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Governor’s Backing A Political Bust For Clinton Campaign
Concord – Hillary Clinton’s support in the Granite State has continued to collapse since Governor Maggie Hassan formally announced her support for the former Secretary of State’s candidacy.
Clinton trailed Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) 46% - 30% in a poll conducted the University of New Hampshire Survey Center in July – their last survey released before Hassan’s September 17, 2015 endorsement. A UNH survey released yesterday shows Sanders now surging to a commanding 27 point lead over Clinton, beating her 60% - 33%.
“Hillary Clinton is on the verge of a humiliating New Hampshire primary loss and Governor Hassan’s worthless endorsement has been a political bust for her struggling campaign. The governor has invested a significant amount of political capital in Clinton’s candidacy, and the results have been nothing short of a complete and utter embarrassment,” said NHGOP Jennifer Horn. “A Clinton defeat in New Hampshire will be a direct rebuke of Governor Hassan and her political operation.”
Governor Hassan will hold an event for the Clinton campaign today in Concord with former President Bill Clinton and Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta. 







Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the resignation of Jack Wozmak, Governor Maggie Hassan’s failed drug czar:
“Jack Wozmak’s tenure as Governor Maggie Hassan’s drug czar was marked by a troubling pattern of ineptitude and ineffectiveness. Under Governor Hassan’s leadership, Mr. Wozmak refused to work with local officials and repeatedly failed to reach out to the physicians and members of New Hampshire’s law enforcement community who are on the front lines of combating our state’s heroin epidemic,” said New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn. “Given the seriousness of New Hampshire’s substance abuse crisis, Governor Hassan should have already replaced Mr. Wozmak with a competent person who could have done a better job. Granite Staters expect state government to be well-managed, and it’s clear that Governor Hassan’s focus on her distracting United States Senate campaign is hindering her ability to address this emergency.”
In an interview with Foster’s Daily Democrat (10/11/15),the President of the New Hampshire Medical Society called for “greater leadership” from the Hassan Administration on New Hampshire’s devastating heroin epidemic. Dr. Lukas Kolm also said that embattled Hassan Administration drug czar Jack Wozmak has failed to reach out to New Hampshire’s physicians.
This news followed earlier reports that Governor Hassan’s drug czar also failed to contact top law enforcement officials in New Hampshire’s biggest towns and cities.
Hassan’s office also lost track of a $12 million federal grant to combat substance abuse. Governor Hassan also vetoed a budget that included a 75% increase in state funding to address the heroin epidemic.





NHDP Response to NH GOP Debate 







Following the announcement that the New Hampshire Union Leader was dropped as a partner from the New Hampshire GOP Debate, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump took responsibility for the move. NHDP Chairman Ray Buckley made the following statement:

“This ridiculous attack on New Hampshire’s statewide newspaper threatens the traditions of our First-in-the-Nation primary and makes it clear that the New Hampshire Republican Party has now fully embraced Donald Trump as their frontrunner. Senator Kelly Ayotte should denounce her party’s actions to undermine our state’s primary status.”




Additional Speakers To Be Announced In Coming Weeks

Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today announced the following featured speakers and details for the “First-in-the-Nation Presidential Town Hall” event:
Friday, January 22, 2016, Welcome Dinner
  • Vice President Dick Cheney
  • Former State Department official Liz Cheney
  • NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn
  • John H. Sununu, Former Governor, White House Chief of Staff, NHGOP Chairman
Saturday, January 23, 2016, Town Hall
Presidential Candidates:
  • Governor Jeb Bush
  • Governor John Kasich
  • Governor Chris Christie
  • Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina
  • Senator Rand Paul
  • Senator Rick Santorum
  • Governor Jim Gilmore
Non-Presidential Candidate Speakers:
  • Matt Bevin, Kentucky Governor
  • Betsy McCaughey, Former Lt. Governor of New York, Best-Selling Author
  • Stephen Hayes, The Weekly Standard
  • Mary Katharine Ham, Hot Air, Town Hall, Fox News
  • Scott Brown, Former United States Senator
  • Byron York, Washington Examiner, Fox News
  • Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard, Fox News
  • Steve King, Congressman from Iowa
Ticket prices begin at $40 and go up to $500 for special packages and VIP offerings. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting
This one-of-a-kind event will take place on January 22-23, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire and will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from the Republican presidential candidates only days before they head to the polls to vote in the First-in-the-Nation presidential primary. Over 1,000 attendees are expected.
A tentative schedule will be released soon. For further details, updates and to purchase tickets, please visit
Press can be credentialed by submitting Full Name, Organization, Title, Phone, Email and any accommodations (riser space, radio row space, truck space, etc.) to Identification at press check in is required.



Hassan Bragged About Breaking Fundraising Records Only To Be Outraised
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding reports that Governor Hassan prematurely gloated about breaking fundraising records but was outraised by Kelly Ayotte:
“Initial quarter fundraising for one of Harry Reid’s top recruits should have been record-setting as Governor Hassan might have hoped, but it’s clear that these numbers are deeply underwhelming for a campaign desperate to manufacture the appearance of enthusiasm. The governor’s incompetent campaign made a rookie mistake by gloating about their fundraising numbers and were embarrassed by the news that she was outraised by her more serious competitor. Unfortunately for her candidacy’s chances, she has brought the same incompetence and ineptitude Granite Staters have come to expect from her governor’s office to her campaign.”