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Monday
Sep012014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - ICYMI: Amnesty? Garcia is against it 

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In case you missed it, the New Hampshire Union Leader recently featured this editorial which addresses Gary Lambert’s dishonest claims regarding Marilinda Garcia’s stance on immigration. According to the article:

“In the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional District, moderate Gary Lambert has been hiding his own lack of substance by misrepresenting Marilinda Garcia's positions.”

The article went on to say “Lambert now charges that Garcia is for amnesty for illegal aliens. He does not know what that means, either. Garcia advocates securing the border and apprehending and deporting those who are streaming over it.

Close observers of this primary are coming to the conclusion that on issue after issue, Gary Lambert has no idea what he is talking about. 

Marilinda Garcia is by far the best candidate in this race. She has the vision, intelligence and integrity to be a great representative in Congress. Republicans will make a big mistake if they let misleading, ignorant attacks deter them from choosing Garcia on Sept. 9.”

To read the full article, please click here.

Friday
Aug292014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - ICYMI: My Turn: America needs a firm, fair immigration policy 

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In case you missed it, The Concord Monitor recently published this article by Marilinda Garcia which explains how America needs a firm and fair immigration policy that includes securing our border and ensuring there is no amnesty for illegal immigrants. According to the article:

“But we are a nation of laws. And our immigration laws should be enforced. The president has flouted the letter and spirit of these laws by refusing to secure the border and governing by decree, without the consent of Congress.”

The article went on to say “preventing future illegal immigration requires us to guarantee there is no amnesty for illegal immigrants. We also must prevent President Obama from using “executive amnesty,” and work towards pragmatic and security-based solutions that encourage legal immigration. The president’s proclivity to selectively enforce existing laws, and then make up his own when he sees fit, is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.

It’s time we stand up and demand not only a smart and safe immigration policy, but also honorable leaders who have a real interest in solving the issues that are important to us.”

To read the full article, please click here.

Friday
Aug292014

Lambert For Congress (CD2) - ICYMI: Concord Monitor Endorses Gary Lambert 

Concord Monitor Editorial: Lambert is the right choice for the GOP

Some politicians possess such a high level of integrity and straightforwardness that even when you disagree with them on most of the issues, you can’t help but respect them.

Gary Lambert, a Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, is just such a man. For that reason, he deserves his party’s support in the Sept. 9 primary.

Lambert served his country in the Marine Corps for 35 years, including time as the No. 2 coalition military lawyer in Iraq, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 2005 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2000 and 2007. His military background suggests he would provide an important voice on veterans issues and a unique perspective on U.S. foreign policy, especially as it relates to Iraq.

There are not many issues on which we agree with Lambert – he is against abortion rights and Common Core, and wants to repeal Obamacare, to name just a few – but it’s plain to see that he would use his time as a congressman to fight for his constituents rather than shaping his national identity.

There would be no such guarantees should Lambert’s main opponent, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, win the primary and go on to defeat incumbent Annie Kuster.

It’s easy to see why national party leaders have embraced Garcia: She is a fresh face and offers diversity to a GOP that could sure use it. But throughout her campaign, she has stuck to the Tea Party playbook while offering little in the way of thoughtful analysis of the economic, social and foreign policy problems the country faces.

Even when Lambert and Garcia agree on an issue, there is a sense that each arrived at their conclusion in very different ways. Lambert is guided by his experience and intellect rather than the most vocal elements of the party’s fringe.

On Sept. 9, voters in the Republican primary must choose not only who they want to represent them in the 2nd Congressional District but also what they want the party to stand for. If they value integrity and dedication to constituents highly, the easy choice is Gary Lambert.

