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Club For Growth - AUDIO: Gary Lambert Urged People In New Hampshire Not To Drink Dunkin’ Donuts To Pay For Cap And Trade Energy Scheme

Gary Lambert during 2011 RGGI Debate: “But for all those folks going to Dunkin’ Donuts…don’t buy a coffee for four months and help the environment.”


Washington, DC – The Club for Growth PAC today released audio of New Hampshire Congressional candidate Gary Lambert urging people in New Hampshire not to buy Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for four months in order to offset New Hampshire’s participation in a regional cap-and-trade scheme known as RGGI. As a State Senator, Gary Lambert was a passionate defender of RGGI and cast the deciding vote to keep New Hampshire in the program. The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed taxpayer hero Marilinda Garcia for Congress in the second district.  


To listen to Gary Lambert ask people not to drink Dunkin’ Donuts in order to pay for New Hampshire’s participation in a regional cap-and-trade scheme, click here or go to


“We already knew that Gary Lambert supported cap-and-trade energy taxes, but telling people to give up their Dunkin’ Donuts for a few months to ‘save the environment’ is the kind of rhetoric you’d normally hear from a Democrat candidate, not a Republican one,” said Club for Growth Spokesman Barney Keller. “Gary Lambert is almost comically liberal, which is why his campaign is floundering and New Hampshire conservatives are rushing to support taxpayer hero Marilinda Garcia instead.”


Video Transcript:


GARY LAMBERT: Alright, the next thing I hear is it’s a tax. Well I looked all through RGGI…and I don’t see anything about a tax.


You can call it a tax. We called something here (unintelligible) not too long ago.


Alright. You can call it a tax, whatever you want to call it. But here’s the deal. Even if you want to call it a tax it’s 36 cents a month on the average taxpayer.


So I understand…I’ve got constituents in my district and there’s some really downtrodden poor people in my district that live in Nashua. So maybe 30 cents is a lot to them and I’m sure it is.


But for all those folks going to Dunkin’ Donuts…don’t buy a coffee for four months and help the environment. That’s what I’m asking you to do.


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Garcia For Congress (CD2) - ICYMI: Editorial: Garcia gains Lambert lies 





In case you missed it, the New Hampshire Union Leader today published an article entitled "Garcia gains Lambert lies." The article states that:

“Gary Lambert apparently has decided that he can win the Republican nomination for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd District by making up stuff about rival Marilinda Garcia rather than offering Republicans a good reason to vote for him. How sad.”

The article went to say “Gary Lambert is offering Republican voters a big bag of nothing. No wonder he feels like his only chance at the nomination is to mislead voters about his opponent. And no wonder Garcia is gathering more support every week.”

To read the full article, please click here.


Kenny Cunningham
Communications Director
Marilinda Garcia for Congress


NHDP - Ultra-Conservative Marilinda Garcia Attempting to Hide Her Far-Right Record Ahead of General Election

Bill O'Brien Protégé and Koch Brothers-Backed Candidate Garcia Can't Be Trusted to Stand up for New Hampshire Women and Families

Manchester, NH – Bill O'Brien protégé and Koch Brothers-backed candidate Marilinda Garcia is desperately attempting to cover her tracks and hide her extreme record on women's health ahead of the upcoming general election.

Heading into the final stretch of the GOP primary, she is already attempting to deceive voters by walking back her past ultra-conservative record and shaking off her Tea Party credentials for the general election, as made clear in last night's Monadnock debate.

“As she plays up her frontrunner status, Tea Party extremist Marilinda Garcia is attempting to coverher tracks and hide her past radical views that are wildly out of touch with New Hampshire women and families,” said Julie McClain, New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director. “Given Garcia's ultra-conservative record that includes voting to completely defund Planned Parenthood, restricting a woman's choice when it comes to her personal health decisions, and recently celebrating the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision that allows bosses to come between a woman and her health care decisions, Granite State women and families can't trust that she will stand up for them in Congress.”

In addition to her harmful views on women's health, Garcia has also sided against the priorities of New Hampshire families, including opposing Equal Pay and Paycheck Fairness legislation that support middle-class families, the Violence Against Women Act, and raising the minimum wage that would largely benefit low-income female breadwinners to support their families.


In January 2012, Garcia voted to defund Planned Parenthood of New England: “The House voted 207-147 Wednesday to prohibit any organization that performs elective abortions such as Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and some hospitals to receive any state or federal funds.” [Union Leader, 1/19/12; HB 228, Vote #45, 1/18/12]

In 2012, Garcia voted to consider restrictions on women's health services: “The House voted 189-151 to send House Bill 1659, the Women's Right to Know Act, to the Senate. The bill would require pregnant women to wait 24 hours and certify they have been given information on fetal development before getting an abortion. Women would also be required to receive explicit information about the fetus and to view pictures and a video on the issue. Violating the law would be a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Violating the law would be a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.” [HB 1659, Vote #148, 3/14/12; Portsmouth Herald, 3/15/12]

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 CD- 2 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]

Garcia “thrilled” about Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby: “Nevertheless, some conservatives and Republicans in the state hailed the Supreme Court’s decision, which established for the first time that corporations can express religious views […] Marilinda Garcia, a Salem Republican vying for Kuster’s seat, said she was “thrilled” at the outcome.” [Nashua Telegraph, 8/1/2014


Club For Growth - NH Union Leader on Lambert: “offering Republican voters a big bag of nothing.”

