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Thursday
Oct092014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Marilinda Garcia Receives Endorsement of Congressman Bass

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Concord, NH– Marilinda Garcia, Republican nominee for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District, today received former Congressman Charlie Bass’ endorsement for her campaign for Congress.

“New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District deserves an independent Representative who upholds our Granite State traditions of meeting with citizens and being accessible to the public. Marilinda Garcia will be that Representative, and I am proud to endorse her campaign for Congress.

Marilinda is an honest, responsible, and principled leader, and her commitment to common sense fiscal discipline would best serve the people of New Hampshire. Her strong record of leadership and her impressive accomplishments qualify her to be the voice in Washington that the 2nd District needs. I am proud to support Marilinda and I look forward to having her represent New Hampshire in Congress.”

Marilinda Garcia released the following statement in response to receiving Congressman Bass’ endorsement:

“As an esteemed legislator who served the 2nd district admirably for nearly two decades, former Congressman Bass understands what is needed to deal with the important issues facing our district.  I am honored that he has placed his faith in my candidacy and has endorsed my campaign for Congress.”

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Thursday
Oct092014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Marilinda Garcia Releases Latest Ad "Our Generation" 

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Concord, NH – Kenny Cunningham, communications director for Marilinda Garcia for Congress, released the following statement regarding the release of Marilinda’s web video, “Our Generation.” This is the first release of Marilinda’s new web video series entitled “Try Something New.”


“As a millennial who grew up in New Hampshire, Marilinda Garcia has watched as a generation of Washington politicians, like Barack Obama and Ann Kuster, imposed burdensome regulations that make New Hampshire less free. Marilinda Garcia believes it is time for a new generation of independent leaders to speak up and solve our nation’s most crucial problems.

Cunningham went on to say, “Marilinda is a reform-minded candidate who will work to restore the bond of trust between government and Granite Staters. She will fight to maintain traditional New Hampshire values - low taxes, small government, and personal freedom – for a new generation. Momentum is building to support Marilinda in the fight for a stronger future for the Granite State and our Nation.

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Tuesday
Oct072014

NHDP - Marilinda Garcia Already Caving to John Boehner 

Garcia’s Rush to Affirm Support for Speaker Boehner Shows Just How Ready and Willing She Is to be a Standard Bearer for the Tea Party
 

Manchester, NH - Marilinda Garcia has already caved to Speaker John Boehner and the reckless right-wing special interests in Washington. 

In a radio interview last week – Garcia wouldn’t commit to support John Boehner for Speaker, if elected. Not long after, Speaker Boehner threatened to deny Garcia's campaign support if she kept it up. Garcia's weak attempt to disguise her true readiness to rubber stamp Boehner's reckless policies didn’t last long, as Garcia quickly fell back in line Sunday as her campaign affirmed that “she fully intends to support John Boehner for Speaker.”

“Marilinda Garcia proved once again today that she is a hyper-partisan rubber stamp for the reckless Tea Party agenda. Garcia couldn’t even fake being an independent before she caved to Speaker Boehner’s threats – quickly falling back in line," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. "Speaker Boehner and the special interests won’t let Garcia step out of line for long because they are bankrolling her campaign. Garcia’s rush to affirm her support for Speaker Boehner shows just how ready and willing she is to be a standard bearer for the Tea Party, and rubber stamp their agenda to end a woman’s right to choose, abolish the Department of Education, eliminate the minimum wage, and protect tax breaks for oil companies.”

BACKGROUND
 
"Garcia Refused to Commit to Voting for Boehner for Speaker." "
In a radio interview a few days after the Boehner visit, Garcia refused to commit to voting for the speaker if, as promised, he seeks another term in January." [CNN, 10/5/14]
 
NRCC Indicated It Won’t Spend in the Second District. CNN reported that “several New Hampshire Republicans say they are hearing that the National Republican Congressional Committee, the GOP campaign arm run by Boehner deputies, is letting it be known it won’t spend in the 2nd Congressional District in the final month of the campaign. [CNN, 10/5/14]
 
Garcia Declared Her Support for Boehner. Shortly after CNN aired its report, a spokesman told CNN that Garcia “fully intends to support John Boehner for Speaker if she is elected to Congress in November.” [CNN, 10/5/14]

Saturday
Oct042014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Marilinda Garcia Releases Latest Ad “Independet Voice”

 

 

 

 

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Concord, NH– Kenny Cunningham, communications director for Marilinda Garcia for Congress, released the following statement regarding the release of the campaign’s latest ad entitled “Independent Voice.”

 

“Marilinda Garcia is an independent leader who is committed to reducing our national deficit, reforming health care, and promoting bipartisan solutions to the many challenges facing New Hampshire and the United States. She has a strong record of supporting common-sense legislation that helps the middle class, and she would bring this mentality to Washington to ensure there is ‘opportunity for all.’

