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Tuesday
Jul152014

NHGOP CHAIRMAN HORN: SHAHEEN LEGACY IS ONE OF BROKEN PROMISES 

Below are excerpts from New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn's op-ed entitled "Shaheen legacy is one of broken promises," in the Nashua Telegraph.  To read the full piece - please click here.

 

Shaheen legacy is one of broken promises

By Jennifer Horn

Nashua Telegraph

7/14/2014

 

On November 4, 2008, then Sen.-elect Jeanne Shaheen stood before a crowd of supporters and outlined her upcoming tenure as U.S. Senator. She promised to be a strong, independent voice for New Hampshire, and she promised that she would not hesitate to disagree with her party or her President to do what's right for the Granite State.  She promised to get our economy back on track by restoring fiscal responsibility to our nation while creating good jobs and getting Washington to work for the middle class.  She pledged to work to implement foreign policy that would improve America's standing in the world, focused on the real threat of terrorism, and to free our nation from foreign energy sources.  She promised to expand affordable healthcare coverage, and to fight for people facing premiums they couldn't afford.  She promised to stand up to special interest groups, like pharmaceutical and insurance companies.  Finally, she promised to listen to the people of New Hampshire. She promised that her office door would always be open to the people of our state.

 

As Sen. Shaheen campaigns for re-election nearly six years later, one thing is certain - she has broken every promise she made on election night.  She has failed to live up to her word, in every sense. She has not kept any of her promises. Not one.

  

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There is no doubt that Sen. Shaheen will campaign between now and November on falsehoods about her record and new promises that are sure to be broken if re-elected. Enough is enough. It's time for her to answer for her failures. It's time to hold her accountable for all the promises she has broken. It's time to replace her with a responsible Republican this fall.

 

Jennifer Horn is the Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee.

Friday
May162014

NH GOP - US Sen Shaheen is 1 for 67 

Friends,

 

For most workers, failing to accomplish 66 out of 67 tasks over five years would cause them to lose their job.

 

But if you're Jeanne Shaheen, you believe that this abysmal record entitles you to a second term in the United States Senate.

 

During her unaccomplished tenure in Washington, Jeanne Shaheen has sponsored 67 bills. But despite Democratic control of the Senate and the White House, Shaheen has only been able to pass a single piece of legislation - a bill that renamed an air traffic control center in Nashua.

 

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Now that she is up for reelection, Shaheen is struggling to find any accomplishment to run on. This week, Shaheen's "defining" piece of legislation failed in the Senate because she stubbornly refused to consider an amendment approving the bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline. Shaheen is so desperate that she also released an ad touting her failed efforts on legislation that has gone nowhere and shows no signs that it will ever become law.

 

The truth is that Jeanne Shaheen has been an unaccomplished backbencher in the Senate who has failed to live up to New Hampshire's tradition of independent and effective leadership. Instead of standing up for her constituents, she has decided to bow to party leadership in Washington and vote with President Barack Obama 99 percent of the time.

 

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Granite Staters expect their elected officials to go to Washington and fight for our state. That's why it's time to end Jeanne Shaheen's lackluster tenure in the Senate and elect a strong Republican who will get results for New Hampshire.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Horn

Chairman

New Hampshire Republican State Committee

Tuesday
May132014

NH GOP - Chairman Jennifer Horn: War on Women is a Democratic Myth 

 

This weekend, NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn published an op-ed in the Concord Monitor that set the record straight on the war that Republicans are fighting in New Hampshire - we're fighting to replace elected officials who aren't working for the Granite State.

Concord Monitor: My Turn: Republicans's war on women is a Democratic myth

By Jennifer Horn

 

In 2012, President Obama won re-election in part by driving a false narrative that Republicans are waging a war on women. It seems that not much has changed in the Democrats' political playbooks in these last two years, because Democrats nationwide and especially right here in New Hampshire are once again claiming that Republicans are at odds with women.

 

No one can blame Democrats for trying to repeat past success. But here's the problem - 2014 is not 2012. Democrats have broken their promises time and time again, and this year Granite State residents are ready to make a change and vote Republicans into office.

 

One stark contrast between 2012 and 2014? Obamacare. In 2012, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was still promising New Hampshire residents that if they liked their doctor, they could keep their doctor. But in 2014, we know that's not the case. Obamacare is now a disastrous reality for the Granite State, due largely to Shaheen's deciding vote for the law.