Editorial says Lambert is “making stuff up”


NH Union Leader Editorial: Garcia gains Lambert lies

August 19. 2014 6:15PM


Gary Lambert apparently has decided that he can win the Republican nomination for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd District by making up stuff about rival Marilinda Garcia rather than offering Republicans a good reason to vote for him. How sad.


Lambert has accused Garcia of wanting to raise taxes by $150 million when she actually proposed closing some tax loopholes so the income tax rate could be lowered. If you wonder what Gary Lambert’s proposal for tax reform is, well, you are not alone. We asked him during our candidate interview, and he had no plan. He could not say what he preferred, and he did not seem to know the difference between various reform options that have been discussed in Washington for decades.


He also has accused Garcia of being for amnesty for illegal aliens, when she is not. What does Lambert support? Other than more border security, he is not quite sure about that, either.


Gary Lambert is offering Republican voters a big bag of nothing. No wonder he feels like his only chance at the nomination is to mislead voters about his opponent. And no wonder Garcia is gathering more support every week.




Lambert For Congress (CD2) - Facts are Facts 


Marilinda Garcia’s Pro-Amnesty Record





Below please find evidence of Marilinda Garcia’s pro-amnesty record which Gary Lambert mentioned in tonight’s debate.


Marilinda Garcia was still on Americans by Choice's website as of Aug 9, 2014 - less than 36 hours before Sen. Lambert started contrasting their positions on amnesty. Below is a screenshot of the google cache for Americans by Choice's website. Note the time stamp at the top. 


Is Marilinda Garcia truly opposed to amnesty or is she denying her true record because it is politically inconvenient? When did she resign her membership in this group? 











WHEREAS, We are a nation of immigrants, and we strongly believe in an immigration system that maintains a healthy and vibrant economy, while promoting human respect, dignity and the opportunity to share in the American Dream and invest in our common future.

WHEREAS, we are grateful and applaud members of Congress who have worked diligently to support responsible bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing immigration reform and promoting a comprehensive approach to fix a broken system that no longer works for our economy and security.

WHEREAS, the United States of America is a country of immigrants, and one of its greatest competitive advantages is that the best, brightest and hardest workers from all over the world aspire to work here. Immigrants in our country are bound together by national values of economic opportunity as reward for hard work, known far and wide as the American Dream.

WHEREAS, immigrants who seek the American Dream will remain an essential part of whom we are as a country. It is morally and fiscally irresponsible to not design an immigration system that takes advantage of this fact.

“WHEREAS, Legalizing the undocumented population lets us know who is living within our nation’s borders and allows our public safety representatives and first responders to focus time and resources on criminal elements intent on threatening our nation, citizens, freedoms, and way of life.

WHEREAS, the United States of America has been made fruitful by its welcoming of immigrants yet, we ask that CIR remains committed to addressing and enhancing our national security and that it remain imperative to secure from any criminal threats our air, land and sea ports as well as the northern and southern borders between the ports of entry. Increasing security at our ports also will result in more resources better able to process the billions in trade that crosses the U.S. border each day, strengthening our economy. 

WHEREAS, Immigrants contribute to our nations entrepreneurial tradition. According to an October 2012 Kauffman Foundation study, U.S. businesses founded by immigrants employed approximately 560,000 workers and generated $63 billion in sales during 2012.

WHEREAS, Currently immigrants and their businesses contribute $162 billion in tax revenue to the United States federal, state and local governments. Encouraging more immigrants out of the shadows into citizenship, and applying our laws will expand the nation’s tax base and keep more families together and safe. Immigration reform will also reduce our federal deficit by more than $2.5 trillion over the next ten years and increase GDP per capita by over $1,500 according to former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

WHEREAS, meaningful CIR will help bring approximately 11 million immigrants living in the country today out of the shadows, while providing our economy with a diverse array of educated professionals, skilled workers and dedicated entrepreneurs which have made America stronger economically and globally competitive.

WHEREAS, we implore our elected representatives to collaborate until they pass a meaningful solution before the end of the year that includes a path to citizenship and a truthful framework that recognizes the reality of many industries throughout our nation in desperate need of workers of all different levels of skill.

WHEREAS, the availability of information, resources, services and educational tools is essential to make possible the desire of undocumented immigrants and their families to become law-abiding, productive members of our respective communities earning their way to citizenship.

WHEREAS, one of the policy priorities of NHCSL is to focus on immigration reform and assist its members and their constituencies be better informed about the emerging immigration reform process, issues and to ensure that all immigrants are informed, educated and treated fairly and with dignity. 

