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DNC - Chris Christie’s First Day in NH: Flip Flops on Being a Flip Flopper

Chris Christie’s First Day in New Hampshire: Flip Flops on Being a Flip Flopper


Yesterday morning at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics: “I will not pander, I will not flip flop



Christie just hours later at the Union Leader editorial board:

·         Christie Flipped on Guns: Christie has said he supports “strictly enforcing” New Jersey’s existing gun safety laws. Yesterday afternoon, Chris Christie suggested he wants to water down New Jersey’s already strong anti-gun violence legislation, saying “The gun laws in New Jersey are very, very inflexible and I can’t change them on my own.” 

·         Christie Flipped on Abortion: When Chris Christie first entered politics, he was not only pro-choice but he also personally donated to Planned Parenthood.  Yesterday afternoon, he doubled down on his anti-choice position, pandering to the Republican party playbook and boasting about vetoing “Planned Parenthood funding five times.”

·         Christie Flipped on Common Core: Chris Christie has previously called Republican opposition to Common Core a knee-jerk reaction and said he had every intention of continuing to push for Common Core standards. Yesterday, he said he’s “open to abandoning” Common Core altogether.


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DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Visit New Hampshire

FRIDAY: DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Visit New Hampshire, Discuss Republicans’ Failed Records and Backwards Priorities


WASHINGTON – Today the Democratic National Committee announced that DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will visit New Hampshire on Friday, April 17, 2015. The Chair will be in Nashua on the sidelines of the NHGOP’s #FITN Republican Leadership Summit to highlight the damaging impact the Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls would have on the middle class and hardworking families in the Granite State and across the country.

Wasserman Schultz will also join Ray Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, for a press conference Friday morning to discuss the current GOP field and its steadfast commitment to the tired Republican playbook and to policies that move the country backwards: opposing increasing the minimum wage and equal pay legislation, promoting policies that benefit the wealthiest few at the expense of the middle class, and turning back the clock for women’s health and LGBT equality.


“Republicans running, or considering a run, for the White House in 2016 have stumbled all over themselves to brandish their conservative credentials, and their out of touch policies leave everyday Americans behind,” said DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “This group of Republicans are pushing policies that will benefit the wealthy at the expense of hardworking Granite State families and would turn back the clock on women’s health, and LGBT equality. The Granite State and the country deserve better.”

More details about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s visit will be released soon.


DNC - New Poll Shows New Jersey’s Pitiful Confidence In Chris Christie

New poll: Less than quarter of constituents think he'll be good fit for president


Disapproval rating at an all-time high


Historically bad ExxonMobil deal for New Jersey taxpayers


Struggling with New Jersey courts


Losing Hispanic support





“We know that Chris Christie doesn’t like explaining himself to his constituents or the press. But after the rough few days he’s had, we can’t really blame him. Chris Christie got some pretty bad news this morning: new polling shows that under one quarter of his constituents feel he’d be a good president. This comes after a Rutgers-Eagleton poll last week showed that his disapproval numbers are the highest they have ever been since he was elected as governor of New Jersey. In fact, over half of registered voters (54 percent) in New Jersey said they disapproved of Chris Christie’s job performance. That poll shows that people in his own party are running for the exits, too. Christie’s approval rating among Republicans declined by 10 percent, while his disapproval rating increased by 11 percent. That’s not good news for Chris Christie, but it’s also not surprising.” –Kaylie Hanson, DNC spokesperson


Here’s what has been happening in New Jersey:


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“He is sending a strong and damaging message to the Latino community in New Jersey and across the nation… he is willing to walk away from his campaign promise to work in collaboration to fix the broken immigration system.”


Despite his desperation to win over Republicans outside of New Jersey, they’re rejecting him in a big way.

It’s been a rough few weeks for Chris Christie. So what’s his solution to solve his problems at home? Pack up and leave, of course!


Chris Christie will be holed up in New Hampshire this week, begging New Hampshire Republicans to come around on him. Then, he’ll travel to Washington DC to test out his foreign policy chops while New Jersey suffers.


Perfect time to get out of town…just in time for a possible Bridgegate indictment or two…


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Granite Staters Blast Rand Paul's Failed Record and Policies In Advance of His Visit 

NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, in advance of Rand Paul’s first trip to New Hampshire as a candidate for President of the United States, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley, former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Kathy Sullivan, and Jake Wagner, former New Hampshire College Republican Chair who has become a member of the Democratic Party after realizing that Republicans like Rand Paul have failed to present solutions for his generation, held a press conference call to discuss the damaging impact a Rand Paul presidency would have on LGBT Granite Staters, young people, women and middle class families across the state. No matter how desperate Rand Paul is to appeal to Granite Staters, it will be impossible for him to hide from his extreme, outdated views during his inaugural stop today, or at any point during the campaign.  

Here’s what they said:

Chairman Ray Buckley: We know that Rand Paul isn’t any different than the rest of the GOP 2016ers – pushing policies that will weaken the middle class and our basic rights just like the rest of them. Rand Paul isn’t going to unleash the American dream – he’s an American nightmare.  Instead of supporting the middle class, he’s siding with America’s richest individuals. His proposal to institute a “flat tax” doesn’t flatten, or level the playing field – it could actually raise taxes on working Americans and would slash taxes for the wealthy. New Hampshire’s middle class families need a candidate who will help them thrive, not leave them in the dust.


Kathy Sullivan: Rand Paul says he is a different kind of Republican, that he believes in liberty and limited government. He is not being honest. The fact is, Rand Paul, like every other Republican candidate, believes that government should come between a doctor and a patient when it comes to women’s health issues. For Rand Paul, liberty for women stops at the door to the doctor’s office. He even thinks it is okay for an employer to tell a woman that she can’t have insurance coverage for birth control – so much for freedom and liberty. He would go so far as to defund Planned Parenthood, a position that we have rejected here in New Hampshire. This is the same, unoriginal, anti-personal privacy Republican Party rhetoric when it comes to women’s health. New Hampshire women know Rand Paul is not telling the truth when he says he is a “new kind of Republican” – he’s the same old type of Republican who would turn back the clock on women’s rights. It’s time for Rand Paul to stop pretending to be something he is not.


Jake Wagner: I used to be a big fan of Rand Paul for a time--I even have the Facebook profile picture to prove it. He seemed like he was something different from your run of the mill republican. But then, as I went along, I started to hear his positions on things like gay rights, and perhaps even worse, student loans, and I realized he was one and the same as the rest of them. Now, when I realized that what passed for "new and interesting" in the GOP was actually just more of the same stuff I couldn't stand about the party I was part of, I made a decision to cut ties with the Republican party and instead, I proudly now support Democrats in New Hampshire and across the country. Raul Paul tries to confuse millennials every single day by claiming he understands us and what we want from our president. He even started selling Beats headphones and Macbook skins on his website yesterday. But it’s going to take more than a few pairs of headphone covers to convince New Hampshire millennials that he’s the guy for the job. With his extreme policies, more young people aren’t going to Stand with Rand – they’re going to run in the opposite direction.


DNC - Wasserman Schultz responds to Rand Paul 

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz today issued the following in response to Senator Rand Paul’s challenge that she answer some questions on women’s health.


“Here’s an answer.  I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story.  Now your turn, Senator Paul.  We know you want to allow government officials like yourself to make this decision for women — but do you stand by your opposition to any exceptions, even when it comes to rape, incest, or life of the mother?  Or do we just have different definitions of ‘personal liberty’?  And I’d appreciate it if you could respond without ’shushing’ me.”