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Wednesday
Jul232014

Garcia For Congress - Statement on Gary Lambert Illegal Contributions 

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CONCORD, NH – Tom Szold, campaign manager for Marilinda Garcia for Congress, issued the following statement in response to revelations that congressional candidate Gary Lambert accepted multiple illegal donations.

“It seems that Gary Lambert has repeatedly broken one of most fundamental campaign finance laws on the books,” said Szold. “The fact that Mr. Lambert accepted illegal campaign contributions from at least two different corporations shows either that he has lost control of his campaign, or that he is willing to break the law in order to win. Either way, the people of New Hampshire deserve better. 

Tuesday
Jul222014

Club for Growth - TV Ad Campaign: Thank Marilinda Garcia For Opposing Higher Taxes And Spending 

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Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “Concerned citizens should encourage Marilinda to keep standing strong against higher taxes.”

 

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth, the nation’s leading group promoting economic freedom, announced today a six-figure TV ad campaign in the state of New Hampshire. The ads encourage people across New Hampshire to call State Representative Marilinda Garcia  and thank her for standing against taxes and spending. Marilinda Garcia opposed SB 367, which raised New Hampshire’s gas tax. SB 367 increased the gas tax by 22% to 22 cents per gallon. She also voted against the big-spending budget pushed by liberals in Concord. The ads start tomorrow and will run throughout the state of New Hampshire.

 

To view the Club for Growth’s new TV ad, “Hurting,” click here or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fir4F0uvEp8

 

“People in New Hampshire are hurting because their representatives in Concord have an addiction to higher taxes and spending,”  said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Fortunately, the people of New Hampshire have conservatives like Marlinda Garcia fighting for them. Marilinda opposed the gas tax increase and voted against the budget written by liberals in Concord. Concerned citizens should encourage Marilinda to keep standing strong against higher taxes.”

 

Script for “Hurting” (TV :30)

 

ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE, TAXES ARE GOING UP, AND FAMILIES ARE HURTING.

 

WITH GAS PRICES SKYROCKETING, THE LEGISLATURE RAISED OUR GAS TAX.

 

STATE BUDGETS ARE GROWING BY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS.

 

WHAT’S NEXT, AN INCOME TAX?

 

ONE REPRESENTATIVE HAS TAKEN THE LEAD TO SAY NO – MARILINDA GARCIA.

 

SHE KNOWS GOVERNMENT HAS GOTTEN TOO BIG.

 

CONSERVATIVE MARILINDA GARCIA IS FIGHTING FOR MORE FREEDOM AND LESS GOVERNMENT.

 

THANK MARILINDA FOR OPPOSING HIGHER TAXES AND SPENDING.

 

The Club for Growth is the nation’s leading group promoting economic freedom through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, and education. 

Thursday
Jul172014

Lambert for Congress Statement: Marilinda Garcia is already in the pocket of big-money, Washington insiders 

Nashua – In response to yesterday’s FEC filings, Josh Davidson, campaign manager for Gary Lambert for Congress, released the following statement:

 

“While Gary Lambert is running a grassroots campaign focused on the issues Granite Stater’s care about, Marilinda Garcia’s campaign is bankrolled by special interests and big-money, Washinton Insiders,” said Davidson. “In the last FEC quarter, Rep. Garcia only raised 13% of her total donations from inside the district with over $117,000 coming from outside the district.”

 

“The lengths Rep. Garcia is willing to go to finance her campaign clearly show she is just another self-interested politician who will do whatever it takes to further her political career. On September 9th, voters have a clear choice: a former Marine and leader in his community who will fight President Obama’s big-government agenda or another career politician who, before she is even in Congress, is beholden to the wishes of special interest and big-money, Washington insiders.”

 


Background: (please see attached file for further documentation)


Committee: MARILINDA GARCIA FOR CONGRESS

Total in District Q2

$17,619.00

Total out of District Q2

$117,881.00

Total in Q2

$135,500.00

% of Total Donations In District

13.00%

Thursday
Jul172014

Garcia For Congress - ICYMI - Marilinda Garcia featured in Independent Women's Forum 

Hi all -- in case you missed it, Marilinda Garcia was featured yesterday in an article by the Independent Women's Forum. The piece highlighted her state legislative experience and desire to reduce government waste and regulations on the federal level.  According to the article:
In the New Hampshire House, Garcia quickly established a reputation as a champion of economic liberty and a foe of burdensome federal regulations.

A lot of times capital that could be better used gets re-routed when the federal government makes changes that are arbitrary or all of a sudden swoops in with a costly investigation on this or that and then comes up with fines, when all the entrepreneurs are trying to do is run their companies, provide a product that is great, and keep their employees working in a great work environment,” she said. “Who cares more than the owners about making their businesses run properly? I have developed a taste for the way government comes in from nowhere and thinks it knows more than the people who are actually involved in the businesses.

She loves to find ways to reduce red tape and increase personal responsibility. To force public officials to take responsibility, Garcia sponsored a bill to reduce the number of commissioners on the New Hampshire Liquor Commission from three to one. “We found that with three commissioners, there was a diffusion of responsibility and accountability,” she said. “When something went wrong, a commissioner could say ‘It was his fault. It was his fault.’ We decided that a three-member board was not a good structure.” Now there’s a novel idea: holding public officials responsible.
To read the article in its entirety, please click here.
Wednesday
Jul162014

Lambert For Congress - Announces “Wake Up Washington” Pledge 

Challenges Kuster to Make Same Pledge to Constituents

 

Nashua – This morning, Marine Corps Colonel (Ret.) and 2nd District candidate Gary Lambert announced his “Wake Up Washington” pledge. Lambert announced the pledge in front of Representative Ann Kuster’s Nashua office.

