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Rep Elect Guinta Makes First Two Hires for Congressional Staff  

Today, Congressman-Elect Frank Guinta announced he has hired Jay Ruais to serve as his Chief of Staff and Sean Thomas to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff.

Ruais brings a wealth of New Hampshire political and legislative experience to the position. Most recently, he served as Mr. Guinta's campaign manager after having been a field manager in his 2010 race, and a Legislative Aide in Congressman Guinta's Washington DC office. A Salem native, Ruais received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and a Masters of Public Administration from American University.

Thomas served four years as Chief of Staff to then Mayor Frank Guinta and continued his service as Director of Constituent Services for Congressman Guinta from 2011-2012. A long time resident of Downtown Manchester, Thomas serves as a Board Member of New Horizons for New Hampshire, is a parishioner at St. Raphael Parish in Manchester and was recognized in 2009 as one of New Hampshire's 40 Under Forty. Thomas is a 1992 graduate of St. Anselm College and has been a New Hampshire Republican activist since 1995 when he began working for former Manchester Mayor Raymond Wieczorek.

Ethan Zorfas, who previously served as Congressman Guinta's Chief of Staff and as a General Consultant on his prior Congressional races, will stay on as a political advisor to Congressman Guinta.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

"I am pleased to announce that Sean and Jay will be joining my Congressional staff. Their deep knowledge of the District and the needs of Granite Staters will be invaluable to my Washington and in state staff. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the 114th Congress to enact policies that strengthen the middle class, protect and preserve our entitlement programs while reducing our debt and deficit."



Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Frank Guinta's victory in the First Congressional District:


"New Hampshire's First Congressional District was ready to make a change, and I am pleased to congratulate Congressman Guinta on his election victory. He will stand up to Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama be an independent voice for the Granite State in Washington."


Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Final New England College Poll Shows Guinta Up By 9%  

 Polling and Momentum on Guinta's Side Going Into Election Day

MANCHESTER - A new poll released last night by New England College shows Frank Guinta leading Carol Shea-Porter by 9.3%. The IVR poll of 778 likely voters was conducted from October 31 to November 1 and shows Guinta at 52.2% and Shea-Porter at 42.9% with a 3.51% margin of error.

This comes on the heels of Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia Center of Politics moving the race from "Toss Up" to "Leans Republican," and a WMUR/UNH poll released last night predicting a Guinta victory.

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta for Congress, released the following statement:

"These polling numbers speak to the consistent positive momentum Frank is gaining with New Hampshire voters. The message Frank hears as he travels the district is resoundingly clear: Granite Staters want an independent voice for New Hampshire values who will balance our budget, get our economy moving, and put people first. With the polling and momentum on our side, Frank is in a great position to win on Tuesday."



Guinta For Congress (CD1) - 55 hours left  



55 hours left. That's all we have until election day and we need your help to finish strong!

Do you want help be a part of a big win on Tuesday? Join us at two different events where you'll be able to rally with the Republican campaigns and show your support for the GOP ticket:

WHAT:    Victory Rally w/ Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Sen. John E. Sununu & Gov.                   John H. Sununu
TIME:      Sunday, 7:00 pm
WHO:      Scott Brown, Walt Havenstein, Frank Guinta and Marilinda                           Garcia
WHERE:  Wiggins Airways (1 Garside Way, Manchester, NH 03103)


WHAT:     Election night rally
TIME:       Tuesday, 6:00pm
WHO:       Supporters, family and friends
WHERE:  The Radisson Hotel, (700 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101)


Thank you,




Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Is Boston in NH-CD1?  

Shea-Porter's Neglect of Granite Staters Continues

BOSTON - Congresswoman Shea-Porter will visit here tonight as she continues to duck, dodge, and delay any opportunity to speak with Granite Staters.

The Congresswoman will be attending a swanky fundraiser at a private Boston location with Vice President Joe Biden.

What: Carol Shea-Porter Fundraiser with Vice President Joe Biden

When: Today, October 29, 2014

Where: Boston, Massachusetts


Frank Guinta released the following statement:


"While I will be in Merrimack and Bedford today talking to Granite Staters and touring a small business, the Congresswoman will be out of state  at a secret reception with the Vice President. Evidently, the Congresswoman enjoys fundraising in Napa Valley and Boston with Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden more than she enjoys holding town halls in New Hampshire. Granite Staters deserve an independent voice for New Hampshire values, not a rubber stamp for President Obama."



POLITICO (08/14/14) - "Nancy Pelosi brings pols, donors to wine country"

WGIR (10/09/14) - "State Senator Lou D'Allesandro criticizes Carol Shea-Porter for not doing more public events around the state"