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New Club for Growth TV Ad: Gary Lambert Is Laughably Liberal

Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “Gary Lambert is laughably liberal. He supported energy mandates, cap-and-trade, and voted against legislation that would have let New Hampshire opt out of ObamaCare.”


Washington, DC – The Club for Growth today announced a new, six-figure TV ad campaign in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District. The ad criticizes State Senator Gary Lambert for supporting job-killing energy mandates and opposing conservative health care reforms that would have let New Hampshire opt out of ObamaCare. The ads start today and will run on broadcast and cable throughout the district.


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“Gary Lambert is laughably liberal. He supported energy mandates, cap-and-trade, and voted against legislation that would have let New Hampshire opt out of ObamaCare,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Gary knows that his far-left record is out of step with New Hampshire Republicans, which is why he’s dishonestly attacking fiscal conservative Marilinda Garcia. New Hampshire can see through Gary Lambert’s desperate attacks, which is why conservatives are strongly support Marilinda Garcia for Congress.”


Script for “Laughable” (TV :30)














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NHDP - Ultra-Conservative Marilinda Garcia Sought Private Guidance from Indicted Texas Governor and Tea Party Extremist Rick Perry

Both Garcia and Perry Share Similar Records Fighting Against Equal Rights for Women and LGBT Citizens
Manchester, NH – In a recent WMUR report, Bill O’Brien protégé and Koch Brothers-backed Marilinda Garcia sought private guidance from indicted Texas governor and Tea Party extremist Rick Perry while he made his trip through New Hampshire last week.
According to WMUR, "Garcia met privately one-on-one with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss border security among other topics.” The private meeting is fitting, given that the two share similar beliefs in considering women's rights and LGBT equality as second-class issues.
“It's no surprise that Bill O'Brien protégé and Koch Brothers-backed candidate Marilinda Garcia sought private guidance from indicted governor and Tea Party extremist Rick Perry, as both have troubling records of insulting and demeaning women and LGBT Americans, depriving them of equal rights,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. "As a state representative, Marilinda Garcia voted against economic progress for New Hampshire women and families at every turn and called marriage an institution that makes no sense for same-sex couples. As Governor of Texas, Perry called equal pay for equal work 'nonsense' and infamously compared LGBT people to alcoholics."
Ahead of the general election, Garcia has been trying to cover her tracks by hiding her past ultra-conservative record on women's health and economic issues while playing up her frontrunner status in the GOP primary.
“As Garcia scrambles to hide her far-right record from voters ahead of the general election, news of her private mentorship from the likes of Rick Perry, who received a paltry 0.7% of the vote in the 2012 New Hampshire Primary, reinforces why her Tea Party views do not represent New Hampshire values,” continued McClain.
See below for a comparison of ultra-conservative records between Garcia and Perry
Garcia's Record on LGBT Equality and Women's Economic Issues
Garcia calls marriage an institution that makes no sense for same-sex couples
“Rep. Marilinda Garcia, a Salem Republican, said gay marriage should not be allowed because only heterosexual couples can unite biologically.' Marriage has to do with generativity, not love or commitment, she said. 'A same-sex couple cannot thus unite, therefore the state has no interest in regulating their relationship,' Garcia said. 'The symbolic message of inclusion for same-sex couples in an institution that makes no sense for them would be coupled with another message: That marriage is about the desires of adults rather than the interests of children. [Concord Monitor, 3/22/12]
As state representative, Garcia championed repealing marriage equality in NH: “Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem, spoke for the bill saying the only purpose of same-sex marriage was to provide symbolism and a “psychic benefit” for those couples.” [Concord Patch, 3/24/12]
Garcia opposes Equal Pay: At a campaign debate, Garcia said: “I’m sure there are a lot of factors why–if it is true that women do earn less than men, that could be the case–but in general I don’t support things that basically, allow for a more litigious society than we already have and I think this puts the employer at a disadvantage.” [NH-02 Primary Debate, 2/06/14]
Garcia opposes Paycheck Fairness: “On the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would make it easier for women to litigate allegations of gender discrimination in the workplace, Garcia said imposing ‘what can somewhat be arbitrary standards of fairness … puts the employer at a disadvantage’ when it comes to hiring.” [The Hill, 6/09/14]
Perry's Record on LGBT Equality and Women's Economic Issues
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) compared homosexuality to alcoholism Wednesday, arguing that both can be overcome.” [Washington Post, 6/12/12]
"Rick Perry: Equal Pay "nonsense" in Texas"
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday called the debate over equal pay for women that is lighting up the Texas governor’s race “nonsense,” saying the Democrats should focus on “substantive issues.” [Politico, 3/25/14]

Lambert For Congress (CD2) - ICYMI: Nashua Telegraph: Gary Lambert in the 2nd District race 

Monday, August 25, 2014


Gary Lambert in 2nd District race



Telegraph Editorial

Republicans in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District are fortunate to have three earnest, smart candidates seeking the party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster in the November general election.

Former state Sen. Gary Lambert of Nashua is The Telegraph’s choice in this primary.

A lawyer by trade, Lambert is also a 35-year veteran who rose to the rank of colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. That counts for something, in our book, and reflects a fundamental decency and trustworthiness of character.

The differences on the issues between Lambert and his primary opponents, Marilinda Garcia and Jim Lawrence, are largely ones of degree. All attack Obamacare, support the Second Amendment, rail against the president on foreign policy and oppose the Northern Pass proposal to import Canadian hydropower to southern New England via New Hampshire’s North Country.