WHEREAS, with smart reforms, CIR can help to address many economic sectors’ need for labor, and we can reinforce and protect our long-term future and create a productive work force, while also cultivating a fair system that allows immigrant workers to become productive, tax-paying members of our society.

BE IT RESOLVED, that CIR must create a system that promotes a win-win scenario that is fair, equitable and reasonable for business and employees alike. The system must be reliable and avoid unnecessary punitive measures for business and employees who are demonstrating a real desire to comply and respect rules and eligibility. Employers should be required to use the E-verify system, and for those who use in good faith should be free from penalty. Employers who do not hire workers who are authorized for employment should face increased sanctions.

BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, We ask Congress to pass CIR in an effort to build a 21st century economy by addressing market needs that will help to sustain various service industries and labor forces, as well as help to provide sufficient high skilled worked to support our tech industries.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators will work in conjunction with Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation; and the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators will continue to be an informational resource to its members and immigrants of this country concerning legislation applicable to Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the citizenship process.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, Comprehensive Immigration Reform is long overdue and we ask that the federal government and our leadership commit to the passage of meaningful reform before the end of 2013.


SPONSORED BY: Representative Minnie Gonzalez (CT) & Representative Catherine Miranda (AZ) CO-SPONSORED BY: Senator Juan M. Pichardo (RI), Senator Richard C. Martinez (NM), Senator Iris Y. Martinez (IL), Senator Carmelo J. Rios Santiago (PR), Senator Eduardo Bhatia Gautier (PR), Senator Anna Tovar (AZ), Senator Jose R. Nadal Power (PR), Senator Jorge I. Suarez Caceres (PR), Speaker Jaime R. Perelló Borrás (PR), Representative Joseph E. Miró (DE), Representative Marilinda Garcia (NH), Representative Ezequiel Santiago (CT).





Garcia Is A Board Member Of A Centrist Immigration Reform Group – “Americans By Choice”


In February 2013, Former NHGOP Chair Fergus Cullen Announced A New Immigration Reform Group And Criticized “Most Public Voices On Immigration On The Right.” ““The former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party is spearheading a new group backing immigration reform. Dover resident Fergus Cullen recently announced the formation of Americans By Choice, an advocacy group pushing for new policies that include a guest worker program and a path for some illegal aliens to remain in the country legally. … ‘For too long, the most public voices on immigration on the right were those that were very strident and, typically ... anti-immigrant,’ he said. ‘The message they were sending was “We don’t really like you. We would really prefer that you to go back to where you came from.”’(“Ex-GOP Leader Pushing Reform Of Immigration Laws,” Foster’s Daily Democrat, 2/17/13)



Garcia Serves As One Of Five Board Members For The Group, Alongside A Former State Democratic Chairman. “Cullen, the son of Irish immigrants, has joined with five New Hampshire-based immigration reform advocates who comprise the group’s board. Democratic immigration attorneys George Bruno, a former state Democratic chairman, and Ronald Abramson, a native of Chile, join three Republicans on the board: state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem; Turbocam International founder and Chairman Marian Noronha, a native of India; and Lithuanian-born businesswoman and former teacher Kristina Lenzi.” (“GOP’s Cullen Takes On Immigration,” New Hampshire Union Leader, 1/15/13)

Americans By Choice Backs Legal Status For Undocumented Immigrants And Endorsed The Senate’s “Gang Of Eight” Plan In 2013:


The Group Has Three Main Aims: Overhaul The Visa Program, Implement A New Guest-Worker Program, And Create A “Legal Status” For Those Here Illegally. “The group is backing reform in three major areas. The first is an overhaul of the country’s Visa program. … The group is also calling for a new guest worker program, which would primarily accommodate low-skill workers employed in fields like agriculture and the hospitality industry. The group’s third policy proposal is a ‘pragmatic and reasonable approach’ to resolving the residency status of the millions of illegal aliens in the country. Many on the left have called for Congress to offer illegal aliens new pathways to citizenship. Americans By Choice hasn’t adopted that position. Instead, the group is pushing for measures that would allow immigrants to gain legal status without being granted full citizenship. Citizenship rights, such as voting, are ‘not high priorities’ for many illegal aliens who are already in the United States, Cullen said.” (“Ex-GOP Leader Pushing Reform Of Immigration Laws,” Foster’s Daily Democrat, 2/17/13)



In January 2013, Americans By Choice Wholeheartedly Endorsed The “Gang Of Eight” Plan, Saying “Citizenship And Legal Status … Can Be Treated As Separate Issues.” “We applaud the basic outline released by the Gang of Eight today. Citizenship and legal status for the undocumented can be treated as separate issues, and doing so is an important step toward breaking the logjam and getting real immigration reform passed. We especially salute the four Republican Senators – John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, and Jeff Flake – for showing political courage by taking on this issue. May their leadership serve as an example to other Republicans as members of good will in both parties work toward an immigration reform plan that modernizes and expands our visa system, creates legal channels for future immigrants, and recognizes the reality that millions of undocumented people live among us.” (Americans By Choice,Press Release, 1/28/13)