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Thursday
Jul102014

NH GOP - Home Run to Victory in 2014 with Governor Chris Christie

 

Home Run to Victory in 2014 with Governor Chris Christie

US Senator Kelly Ayotte, Governor John H. Sununu, Ambassador Joseph & Augusta Petrone, Steve Duprey, Joanne Devine, Dan Donovan, Michael Boyle, Beverly Bruce, Bill Greiner, Jim Merrill, Brian Mikol and Richard Pease

 

And the New Hampshire Republican State Committee

Cordially Invite You to Join

 

Governor Chris Christie

Republican Governors Association Chairman

 

Home Run to Victory in 2014

 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

6:00pm

 

Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

1 Line Drive, Manchester, NH 03101

The Pavilion at Fisher Cats Stadium

 

$45 Ticket

Ticket includes admission to game, general reception with Governor Chris Christie, fireworks and buffet dinner

 

$2,500 Host Committee

Package includes a photo opportunity and access to the VIP Luxury Suite to watch the game with Governor Chris Christie

 

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$250 All Star Sponsorship

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All sponsors will be recognized at the event and will be provided a photo opportunity with Governor Chris Christie

 

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 603-225-9341 or emailing info@nhgop.org

Thursday
Jul102014

NH GOP - PORTSMOUTH HERALD: WE STAND BEHIND SHAHEEN GAS TAX STORY 

Concord - The Union Leader today reports that the Portsmouth Herald is standing by its story that highlights Jeanne Shaheen's support for a federal gas tax hike and is rejecting a request by the Shaheen campaign to change it. In a June 9th story, the Herald reported that Shaheen told a group of transportation officials in Portsmouth that she supported raising the federal gas tax.  

 

"We stand by our reporter and our story," Portsmouth Herald executive editor Howard Altschiller told the Union Leader.

  

Mr. Altschiller also said the Herald rejected requests this month from the Shaheen campaign to change their story. The requests came nearly a month after the story ran and only after Shaheen began to try to hide her support for a gas tax hike.  

 

"Jeanne Shaheen is desperately trying to cover up her support for a federal gas tax hike that will hurt working families and small businesses. Her dishonest attempt to walk back her comments on this disastrous tax increase reminds Granite Staters that she is a hypocritical Washington politician who will do and say anything to get elected." said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "When it comes to taxes, Jeanne Shaheen is a proven liar who has a long history of making false promises and breaking her word. It's time to replace her with a fiscally responsible Republican senator who will hold the line on taxes."

  

The Concord Monitor reported that the Shaheen campaign refused to deny the accuracy of the Portsmouth Herald story on her support for a gas tax hike.  

 

Shaheen has been a longtime advocate of a gas tax hike. According the Union Leader, Shaheen supported an increase in New Hampshire's gas tax as a state senator in 1995.

  

Shaheen also a history of hiding her position on tax increases during election years. As a state senator she was open to a broad-based tax. As a candidate for governor, she took The Pledge against a sales or income tax, then broke her word and proposed a disastrous sales tax.

  

BACKGROUND:

  

In June 2014, Shaheen Suggested Raising The Federal Gas Tax As A Solution To Funding For Infrastructure Investment: "Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., told a group of East Coast transportation officials that the United States is woefully behind other nations in adequately funding infrastructure, and it has to make a commitment to catch up. ... Shaheen said she believes the solution is going to involve 'a whole variety' of moves, including raising the gas tax, which hasn't been increased since 1993, asking states to pay more of the burden and turning to the private sector for support."(Deborah McDermott, "Sen. Shaheen Calls For Investment In Infrastructure," Portsmouth Herald, 6/9/14)

  

The Shaheen Campaign Won't Deny The Accuracy Of The Portsmouth Herald Story On Her Support For A Gas Tax Hike: "The campaign could not confirm or deny whether the Herald article, which did not quote Shaheen directly, accurately portrayed her comments. The Herald reporter who wrote the article could not be reached for comment, but there is no correction accompanying the story." (Kathleen Ronayne, Campaigns use gas tax increase as latest talking point, Concord Monitor7/6/14)

  

As A State Senator, Jeanne Shaheen Supported Raising The State Gas Tax: "Co-sponsor Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-Madbury, who has participated in four previous bills studying the turnpikes, said many motorists ''want to know why they pay a toll to use a highway in their area when motorists elsewhere in the state do not.'' She wants the state to look at raising the gas tax toease the burden on those who use toll roads." (Donn Tibbetts, "Additional NH Toll Road Study Could Examine Gasoline Tax," Union Leader, 1/26/95)

 

Tuesday
Jul082014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN TRIES TO HIDE SUPPORT FOR GAS TAX HIKE 

CONCORD - One month after clearly stating her support for an increase in the federal gas tax, Senator Jeanne Shaheen is now trying to conceal her support for the disastrous tax hike.

