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Sunday
Sep142014

Rubens For US Senate - Thank You!  

 Our sixteen month campaign to replace Jeanne Shaheen and to restore American greatness has been a tremendous honor, an irreplaceable life experience that has caused me to love this wonderful state of New Hampshire and its people even more.

Whether you joined our campaign last May or over the past few weeks, thank you. Thank you for making calls, hosting house parties, marching in parades, standing at the polls, talking to your neighbors, and writing checks. We were outspent by almost ten times in this race, but because of your evangelism, 27,116 people went to the polls and voted for me. For that, I am forever humbled and appreciative.

The Republican Party is the essential party if America is to protect liberty and to restore fiscal sanity. But to consistently win elections and earn the votes to govern and to lead, we must expand and bring back the independent voters and disaffected Republicans we have lost over the years. Repackaged rhetoric will not work. We must offer substantial, credible solutions to the nation's several pressing challenges.

I am proud that my campaign has shown the way forward on several issues:

• We grabbed the third rail of American politics and laid out specific proposals to preserve Social Security and Medicare for the long term without tax increases. There will be no means to restore long term budget balance and to avoid hyperinflation or currency collapse without tackling the gargantuan fiscal imbalance in these programs.

• We offered a specific plan to replace Obamacare and one that addressed the need to reduce America's highest in the world healthcare costs and to increase quality and access.

• We offered a detailed six point plan to bring jobs back to American soil and to bring back middle class prosperity.

• I was the single Republican candidate to offer a solution to the corrupt special interest campaign money system that is the root cause of Washington dysfunction, career politics, endless budget deficits, and our anti-jobs tax code, riddled as it is with special interest loopholes that drive up rates and drive jobs offshore.

• We took an early position against NSA's unconstitutional dragnet spying on hundreds of millions of innocent Americans, pointing out that this spying did not stop even a single instance of domestic terrorism.

• I showed that it is possible for Republicans to be both Second Amendment champions and to offer a concrete plan to reduce gun violence.

• As to another war in the Middle East, I stood alone (at least to date) in pointing out that, until just a few months ago, the US was arming, training, and funding ISIS. We must replace our haphazard, knee-jerk approach to Middle East with a long term strategy to protect Americans from terrorism. To date, I am alone in demanding that our sometime ally Saudi Arabia and its princes cease funding terrorism around the world.

• I'm most proud of my sounding the alarm on the abuses occurring in the Veterans Administration. I was first to address this and first to call for a health care card to be granted to Veterans. We must never shirk on our responsibility to our veterans.

• I certainly hurt myself politically by openly acknowledging my view that humans are the cause of observed global warming. I did this because candidates and politicians should be honest and direct about their views.

• I took the risks of offering detailed and specific proposals on most major issues and thoughtful answers to all questions posed by the media and by voters. Political handlers always advise against this. New Hampshire voters, including those who differed with me on some issues, found this refreshing and voted for me anyway.

I could not be more proud of the campaign that we ran.

While our campaign may have come to an end, our work on these issues must not. I look forward to working with many of you to continue this work. To that end, please find my personal contact information below. I hope you will use it to keep in touch with me going forward.

>From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Sincerely,



Jim Rubens
(603) 359-3300
Jim@JimRubens.com

P.S. If you placed a sign at your home, business, or in your community, please reuse the wickets and wires for the candidate of your choice and recycle the bags. We also have some U-stakes and H-stakes still in inventory. If you could use them for your signs please send us an e-mail. We would love to see them used.

Sunday
Sep142014

Rubens For US Senate - Jim Rubens Endorses Scott Brown 

Former candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Rubens today endorsed Scott Brown.  Rubens released the following statement:

 

"Primary contests are grueling and often necessary to debate the future path of the Republican party.  But in the end it is vital that Republicans unite behind our nominee. It is essential that we replace Jeanne Shaheen and restore control of the U.S. Senate to Republicans.  Scott Brown and I had a productive and cordial meeting yesterday and together determined the ways I could help. This morning,I attended the Unity Breakfast and was accompanied by Senator Gordon Humphrey who was one of the first to endorse Senator Brown after the results of the primary were known.  I appreciate all the support I have received before and after Primary Day.  I am truly humbled."