 

Because of Shaheen, many New Hampshire residents have lost access to their family doctor, the person who they have trusted to take care of their family for years. Because of Shaheen, many New Hampshire residents have seen their hours reduced at work because their employer can no longer afford to keep them on staff full time due to the regulations required of employers by Obamacare. Because of Shaheen, 22,000 Granite State families have received health insurance cancellation letters because their plans no longer fit the requirements of Obamacare, and their employers can no longer afford to provide the kind of insurance plans that meet Obamacare mandates. Plans that in many cases have coverage requirements that many people simply don't need or want.

 

Shaheen alone is not responsible for the failures and burdens of Obamacare. While she was the deciding vote for the legislation in 2009, her colleagues in the House of Representatives, Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster also share the blame. We all want affordable, accessible health care coverage, but New Hampshire families simply cannot afford the cost of this failed policy and Reps. Shea-Porter and Kuster have turned a deaf ear to the people they are supposed to represent, refusing to even hold town halls to answer the questions of families who have lost their coverage altogether.

 

Granite State families are, unfortunately, facing many economic difficulties today in addition to the burdensome cost of Obamacare. Economic stagnation leaves us with 38,000 unemployed neighbors, a gallon of milk at $3.65, gas at over $3.50 a gallon and the only answer offered by our governor is more government spending, which always leads to the same outcome: higher taxes for all.

 

Recently Gov. Maggie Hassan led the charge in passing an increase in the gas tax and will sign it into law. This law means one thing for all of us - less money in our pockets.

 

Under the leadership of Hassan our state's Rainy Day Fund has dwindled to perilously low levels and our credit rating has been lowered from "stable" to "negative." The answer is not more taxes and more spending, it is reduced government spending, tax cuts, balanced budgets and sensible contributions to our Rainy Day Fund.

 

In a country where women start more small businesses than men, and women make the majority of consumer purchase decisions and the majority of health care decisions for their families, it is hard to make the argument that a party that fights for limited, efficient government, lower taxes and free- market health insurance reform is somehow against women. These are the principles that, when translated into policy, lift up the entire community and protect the America of unlimited opportunity that we all hold so dear.

 

It's easy to understand how and why New Hampshire Democrats are pursing this narrative - many of the elected officials we are working to replace this year are indeed women. But here's the truth: We are fighting to elect Republicans to office who will bring about real change that will make the lives to New Hampshire residents better. That Shaheen, Shea-Porter, Kuster and Hassan are women is a non sequitur. They could just as easily be men - our argument would be the same. They aren't working for New Hampshire, and it's time for them to go.

 

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Friday
May022014

Martin For US Senate - New Hampshire Republicans stunned as Scott Brown is exposed as a military fraud 

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin’s disclosure that Scott Brown inflated and distorted his military service has stunned New Hampshire Republicans

 

“It’s a whole new race,” Andy says

 

Andy has a new nickname for Brown, “Slippery Scott”

 

Jim Rubens stops just short of calling Brown a murderer for VA deaths

 

(Manchester, NH) (May 2, 2014) 

 

On September 9th, Granite Staters are likely to be asking “What were they thinking? Why did GOP bigwigs overwhelmingly support Scott Brown for their U. S. Senate nomination without vetting him? What were they thinking?”

 

Andy Martin’s disclosure that “Slippery Scott” Brown inflated his military service by falsely claiming to have “deployed” to Afghanistan and running campaign ads claiming Brown “served” in Afghanistan have shattered the veneer of Brown’s invincibility.

 

“It’s a whole new race,” says Andy. “The dingbat GOP leadership thought Brown was going to waltz into the nomination and obliterate Jeanne Shaheen. Now it looks as though ‘Slippery Scott’ is obliterating himself and destroying his national reputation. He is going to take the New Hampshire GOP establishment down with him. It’s embarrassing to watch.

 

“And we have a lot more evidence to come. The incestuous relationship between General Frank Grass and ‘Slippery Scott’ is a treasure trove of mutual ‘fixing’ and Pentagon corruption. Brown voted to promote Grass at the same time as Grass was recommending Brown for a promotion. Was that a conflict of interest? You betcha.

 

“For the past nine (9) months the Republican Party’s leadership - starting with a slight in Nashua last August - has been trying to destroy my campaign. Well, payback time has arrived. Either Jennifer Horn stops trying to undermine me or Horn has to go, the same way I took out her mentor. Ironically, by taking out Scott Brown we will also be taking out Horn and her cronies.

 

“I deserve a level playing field, and the same respect and common courtesy as the other four candidates. I am an experienced campaigner with a national reputation for integrity and aggressiveness in seeking out the truth and fighting corruption. Primary voters have a constitutional right to hear what I have to say.

