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Wednesday
Nov052014

NH-02: HOUSE MAJORITY PAC CONGRATULATES ANN KUSTER 

Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC congratulates Representative Ann Kuster on her reelection inNew Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.

 

“After relentless attacks by the billionaire Koch brothers, Congresswoman Ann Kuster secured a victory for New Hampshire over the Tea Party,” said Ali Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “House Majority PAC was proud to play a part in making sure this effective champion for the middle class will be able to continue her great work in Washington.”

 

In the second congressional district, Democrat Congresswoman Annie Kuster was targeted by conservative groups as one of the most vulnerable incumbents. Before even knowing her opponent, Kuster was assaulted by outside Republican groups with over $1.8 million spent against her in attack ads.  House Majority PAC knew that she would need a boost to overcome their early attacks.

 

HMP spent the following in this district: $ 661,439

 

HMP aired the following ads in this district:

“Shocked”:  http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/our-work/new-hampshire/marilinda-garcia-shocked

 

“Troubling”:  http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/our-work/new-hampshire/marilinda-garcia-troubling

 

Wednesday
Oct292014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Fact Checks: Kuster says.... 

Kuster says she has a bipartisan record 

On background:

Ann Kuster claim:I have a record of bipartisanship while in Congress

Fact: Ann Kuster has voted with the Democratic Party 94% of the time, and has voted with President Obama 87% of the time.

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Kuster says she wasn't a lobbyist 

Ann Kuster claim: I worked as an adoption attorney for 20 years.

Fact: Although Ann Kuster has worked as an attorney, she has primarily been employed as a wealthy lobbyist earning over $1.3 million dollars over her lobbyist career (Karen Langley, “Kuster’s Lobbying Career,” Concord Monitor 8/15/2010).


A short while later, a lobbyist registered to represent the multibillion-dollar, multinational corporation headquartered in Switzerland that makes Rohypnol, began her testimony.

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 Kuster 's blatant flip flop on ebola travel ban 

In the NH1 Debate, Ann Kuster opposed the idea of travel ban, stating that there are will be problems if we don’t have "commercial travel to Western Africa” (Sam Evans-Brown, “Full Audio: Kuster, Garcia Meet In First 2nd District Debate”, NHPR 10/20/2014). Yet now, she says that it is a smart idea to prevent flights from Western Africa and to stop granting VISAs to people coming to the U.S. from affected countries.”

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 Fact check on Kuster Lies about Marilinda Garcia abortion votes 

Ann Kuster claim: Marilinda Garcia introduced a bill that would ban all abortions

Fact: Marilinda Garcia never introduced a bill that would ban all abortions in any instances (NH General Court).

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Kuster absence in DC and Veterans Votes

Ann Kuster claim: I'm pro-veterans and I’m fighting for veterans

Fact: In 2013, Ann Kuster missed nearly 40 percent of Veterans Committee and relevant Sub-Committee meeting (“House Committee on Veterans Affairs,” U.S. GPO). Ann Kuster also TWICE voted against funding veterans’ benefits during the government shutdown (H.J. Res. 72, Roll Call #506, 10/1/13; H.J. Res. 72, Roll Call #518, 10/3/13)

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Wednesday
Oct292014

NHDP Statement on Tonight’s NH-02 Granite State Debate 

Manchester, NH – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement after tonight’s NH-02 Granite State Debate:


"In tonight's debate, Marilinda Garcia reiterated her Tea Party views that are out-of-touch with Granite State values, including favoring the privatization of Social Security, eliminating the Department of Education and federal student loans, and banning abortion in all cases even to save the life of the mother." 

"Time and time again, Marilinda Garcia has shown to put her Koch Brothers agenda and Tea Party extremist views ahead of Granite State priorities, which is why voters will continue to support Congresswoman Annie Kuster's record of working across the aisle to stand up for the best interests of New Hampshire."
Wednesday
Oct292014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON TONIGHT'S WMUR 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEBATE 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Marilinda Garcia's victory in tonight's WMUR Granite State Debate:


 "Tonight's debate clearly demonstrated that a vote for Congresswoman Kuster is a vote for President Obama and his failed agenda that is hurting middle class families in New Hampshire. Congresswoman Kuster has done nothing but hide from her constituents, refusing to hold town halls because she cannot defend her record of being Obama's 'strongest supporter,' as she declared earlier this year. The 2nd District is ready for new leadership, and will choose to elect Marilinda Garcia on Election Day."

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]