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Thursday
Sep182014

Citizens For A Strong NH - Release: www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com 

 

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 www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com.  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.

www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com, which will be an offshoot of the organization's main website, www.StrongNH.com, 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."

 
Wednesday
Sep172014

NHGOP CALLS ON MAGGIE HASSAN TO HOLD TOWN HALL ON NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY 

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.

 

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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)

Wednesday
Sep172014

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.”

 

SB 391

 

RSA 621-A:9

Wednesday
Sep102014

EMILY’s List Congratulates Democrats Great Victories in Uncontested Races!

EMILY’s List Congratulates Jeanne Shaheen On Advancing To The General Election For U.S. Senate In New Hampshire

Proven Leader Key To Holding Senate Majority

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on advancing to the general election to continue serving New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate.

 

“The U.S. Senate needs Jeanne Shaheen’s continued leadership on addressing gender discrimination in pay, protecting women from violence, and expanding economic opportunity for families across the country,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “She has established an extraordinary record of service to New Hampshire, while Scott Brown struggles to remember his voting record – and even what state he’s running to represent. The EMILY’s List community of over three million members is proud to stand with Jeanne Shaheen and New Hampshire women and families as her strong reelection campaign advances to November.”

 

EMILY’s List Congratulates Carol Shea-Porter On Advancing Through The Primary For New Hampshire’s First Congressional District

First Woman To Represent New Hampshire in Congress Poised To Serve Fourth Term

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Rep. Carol Shea-Porter on advancing to the general election to continue representing New Hampshire’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

“Carol Shea-Porter made history as the first woman to represent her state in Congress, where she has been a fierce advocate for education, investment in job-creating infrastructure projects, and access to healthcare,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “She fights tirelessly for New Hampshire women and families who just want a fair shot, and helping her win reelection to continue her work is critical. The EMILY’s List community of over three million members is proud to stand with Carol Shea-Porter as her strong reelection campaign advances to November.”

 

EMILY’s List Congratulates Annie Kuster On Advancing Through The Primary For New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District

First Woman To Represent District Poised To Serve Second Term

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Rep. Annie Kuster on advancing to the general election to continue representing New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

“Annie Kuster is a champion for education and healthcare who fights to break through the gridlock in Congress for New Hampshire families that just want a fair shot,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “She broke a glass ceiling to become the first woman to represent her district in the House, and the EMILY’s List community – now more than three million members strong – is excited to stand with Annie Kuster and New Hampshire women and families as her strong reelection campaign advances to November.”

 

EMILY’s List Congratulates Maggie Hassan On Advancing Through The Primary For Governor of New Hampshire

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Gov. Maggie Hassan on advancing to the general election to continue serving as Governor of New Hampshire.

 

“Maggie Hassan is an outstanding governor who has secured a bipartisan budget with a surplus and worked to expand economic opportunity for all New Hampshire families,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Helping reelect Maggie is absolutely critical – she is the only Democratic woman governor in our country, and proof why we need more women in executive leadership positions. The EMILY’s List community – now more than three million members strong – is thrilled to stand with Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire women and families as her strong reelection campaign advances to November.”

 

 

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research women's issues, and turn out women voters. We've trained over 9,000 women to run, and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic woman currently serving. During the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. With the help of our growing community — now more than three million members strong — EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates in 2012 including 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, three new Senators, and 186 state and local officials.

Tuesday
Sep092014

NHDP - NHDP Statement on the Nashua Telegraph's Decision Not to Endorse Either Candidate in the GOP Gubernatorial Primary 

Manchester, NH-- New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement on the Nashua Telegraph editorial board's decision not to endorse either candidate in the Republican Gubernatorial primary: 
 
“The Nashua Telegraph editorial board's non-endorsement in the GOP gubernatorial primary represents a major blow for failed CEO Walt Havenstein. The Telegraph editorial board declined to endorse conservative activist Andrew Hemingway or failed CEO Walt Havenstein because neither could offer a compelling reason that would 'justify removing' Governor Hassan, reinforcing her strong record of working across party lines to get things done for New Hampshire's people, businesses and economy."
 
"The hometown paper of BAE Systems added that they were 'not convinced' that Havenstein has the experience that New Hampshire needs, nor was the paper impressed by his so-called economic 'plan', which uses misleading jobs numbers and would cause a $90 million hole in the state budget to give tax breaks to big businesses."
 
“The Telegraph's non-endorsement only reconfirms that Granite Staters support Governor Hassan's bipartisan problem-solving that's moving New Hampshire forward and have no interest in Havenstein's anti-middle class Koch Brothers agenda that would run New Hampshire's economy into the ground just like he did to SAIC." 


Click here to see the Nashua Telegraph's full editorial

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