 

“Everywhere I go in the 2nd District and no matter who I talk to, I find that we can almost always agree on this – Washington D.C. doesn’t seem to realize they work for us,” said Lambert. “Folks feel like Washington politicians need to be woken up to the fact that they do work for us – the people.”

 

The Wake Up Washington Pledge:

 

No more than 3 terms. Serving in Congress should not be a career – it should truly be service. If we had term limits, our representatives would be more focused on actually accomplishing something for their constituents rather than on satisfying special interest demands in exchange for campaign donations. I will lead this fight from the front and pledge to serve no more than 3 terms.

 

No Congressional Pension. A pension is for folks who have worked a full career in a job(s) – it should not be for people who are temporarily serving the public as an elected official. As a member of Congress, I will refuse my pension or donate it to charity.

 

No budget passed by Congress, No pay for Congress. In every place except Washington, not doing your job has some pretty simple consequences – you get fired and you won’t get paid. In Washington, however, there seem to be no consequences. Harry Reid’s Democratic Senate didn’t pass a budget 3 years in a row from 2010 through 2012. I believe in getting paid for doing a job only if I’ve actually done my job. Therefore, if Congress fails to pass a budget, I will refuse my salary or donate it to charity.

 

No pay raises for Congress. Out here in the real world beyond Washington D.C., we all know it is completely unethical to vote yourself a pay increase without any kind of accountability. The same should go for Congress. I will not support any kind of pay or benefit increase for Members of Congress and furthermore, I will lead the fight against that effort.

 

No taxpayer-funded political mass mailings. The tax payer should not be paying for political mass mailers which help a Member of Congress’s chances at reelection. That is unethical and a completely unacceptable use of tax-payer money. If I’m elected, you won’t be receiving any political mass mailers from my office.

 

 

Background:

 

Below please find the entirety of Gary Lambert’s remarks at the press conference:

 

Good morning and thank you all for coming today.

 

Everywhere I go in the 2nd District, from Nashua to Colebrook, and no matter who I talk to, Republican or Democrat, I find that we can almost always agree on this – Washington D.C. doesn’t seem to realize they work for us. Folks feel like Washington politicians need to be woken up to the fact that they do work for us – the people.

 

Behind me is the office of one of those Washington politicians who clearly does not think that she works for us. Ann Kuster has spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on political mass mailers designed to convince us she is doing a good job.  Ann Kuster didn't feel the need to give up her pay even though Congress didn’t do its job and the government shut down. And Ann Kuster votes with special interests, the Obama White House, and Democratic Party leaders every time she gets the chance – that’s why she’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from special interests and liberal elites.

 

Time after time, Ann Kuster has chosen to act in her own self-interest and chosen Washington D.C. over her constituents. Clearly, Ann Kuster is out for herself, not her constituents.

 

Growing up, my family was middle class – we got by but we certainly weren’t rich. I was taught to believe in honest, hard work and that integrity and character matter in life. In the Marines, I was taught to lead from the front and set the example. I’ve been living by these lessons my whole life and it’s too late for me to change just because I’m running for Congress.

 

So here is my pledge to the 2nd District about how I will serve in Congress. Here is my “Wake Up Washington” pledge:

 

No more than 3 terms. Serving in Congress should not be a career – it should truly be service. If we had term limits, our representatives would be more focused on actually accomplishing something for their constituents rather than on satisfying special interest demands in exchange for campaign donations. I will lead this fight from the front and pledge to serve no more than 3 terms.

No Congressional Pension. A pension is for folks who have worked a full career in a job(s) – it should not be for people who are temporarily serving the public as an elected official. As a member of Congress, I will refuse my pension or donate it to charity.

 

No budget passed by Congress, No pay for Congress. In every place except Washington, not doing your job has some pretty simple consequences – you get fired and you won’t get paid. In Washington, however, there seem to be no consequences. Harry Reid’s Democratic Senate didn’t pass a budget 3 years in a row from 2010 through 2012. I believe in getting paid for doing a job only if I’ve actually done my job. Therefore, if Congress fails to pass a budget, I will refuse my salary or donate it to charity.

 

No pay raises for Congress. Out here in the real world beyond Washington D.C., we all know it is completely unethical to vote yourself a pay increase without any kind of accountability. The same should go for Congress. I will not support any kind of pay or benefit increase for Members of Congress and furthermore, I will lead the fight against that effort.

 

No taxpayer-funded political mass mailings. The tax payer should not be paying for political mass mailers which help a Member of Congress’s chances at reelection. That is unethical and a completely unacceptable use of tax-payer money. If I’m elected, you won’t be receiving any political mass mailers from my office.

 

Now, I don’t expect many Washington Politicians to make the same pledge to you.  That’s because these promises don’t help politicians– instead they help the constituent, they help the taxpayer. If Ann Kuster truly thought she was accountable to the tax payer, if she truly thought her job is to help the constituents in her district, she would make the same promises to you – but she hasn’t and I seriously doubt she will. Ann Kuster clearly believes the only people she is accountable to are President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and special interests. That’s why folks here in the 2nd District have grown tired of her so-called “service” and are ready to throw her out of office.

 

Each of these practices I’ve just mentioned contribute to an abused and broken system in Washington. Franking, pensions, life-long politicians, voting yourself a pay raise, and getting paid for not doing your job all play a large part in how dysfunctional Washington has become. They show us that Washington politicians don’t feel they are accountable to their constituents. They show us Washington thinks we work for them rather than the other way around. They show us that we can’t solve our problems and confront our challenges until we “Wake Up Washington.”

 

That effort starts today. As we head towards the fall, let’s all work together to send Ann Kuster and Washington a message that they need to wake up and start working for us.

 

Thank you coming out today.