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Saturday
Mar152014

NHDP - Statement from North Country Leaders On Scott Brown ‘Exploring’ NH’s North Country

Berlin -- Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier, and North Country State Senator Jeff Woodburn released the following statement on special interest candidate Scott Brown’s plan to “Explore” New Hampshire’s North Country. 

“Like other New Hampshire tourists we hope he feels welcome up here and spends some money, but he should know that New Hampshire’s North Country is Jeanne Shaheen country.  Over the last 11, months while Scott Brown has been flirting with running for the U.S. Senate, traveling to Taiwan and Iowa, and floating his name as a presidential candidate Jeanne Shaheen has been working for us.  North Country residents know Jeanne Shaheen as their Senator and as their Governor, and they know she makes a difference for people.  Scott Brown is for Scott Brown and the Wall Street and Big Oil millionaires that back him, not New Hampshire - North Country families and small businesses can’t afford a Senator like Scott Brown who isn’t on their side.”

Tuesday
Mar112014

Innis For Congress - The Attacks Have Begun! 

Dear Friend,

The attacks have begun!

So desperate to re-elect Carol Shea-Porter to Congress, her allies in Washington and New Hampshire are coming after me.

They know I am the Republican who will defeat her in November.

Carol Shea-Porter is a very liberal Democrat who puts her trust in government. She voted for Obamacare, not surprising given she votes the way the President and Nancy Pelosi tell her 89% of the time.

Like you, I put my trust in people, not big government. On the campaign trail, I am talking about smaller government, low taxes, and more freedom.

In Congress, I will provide leadership on the issues that matter most, stand for New Hampshire values, and bring a common sense approach to my work.

Carol Shea-Porter gives us the same old tired rhetoric of career politicians.

In contrast, at InnisForCongress.com, you will find my agenda for jobs, health care, and balancing the budget (more to come!) offering real solutions to the challenges we face.

I'm excited about this campaign, but only with your help can we fend off the attacks and win!

 

Can I count on you to please make as generous a financial contribution as you can to our campaign today? No amount - $10, $25, $50 - is too small, and every dollar is critical.

Together, we will defeat Carol Shea-Porter.

Many thanks for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

 

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Tuesday
Mar112014

NHDP - The NHGOP is Lauding A Failed CEO Who Killed Hundreds of NH Jobs

Concord -- This afternoon, the Republican State Committee proudly announced former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as their keynote speaker at the party's weekend fundraiser.  NHGOP Chair Jennifer Horn called her "an accomplished businesswoman and a strong conservative." But when Fiorina was CEO, HP killed hundreds of New Hampshire jobs.

"Why is the NHGOP inviting, elevating and praising a failed CEO whose company killed hundreds of New Hampshire jobs?" asked New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley.  "Fiorina's record is an economic disaster. She laid off New Hampshire workers, shipped thousands of American jobs overseas, and tripled her own salary – getting a golden parachute before HP fired her. Only the out of touch NHGOP would be caught touting the failed economic policies of the past that wrecked the economy and undermined the middle class as a path for the future."

In New Hampshire, hundreds of workers lost their jobs during Fiorina's tenure in multiple waves of layoffs.  Between firing 180 Granite State workers in 2004 and another 50 in 2003, Fiorina callously  told Congress that, "There is no job that is America's God-given right anymore." 
Fiorina was ousted as Chairwoman and Chief Executive of Hewlett Packard in 2005.  During her six year tenure, Fiorina's own salary tripled while thousands of jobs were shipped overseas and HP's stock price plummeted.  

"The NHGOP wants to profit off Fiorina, just like Fiorina profited off the loss of hundreds of New Hampshire jobs," continued Buckley.  "Shame on any New Hampshire Republican candidate who plays along with this irresponsible scheme and appears at this weekend's fundraiser with her. They will have to answer to the Granite Staters she fired."
 
Background On Fiorina's Record Of Killing New Hampshire Jobs

Fiorina Laid Off 180 NH Workers In 2004.
"HP's last wave of layoffs at the site came in 2004, when 180 employees got pink slips." [Nashua Telegraph, 12/12/2007]
 
Fiorina Laid Off 50 NH Workers In 2003.
Just as business in the high-tech industry appears to be picking up, Hewlett-Packard Co. said it will cashier 50 workers in Massachusetts and 50 in New Hampshire by the end of this month. And there could be additional layoffs in both states over the next year, the company said. [Boston Globe, 10/12/2003]
 
Fiorina Tripled Her Own Salary, & Shipped Jobs Overseas While Firing American Workers. 
"And Fiorina has not been shy about acknowledging that many jobs were outsourced overseas. In January 2004, Fiorina provocatively told Congress, 'There is no job that is America's God-given right anymore.'" [Politifact, 9/15/2010]
 
Carly Fiorina Was HP CEO And Chairwoman From 1999 to 2005.
[Market Watch, 2/9/2005]
Sunday
Mar092014

DNC - Wanna keep track of which Republicans hit the 2016 early states?

