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Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today launched, a website dedicated to chronicling Governor Maggie Hassan's failed fiscal leadership and support for reckless tax increases and spending. 

"Throughout her political career, Governor Maggie Hassan has supported reckless tax increases and failed to provide fiscally responsible leadership for New Hampshire. Instead of managing state spending, Hassan proposed a bloated state budget that would have burdened working families and small business with more taxes and fees," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The Republican Majority in the State Senate can only do so much to put the brakes on Governor Hassan's tax and spend agenda. It's time to put a proven leader and responsible manager like Walt Havenstein in the corner office."

Granite Staters can learn more about Maggie Hassan's fiscally irresponsible track record at  The site will be updated throughout the election season.


Citizens For A Strong NH - Hiding!



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Fellow Granite Stater,

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's new microsite,, conveys an important message... 

Our elected officials are hiding
It's no secret. Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster refuse to hold open Town Hall meetings with you because of their disastrous records.


Who can blame them though? Under their watch, Obamacare is collapsing. Our foreign policy is failing. Our porous southern and northern borders are open to both terrorists and illegal immigrants. While taxes increase, our debt and deficits are skyrocketing. However, it is still
no excuse for refusing to meet with your constituents.
To ensure more New Hampshire residents see, we are up with ads promoting it, but we desperately need your help.

In order to reach thousands more Granite Staters over the coming days, we need you to click HERE to help us raise
$10,000 more in the next 24 hours.  

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has been actively fighting for your beliefs in Washington and Concord for almost two years. You know how effective our organization has been, but we need your help to continue our efforts.

Please click HERE and donate to help us reach our $10,000 goal. 

Citizens For A Strong NH - Release: 


New microsite focuses on Hassan's, Shaheen's, Shea-Porter's, and Kuster's refusal to hold Town Halls:

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(September 17, 2014) - Today, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is launching a new microsite at  The site focuses on the failed votes and policy positions Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) have taken, and highlights them as a reason for why the four aforementioned elected officials are hiding from Granite Staters with their refusal to hold public Town Hall meetings. 

Last month, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire launched a smaller site and a web video focusing solely on Senator Jeanne Shaheen's record., which will be an offshoot of the organization's main website,, is being backed with a significant, state-wide, online advertisement buy, which will be used to educate countless New Hampshire residents about the lack of honesty and transparency they are receiving from their elected officials.

Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:


"New Hampshire once had a long standing tradition of open and honest elected officials who were concerned with the views of their constituents. However, that seems to be fading from memory as Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster continue to hide from those they represent.

"Considering their support for a failing Obamacare, a collapsing foreign policy, and a crisis at our border, we certainly understand why they are hiding from Granite Staters, but that's no excuse. Granite Staters want to know why Hassan, Shaheen, Shea-Porter, and Kuster are going out of their way to avoid them. Since their constituents can't get answers from their elected officials, our new microsite helps explain why they are hiding from them."



Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Maggie Hassan to hold a town hall meeting on the state of New Hampshire's economy, in light of her recent comments regarding economic growth in the state:


"Maggie Hassan should be honest with her constituents about the dismal state of the economy in New Hampshire, instead of misleading them by saying that she has seen 'great growth' during her time in the corner office in Concord," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Maggie Hassan should immediately hold an open, transparent town hall event to discuss the real challenges facing New Hampshire's economy, so that Granite Staters can hold her accountable for her reckless and abysmal tenure as governor."   


Maggie Hassan's big government, tax and spend policies are significantly hurting New Hampshire's economy, as the state economy grew by only half the national average in 2013.  Further, Maggie Hassan's regulation heavy agenda is creating an unfriendly environment for business in the state, as evidenced by the state's drop to 30th best for business, a significant change from the rating of 19th best state for business when she was elected in 2012.




Maggie Hassan believes that the economy has seen "great growth" during her tenure as governor. "We are seeing great growth, and we are moving forward," Hassan said. (Josh McElveen, "Havenstein attacks Hassan on economy," WMUR, 9/15/2014)


New Hampshire's economy grew by only 0.9% in 2013, down from 1.2% in 2012 and severely behind the national average of 1.8% growth in 2013.  (U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, Widespread but Slower Growth in 2013, 6/11/2014)


Under Governor Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire has fallen from the 19th best state for business to the 30th best state for business according to CNBC.  (America's Top States for Business, CNBC, Accessed 9/16/2014)


NH Senate Republican Majority - Sen. Carson Statement on Veto of Juvenile Justice Bill 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Concord, NH – Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) issued the following statement following the Senate’s vote to sustain Governor Maggie Hassan’s veto of SB 391:


“It’s disappointing that the Governor has chosen the status quo for New Hampshire’s Juvenile Justice System. The Sununu Youth Services Center is being mismanaged, leaving the community and the children in its care in danger. SB 391 would have restored accountability to that agency by putting the Sununu Center directly under the control of the Director of Juvenile Justice Services.


“The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board has been dormant for years, and Governor Hassan has refused to appoint members to it. Instead, she promises an Executive Order to rewrite the existing statute. Governor Hassan lacks authority to rewrite this law through an Executive Order.”


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