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Saturday
Aug302014

NH GOP - HYPOCRITE: SHAHEEN KNOCKS 'BIG OIL' WHILE INVESTING IN OIL COMPANIES 

Concord - The Weekly Standard today reports that despite her desperate attacks on oil companies, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and her husband have personal investments tied to oil companies.

 

"Jeanne Shaheen continues to prove that she is a hypocritical Washington politician who will do and say anything to get re-elected. Despite her attacks against 'big oil,' Senator Shaheen and her shadow lobbyist husband are personally invested in mutual funds that hold significant investments in oil companies, including one that has controversial ties to Iran," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Granite Staters realize that Shaheen is just another desperate, double-talking beltway insider who needs to be replaced with a responsible Republican in November who will be an independent voice for New Hampshire."

 

Senator Shaheen reports an investment worth up to $100,000 in a mutual fund called Thomberg Value 5R on her 2013 personal financial disclosure forms. The Weekly Standard reports that the fund invests in oil and gas companies, including Chevron, Inpex (a Japanese firm), Weatherford International, and a French energy corporation called Total SA. Total SA agreed to pay a $245 million fine after American and French authorities charged it with bribing Iranian officials in exchange for access to oilfields. 

 

Saturday
Aug302014

NHGOP CHALLENGES SHAHEEN, HASSAN, SHEA-PORTER AND KUSTER TO STAND WITH BIDEN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today challenged Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and Congresswoman Annie Kuster to stand with Vice President Joe Biden during his trip to the Granite State next week. Biden is scheduled to appear in Portsmouth on Wednesday.

 

"President Obama and Vice President Obama are running one of the most embarrassing and incompetent administrations in history, and their failed leadership is extremely unpopular in the Granite State. Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, Congresswoman Shea-Porter and Congresswoman Kuster have all have all ignored the will of their constituents and blindly championed the disastrous Obama-Biden agenda," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Shaheen, Hassan, Shea-Porter and Kuster should all embrace the Vice President while he's in New Hampshire with the same enthusiasm that they have embraced his failed policies."

 

In the latest WMUR/UNH poll, only 37% of voters approve of the job that Barack Obama is doing as president.

Friday
Aug292014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON SCHOOL CHOICE COURT RULING 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding the New Hampshire Supreme Court's ruling on school choice:

 

"We are pleased that the court's decision will allow this worthy program to continue to benefit New Hampshire children.

"Education choice is about parents being able to find the best possible educational opportunities for their children, regardless of family income. The School Choice Bill has leveled the playing field, offering even our poorest students the opportunity to access the educational environment that is best for them.

"Governor Hassan has waged an assault on school choice and demonstrated a callous disregard for the most vulnerable students in our community. It is obvious that Granite Staters are supportive of this critical program and it's time for the governor to stop her reckless and partisan attempts to destroy it." 

Friday
Aug292014

NHGOP MARKS SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SHAHEEN'S LAST TOWN HALL MEETING 

NHGOP MARKS SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SHAHEEN'S LAST TOWN HALL MEETING

 

Concord - As criticism from local media continues to mount over her refusal to do town hall meetings, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee today marked the two-year anniversary of Jeanne Shaheen's last town hall meeting. A cake with a picture of Shaheen's encounter with a large chicken holding a sign that reads "Jeanne Shaheen: Too Chicken For Town Halls" was delivered to her federal office in Manchester.

 

Additionally, Jeanne Shaheen had an epic town hall fail during her Google hangout last night. After asking, "are we open now to questions from the audience," there is a long pause and awkward silence before a quiet "no."

 

Watch the video clip HERE.

 

"There is no substitute for a traditional New England town hall, and Jeanne Shaheen's attempts to make it seem as if she is interacting with voters are laughable," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "It would be very simple for Jeanne Shaheen to put this controversy behind her: just hold a town hall and let voters ask her questions. Her refusal to perform this basic requirement of her job suggests she has lost touch with the people she purports to represent."

 

Meanwhile, the Union Leader accused Shaheen of hiding from her constituents in a scathing editorial today, writing: "Politically, Shaheen is a throwback to the old-fashioned, party-run politician. She expresses no thoughts of her own, only party-approved talking points. She agrees with President Obama more than he does. Put a talking-point robot in front of a roomful of constituents who want answers and leadership, and it will be a YouTube bonanza. So she avoids it and blames the same sort of out-of-state groups that Kelly Ayotte had the courage to face. What courage."

 

Senator Kelly Ayotte is in Littleton today holding a town hall meeting with her constituents.

Saturday
Aug232014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN DITCHES TOWN HALL MEETINGS FOR CALIFORNIA SPECIAL INTEREST FUNDRAISER 

New Hampshire's Absentee Senator Refuses To Do Her Job

 

Concord - Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who hasn't held a town hall meeting in New Hampshire in 723 days, will attend a special interest fundraiser in San Francisco, California today instead of meeting with her constituents. Shaheen has repeatedly refused to hold open and unfettered meetings with Granite Staters.    

 

"Senator Jeanne Shaheen doesn't respect New Hampshire's tradition of open and accessible government because she is an out of touch Washington politician and an absentee senator. Senator Shaheen is afraid to face her constituents because she knows that she can't defend her record of voting with President Obama 99% of the time," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Jeanne Shaheen puts Barack Obama first. It's time to replace her with a responsible Republican who will put New Hampshire first."

 

The Hill reported this week that instead of planning to hold a town hall meeting, Shaheen is making time to attend an exclusive fundraiser at the residence of a prominent lobbyist in Washington's tony Georgetown neighborhood. Contributions range from $1,000 to $2,500 per person to attend.