Today, the Iowa and New Hampshire Democratic Parties launched a joint project to keep tabs on which GOP 2016ers come to their states. Their “2016 Early State GOP Bingo” card will let you notch squares for each time the Republican hopefuls tout their out-of-touch agenda or make an offensive remark about a chunk of the population ahead of the 2016 primaries and caucuses.

The two Democratic Parties are teaming up to highlight that more than 15 months after the 2012 elections, Republican candidates are still blocking progress. They’re defending their government shutdown, restricting women’s health care choices and pushing tax cuts for the wealthiest – the same out of touch rhetoric and policies voters already rejected.

You can track the bingo progress at iowademocrats.org/BINGO and at nhdp.org/bingo.

Friday
Mar072014

NHDP - N.H. Voters Sour On Scott Brown: The More They Learn The Less They Like Him 

After 11 Months of Teasing New Hampshire Voters with an Elaborate Ploy for Attention, Scott Brown’s “Prospects for a Political Comeback in New Hampshire Have Taken a Sudden Nosedive”  
Concord – The more New Hampshire voters see of Scott Brown the less they like him.  That is the message from the newest public opinion poll conducted by Suffolk University and the Boston Herald.  After flirting for 11 months, Scott Brown’s “prospects for a political comeback in New Hampshire have taken a sudden nosedive” reports the poll.  The former Massachusetts politician trails New Hampshire’s Senator Jeanne Shaheen 39-52, and is seen unfavorably by New Hampshire voters.
 
“It is clear that Scott Brown’s scam emails, his toxic record of voting for Big Oil’s interests, and his flippant attitude towards the people of New Hampshire are taking its toll,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein.  “Granite Staters know how important their vote is and consider candidates seriously; Scott Brown’s circus act is failing the laugh test.”
 
The Suffolk University/Boston Herald is the third public poll in a row showing New Hampshire’s Senator Shaheen widening her lead.  It comes after the billionaire oil baron Koch Brothers and Scott Brown’s allies have spent nearly $900,000 in negative ads against her – outspending Democratic leaning groups by a more than two-to-one margin.  In January PPP Polls reported Shaheen with a 46-43% lead, then the WMUR/UNH Granite State poll showed the lead widening to 47-37%, and now the Boston Herald/Suffolk University poll shows it expanding further to 52-39%.
 
“Granite Staters aren't fooled by desperate attacks. They know Jeanne Shaheen, and they know she always puts New Hampshire first, working for commonsense solutions that make a difference for people here,” continued Kirstein.  “Brown has been involved in a ridiculous almost year-long tease – he's running for Senate, no for President, he's in his barn jacket, no he's shirtless -- and it is a stark contrast with Senator Shaheen, who has spent the last year working hard for the people of New Hampshire.”
 
The full report from the Boston Herald on the Suffolk-Herald poll is below.

N.H. voters sour on Scott Brown, new Suffolk-Herald poll shows
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has slipped in a new Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll when put up against New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
By: Joe Battenfeld
 
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's prospects for a political comeback in New Hampshire have taken a sudden nosedive, while U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie top the pack of GOP presidential hopefuls in the Granite State, a new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll shows.
 
Brown, the ex-Massachusetts lawmaker now considering a run against U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, is trailing the Democratic incumbent by a 52-39 percent margin in a general election matchup, according to the Suffolk/Herald poll of 800 likely New Hampshire voters.
 
Just one in three Granite State voters have a favorable impression of Brown while 42 percent have a negative opinion of the Republican transplant who shocked the political world in 2010 by winning a U.S. Senate seat in the Bay State, the poll shows.
 
Brown is easily defeating his GOP foes in a Senate primary matchup, getting just one third of Republican voters, according to the poll.
 
Brown is not the only pol whose approval ratings are taking a beating in New Hampshire. Half of all Granite State voters now disapprove of President Obama's job performance, with just 40 percent of voters saying they approve.
 
More than half of New Hampshire voters - 52 percent say - Obama's signature health care law has been bad for New Hampshire, according to the poll.
 
Just 37 percent of voters say Obamacare has been good for the Granite State, a stunning rejection of the new law that has forced millions of people nationwide off their health care plans.
 
But Obamacare's unpopularity has not hurt Shaheen or another Democrat facing re-election, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan. While Shaheen has opened a comfortable lead against Brown, Hassan is beating her potential GOP opponents by at least 25-point margins, the Suffolk/Herald poll shows. The margin of error for the poll of 800 likely voters is 3.5 percent.
 
The poll also reveals that the 2016 race for president in the first-in-the-nation primary state is a tossup right now. Paul, the Kentucky senator and tea party favorite, is getting 12 percent of the vote in a crowded field, according to the poll.
 
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who once led the pack in New Hampshire, is also getting just 12 percent of the vote - a sign he's been hurt by the George Washington bridge scandal and ongoing criminal investigation.
 
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 vice presidential nominee, follow with nine percent in a matchup of 426 likely GOP primary voters, the poll shows.
 
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is getting eight percent, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has support from seven percent of New Hampshire voters and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio trails with six percent in a 2016 trial heat.
 
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is also in the middle of the pack with five percent support from New Hampshire Republican primary voters - tied with former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.
 
There are 14 percent of voters who say they are undecided right now.

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