Cunningham went on to say “Unfortunately, Ann Kuster has used her time in Congress to vote with the her party leadership and solidify her self-described role as “one of the strongest supporters of the President in the entire Congress.” Marilinda Garcia knows this is not the New Hampshire way. She will be the independent voice that our state deserves, and fight for our values of lower taxes, smaller government, and personal freedom and liberty in Congress. Our campaign’s grassroots support continues to grow because of Marilinda’s dedication to upholding our commitments of independence and liberty.”

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Saturday
Oct042014

NHDP - ICYMI: "House Candidate [Marilinda Garcia] Who Called Women ‘Emotional Rollercoasters’ Says No One Cares About Women’s Rights"

ThinkProgress: "House Candidate [Marilinda Garcia] Who Called Women ‘Emotional Rollercoasters’ Says No One Cares About Women’s Rights"

Key Point: "In a radio interview on Tuesday, Marilinda Garcia (R-Rockingham), who is running to represent New Hampshire’s second congressional district, said that the Democrats’ focus on women’s issues was 'insulting, because they’re preying upon what they see as a vulnerable group, one that can be swayed with scare tactics.' She said that 'maybe 2 percent' of voters she’s talked to are concerned about women’s rights.

"Throughout her time in the state house, Garcia has made anti-women comments and has a record of voting against bills supporting women’s issues. In 2007, during a speech on parental notification for abortion, Garcia said that “a pregnant teen — I mean, most women are emotional roller coasters — but a pregnant teen is an emotional roller coaster going at warp-speed."

"Garcia also has voted against bills that would prohibit employment discrimination against victims of domestic violence, prohibit punishing employees who file complaints relating to paycheck equity and create buffer zones around abortion clinics. In a March interview, she said that she opposes the Violence Against Women Act because New Hampshire state law protects women. Domestic violence only became a distinct crime in new Hampshire earlier this year. [...]


"New Hampshire Republicans are taking flack this week after GOP Senate nominee Scott Brown dismissed women’s rights as issues people don’t care about. [...]

See here or below for the full ThinkProgress piece:

With the midterm election a little more thana month away, GOP candidates for the House of Representatives and the Senate in New Hampshire have said that Democrats are using women’s issues as a way to distract voters from “real” issues.

In a radio interview on Tuesday, Marilinda Garcia (R-Rockingham), who is running to represent New Hampshire’s second congressional district, said that the Democrats’ focus on women’s issues was “insulting, because they’re preying upon what they see as a vulnerable group, one that can be swayed with scare tactics.” She said that “maybe 2 percent” of voters she’s talked to are concerned about women’s rights.

Throughout her time in the state house, Garcia has made anti-women comments and has a record of voting against bills supporting women’s issues. In 2007, during a speech on parental notification for abortion, Garcia said that “a pregnant teen — I mean, most women are emotional roller coasters — but a pregnant teen is an emotional roller coaster going at warp-speed.”

Garcia also has voted against bills that would prohibit employment discrimination against victims of domestic violence, prohibit punishing employees who file complaints relating to paycheck equity and create buffer zones around abortion clinics. In a March interview, she said that she opposes the Violence Against Women Act because New Hampshire state law protects women. Domestic violence only became a distinct crime in new Hampshire earlier this year.

The race currently leans Democrat. Rep. Ann McLane Custer is leading by around 11 percent, according to the latest polling.

New Hampshire Republicans are taking flack this week after GOP Senate nominee Scott Brown dismissed women’s rights as issues people don’t care about. He said that while “women’s issues are very important,” his focus is on things “people care about,” such as “immigration, border security, veterans’ issues, where we stand when it comes to Obamacare.” In September, Brown distanced himself from the New Hampshire Republican Party when they endorsed personhood, an extreme measure that would outlaw all abortion and possibly some forms of contraception.

During his time in the Senate representing Massachusetts, Brown had a mixed record on women’s issues; he voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act but voted for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. He also cosponsored a bill that would have allowed employers limit coverage of contraception for moral reasons.

Women’s issues have been playing a large role in this election. An August poll from Emily’s List found that 70 percent of “drop off” women voters said that the chance to vote against an anti-choice candidate was “very motivating.” The poll also found that 44 percent of swing voters said that reproductive rights were their top reason to vote for a Democratic candidate and that messaging about women’s health made voters more likely to vote for a generic Democratic candidate. Since the 1980s, women have been more likely to identify as Democrats, and Obama won the women’s vote by 11 percent in 2012.

But the GOP’s efforts to change their messaging to be less offensive to women so far are falling flat; a recent poll by two Republican groups found that women consider the party to be “intolerant” and “stuck in the past,” and that 49 percent of them have a negative view of Republicans. Outside of New Hampshire, Democrats in North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and Alaska have been criticizing their Republican opponents for their stance on women’s issues, specifically their opposition to reproductive rights.

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