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Saturday
May092015

NHDP - And the award goes to... Carly Fiorina! One of the "worst CEOs of all time" 

Today’s Washington Post Fact Checker: Carly Fiorina’s misleading claims about her business record

 
Carly Fiorina is back in New Hampshire again today to keynote the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in Manchester, which is strange considering Carly Fiorina’s terrible track record in business. She was even once called one of the “worst CEOs of all time”.
 
And today, Carly Fiorina’s claims about her business record earned her “three Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker. According to Fact Checker, her claims to double HP’s size to $90 billion, quadruple HP’s growth rate, triple HP’s rate of innovation, and grow jobs “either lack significant context or resulted from a creative cherry-picking of the facts.”
 
Here are a few lowlights on her time in business:

  • Fired 30,000 employees and oversaw sharp declines in Hewlett-Packard stock, all while taking home millions of dollars.
  • Signed off on a disastrous merger with Compaq in 2002, dubbed a failure.
  • According to an expert at the Yale School of Management, “she sliced shareholder wealth in half and had a reign of terror that was infamous for its scapegoating, finger-pointing culture.”
  • Her spin-off of key components of HP is considered one of “Tech’s all-time top 25 flops.” 
  • Carly Fiorina accepted a $21 million “golden parachute” to leave the company, after she had laid off tens of thousands of workers and run HP into the ground.
  • When it was announced that Carly Fiorina was fired, HP stock actually rebounded.

 
Recently, David Packard’s grandson and Mayor of Carmel, CA said “she did damage to a great company and I don’t want to see her do damage to a great country.” We couldn’t agree with him more. 

Friday
Apr102015

NHDP - Rand Paul Doesn’t Want New Hampshire To “Live Free”… Thank Goodness He’s Gone 

MANCHESTER – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on Rand Paul’s visit to New Hampshire yesterday:

"When Washington Republicans swing through New Hampshire, they really like to hone in on our beloved state motto: Live Free or Die. Rand Paul did that yesterday and tried to fool Granite Staters into thinking he’s 'different' from other Republicans because he’ll 'fight for your right to be left alone' and live free. That’s about as ridiculous and hypocritical as it gets. If Rand Paul really believed in our right to 'live free,' he wouldn’t oppose a woman’s right to preventive health care coverage or to make her own health care decisions. He wouldn’t oppose an LGBT couple’s right to get married or, frankly, have rights at all. And he sure wouldn’t make it harder for people to carry out their right to vote. We hear from a lot of typical Republicans in New Hampshire and Rand Paul is one of them. Just like the rest of them, he’s not going to fight for our right to 'live free or die' – it’s time for him to drop the act."
 
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Saturday
Oct252014

NHDP - Marilinda Garcia, Mike Pence and the Tea Party Fight Against Early Childhood Education 

Governor Pence Passes on Funding for Early Education in Indiana to Campaign in New Hampshire With Marilinda Garcia Who Voted to Repeal Public Kindergarden
Manchester, NH – As Marilinda Garcia welcomes fellow Tea Party conservative Indiana Governor Mike Pence to New Hampshire, she underscores both of their records on early education that side against the priorities of middle-class families, especially when it comes to access to affordable early education.

“It's only appropriate that Marilinda Garcia is rolling out the carpet for fellow Tea Party conservative Governor Mike Pence to join her on the campaign trail, as both candidates have long records of siding against middle-class priorities, especially when it comes to expanding access to affordable early education for hard-working families,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. “Pence is passing on funding for early childhood education in Indiana to instead make a trip to New Hampshire and campaign with Garcia, who voted as a state representative in favor of repealing public kindergarden and even voted against the measure that would have prevented further consideration of the bill.”

As a State Representative in 2011, Garcia voted in favor of repealing public kindergarten (HB631). She even doubled down to vote against the measure that would have prevented further consideration of the bill.

In a recent report, Governor Pence tossed plans to submit a grant for $80 million in pre-school funding that would have helped thousands of Hoosier middle-class families to instead “help other GOP leaders with issues in their states,” according to Pence's spokesperson. 

“By embracing anti-early education figures like Mike Pence, Marilinda Garcia makes it further clear that she's only interested in pushing her out-of-touch Tea Party views that would devastate Granite State middle-class families,” added Lesswing.

BACKGROUND

 
"Last week, Pence opted not to apply for as much as $80 million in federal funding for pre-kindergarten over the next three years ..." [Statehousefile.com, 10/20/14]
Tuesday
Oct212014

HMP RELEASES NEW ADS IN NH-01, NH-02

Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC today announced the release of the following television ads: 

District: NH-01

Title: “Calendar”

Video: http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/our-work/new-hampshire/frank-guinta-calendar

Media market(s): Boston cable

Start date: 10/21/2014

Amount*: $102,375

 

“Frank Guinta has made it clear through his voting record that he is not interested in allowing women to control their own health care decisions,” said Matt Thornton, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “If he gets to Congress, we can expect more of the same.” 

District: NH-02

Title: “Shocked”

Video: http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/our-work/new-hampshire/marilinda-garcia-shocked

Media market(s): Boston cable and Manchester broadcast

Start date: 10/21/2014

Amount*: $272,475 

“The Koch brothers have found their ideal candidate in New Hampshire with Marilinda Garcia,” said Matt Thornton, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “She would put the needs of her wealthy backers over those of New Hampshire.”  

*Amounts are given in weekly increments and do not denote the total amount to be spent to air an ad for its full run.

Sunday
Oct122014

NHDP - Portsmouth Herald: GOP Senator Says Brown Called Him Unelectable After Gay Marriage Vote 

In Case You Missed It: Portsmouth Herald: GOP Senator Says Brown Called Him Unelectable After Gay Marriage Vote

By Jason Kolnos and Anne Brennan
news@seacoastonline.com 
Posted Oct. 11, 2014 @ 2:01 pm 

Editor’s note: This article was published by Seacoast Media Group’s sister newspaper, The Cape Cod Times, on Friday, Oct. 11.

State Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, said this week that then-state Sen. Scott Brown called him unelectable after Ross voted to keep a proposed anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment off the ballot, according to The Sun Chronicle newspaper.

Ross told The Sun Chronicle editorial board on Thursday that Brown said “you’re through” in a telephone call shortly after the June 2007 vote. Brown voted in favor of putting the proposal on the ballot.

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The action preserved gay marriage rights in the only state where it was legal at the time. At the time, Ross was a state representative.

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The Human Rights Campaign, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, condemned Brown in a statement Friday.

“Scott Brown’s despicable threat against a fellow Massachusetts Republican may become a reality for his own political career,” said Marty Rouse, HRC’s national field director, according to the statement. “When he loses in November to New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, he’ll have lost in two different states, two elections in a row, to two different women. The people of New Hampshire will be telling Scott Brown, ‘you’re through.’”