinta's efforts would agree.” – Fosters Daily Democrat, 9/26/12

“There are many actions that would help the U.S. economy far more than raising taxes and buying trains. One would be to make sure Carol Shea-Porter does not get elected to Congress ever again.” – Union Leader, 11/26/12

Derek Dufresne, Spokesman for Guinta for Congress released the following statement:

“Despite thousands of Granite Staters still hurting, Carol Shea-Porter continues to support her failed stimulus, quoting national pundits to say it created jobs. Perhaps the former Congresswoman should stop trying to convince herself that 4 years of her tax and spend agenda was effective and try listening to the thousands of unemployed and underemployed Granite Staters.

“New Hampshire’s middle-class is struggling and Shea-Porter’s failed policies did nothing to create jobs. Rather than recognizing this and looking for new solutions to put New Hampshire back to work, Carol Shea-Porter has continued to double down on the same failed policies that have kept millions of Americans unemployed and underemployed. Granite Staters deserve better.”


Guinta For Congress - A Reminder of Rep. Shea-Porter's Broken Promises


“Today’s vote on the same legislation she flip-flopped on last Congress reminds Granite Staters that the Congresswoman’s partisan allegiance to Nancy Pelosi supersedes her promises to those she was elected to represent.”

(Manchester – July 25, 2012): Today’s vote in the House of Representatives on H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act reminds Granite Staters of Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter turning her back on New Hampshire to follow former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and party leadership.

In June of 2009, Congresswoman Shea-Porter surprised many Granite Staters when she cosponsored the 111th Congress’ version of H.R. 459, H.R. 1207 - the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 (

Then, on June 30, 2010, virtually the same legislation was offered as a motion to recommit the full Federal Reserve audit to the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009. Despite her cosponsoring the original legislation a year prior, Congresswoman Shea-Porter bowed to partisan pressure from Speaker Pelosi and voted “nay” helping to defeat it ( Congressman Paul Hodes (D, NH-02) in fact joined with over a score of moderate Democrats and voted “yea” on the motion.

More information about the vote in 2010 can be found here: (

Guinta spokesman Derek Dufresne released the following statement:

“The record of broken promises from Congresswoman Shea-Porter is endless. Today’s vote on the same legislation she flip-flopped on last Congress reminds Granite Staters that the Congresswoman’s partisan allegiance to Nancy Pelosi supersedes her promises to those she was elected to represent.

“New Hampshire deserves a representative who brings Granite State common sense to Capitol Hill; not a Congresswoman who says one thing to get elected and does another when pressured by party leaders.”


Hassan For Governor - More than 125 New Hampshire Women Launch “ Women for Maggie” Steering Committee

