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Monday
Nov122012

Carol Shea-Porter thanks veterans for their service

Rochester, NH- Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement:

Today, we pause again to thank our veterans. Throughout our history, America's small towns and large cities have brought forth men and women who answer their country's call.  I watched as my grandfathers' World War I generation marched in parades, and watched as my dad's World War II generation marched in parades, and then watched as our vets of the Korean War and Cold War joined them.  I watched as my husband's Vietnam era Vets lined up and the WWI group dropped away.  Now I watch as the Gulf War I vets and our newest Iraq and Afghanistan Vets show up to march, as the last of my dad's generation fade away.


Throughout it all, we have prayed for peace and prayed for the men and women who show up to preserve it or restore it.  Thank you to my husband, my dad, my grandfathers, and to all of the men and women who answered the call.  This Veterans Day, we gratefully remember those now gone, and honor those living, for their service to America.”

Thursday
Nov082012

Carol Shea-Porter Wins Third Term in Congress 

Manchester, NH – Yesterday, Granite Staters in the First District voted to send Carol Shea-Porter back to Washington for a third term in Congress.  When Carol Shea-Porter was first elected in 2006, she was the first woman from the state of New Hampshire to serve in federal office. She will now be part of the nation’s first all-female delegation.

“I am honored to have the trust of the voters in the First District, and I pledge to work closely with Congresswoman-elect Kuster and Senators Shaheen and Ayotte to help move New Hampshire and this country forward,” Carol Shea-Porter said.

Wednesday
Nov072012

Guinta concedes race for NH-01

Manchester – November 7, 2012 - After the final numbers for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District came in, Congressman Frank Guinta conceded the race to Carol Shea-Porter early this morning.

“I would like to congratulate President Obama, Governor-elect Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman-elect Anne McLane Kuster and Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter on their victories.

“What’s important in these races is the future of New Hampshire. I am committed to continuing my support of our constituents and a collaborative vision for a stronger America. I called Carol Shea-Porter early this morning. We had a great conversation as I pledged to her my commitment to transition the congressional office with integrity and respect.”

Monday
Nov052012

Shea-Porter poised to win in final poll 

Manchester- The final WMUR Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, was released this morning, and it shows Congressional District 1 tied 40-40, but, with final undecided voters allocated to the candidate they are most likely to support, the final prediction is 49% for Shea-Porter, 46% for Guinta, and 5% for other candidates.

Naomi Andrews, Campaign Manager for Carol Shea-Porter, released the following statement.

“This latest poll reflects the enthusiasm and momentum we see on the ground.  This campaign and its team of tireless volunteers will spend the next two days knocking on doors, making phone calls, and talking to everyone in the First Congressional District so we can send Carol to Washington to fight for jobs, for seniors, for students, for veterans…for the rest of us!  Carol Shea-Porter will restore integrity and the New Hampshire work ethic to the NH-01 seat.”

Background:

http://www.unh.edu/survey-center/news/pdf/e2012_election110412.pdf

Sunday
Nov042012

Shea-Porter For Congress - Guinta “Jobs” Report 

Manchester, NH- A new report by the Associated Press finds little evidence that Congressman Guinta's “job fairs” have created any new jobs.

First District constituents who hoped to find work at Guinta's job fairs will be disappointed to hear that the events were designed to ensure his success, not theirs. He described the events' primary purpose as an opportunity for himself, not the unemployed, to network, telling the AP: "You get to talk to employers one-on-one, you get to establish a relationship as the member of Congress…That’s the most important thing."

Guinta refused to provide the AP with any evidence that his fairs have created jobs. His excuse? "Privacy issues," a concern that the employers the AP contacted "did not mention."

While Guinta may not want to admit how few people found work at his fairs, it is easy to find out how many jobs Carol Shea-Porter has created. During her time in Congress, she cooperated with her colleagues to pass the American Recovery Act, also known as the "stimulus," which has increased the number of American jobs by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate. She also saved millions of jobs in the auto industry, including 27,000 here in New Hampshire.

"A strong record on jobs is what New Hampshire voters are looking for as they head to the polls," said Naomi Andrews, campaign manager for Carol Shea-Porter. "Congressman Guinta is proud of creating one or two jobs, while Carol is proud of creating millions. The numbers speak for themselves."

BACKGROUND:

AP: "Job creation record at issue in NH's 1st District." http://www.boston.com/news/local/new-hampshire/2012/11/03/job-creation-record-issue-district/AbqWcv2q0o3iRd7BG9k0UM/story.html

Letter to the Editor, Conway Daily Sun: “NHES offices are also where you can find local representatives of NHWorks, a coalition of state and local agencies helping people find jobs, plus operating a large, easy-to-use, state-wide data-base of jobs at www.nhworks.org In these circumstances, hosting his own job fairs seems more useful to the Congressman than to the jobless.”

http://www.conwaydailysun.com/index.php/opinion/columns/90459-robert-gillette-what-s-frank-guinta-doing-for-us

Conway Daily Sun: “On Tuesday (May 22, 2012), NH CD-1 Congressman Frank Guinta hosted a job fair in Conway, at Granite State College. A mere four days earlier, on May 18, N.H. Employment Security and Granite State College partnered on a job fair, at the same location. One might be tempted to think that two job fairs in a four-day span must mean that there is a an abundance of available jobs. One would, of course, be wrong. The Guinta job fair was just another chapter in his re-election pageant.”

http://www.conwaydailysun.com/index.php/opinion/columns/90309-susan-bruce-frank-pageantry

Foster’s: “Many people spent hard-earned money on gas to get to these fairs, and were shocked to find that they were just photo-ops for Guinta’s glossy self-promotion.”

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121022/GJOPINION_0102/121029942/-1/FOSOPINION

Letter to the editor, Concord Monitor: “I didn't see one representative from a company that had job applications.”

http://www.nhinsider.com/press-releases/2011/11/15/nhdp-icymi-useless-jobs-fair-from-guinta.html