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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding the ongoing controversy of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz refusing to allow more Democrat debates:
"Any attempt to coronate a presidential candidate hurts our First-in-the-Nation presidential primary. Top Democrat elected officials backing Hillary Clinton should not place their loyalty to her over New Hampshire's political tradition," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Governor Hassan, Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern, Congresswoman Ann Kuster and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter owe Granite Staters an explanation as to why other candidates aren't being given a fair shot at the nomination. Instead of shielding Hillary Clinton and pushing her presidential coronation, they should respond to the concerns voiced by grassroots activists and take a clear position on allowing more Democrat debates."
Top Democrat elected officials and activists, including Senators Martha Fuller Clark and Lou D'Allesandro, have already called on DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to allow more debates. This past Saturday at the New Hampshire Democrat Party convention, Wasserman-Schultz's speech was drowned out by chants calling for more debates.
This morning's editorial in the Union Leader called out Governor Hassan for protecting Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, declaring "the fix is in." On Sunday's CloseUp on WMUR-TV, Governor Hassan refused to say whether the Democrat Party should hold more presidential debates.
Terry McAuliffe, another Democrat governor backing Hillary Clinton, made his position clear on the issue of more debates, defending the current schedule and giving his constituents a straight answer on where he stands.
CNN: "Calls For More Democratic Presidential Primary Debates Grew So Loud...That The Party's Chairwoman Had To Raise Her Voice...Chants Of 'More Debates' And 'We Want More Debates' -- As Well As Some Boos -- Greeted Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz" "Calls for more Democratic presidential primary debates grew so loud at a party convention in New Hampshire Saturday that the party's chairwoman had to raise her voice during her opening remarks and break from her speech to shout back at attendees. Chants of "More debates" and "We want more debates" -- as well as some boos -- greeted Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz when she took the stage at the New Hampshire Democratic Party convention in Manchester." (Eugene Scott, Dan Merica and Cassie Spodak, "DNC chair heckled with calls for more debates," CNN, 9/19/15)
Politico: "Terry Mcauliffe - A Close Hillary Clinton Ally And Former Democratic National Committee Chairman - Pushed Back...Against Calls For Democrats To Add More Debates To Their Primary Schedule" "Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe - a close Hillary Clinton ally and former Democratic National Committee chairman - pushed back on Saturday against calls for Democrats to add more debates to their primary schedule, telling POLITICO that six debates "gave candidates the platform they needed" when he chaired the DNC in 2004." (Gabriel Debenedetti, "McAuliffe: 6 debates are enough for Democrats," Politico, 9/19/15)
Union Leader: "From The Debate Schedule To The Early Endorsements From Figures Such As U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen And Gov. Maggie Hassan, The Fix Is In For Clinton. Democratic Voters Might Ask Themselves Why The Establishment Feels The Need To Go To Such Lengths To Protect Its Candidate From The Voters' Judgment." (Editorial, "Protecting Hillary: All over but the shouting," Union Leader, 9/21/15)

Personal Liberty Digest - Fiorina will join 10 other GOP hopefuls at Reagan Presidential Library debate

Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard chief executive with deep roots in California, will join 10 other Republican presidential hopefuls onstage at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next week. More »



Miami, FL — Jeb Bush won the debate demonstrating presidential leadership by offering an optimistic economic vision that stood in sharp contrast to the subpar record of Barack Obama and pessimistic plans of Hillary Clinton. He also presented a unifying, conservative message of reform on education and immigration that the crowd in Cleveland responded to enthusiastically.  


Jeb knows he can fix what ails America, because he’s done it as a successful, conservative, accomplished governor. 


Here are two highlights from the debate: 



Watch here: Jeb: School Choice Pioneer Who Beat the Teachers Union 


GOV. BUSH: No. I don't. I don't believe the federal government should be involved in the creation of standards directly or indirectly. The creation of curriculum or content. It is clearly a state responsibility. I'm for higher standards, measured in an intellectually honest way with abundant school choice, ending social promotion and I know how to do this, because as governor of the state of Florida I created the first statewide voucher program in the country. The second statewide voucher program in the country and the third statewide voucher program in the country. We had rising student achievement across the board. Because high standards, robust accountability, ending social promotion in third grade. Real school choice across the board. Challenging the teacher's union and beating them is the way to go. And florida's low income kids had the greatest gains inside the country. Our graduation rate improved by 50%. That's what I'm for.


