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NHDP Chair Ray Buckley & NJ Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Hammer Havenstein & Brown for Following in Christie's Disastrous Economic Footsteps 

As NJ Faces 8th Credit Downgrade, Christie Makes A 3rd Swing Through NH to Stump for Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown

Manchester, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Raymond Buckley and New Jersey Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman joined a press call earlier today to discuss Governor Chris Christie’s disastrous economic record as he makes another trip to New Hampshire stumping for GOP candidates Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown.

Christie's failed economic record rivals that of his hand-picked candidate, failed CEO Walt Havenstein. Under Governor Christie’s watch, New Jersey’s credit rating has been downgraded eight times, while during Havenstein’s tenure as CEO of defense contractor SAIC, the company lost millions of dollars in revenue and its stock value plummeted 32%. During Christie's tenure, New Jersey has also regained less than half the jobs it lost in the recession, while SAIC shed thousands of jobs during Havenstein’s disastrous time as CEO.

“Havenstein’s failed economic record alone makes it clear that he shouldn’t be allowed to run our state, even before he started taking pointers in budget mismanagement from Chris Christie,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley. “As Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown hold up Chris Christie's economic disaster as a model for what they’d do to New Hampshire, they’re making it even clearer that they would devastate our middle class families and drive our economy into the ground.”

Christie is also expected to endorse Scott Brown during his upcoming trip to New Hampshire, bringing with him a large out-of-state donor network to help fund Brown's campaign. Right now, Big Oil, Wall Street, and other out of state special interests plan to spend millions in New Hampshire to try and buy New Hampshire’s Senate seat for their reliable ally Scott Brown – just so he can get back to the U.S. Senate to once again vote to protect their interests over middle-class Granite Staters.

“So if we take away anything from Christie's upcoming trip to our state – it will be further proof that Scott Brown is for Scott Brown, his bank account, and the Big Oil, Wall Street special interests that fund his campaigns,” added Buckley.

“The campaigns of Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown must be in worse shape if they really want to parade around with Governor Christie just days after New Jersey’s credit rating was downgraded for the 7th and 8th time since Governor Christie took office,” said Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman. “Granite Staters can’t afford to let Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown do to New Hampshire what Chris Christie has done to New Jersey.”




MANCHESTER - As a follow-up to the letter Scott Brown sent yesterday to Jeanne Shaheen, the Brown campaign launched an online petition asking Shaheen to stay in Washington until passing bills to secure our border from homegrown terrorism.
“Senator Shaheen should not leave Washington before making real progress to secure the border and prevent American-ISIS fighters from returning home to the United States where they intend to do harm to others,” said Colin Reed, campaign manager for Scott Brown. “As the senior senator, it is time for Senator Shaheen to take this opportunity to stand with the people of New Hampshire, not with President Obama and his failed policies that she loyally supports 99 percent of the time."

This petition reasserts requests from Scott Brown's letter, asking for Shaheen to pass legislation to secure the border and prevent American-ISIS fighters from returning home.  In the letter, Brown writes about the heightened concerns of our porous border in light of recent terrorist threats, saying "If anyone (including ISIS) can cross our borders at any time, with anything in their possession, then Washington has no control over our nation's security from terrorist attack."
Senator Shaheen is a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee and has a record of supporting President Obama and his failed polices 99 percent of the time.
Click here to view the petition.

NH GOP - Scott Brown & Governor Chris Christie 


Call for Victory with 
Scott Brown & Governor Chris Christie 

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - California Carol’s September Scorecard?  

At Home or in D.C. Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s Duck and Cover Strategy Failing New Hampshire

With the constituent recess period having ended, and legislative action drawing to a close, this is a good time to take a look at what Congresswoman Shea-Porter has been up to.

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“By every objective measure the Congresswoman is failing Granite Staters. Though the nation and world face immense problems, Shea-Porter spent the August recess flying to a vineyard in California to try and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for
her reelection effort. She refused to hold a single open forum or town hall during her time in New Hampshire.

While in Washington she has failed to address the growing crises in the Middle-East, the borders remain unsealed, the economy is stagnant, ObamaCare premiums are set to spike while she voted against a bill to let you keep your health care plan if you like it. She has proven herself to be inaccessible, ineffective and indifferent to New Hampshire. She gave herself a C+ grade, but she is failing New Hampshire”


NHDP - Walt Havenstein and His Far-Right Allies Don't Want Voters to Know About His Plan to Repeal Medicaid Expansion

Havenstein Needs to Answer If He Had Anything To Do With His Far-Right Allies Forcing YouTube to Remove Video Featuring Havenstein's Comments at Closed-Door Meeting that He Would Repeal Medicaid Expansion
Manchester, NH – Failed CEO Walt Havenstein and his far-right allies don't want voters to know about his plan to repeal Medicaid expansion from 50,000 Granite Staters. Havenstein needs to answer whether he had anything to do with Tea Party blog GraniteGrok forcing YouTube to take down a video featuring Havenstein's comments at a closed-door meeting where he said that he would “veto Medicaid expansion when it comes back up in two and a half years.” 
The web video, released by the NHDP last week, outlined how Walt Havenstein would be a rubber stamp for the anti-middle class Koch Brothers agenda and take New Hampshire back to the Bill O’Brien era of devastating cuts to education, health care and public safety.  

"It's hardly a secret that Walt Havenstein would try to take away health coverage from 50,000 Granite Staters, after all, he signed his name to the Koch Brothers pledge committing that he'd work for full repeal of Medicaid expansion," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. "While Walt Havenstein and his far-right allies clearly don't want voters to know about his plan to take away health coverage from tens of thousands of Granite Staters, forcing YouTube to remove footage of a closed-door meeting where Havenstein vows to repeal Medicaid expansion won't allow him to hide from his Bill O'Brien/Koch Brothers agenda."
"As hard as Havenstein will try to run away from his past, voters will see through his desperate attempts to hide from his anti-middle class Koch Brothers agenda and his disastrous record as CEO of SAIC, where he made nearly $20 million while while his company’s stock plummeted, they shed thousands of jobs, and the company overcharged taxpayers on government projects," added Lesswing.
Havenstein signed the Koch Brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity pledge calling to repeal health coverage from 50,000 Granite Staters and bring New Hampshire back to the Bill O'Brien era of budget cuts that slashed higher funding in half, and Havenstein continues to oppose an increase in the minimum wage for hard working Granite Staters, despite making nearly $20 million himself while his company lost millions of dollars and shed thousands of jobs under his failed leadership as CEO.