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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Memorial Day:


"On this Memorial Day, let us remember those who gave their lives to defend our nation and our freedom.  The foundation of our country is built upon the sacrifice of men and women who recognized their call to service and today is an opportunity to reflect upon their courage.  We honor the men and women who gave their lives in defense of our great nation and keep their families and loved ones in our prayers.  May their selflessness never be forgotten."





Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today released the following statement on the Clinton campaign's "anonymous" press conference call. The Nashua Telegraph today criticized the Clinton campaign for summoning the New Hampshire media to a conference call with senior Clinton advisors and then demanding that the names of the people on the call be withheld in their reporting. The Telegraph called the stunt "the antithesis of what the New Hampshire primary is about."


"Hillary Clinton continues to insult New Hampshire voters with her lack of access, her contrived photo opportunities and her unwillingness to answer questions from voters or members of the media. This anonymous conference call stunt is unheard of in New Hampshire politics, and it shows voters that Secretary Clinton isn't even trying to keep up the appearance of a grassroots campaign as she anticipates her coronation," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Republican candidates respect the New Hampshire Primary process, and they are coming to our state to meet with voters, take questions and share their vision for the future of our country. We are proud to contrast their focus on grassroots campaigning with Hillary Clinton's arrogant effort to undermine the traditions of our First in the Nation Primary."


Even Democrats are complaining about Hillary Clinton's elitist campaign. Earlier this week, former New Hampshire Democrat gubernatorial nominee Arnie Arneson told the Boston Globe that when it comes to Clinton this year, Democrat activists "feel like we don't matter...I feel like she doesn't realize it is personal in New Hampshire."



Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Yvonne Dean-Bailey's victory in the Rockingham District 32 special election:
"I want to congratulate Yvonne Dean-Bailey on running an outstanding campaign that focused on the traditional New Hampshire principles of lower taxes and limited government. Voters chose Yvonne because she campaigned on a pledge to fight Governor Maggie Hassan's reckless fiscal policies that will put our state on a path toward an income tax. Her election is a victory for taxpayers and a stinging rebuke of Governor Hassan's misplaced priorities and her disastrous tax-and-spend agenda."



Staffer With Long History of Illegal Activity Distributed False Press Release


Concord - The Concord Monitor today reports that a radical activist who has worked for Democrat State Representative candidate Maureen Mann has been caught breaking New Hampshire election law. Carl Gibson admitted that he sent out a bogus press release to New Hampshire media that falsely claimed Republican candidate Yvonne Dean-Bailey was dropping out of the race five days before the Tuesday, May 19th special election.


"The fact that Maureen Mann trusted a radical extremist who engages in illegal campaign activity to work on her race speaks volumes about her and her candidacy. Mr. Gibson's deplorable attempt to spread misinformation was clearly designed to help Maureen Mann and suppress Yvonne Dean-Bailey's supporters," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn.


"I believe that integrity is important in politics, and I am disappointed that somebody who has worked for my opponent would try to confuse voters with misinformation. I want to represent my district with honor and distinction, and I am committed to running an honest campaign that focuses on the important issues facing our state," said Republican candidate Yvonne Dean-Bailey.


In 2011, CBS News reported that Gibson took credit for sending out a hoax press release on behalf of General Electric that falsely claimed the company was returning $3.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury. In his biography, Gibson brags about how his outrageous stunt caused General Electric stock to temporarily drop by $3 billion. According to pictures posted on Gibson's Facebook page, he was arrested in 2012 at the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York City.


"Mr. Gibson's long history of dishonest and illegal tactics is well documented, yet Maureen Mann still hired him to work on her campaign and manage her social media accounts. This raises very serious questions about Maureen Mann's integrity and proves that her extreme views are out of touch with New Hampshire values," said Horn.


Gibson's false campaign press release is a clear violation of RSA 666:6 which says that "Any person who shall, without authority, sign the name of any other person to any letter or other document, or falsely represent that any other has written such letter or document, knowing such representation to be false, for the purpose of influencing votes, or who shall by false representation, use, employ or assign the name of any other person, or a fictitious name on a radio or television broadcast or other means of communication, to signify endorsement of a political party, candidates or programs, or, for the purpose of influencing votes, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."





Sudden Reversal Follows Public Outcry Over Devastating Cuts


Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan's backing down from her raid of dedicated funds for nursing homes: 


"While it is welcome news that Governor Hassan has backed down from cutting millions to New Hampshire nursing homes, it is long overdue. Governor Hassan's failure to lead on this important issue not only caused unnecessary distress for those affected, but demonstrated how irresponsible and out-of-touch she is on issues critical to New Hampshire's elderly. Fortunately, the Republican Senate led by Senators Morse and Forrester showed the leadership that Governor Hassan refused to show. We hope that in the future Governor Hassan will take the opportunity to listen to responsible Republican leaders in the legislature and heed their advice."




Nursing home residents: Restore $7 million (Associated Press, 02/13/15)


Governor Hassan and HHS to Implement House Finance Plan to Restore Funds for Rate Increase for Nursing Homes (Office of the Governor, 05/05/15)