Watch here: Jeb: The Democrats are Wrong: We Can Grow this Economy and Create Jobs 


GOV. BUSH: There are 6 million people living in poverty today, more than when Barack Obama got elected. 6.5 million people are working part time, most of whom want to work full time. We've created rules and taxes on top of every aspiration of people, and the net result is we're not growing fast, income is not growing. A 4% growth strategy means you fix a convoluted tax code, you get in and you change every aspect of regulations that are job killers. You get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something that doesn't suppress wages and kill jobs. You embrace the energy revolution in our country. This President and Hillary Clinton who can't even say she is for the XL Pipeline even after she's left? Give me a break, of course we're for it. We should be for these things to create high sustained economic growth. And, frankly,  fixing our immigration system and turning it into an economic driver is part of this as well. We can do this. 












“Confident” … “Strong Answers” … “Seized A Moment” … “Shined”


The Associated Press’ Jill Colvin And Thomas Beaumont: “[Perry] Appeared Confident…” “[Perry] appeared confident and well-rehearsed, especially on the issue of immigration, and repeatedly talked about his record as governor of Texas — the nation's biggest red state.” (The Associated Press, 8/6/15)
Dallas Morning News’ Christy Hoppe: “Perry Gave Stronger Answers.” “A little later, Perry gave stronger answers.” (Dallas Morning News, 8/6/15)
San Antonio Express-News’ Bill Lambrecht And Kevin Diaz: “[Perry] Seized A Moment That Was Given To Him…” “Rick Perry didn’t make the main stage in the first GOP presidential debate Thursday, but he seized a moment that was given to him to take aim at Donald Trump and try to persuade voters he is ready to be president.” (San Antonio Express-News, 8/6/15)
The Hill’s Cristina Marcos: “Perry Delivered What Many Viewed To Be A Strong Performance In The ‘Happy Hour’ Debate.” (The Hill, 8/6/15)
CNN’s Maeve Reston: “[Governor Perry] – Also Doing Well With The Zingers Tonight.” (, 8/6/15)
McClatchy’s Maria Recio: “Perry Made A Case For Securing The Border And For His Job-Creating Record In Texas.” (McClatchy, 8/6/15)

  • McClatchy: “Perry Has Strong Performance” (McClatchy, 8/6/15)

Washington Examiner’s David Drucker: “Arguably Shined On The Issue Of Illegal Immigration…” “Perry escaped the faceoff without a major misstep and arguably shined on the issue of illegal immigration.” (Washington Examiner, 8/6/15)
CBS Dallas Headline: “Perry’s Performance Praised During Early Presidential Debate” (KTVT-TV, 8/6/15)
Fox News Latino’s Andrew O’Reilly: “Perry Made It Clear… That He Believes That He Is The Only Presidential Candidate That Has The Experience And The Plan To Secure The… Border.” “Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry made it clear late Thursday afternoon that he believes that he is the only presidential candidate that has the experience and the plan to secure the United States' southern border.” (Fox News Latino, 8/6/15)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Daniel Malloy: “Perry Talked Up Texas’ Economic Growth And A Muscular Foreign Policy…” “Now bespectacled and by his estimation better-studied, Perry talked up Texas’ economic growth and a muscular foreign policy.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8/6/15)


Get Carly on Stage 

CARLY for America


Fellow Conservative,

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are afraid of Carly Fiorina - and they should be! Carly is running for president because she knows that right now the country needs a leader it can trust, and she's shown she can be that leader.

Carly has also made it more than clear that she is ready, willing, and more than able to take on Hillary and the Clinton machine.

"I've traveled a million miles!" Clinton boasts. But what has she accomplished? Even Clinton's supporters don't have an answer. 

Carly has a message for Hillary: "Flying is not an accomplishment, it is an activity."

That's why the Clinton machine is already trying to tear Carly down. Frankly, there is no shortage of ammunition to take on Hillary, but a recent independent poll shows that Carly is the candidate Republicans would most like to see debate Hillary.

Carly has been a proven leader since she rose from secretary at a 9-person real estate firm to CEO of the largest technology company in the world. Carly is willing to address the tough questions America faces.

She is exposing Hillary's lack of accomplishment as Secretary of State: "Titles are not accomplishments. I've had a lot of titles, they're just titles. Nor is it leadership when Secretary Clinton asks, 'What difference does it make?' when our embassy is deliberately attacked!"

Hiding from our challenges and questions from the media may have been the easy way out for Senator and Secretary of State Clinton, but a leader has to take them on. That's why the Clinton machine would love nothing more than to keep Carly out of the race for president, particularly the televised debates.

Fox News has announced it will limit the number of candidates in the first debate to ten participants. To ensure that Carly is among them, and there to take the fight to Hillary and the rest of her machine, please donate $10, $35, or $50 today.

Thank you for your willingness to help!


Steve DeMaura
Executive Director

CARLY for America