 

On June 8th, 2014, Senator Shaheen met with transportation officials in Portsmouth and said she would support a gas tax hike according to the Portsmouth HeraldPortsmouth Herald columnist Douglas Rooks even congratulated Shaheen on supporting the unpopular tax hike.

 

"The idea of a gas tax increase has even won support from such cautious lawmakers as Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who's advocating an immediate increase for bridge projects," wrote Rooks.

 

Facing a difficult reelection campaign, Shaheen is trying to shift her position and hide her support for a gas tax hike. The Concord Monitor reports that the Shaheen campaign is dishonestly trying to claim she opposes a gas tax increase while refusing to deny the accuracy of the Portsmouth Herald story on her support for it.

 

"Senator Jeanne Shaheen clearly announced her support for a burdensome federal gas tax increase that will hurt working families and damage small businesses. In the wake of Governor Maggie Hassan's disastrous state gas tax increase, Senator Shaheen is trying to walk back her comments and hide her obvious support for more taxes," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Fortunately, Granite Staters are able to see through her dishonest election year stunt and realize that a vote for Jeanne Shaheen is a vote for higher taxes."

 

Shaheen has been a longtime advocate of a gas tax hike. According the Union Leader, Shaheen supported an increase in New Hampshire's gas tax as a state senator in 1995.

 

Shaheen also a history of hiding her position on tax increases during election years. As a state senator she was open to a broad-based tax. As a candidate for governor, she took The Pledge against a sales or income tax, then broke her word and proposed a disastrous sales tax.

 

"When it comes to taxes, Jeanne Shaheen is a proven liar. She is willing to do and say anything to get elected, break her word, and then saddle working families with higher taxes once in office," said Horn. "Jeanne Shaheen has proved that she is a two-faced Washington politician who cannot be trusted to hold the line on taxes."

 

BACKGROUND:

In June 2014, Shaheen Suggested Raising The Federal Gas Tax As A Solution To Funding For Infrastructure Investment: "Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., told a group of East Coast transportation officials that the United States is woefully behind other nations in adequately funding infrastructure, and it has to make a commitment to catch up. ... Shaheen said she believes the solution is going to involve 'a whole variety' of moves, including raising the gas tax, which hasn't been increased since 1993, asking states to pay more of the burden and turning to the private sector for support."(Deborah McDermott, "Sen. Shaheen Calls For Investment In Infrastructure," Portsmouth Herald, 6/9/14)

 

The Shaheen Campaign Won't Deny The Accuracy Of The Portsmouth Herald Story On Her Support For A Gas Tax Hike: "The campaign could not confirm or deny whether the Herald article, which did not quote Shaheen directly, accurately portrayed her comments. The Herald reporter who wrote the article could not be reached for comment, but there is no correction accompanying the story." (Kathleen Ronayne, Campaigns use gas tax increase as latest talking point, Concord Monitor, 7/6/14)

 

As A State Senator, Jeanne Shaheen Supported Raising The State Gas Tax: "Co-sponsor Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-Madbury, who has participated in four previous bills studying the turnpikes, said many motorists ''want to know why they pay a toll to use a highway in their area when motorists elsewhere in the state do not.'' She wants the state to look at raising the gas tax to ease the burden on those who use toll roads." (Donn Tibbetts, "Additional NH Toll Road Study Could Examine Gasoline Tax," Union Leader, 1/26/95)

Thursday
Jul032014

NH GOP - FOLLOWING STATE GAS TAX HIKE, SHAHEEN CALLS FOR FEDERAL GAS TAX INCREASE 

CONCORD - One day after Granite Staters were hit with Governor Hassan's newly enacted 23% state gas tax hike, Senator Shaheen will appear in Hampton this morning to push for a higher federal gas tax. Shaheen has called for imposing another gas tax hike on working families as a way to fund the federal Highway Trust Fund.

