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NHDP - Poll: Hassan Well Positioned for Reelection, Remains Highly Popular Among Voters 

Concord - The latest public opinion poll numbers show Governor Hassan in a strong position for re-election and is remains highly popular with New Hampshire voters.  New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley release the following statement on the poll.

"Governor Hassan's responsible leadership has made investing in the priorities that grow jobs and strengthen our New Hampshire middle class a top priority. The people of New Hampshire have watched her bring lawmakers from both parties to the table to work on bipartisan commonsense solutions.  She has the highest favorability numbers of anyone tested in the poll on the Governor's race and she leads all potential challengers by a massive 25 points.  This poll shows voters trust Democrats to continue moving New Hampshire forward."

The full poll can be found here:


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Concord - Governor Maggie Hassan is refusing to appear at an event hosted by President Barack Obama in Connecticut tomorrow with every other Northeast Democrat governor. Governors Deval Patrick (D-MA) Dannel Malloy (D-CT), Peter Shumlin (D-VT) and Lincoln Chaffee (D-RI) will join Obama on Wednesday to push for a minimum wage hike (USA Today, 3/4/14.) WMUR-TV reports that Governor Hassan Is blaming her glaring absence on a "scheduling conflict."


"Its not surprising that Governor Hassan is snubbing President Obama given his plummeting poll numbers in New Hampshire. Governor Hassan is trying to run from the president's abysmal record, but she can't hide from the fact that she has been a loyal supporter of his disastrous agenda and an enthusiastic proponent of ObamaCare," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Granite Staters realize that Governor Hassan is a pawn of the Obama Administration and they are looking to replace her with a fiscally responsible Republican governor in November who will stand up for New Hampshire."


According to a recent UNH poll 51% of New Hampshire adults disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president and only 42% approve.



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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Governor Maggie Hassan's announcement on WMUR-TV that she will sign legislation raising New Hampshire's gas tax.


 "A gas tax hike will burden small businesses, kill jobs and hurt the working families who can least afford it. Governor Maggie Hassan is discarding the standard set by her mentor, Governor John Lynch, who repeatedly opposed this devastating tax increase on the middle class because it was bad for New Hampshire. The governor's decision to finally announce her support for this burdensome tax increase proves that she lacks a commitment to fiscal discipline and that she is no John Lynch."


Citizens Report: Hassan's SOTS, Shaheen op-ed, Chaffetz to NH, and more...

Governor Maggie Hassan's State of the State address
On Thursday, Governor Maggie Hassan delivered her State of the State address. Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire was disappointed in much of what we heard from the governor. In response, our Executive Director, Matthew Murphy, released the following statement:

"Today, Governor Hassan presented her State of the State address where she set her agenda for the 2014 legislative session. In this address, the governor advocated for job-killing, tax-and-spend policies such as increasing the minimum wage and expanding Medicaid as prescribed by a failing Obamacare. She also pushed for efforts to restrict the Second Amendment rights of New Hampshire citizens. 


"The agenda the governor advocated for today will only serve to stifle economic growth, personal freedoms, and tie New Hampshire to the ongoing federal policy disaster that is Obamacare. Granite Staters deserved better than more failed policies that will continue to divide our state and send us on a path towards a sales or income tax."

Join us for a "Breakfast Briefing" with Congressman Jason Chaffetz

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz on Thursday, February 20th, at the Airport Dinner located at 2280 Brown Ave, Manchester, NH for a "Breakfast Briefing."


Congressman Chaffetz will be discussing his work on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee including the 2012 Benghazi attack, Fast and Furious, and the IRS scandal.


The cost of this event is $20 and includes a continental breakfast.


Seating is limited. Please RSVP to before February 17th.

Click HERE to read more about our announcement of the event in the Union Leader.



Our op-ed in Foster's Daily Democrat: "Jeanne Shaheen, Obama's Dream Team"
Also this week, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's spokesman Derek Dufresne wrote an op-ed titled "Jeanne Shaheen, Obama's Dream Team." It was published in Foster's Daily Democrat on Wednesday. 
The opinion piece was a hard-hitting response to new information released from a non-partisan source that in 2013, Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted 99% of the time with President Obama.

Click HERE to read the op-ed at Foster's Daily Democrat's website.
Pay more if you want to keep your doctor under Obamacare?
In an interview on Concord Radio and reported on by NH Journal, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said that Granite Staters who have lost their insurance and family doctor due to Obamacare could get them back, but apparently, they will have to pay more.


Also in the interview, Senator Shaheen was noncommittal as to whether she would vote for Obamacare again and said: 


"I would've designed it differently had I been designing it. I wasn't the person who was writing the law. Hindsight is 20/20." 


The full radio interview can be found HERE.


We believe Senator Shaheen's comments are in stark contrast to the 'Lie of the Year' she once repeated, that Granite Staters could keep their insurance under Obamacare. Now, she says that they can keep their doctor, but only if they are willing to pay more. That is certainly not a solution middle-class New Hampshire families want to hear.


New Hampshire's senior senator knows this disaster of a law is hurting millions of families. It is time for her to do her job, join with a majority of her constituents, and finally work to repeal it immediately.

Shea-Porter believes some people should resign over the Obamacare rollout
Believe it or not, in a meeting down in Washington DC this week, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter said, "some people should tender their resignations" over the rollout of Obamacare.

We agree, but what about starting with those who voted for Obamacare in the first place?

In response, we created THIS image, which was a big hit on Facebook and Twitter. Help spread the word by clicking HERE and pushing it to your social media followers, too. 
Laugh of the week    
Here's some humor for your Friday. Have a great weekend, Granite Staters!  




Concord – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement following Governor Maggie Hassan's State of the State address today.

"Governor Hassan presented a strong and innovative vision for an even stronger New Hampshire economy. Under her leadership over the past year, our Governor has prioritized growing the middle class by freezing instate tuition costs, supporting small businesses to help create good jobs by doubling the research and development tax credit, and approaching our state’s most pressing challenges with bipartisan cooperation and commonsense solutions.  

"Today she announced a new call for action and made clear her hard work from the last twelve months will continue.  Governor Hassan remains focused on building a strong workforce and helping businesses create good jobs. The Governor is going to strengthen the financial security of our working families, eliminate pay disparities, and put money back in the pockets of consumers by restoring and increasing the state minimum wage and by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.  And she's taking on our most pressing challenges by building consensus to solve problems.
"With Governor Hassan's steady leadership, we will continue to be one of the safest, healthiest, and most livable states in the nation, our New Hampshire advantage will remain protected, and civility and cooperation will continue in Concord."