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Friday
Oct242014

NHDP - Huffington Post: "Marilinda Garcia Plagiarized Parts of Floor Speech on Same-Sex Marriage"

Huffington Post: "Marilinda Garcia Plagiarized Parts of Floor Speech on Same-Sex Marriage"
 
"Revelations that Marilinda Garcia plagiarized portions of an anti-marriage equality speech she gave on the State House floor from a conservative publication raises serious questions about her integrity and whether she will truly represent the best interests of New Hampshire," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. "Marilinda Garcia needs to come clean with Granite Staters and admit if she's ever plagiarized any other public statements she's made."
 
"Either way, Granite Staters deserve an independent voice who will listen to the needs and concerns of constituents, not a scripted candidate who relies on right-wing talking points to push an extreme Tea Party agenda that is out-of-touch with New Hampshire values," added Lesswing.
 
See here or below for the full Huffington Post story:

GOP House Candidate Marilinda Garcia Plagiarized Parts Of Floor Speech On Same-Sex Marriage

Marilinda Garcia, a Republican U.S. House candidate from New Hampshire, plagiarized portions of a 2012 speech she gave against same-sex marriage, according to an analysis by the left-leaning group Granite State Progress.

Garcia, who was named a "rising star" by the Republican National Committee, delivered the speech as a state representative in an effort to repeal New Hampshire's marriage equality law. The language she used is nearly identical in some passages to a 2010 editorial by the National Review.

"Marriage exists to solve a problem," Garcia said. "That problem is a societal problem that rises from sex between men and women, but not from sex between partners of the same gender. That problem is what to do about its generativity."

The National Review editorial has a very similar paragraph:

Marriage exists, in other words, to solve a problem that arises from sex between men and women, but not from sex between partners of the same gender: what to do about its generativity.

Granite State Progress pointed out many other passages Garcia appears to have plagiarized. She said in her speech, "A man and a woman who unite biologically may or may not have children depending on factors beyond their control, but the point is that a same-sex couple cannot thus unite."

The National Review editorial uses the same words: "A man and a woman who unite biologically may or may not have children depending on factors beyond their control; a same-sex couple cannot thus unite."

Even longer passages from Garcia's speech mimic parts of the editorial. Here is Garcia:

The campaign for same-sex marriage, as evidenced by the immediate abandonment of civil unions, is primarily motivated by one specific benefit, and that is the symbolic statement by the government that committed same-sex relationships are equivalent to marriages. But with respect to the purposes of marriage, they're not equivalent. And so, this psychic benefit can not be granted without telling a lie about what marriage is, and why a society and legal system should recognize and support it.

Here is the National Review:

The campaign for same-sex marriage is primarily motivated by one specific benefit: the symbolic statement by the government that committed same-sex relationships are equivalent to marriages. But with respect to the purposes of marriages, they're not equivalent; and so this psychic benefit cannot be granted without telling a lie about what marriage is and why a society and legal system should recognize and support it.

Garcia changed the wording around a little bit in some passages and included a personal anecdote in her speech, but she did not cite the National Review.

Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progress, said the plagiarism is evidence that Garcia simply parrots right-wing talking points, rather than thinking for herself.

"Marilinda Garcia is a Koch-funded and scripted candidate who sticks closely to the talking points provided by her big dollar donors. On the occasions she has had to speak in more detail about her own record and positions, she has struggled. Now we learn that she plagiarized major sections of a speech she gave on the House floor. We cannot be certain this was the only time Garcia has taken someone else's work and passed it off as her own," she said.

Garcia's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Thursday
Oct232014

Cornerstone - Kuster's Spooky Press Conference 

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 Kuster's Contempt For Her Constituents is Over the Top
 
Manchester- NH - Congresswoman Ann Kuster styles herself "pro-choice," and she held a press conference today to emphasize that point. In a macabre display of poor taste, she talked about "choice" in front of a backdrop of skeletons, as seen in the photo below. Supporting the abortion industry isn't enough for her. She has to make a Halloween stunt out of it. Not only is this offensive in itself, but it's also an absolute affront to Second Congressional District residents who value the dignity of life.