 

“Horn’s efforts to sidetrack my campaign are going to boomerang on her. The more I drop ‘bunker busters’ on Brown, the worse he looks, and the worse Horn looks for recruiting Brown to come over from Massachusetts.

 

“Ironically, as I ‘up’ my game, the other candidates are also going to have to up theirs or fade into obscurity. I know how to campaign; they don’t. I note that Jim Rubens appeared on WGIR-AM and stopped just short of accusing Brown of murder, by claiming Brown is responsible for deaths resulting from inaction at VA facilities (see Rubens’ audio link below). Sooner or later Rubens is going to realize he can’t win if he runs a powder puff campaign and allows me to take the lead in taking out Brown.

 

“Finally, it is well known that I have my differences with the billionaire Hearst family’s pro-Brown TV station, WMUR. But there has been a larger failure in New Hampshire journalism. No one but me has investigated Brown. No one but me analyzed and researched and documented how Brown was inflating his military service and violating federal law by playing politics at The Pentagon. New Hampshire media were and are nothing more than megaphones for Brown’s nonsense. That’s not journalism. That’s not the role the media are supposed to play in a free society.

 

“If the media spent half the time investigating Brown that they do working to undermine me, maybe they could tell their viewers and readers the truth about Brown.

 

“The people of New Hampshire are fed up with corrupt media. They are sick of both political parties. Voters have been betrayed by their leaders, and they are now painfully aware that they betrayed themselves by voting for a joker as president. Twice. ‘Fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice, shame on me.’

 

“You might not always agree with me, but my voice is an authentic voice. I am taking my campaign straight to the people of New Hampshire. Unlike Brown, I am not a valet for crooked Chicago billionaire Joe Ricketts. Unlike Shaheen, I do not grovel to left-wing billionaires in California and New York City.

 

“One hundred years ago, in 1914, my grandfather came to Manchester and opened a business in Lake Avenue’s immigrant community. He was able to send his son and a daughter (my mom) to the University of New Hampshire. Today I live around the corner from the brook on Elm Street where I played as a little boy. I am fighting to preserve New Hampshire’s independent way of life, and to preserve and renew the same opportunity my grandfather found in Manchester 100 years ago.

 

“In the days ahead, and especially next week, we will have more ‘bunker busters’ to drop on Mr. Brown. Republican Party leaders who are trying to rig the primary in Brown’s favor by harassing my campaign and trying to silence me will be swept away.

 

“For the past few months, I have been ‘talking tough,’ and some may have wondered whether I could and would back up my talk with tough action. Thursday, Jennifer Horn and Scott Brown found out just how tough opponent I am going to be,” Andy says.

 

“Where does the Republican Party go from here? For a start, they cold stop undermining my campaign and demand that all five candidates for the U.S. Senate get a level playing field. Trying to rig the primary for ‘Slippery Scott’ is a losing proposition.

 

“I make this prediction: it’s going to be a long, hot summer for ‘Slippery Scott’ Brown.”

 

Andy’s disclosures and efforts to shed light on Brown’s misuse of his military uniform and political back scratching at The Pentagon may cast a pall over Saturday’s meeting of the New Hampshire GOP in Concord. Andy is requesting the same opportunity to address the meeting as the other senate candidates.

 

Friday
Feb072014

NH GOP - Have dinner with Governor Bobby Jindal at NRLC 2014

  www.northeastrepublicans.com

Dear Friend  

 

We have some more exciting news about the 2014 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference!

 

Today, I'm thrilled to announce that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, one of America's leading conservative reformers and the Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will keynote the Friday night NRLC dinner.

 

Governor Jindal assumed office in January 2008 and immediately took on the entrenched, liberal special interests in his home state. He has delivered conservative reform to his state's education system while rooting out Louisiana's reputation for political corruption. We are honored that Governor Jindal has agreed to participate in our conference.

 

We have also announced that US Senator Kelly Ayotte, Ambassador John Bolton, Congressman Peter King, and Michael Graham will all be speaking at the conference with a full agenda and more great speakers still to be announced.

 

Be sure to book your hotel room and register for the NRLC today! It is sure to be an exciting time for Republican activists, donors, vendors and operatives alike - to come together, share ideas, and discuss ways to make our party competitive in every corner of the country.

 

We have many more big announcements to make in the coming days - so stay tuned.

 

If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.NortheastRepublicans.com or call us at 603-225-9341.

 

Thank you and I look forward to joining all of you at the conference on March 14th!
 
Jennifer Horn
Chairman

New Hampshire Republican State Committee 

 

 

Tickets for the conference start at $75 and are available at: www.northeastrepublicans.com.