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Wednesday
Sep242014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN DUCKS FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY DEBATE

Absentee Senator Declines Invitation To Debate The Issues

 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today after Senator Jeanne Shaheen informed organizers at Franklin Pierce University that she will not participate in the first debate of the general election:

 

"New Hampshire voters deserve a robust debate about the issues and ample opportunity to compare Scott Brown's record of independent leadership with Jeanne Shaheen's record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time. It is unacceptable for Senator Shaheen to duck debates - especially since she has declined to hold any town hall meeting for over two years," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Jeanne Shaheen wants to limit a discussion about the issues in this campaign because she knows that she can't defend her blind support for President Obama's disastrous agenda. Shaheen's unwillingness to participate in every debate insults voters and proves that New Hampshire needs a new senator in November." 

 

Scott Brown has challenged Senator Shaheen to participate in seven debates - the same number of debates that Walt Havenstein and Governor Maggie Hassan have agreed to hold in their race. 

Wednesday
Sep242014

NHGOP LAUNCHES "TAXIN' HASSAN" WEBSITE 

NHGOP LAUNCHES "TAXIN' HASSAN" WEBSITE

 


 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today launched  www.taxinhassan.com, a website dedicated to chronicling Governor Maggie Hassan's failed fiscal leadership and support for reckless tax increases and spending. 


 
"Throughout her political career, Governor Maggie Hassan has supported reckless tax increases and failed to provide fiscally responsible leadership for New Hampshire. Instead of managing state spending, Hassan proposed a bloated state budget that would have burdened working families and small business with more taxes and fees," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The Republican Majority in the State Senate can only do so much to put the brakes on Governor Hassan's tax and spend agenda. It's time to put a proven leader and responsible manager like Walt Havenstein in the corner office."


 
Granite Staters can learn more about Maggie Hassan's fiscally irresponsible track record at www.taxinhassan.com.  The site will be updated throughout the election season.

Wednesday
Sep242014

NH GOP - BERLIN BUSINESSMAN STEVE GRIFFIN ASKS SHAHEEN TO REMOVE HIM FROM ENDORSEMENT LIST 

Griffin "Strongly Supports" Scott Brown

 

Concord - Berlin Businessman Steve Griffin released the following statement today after his name was dishonestly included on a list of endorsements released by the Shaheen Campaign:

 

"I am strongly supporting Scott Brown and am extremely disappointed that Senator Jeanne Shaheen would dishonestly include my name on her list of endorsements without asking my permission. Washington has changed Jeanne Shaheen, and her record of voting with President Obama 99% of the time proves that she won't provide the type of independent leadership that she promised she would bring to the Senate. 

 

"New Hampshire needs to elect Scott Brown to restore America's standing in the world, stop reckless government spending and help small business owners create jobs. I am proud to support Scott's campaign to bring change to Washington and ask that Senator Shaheen immediately remove my name from her list."

Wednesday
Sep242014

DNC - #GOPRebrand on display in New Hampshire 

New Hampshire Republican Party adds 'personhood' to official platform

Washington examiner // REBECCA BERG | SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 | 6:20 PM 

 

The New Hampshire Republican Party amended its platform this weekend with stricter abortion provisions, including support for "personhood," which defines life as beginning at conception.

Personhood has become a hot-button issue in Senate races across the country this year, such as Colorado, where Democrats have successfully attacked Rep. Cory Gardner for having supported such a measure in the past.

Now, the issue could spread to New Hampshire, following the state party's decision at its convention.

The platform now states: "Support the unborn child's fundamental right to life and establish that, in NH law, personhood begins at conception."

It adds: “Support a Life at Conception Act guaranteeing the protections of Life and Personhood to the pre-born under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”

The platform previously supported "implement(ing) all possible legal protections" and acknowledged the "unborn child's fundamental right to life."

The new wording was proposed by Walt Stapleton, a New Hampshire small business owner, and approved by a voice vote with little discussion. Stapleton confirmed to theWashington Examiner that he proposed the amendment.

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who is running for re-election against Republican Scott Brown, indicated in a statement Monday that she now plans to make personhood, and its place in the state GOP's platform, an issue in the campaign.

"The message from Scott Brown and his Republican Party is disturbing, alarming and clear: they believe they should make the decisions about birth control and health care for women in New Hampshire and around the country," Shaheen said. "They are dangerously wrong, and by signing on with Tea Party extremists, they're showing just how irresponsibly out of touch they are with the needs and rights of women."

Brown's campaign and the state Republican party did not respond to requests for comment. Brown has described himself in the past as "pro-choice" on abortions.

Steve Duprey, who has run many Republican campaigns in New Hampshire, predicted Republicans, including Brown, would not be greatly hindered by the new platform. "I know very few Republicans that support every plank of the platform," Duprey said.

But personhood, which would ban all abortions without exception and limit access to birth control, has already become an issue in other races this year. In Colorado, Gardner has attempted to distance himself from his past support for the provision, but Democrats have nevertheless spent millions of dollars on advertisements emphasizing the opposite.

Saturday
Sep202014

NH GOP - SHERIFF HILLIARD CALLS ON SENATOR SHAHEEN TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT TIES TO BUSINESS LINKED TO BURGLARY RING 

Concord - Merrimack County Sherriff Scott Hilliard today called on Senator Jeanne Shaheen to address questions about a new report about her small business record. Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Shaheen co-managed a family store that was later found to have sold stolen goods.

 

"Senator Shaheen's connection to this tarnished business raises serious questions that should be addressed. It is troubling that Senator Shaheen never disclosed this information during her many years in politics as she campaigned on her small business experience.  

 

"If Senator Shaheen has nothing to hide she should immediately answer questions about her involvement in this business and be open and transparent with her constituents."

 

 

BACKGROUND ON SHAHEEN TOUTING HER SMALL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL:

 

2004: SHAHEEN: "I also understand the importance of small business on a very personal level because for the first eight years that my husband and I were married, we were involved in a partnership and a family business. We had a very small business, a seasonal business in York Beach, ME. But it was enough to teach me at a very personal gut level the issues that you deal with as business people. I had to deal with the personnel issues, withmeeting the payroll, with paying the bills, paying the taxes, and all of the bureaucratic regulations that go along." (Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Remarks At Women Impacting Public Policy Conference, 9/28/04)  6:31

 

2008: SHAHEEN: "Now my husband and I started our married life with a small business. I understand what it is like to pay the bills and meet a payroll. And I think we have got to make sure that they enjoy economic opportunity, and so we need to see some action in Washington to help them." (Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Senate Debate, 10/6/08) 14:19

 

2011: SHAHEEN: "'As a former business owner, I understand that it's business and not government that creates jobs,' Shaheen said during a speech to the New England Council, an alliance of businesses, health and academic institutions. 'But I also know that government has a critical role to play fostering a positive business environment. It has a role to play in making sure that we recover from this recession and that we remain competitive.'" (Greg Kwasnik, "Shaheen Sees U.S. Role In Jobs," The Union Leader, 1/25/11)