Executive Director Bryan McCormack said, “This is a vivid display not only of Representative Kuster’s lack of care for her constituents but her lack of decorum. Clearly, she's not representing constituents who value the dignity of life. Not only does she not represent them, but she obviously has no respect for them. As a public official, one would hope for her to conduct herself with at least some level of decency and respect. Clearly such conduct is not the case with Representative Kuster.”
 

Wednesday
Oct222014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Marilinda Garcia Receives Endorsement from Maggie's List 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2014

Maggie’s List Proudly Endorses Marilinda Garcia for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District;

Garcia to Bring Proven Conservative Leadership to the U.S. House of Representatives

(Washington, DC) - Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee dedicated to electing conservative women to federal office, is proud to announce the endorsement of Marilinda Garcia for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. Garcia has a proven record of electability in the district and leadership in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

“Maggie’s List is a national leader in promoting fiscal responsibility and supporting women who are committed to public service. I am honored to receive their endorsement and to have them back my campaign for Congress,” says Marilinda Garcia. “With federal spending out of control and our national deficit increasing exponentially, it is time for a new generation of leadership that is dedicated to fiscal responsibility. I am proud to have the support of Maggie’s List, and I look forward to working towards our shared goals of curbing wasteful spending, trimming our national deficit, creating jobs, and ensuring there is opportunity for all.”

Marilinda Garcia has an impressive record of legislative leadership as a State Representative in New Hampshire. Marilinda helped New Hampshire overcome an $800 million budget shortfall while she was a member of the Finance Committee, and she would bring this same mentality to Washington. Her experience and values mirror the core principles of Maggie’s List:

  • Fiscal Conservatism

  • Less Government

  • More Personal Responsibility

  • Strong National Security

    “Maggie’s List is excited to have an experienced candidate to run for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District,” says Sandra B. Mortham, Chairman of Maggie’s List and former Florida Secretary of State. “Marilinda Garcia is a proven fiscal conservative who has served the people of New Hampshire fighting for lower taxes, less intrusive government, fiscal responsibility and economic growth.”

About Maggie’s List:

Maggie’s List is a federal PAC committed to electing women that stand for fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security. Maggie's List was founded in 2010 by a group of women with a fiscally conservative economic vision and a desire to address the underrepresentation of women in Congress During the 2012 election cycle Maggie’s List funded all our challenger candidates at the maximum FEC amount. Maggie’s List had impressive successes in the 2012 election including being the first federal PAC to endorse and fund Senator elect Deb Fischer. For more information please visit http://www.maggieslist.org

Wednesday
Oct222014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - ICYMI: RCP Shifts NH02 to "Toss Up" 

In case you missed it, Real Clear Politics has shifted New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District from “Leans Democrat” to “Toss Up.” This change comes after numerous recent polls show Marilinda Garcia within the margin of error or ahead of incumbent Ann Kuster.  This further proves that momentum is clearly with Marilinda as Election Day rapidly approaches. 
 

To read further analysis on the race, click here.
Thanks,
Kenny Cunningham
Communications Director
Marilinda Garcia for Congress
Tuesday
Oct212014

HMP RELEASES NEW ADS IN NH-01, NH-02

Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC today announced the release of the following television ads: 

District: NH-01

Title: “Calendar”

Video: http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/our-work/new-hampshire/frank-guinta-calendar

Media market(s): Boston cable

Start date: 10/21/2014

Amount*: $102,375

 

“Frank Guinta has made it clear through his voting record that he is not interested in allowing women to control their own health care decisions,” said Matt Thornton, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “If he gets to Congress, we can expect more of the same.” 

District: NH-02

Title: “Shocked”

Video: http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/our-work/new-hampshire/marilinda-garcia-shocked

Media market(s): Boston cable and Manchester broadcast

Start date: 10/21/2014

Amount*: $272,475 

“The Koch brothers have found their ideal candidate in New Hampshire with Marilinda Garcia,” said Matt Thornton, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “She would put the needs of her wealthy backers over those of New Hampshire.”  

*Amounts are given in weekly increments and do not denote the total amount to be spent to air an ad for its full run.