Garcia, a state representative from Salem, has been called a rising star in the Republican Party, and she may yet emerge as the future of the state GOP, but we think a vote for Garcia would be a vote for something Washington has plenty of already – gridlock.

It’s also fair to wonder to whom she would be answerable. She has been criticized for the number of votes she missed during her four terms in the New Hampshire House, and for going against the wishes of her Salem constituents by voting against a bill to put a casino in town. That raises questions, we think, about how responsive she would be to voters in the 2nd District and who she would really work for.

Garcia is bankrolled by the Koch brothers-wing of the party and would fit right in with the crew of tea-party Republicans who opted, less than a year ago, to shut down the government rather than raise the federal debt ceiling. We’re as worried about the debt as anyone, but electing more people to dig in their heels is not the way to solve our country’s problem.

Garcia, in fact, would be our third choice in this race. We also liked Lawrence, a Hudson resident who jumped into the race late, but offered up some thoughtful answers, especially in the foreign policy realm.

But we think Lambert is the best choice because he is less of an ideologue and more of a pragmatist. He has expressed a willingness to work with anyone – regardless of party – to find solutions, and his time in the Senate suggests that his actions match his words. Voters should welcome such open-mindedness.

Lambert has been criticized by some Republicans for supporting the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative when he was in the Senate. He explains it as a vote for fiscal prudence, but we think that is beside the point. In New Hampshire, we don’t expect our politicians to apologize for votes to protect our natural resources.

Perhaps the biggest thing to recommend Lambert is that he is not a career politician and has no desire to become one. He served just one term in Concord and says he will serve no more than three terms in the U.S. House if elected. He also would not accept a congressional pension and believes members of Congress shouldn’t be paid if they don’t pass a budget.

“People are tired of business as usual,” Lambert said on the day he signed up to run.

Yes they are, and for voters who believe we need less gridlock and don’t rely on Fox News to do their thinking for them, Gary Lambert is clearly the best Republican choice in the 2nd District House race.


Lambert For Congress (CD2) - Lambert Statement: The Lines Have Been Drawn on Immigration, Amnesty: Garcia, Kuster, Obama v. Lambert

Nashua – In response to Representative Marilinda Garcia’s refusal to sign the anti-amnesty FAIR pledge, former State Senator and 2nd District Congressional candidate Gary Lambert released the following statement:


“On the issues of immigration, border security, and amnesty, voters in the 2nd District have a clear choice,” said Lambert.


“On one hand, voters have my promise to secure the border, stand against any form of amnesty such as a work authorization or a path to citizenship, and oppose increases in new permanent residents or guest worker programs which make it harder for Americans to find work.”


“On the other hand, voters have the approach pushed by Marilinda Garcia, Ann Kuster, and Barack Obama. All three of them support comprehensive immigration reform measures such as the Senate amnesty plan, a path to citizenship, work authorization for illegal immigrants, and increases in the already 1 million plus new permanent residents admitted to the United States every year.”


“The differences between my position and the Garcia/Kuster/Obama position is not a partisan statement; it is merely a statement of fact.”



Garcia Refuses to Sign FAIR Pledge:  

Kuster Receives 0% Rating from Federation for American Immigration Reform:,S,R,E,F,P#.U_tC4fldWPn




Lambert For Congress (CD2) - Lambert Signs Anti-Amnesty Pledge 

Lambert Signs Anti-Amnesty FAIR Pledge:

Asks Fellow Candidates to Stand Up for American Workers


Nashua- Today, former State Senator and 2nd Congressional District candidate Gary Lambert is proud to announce he has completed the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s Congressional Task Force questionnaire.  Lambert also released the following statement:


“I am proud to announce I have completed the FAIR questionnaire. I pledge my support for immigration reform which does not include any form of amnesty and furthermore is fair to American workers,” said Lambert. “Families are struggling right now to make it to the 15th and the 30th of the month. I believe it is wrong to make it harder on those folks by encouraging further illegal immigration or by increasing competition in the labor market.”


“I call on my fellow candidates to join me in standing up for American workers by completing the FAIR questionnaire. Immigration reform is a top issue in the minds of voters and they deserve to know where candidates stand on this important issue.”


The FAIR questionnaire, along with Lambert’s answers, are below. Questions are in bold.


There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

Oppose. I am firmly opposed to amnesty. Illegal immigration is just that - illegal. Rewarding unlawful behavior with legal status, citizenship, work authorization, or any form of amnesty is wrong and will only encourage further illegal immigration. We are a nation of laws and they must be enforced.


Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders.) admitted each year to the U.S?

Oppose. At a time when the American worker is struggling to make it to the 15th and the 30th of the month, I do not believe we should make it harder on them by increasing competition in the labor market. One million immigrants a year is a very substantial amount already; it does not need to be increased. I will strongly oppose any attempt to increase the overall number of immigrants admitted each year as a Member of Congress.


Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

Oppose. A job is a job and a paycheck is a paycheck. I reject the assertion that there are some jobs that Americans will not do because it is beneath them. As someone who growing up worked in a McDonalds, a meat market and a textile factory, I was happy and proud to be working and helping my family. Therefore, I will oppose any effort to increase the overall number of guest workers admitted annually as a member of Congress.