Say Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith would be a “disaster for women and families”
MANCHESTER, NH – More than 125 New Hampshire women today launched “Women for Maggie” steering committee – a new group to organize support for Maggie Hassan across the state.  “Women for Maggie” will have its kick off event tonight in Manchester at the home of Joan Reische.
“New Hampshire women know what is at stake in this election,” said Kathy Sullivan, an attorney and Democratic National Committeewoman.  “Maggie Hassan will protect women’s freedom to make their own personal health care decisions and Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith won’t.  Either Ovide or Kevin would be a disaster for women and families.  We need a Governor who trusts women.”
Maggie Hassan has been a leader - standing up and fighting on issues important to New Hampshire families, said former Senate President Sylvia Larsen, and Hassan knows how to get results. Larsen said one of Hassan’s first acts as a state Senator was to partner with Republicans to repeal a law that allowed insurance companies to discriminate against sick or older workers. 
“Maggie Hassan knows how to take problems and turn them into solutions. She has the passion to fight for change, and the know-how and leadership to make the change a reality,” Larsen said. 
“Maggie’s strong record of advocating for women and families is why she has earned such strong support.  Maggie helped lead the way to expand kindergarten across New Hampshire and to make sure young people could stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26,” Larsen said. 
“That’s the kind of leadership we need in the Governor’s office. Maggie Hassan will follow John Lynch’s example of bringing people together – Democrats, Independents and Republicans – to focus on the challenges New Hampshire faces, and on finding solutions that work for all of us, Larsen said.
Hassan thanked the women leaders for their support. 
“I am running for governor to make sure all our children and families have the opportunity to succeed. As Governor, my first priority is to make sure New Hampshire has the best-trained workforce in the nation so that we can attract the innovative companies creating the good- paying jobs of the future,” Hassan said.
Ovide Lamontagne is one of the most extreme candidates in New Hampshire history when it comes to women’s health care.  He opposes abortion in all cases, including rape, incest or when the life of the mother is in danger, and supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would make abortion a crime and could put women and their doctors in jail. 
In March, Hassan joined Sen. Sylvia Larsen and Rep. Cindy Rosenwald to defend women’s access to birth control and basic health care coverage in their employer’s insurance plans. 
Hassan has earned the support of both EMILY’s List and the Women’s Campaign Fund because she is running a strong campaign ready to win in November.  Hassan would be the only Democratic woman Governor if elected.  
Those interested in attending a “Women for Maggie” event should call Devan Quinn at 518-5805 or email  
Women for Maggie Steering Committee
Sen. Sylvia Larsen, Concord
Sen. Mandy Merrill, Durham
Former Sen. Kathy Sgambati, Tilton
Former Sen. Caroline McCarley, Rochester
Former Sen. Bette Lasky, Nashua
Former Sen. Katie Wheeler, Durham
Rep. Jennifer Daler, Greenville
Rep. Cindy Rosenwald, Nashua
Rep. Donna Schlachman, Exeter
Rep. Lucy Weber, Walpole
Former Rep. Angie Kopka, Nashua
Former Rep. Melissa Lyons, Kingston
Former Rep. Mary Ann Knowles, Hudson
Former Rep. Eileen Flockhart, Exeter
Former Rep. Martha Mcleod, Franconia
Former Rep. Kim Casey, East Kingston
Ald. Joyce Craig, Manchester
Ald. Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja, Nashua
Ald. Diane Sheehan, Nashua
Electra Alessio, Kingston
Kath Allen, Peterborough
Ilse Andrews, Exeter
Judith Arnold, Derry
Maggie Ball, Kensington
Nancy Belanger, Exeter
Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, Litchfield
Libby Birnie, Deerfield
Ruth Bleyler, Hanover 
Marsha Brown, Hampton
Mary Jo Brown, Rye
Debra Brown, Manchester
Kathy Brownback, Exeter
Elizabeth Burns, Nashua
Betsy Burtis, Derry
Mary Cambal, Peterborough
Barbara Carpenter, Kensington
Sandra Carr, Silver Lake
Susan Cassista, Chester
Patience Chamberlin, Exeter
Barbara Chase, New London
Irja Cilluffo, Portsmouth
Hilary Cleveland, New London
Janis Clover, Bedford
Debra Crapo, Rye 
Carol Croteau, Kingston
Marjorie Curran, Manchester
Lucy Cushman, Stratham
Carol Delaurier, Sanbornville
Jeanne Dietsch, Peterborough
Beth Dixon, Concord
Corey Doherty, Manchester
Mil Duncan, New Castle
Jeanne Emmick, Milford
Wendy Frosh, Hampton
Mary Alice Fullerton, Lyndeborough
Kathy Gillett, Manchester
Tammy Gluck, Newton
Gabriele Grossman, Exeter
Liz Halliday, Exeter
Kate Hanna, Manchester
Mary Heath, Manchester
Susan Herney, Kensington
Helen Honorow, Nashua
Janet Hunt, Chester
Biddy Irwin, Newport 
Lynda Kanteres, Manchester
Sue Kaplan, Exeter
Sylvia Kennedy, Exeter
Rosalind Kenny Birch, Exeter
Gerri King, Concord
Robin Knight, Sandown
Susan Ladmer, Peterborough
Wendy Larson, Kensington
Helen Lauenstein, Exeter
Nuala Leong, Seabrook
Karen Levchuk, Concord
Meryl Levin, Manchester
Peg Lypin, Hooksett
Gail Macinnes, Francestown
Dianne Macveagh, Marlborough 
Liz Mcconnell, Brentwood
Jennifer Mcintosh, Keene
Mary Meyers, Hancock
Gail Mitchell, Barrington
Teresa Moler, Nashua
Lynne Monroe, Kensington
Martha Morini, Derry
Pat Morris, Manchester
Melanie Muns, Hampton 
Kirsten Murphy, Hanover
Kathleen Murphy, Chester
Judy O'Reilly, Exeter
Mike & Joan Ostrowski, Bedford
Lenore Patton, Hampton
Lisa Petrie, New Ipswich
Patricia Pine, Exeter
Amy Poisson Kaussner, Seabrook
Karen Prior, Exeter
Jane Quinn, Hampstead
Joan Reische, Manchester
Jane Robart, Hampton Falls
Jane Rothwell, Manchester
Kathleen Russell, Danville
Kate And Lynn Russell Taylor, Danville
Gayle Sanders, Stratham 
Jean Sanders, Atkinson
Penny Sandstrom, Nashua
Muriel Schadee, Concord
Ann Schieber, Exeter
Caren Schubart, North Hampton
Jill Shaffer Hammond, Peterborough
Dorothy & Ralph Sidore, Bedford
Carter Siegel, Exeter
Tammy Siekmann, Londonderry
Peggy Small-Porter, Newmarket
Miriam Stahl, Exeter
Kitten Stearns, Bedford
Karen Steele, Atkinson
Kelly Stoller, Milford
Kathy Sullivan, Manchester
Trish Swonger, Merrimack
Mary Tetreau, Londonderry
Judy Tomlinson, Dublin
Michele Tremblay, Penacook
Christine Weeks, Keene
Carolyn Weir, Hampstead
Sarah Weston, Danville
Carol Williams, Manchester
Danette Wineberg, Exeter
Anne Zachos, Exeter
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