Tuesday
Sep092014

Rubens For US Senate - The Rubens Surge Continues  

A weekend poll by PPP shows Rubens surging, cutting the gap with Brown in half. The same poll shows Bob Smith trailing badly. The Brown campaign is clearly worried, as shown by their activity yesterday.

We are hearing this message as we talk to voters, and on radio shows and social media platforms. Voters who are looking to nominate a candidate that reflects core New Hampshire Republican principles are uniting behind Jim Rubens. Just a few examples:









Political pundit Dr. Wayne Lesperance appeared on WGIR today and was asked if he foresaw any surprises on Tuesday. He didn't predict a Rubens win, but did say "I think probably the biggest possible surprise will be if Jim Rubens broke through and won the senate primary. There is a whole lot of noise coming out all over the place about surging in polls, saying Jim Rubens is really pushing out."

The opportunity is in front of us. We need your help. Please share this e-mail far and wide. Post to your Facebook, and consider changing your Facebook photo to this image:



A few votes will make the difference in this year's election. Call all of your friends and get them to the polls. Bring 5 people with you. This is how elections are won in New Hampshire, and your effort will make the difference.

If you or anyone else needs help getting to the polls or knowing where to vote, please direct them here: http://jimrubens.com/election-day

We also still have some openings for poll standers on election day. Will you hold a sign for Jim for a couple of hours? Call Tara at 548-4908 or email her at tara@jimrubens.com.

 
 
Tuesday
Sep092014

Rubens For US Senate - Breaking: Rubens Wins Poll, Media: Rubens Rising, Surging

 

We have told you before that this election would be late breaking.  Well, it is late, and it is breaking.  We want to point you to three stories published this evening.  Please share these stories with your friends and neighbors who are still deciding on who to vote for.

The Patch tonight released results of a poll they conducted over the weekend.  In the poll for Senate, Rubens won, receiving 40% of the vote compared with Brown's 35%.  Smith finished a distant third with 23%.

Slate Magazine is up with a piece tonight about Scott Brown desperately trying to stop the activities of the Mayday PAC that is supporting Rubens.  In the piece, Slate calls Rubens "rising".

Finally, in an article titled "Candidates Surging...", The Patch's Tony Schinella noted Rubens' "significant polling growth in recent weeks" even "before the WMUR debate that many people believe Rubens performed solidly in".  They also highlighted the television ad cut by Senator Gordon Humphrey.

The opportunity is in front of us. We need your help. Please share this e-mail far and wide. Post to your Facebook, and consider changing your Facebook photo to this image:



A few votes will make the difference in this year's election. Call all of your friends and get them to the polls. Bring 5 people with you. This is how elections are won in New Hampshire, and your effort will make the difference.

If you or anyone else needs help getting to the polls or knowing where to vote, please direct them here: http://jimrubens.com/election-day

We also still have some openings for poll standers on election day. Will you hold a sign for Jim for a couple of hours? Call Tara at 548-4908 or email her at tara@jimrubens.com.

Tuesday
Sep092014

Rubens For US Senate - Today's The Day  

 

Thank you for all you've done for our campaign to date. From making calls to waving signs, attending or hosting a house parties and marching in a parades - it has all led us to today, Primary Day. Over the next 14 hours, Republican voters across the state will cast their ballots for our party's senatorial nominee for the fall campaign.

It has been a privilege and an honor these past 16 months meeting and talking to voters across the state. From Pelham to Pittsburg, from Swanzey to Seabrook. Thank you for engaging in the debate. For asking the tough questions. It has made me a stronger candidate.

During this campaign, I’ve shown you that I’ve got bold, credible solutions to bring the jobs back, to balance the budget, to reign in big government, and to defend America. I've heard from you that you are sick of Washington politicians who will say anything to win.

Together, we have an opportunity to send the message that you, the voter, determines who will represent us. Not Washington special interests.

I am going to Washington to solve problems, not to be a career politician. I will give my pension back to taxpayers. I have term limited myself. And I will not become a lobbyist after leaving office.

Pollsters are showing a Rubens Surge. With your help we can restore our nation to greatness.

So please, take the time to vote today and bring along a friend or five as you head to the polls. If you have an hour or two to spare holding a sign, please call Tara at 548-4908 to see how you can help.

Sincerely,

Jim Rubens