Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn called on Congresswoman Annie Kuster to denounce State Representative Peter Sullivan (D-Manchester) for using sexist language and imagery against Second District Congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia. In a series of tweets yesterday, Sullivan attacked Garcia by comparing her to reality TV star Kim Kardashian (NH Journal, 10/25/13)
"For too long women in our society have been judged by their appearance rather than their accomplishments and made subject to the ignorant assaults of men like Peter Sullivan. If our daughters are to have any chance of pursuing their dreams in a society that is free of fabricated limitations and unjust personal assaults then so-called leaders like Representative Annie Kuster must call upon her fellow Democrats to put an end to their offensive and chauvinistic rhetoric."
Concord, NH- New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn delivered the following letter today to Speaker Terie Norelli's office in response to Rep. Timothy Horrigan's remarks:
Dear Speaker Norelli,
On behalf of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, I am writing to formally request that you immediately denounce the hateful and divisive comments made by a member of your caucus and reprimand him for his continued pattern of inappropriate behavior.
The New Hampshire Union Leader (2/1/2013) reports that Representative Timothy Horrigan (D-Durham) made outrageously offensive remarks on his Twitter account that “expressed hope that former Vice President Dick Cheney would shoot conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.” Representative Horrigan’s comments mirror a similarly offensive statement that resulted in his resignation in 2010 about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin being “even more dangerous” dead than alive.
Representative Horrigan’s disgusting comments have no place in our political discourse and his pattern of shocking behavior disgraces the House Democratic Caucus. There is simply no excuse for an elected official to repeatedly and publicly fantasize about the displeasure, and even death, of others.
As the leader of the Democratic Caucus and Speaker, it is your responsibility to publicly condemn these hateful statements and discipline Rep. Horrigan in order to uphold the integrity of the House of Representatives. A failure to denounce his comments will serve as a sign that the Democratic House Leadership is willing to tolerate this type of reprehensible behavior.
I look forward to your immediate response to this pressing matter.
Chairman, New Hampshire Republican State Committee
Sept. 28, 2012
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Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Democratic Party obtained secret photos of the gifts ethically challenged Congressman Frank Guinta received at his birthday day party this week.
"Happy Birthday Frank! No need to flee the scene of you next bar fight before the cops arrive like you did as Mayor. This handy card will get you out of jail free." [link]
"This three pack of frames, will fit your certificate for being on the "Most Corrupt Members of Congress" as well as the two pending FEC complaints against you perfectly. Congratulations again on the big news last week!" [link]
"And won't this be handy! It's a checkbook to help you keep track of all your mysterious and magically appearing half-million dollar bank accounts and campaign contributions!" [link]
Bass and Guinta make watchdog group's "Most corrupt" list. Frank Guinta was named one of the "most corrupt" members of Congress by the non-partisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington for previous "mystery money" that funded his campaign, contrary to campaign finance rules. [Nashua Telegraph, 9/21/2011]
FEC takes first step in NH rep.-elect's case. "The Federal Elections Commission has taken a preliminary step toward investigating U.S. Rep.-elect Frank Guinta's personal finances.... [Democrats] called on Guinta to show bank records proving the account's earlier existence and have questioned how someone whose chief income over the last decade was his $72,000-a-year mayoral salary could save that amount." [AP, 12/16/2010]
Guinta, Garrity faulted in bar incident. Relatives of a city man who suffered a broken leg in a dust-up at a center-city bar last month are venting their anger at Mayor Frank Guinta and Alderman Mike Garrity for their response to the incident. The family members allege Guinta and Garrity left the bar while the man, Thomas English Jr., was still lying on the floor and that neither called for help. They have also accused Garrity of lying to reporters about why he went to the bar and how it was that English got hurt. [Union Leader, 7/1/2009]
Guinta was present for the entire event but claims he was too engrossed with his BlackBerry to look up. He left before the ambulance arrived, reportedly stepping over the victim's body on his way out the door. [Huffington Post, 10/11/2011]
NH Democrats want Guinta fundraising answers. "Democrats on Monday asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate a news report about Guinta's fundraising published last month.The report in the New Hampshire Union Leader said 1st District Rep. Guinta tried to get the Republican Governors Association to donate $100,000 to the state Republican Party, but was rebuffed over concerns about former GOP chair Jack Kimball's management of party affairs." [Union Leader, 9/28/2011]