Friday
Aug292014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - What They Are Saying: Marilinda Garcia for NH-02 

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Marilinda Garcia Continues Gaining Steam as Primary Nears

“As the New Hampshire primary election draws ever closer, the level of desperation in the Lambert camp is escalating wildly. Internal polling data from his primary rival, Marilinda Garcia, has Lambert down by 23 points, as reported by WMUR.”(Tom Dougherty, “As Desperation Sets in Gary Lambert is Firing False Accusations in #NH02,” Practical Politicking  8/20/14)

“Marilinda is the easy choice for me. Like Carol she has the sense to sponsor bills that can pass while moving in the direction of less regulation and increased competition. Gary just seems to be running on his military service record, not his legislative record.”(Dan Mcguire, “Letter To The Editor,” Suncook Valley Sun 8/20/14)

 “One candidate, Marilinda Garcia, also understands these facts, and has a proven record of opposing top-down, Washington-centered education programs. She knows that the key to improving education is a bottom-up, back to basics approach that puts power back in our hands. She’s the right choice for education, and the right choice for Congress.” (Mary Grace Nelligan “Garcia understands what we need, by Mary Grace Nelligan,” Keene Sentinel 8/26/14)

“America deserves a firm and fair approach to immigration, with leaders who will bring about real progress at securing our border and addressing the other problems with our legal immigration system.” “It’s time we stand up and demand not only a smart and safe immigration policy, but also honorable leaders who have a real interest in solving the issues that are important to us.” ( Marilinda Garcia “My Turn: America needs a firm, fair immigration policy,” Concord Monitor 8/26/2014)

Gary Lambert Falling Further Behind 

“Sen. Lambert: My household received your latest smear-attempt, which I am sharing with my local contacts and voters. I am very vocal in my support of those I trust. Unfortunately, I cannot trust attorney Gary Lambert.” (John Diefenbach, “Open letter to Gary Lambert,” Monadnock Ledger-Transcript 8/15/14)

“Instead of engaging in a mature discussion on immigration, candidate Gary Lambert is accusing Garcia of supporting amnesty, purely because she is was a member of our board.” “To my knowledge, none of the board members or Marilinda have ever supported amnesty, purely because it is bad public policy.” (Marian B. Nornha, “Letter: Lambert wrong about Garcia,” Concord Monitor, 8/24/14)

“Rather than engage in a thoughtful evaluation of how to secure our borders and fairly determine the consequences for immigrants living here unlawfully, the garbage being advanced by Brown and Lambert only pushes the public discourse further from where it ought to be.” “Voters shouldn’t be taken in by such scare tactics.” (Nashua Telegraph, “Don’t buy the immigration garbage being peddled in NH,” Nashua Telegraph, 8/26/14) 

 

Friday
Aug292014

Lambert For Congress (CD2) - Lambert Statement: No Strategy is Irresponsible and Outrageous 

Nashua, NH - In response to President Obama's press conference this afternoon where he admitted "We don't have a strategy yet" in reference to Iraq and ISIL, U.S. Marine Corps Colonel (Ret.) released the following statement:

 

"The President's admission today that he has no strategy for dealing with ISIL is outrageous and irresponsible," said Lambert. "President Obama has sent Americans into harm’s way by conducting air strikes and placing military advisers on the ground. That should never happen without a strategy in place to accomplish a defined, achievable objective."

 

"I call on Congress, and in particular my representative Ann Kuster, to demand President Obama present a strategy for dealing with ISIL before proceeding with any further military action. American lives are at risk and the President needs explain to the American people what it is they are putting their lives on the line for before continuing this course of action."

 

 

Background:

 

President Obama “no strategy” statement:

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/white-house-isil-russia-ukraine-110426.html?hp=t1

 

 

Information on Gary Lambert’s Military/National Security Experience:

 

A U.S. Marine (active duty and reserve) since 1979

  • Deputy Staff Judge Advocate ("Number Two" coalition military lawyer in Iraq), Multi-National Force - Iraq, Camp Victory, Baghdad (2004-2005)
  • President, Combined Multi-National Force and Iraq Ministries of Justice, Interior and Human Rights' Detainee Review Board, Baghdad, Iraq (2004-2005)
  • Awarded the Bronze Star Medal (2005)
  • Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Military Coordination and Liaison Command, Stuttgart, Germany during initial invasion of Iraq (2003)
  • Masters of Strategic Studies, Army War College (2003)