 

"Senator Shaheen's call for an increase in the federal gas shows that she has little sympathy for Granite Staters who have been hurt by Governor Hassan's state gas tax hike. Instead of finding ways to eliminate waste and better mange our existing funds, Senator Shaheen is focused on taking even more money out of the pockets of working families who cannot afford another gas tax hike," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Seantor Shaheen's call for a high federal gas tax reminds her constituents that she doesn't understand the struggles facing small business owners and that she is out of touch with New Hampshire's fiscally responsible values."

 

proposal making its way through the United States Senate would nearly double the federal gas tax, raising it from 18.4 cents a gallon to 30.4 cents a gallon.

 

Moderate Democrats including former Governor John Lynch have opposed increases in the gas tax.

 

"Before we consider the need for additional revenue - which I don't think is there - we need tomanage the funds that we have today, which we are not doing well," Lynch told the editors of Foster's Daily Democrat.

 

In addition to supporting the gas tax, Shaheen also voted against an effort to block a national energy tax, which would increase gas prices by 20 cents a gallon and cost 10,000 jobs across New Hampshire, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

 

BACKGROUND:

In June 2014, Shaheen Suggested Raising The Federal Gas Tax As A Solution To Funding For Infrastructure Investment. "Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., told a group of East Coast transportation officials that the United States is woefully behind other nations in adequately funding infrastructure, and it has to make a commitment to catch up. ... Shaheen said she believes the solution is going to involve 'a whole variety' of moves, including raising the gas tax, which hasn't been increased since 1993, asking states to pay more of the burden and turning to the private sector for support."(Deborah McDermott, "Sen. Shaheen Calls For Investment In Infrastructure," Portsmouth Herald, 6/9/14)

Tuesday
Jul012014

NHGOP CALLS ON SHAHEEN TO EXPLAIN INCONSISTENCIES IN SHADY STOCK STORY 

ConcordNew Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Senator Jeanne Shaheen to explain inconsistencies in response to a Boston Globe story about her shady financial interests. The Boston Globe yesterday reported that Senator Shaheen and her husband have a financial stake in a company that received federal stimulus funding. The Shaheen campaign claimed their company stock options have expired, however Shaheen's personal disclosure report filed with the Senate Ethics Committee in May still lists them as assets. Shaheen's report also says they are scheduled to expire on September 1, 2019.

 

"The Shaheen campaign's explanation for her shady stock options directly contradicts the information provided in Senator Shaheen's personal financial disclosure report. Senator Shaheen needs to explain this discrepancy and discuss why she has either misled her constituents with false information or misled the Senate Ethics Committee with false reports," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Very serious ethical questions have been raised about Senator Shaheen's finances and a potential conflict of interest involving her husband's lobbying firm. Her inconsistent story raises even more concerns that must be addressed immediately."

 

Reports filed with the Senate Ethics Committee show that the Shaheens acquired stock options in Ultrawave on September 16, 2009 worth thousands of dollars. On May 14, 2014, Shaheen filed a financial disclosure report that still lists the stock Ultrawave as an asset. The report also states that the stock expires on September 1, 2019.

 

When confronted by the Boston Globe this week, the Shaheen campaign claimed that the stock had expired. The Globealso reported "the Shaheens declined multiple requests for interviews and would not answer most detailed questions about their investments and connection to the firm."

 

Shaheen voted for the wasteful $787 billion stimulus boondoggle and her husband Billy runs a prominent lobbying firm that operated a "stimulus opportunities team" to help clients get federal money.

 

Non-partisan ethics watchdogs have raised questions about the red flags raised by Shaheen's potential conflict of interest.

 

"'It absolutely is a concern,' Charlton Copeland, former chair of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust and a professor at the University of Miami told the Boston Globe. 'It raises questions because so much of the work of this kind of policymaking takes place outside of the specter of the public eye.'"

 

BACKGROUND:

 

On November 16, 2009, Billy Shaheen Purchased Stock Options In Ultrawave Labs. (Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, 2009 Financial Disclosure Report, 5/13/13)

 

The Campaign Claims The Stock Options Have Expired. "The campaign said that they recently learned that Shaheen's stock options have since expired, so he did not wind up profiting from the transaction. The campaign would not disclose when the stock options expired." (Noah Bierman and Todd Wallace, "Similarity In Shaheen Cause, Family Interests," Boston Globe6/24/14)

 

But Shaheen's Most Recent Personal Financial Disclosure States The Stock Options Expire September 1, 2019. (Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, 2013 Financial Disclosure Report, 5/15/14)