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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.’”
Saturday
Oct112014

NHGOP CALLS ON JEANNE SHAHEEN TO DENOUNCE WENDY DAVIS 

Shaheen Has Raised Funds for Despicable Davis Campaign

 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn called on Senator Jeanne Shaheen to denounce Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis for running a despicable ad attacking Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. The Washington Post reports that Davis is running an ad attacking the Attorney General's disability. Senator Shaheen hosted a campaign fundraiser for Davis at an exclusive Capitol Hill restaurant in July 2013.

 

"Wendy Davis has set a historic low by attacking Attorney General Abbott's disability and Senator Shaheen should be ashamed of her support for her disgusting campaign. Senator Shaheen has raised money to fund this despicable ad, and she should immediately call for Wendy Davis to take it down," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "In New Hampshire, Senator Shaheen has run a dishonest smear campaign to distract from her record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time. In Texas, Shaheen's endorsed candidate has launched one of the most despicable attacks in modern political history by targeting her opponent's disability. Voters will reject desperate politicians like Jeanne Shaheen and Wendy Davis in November because they are sick of their negative and dirty campaign tactics."

Thursday
Oct092014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TV AD: “SHAHEEN’S SMEAR”

 

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BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TV AD: “SHAHEEN’S SMEAR”
After six years of voting with President Obama, Senator Shaheen has resorted to a smear campaign”

MANCHESTER - Today, the Brown campaign released a new TV ad titled: “Shaheen’s Smear.”  The 30-second spot refutes a false negative attack ad released by Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday that shamefully distorts Scott Brown’s record on women’s health care.  
 
In the ad, Brown talks directly to the camera about his true record as a “pro-choice” Republican who supports “continued funding of Planned Parenthood” and believes women “should have access to contraception.”
 
In closing, Brown points to Shaheen’s record of blindly supporting President Obama 99% of the time as her motivation to launch a “smear campaign” that is intended to distract voters and scare women.  
 
On Tuesday, Brown addressed Shaheen’s smear campaign in Derry, describing her lies as “not only insensitive, but it is also deeply offensive” to women.  Brown also recounted a childhood of abuse and “protecting women since my mom was being beaten, at 5 years old, when I came to her rescue.”  As a senator, he voted for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and against cuts to Planned Parenthood.  He was one of few Republicans to support Jeanne Shaheen’s amendment to protect female service members who are the victims of rape.
 
 
 
Transcript: “Shaheen’s Smear”
 
Scott Brown: You may have seen that Jeanne Shaheen is running an ad calling into question my support for women’s health care
 
I want you to know the facts
 
I am pro-choice
 
I support continued funding for Planned Parenthood
 
And I believe women should have access to contraception
 
After six years of voting with President Obama
 
Senator Shaheen has resorted to a smear campaign to distract voters from her record
 
Senator Shaheen knows better
 
And the people of New Hampshire deserve better