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Concord - New Hampshire State Republican Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Senator Jeanne Shaheen's refusal to apologize for the broken promises she made about Obamacare:

"The promise made by President Obama and Senator Shaheen about being able to keep your current doctor under ObamaCare was deemed the 'Lie of the Year' by non-partisan observers. President Obama has since apologized for breaking his word, but Senator Shaheen has never once even expressed regret. In fact, when constituents have complained about the problems of ObamaCare she has accused them of spreading misinformation. That's wrong. Her blind and unapologetic support of President Obama exemplifies her record of standing with him 99 percent of the time. She promised to be independent but she turned into a rubberstamp for President Obama, and the people of New Hampshire have been hurt in the process, especially the more than 22,000 people who have already lost their health care. Senator Shaheen owes them an apology."



Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Walt Havenstein victory in tonight's WMUR Granite State Debate:

 "Maggie Hassan is New Hampshire's Barack Obama, and she demonstrated yet again tonight that she has failed miserably as governor and has not earned a second term. She has failed to grow the economy, create jobs and manage the Granite State budget. She lied about repeated support for an income tax in our state and mislead voters about her disastrous LLC tax, which she slipped into the budget as Senate majority leader in 2009. Maggie Hassan is simply using the corner office in Concord to plan her 2016 Senate campaign, and her reckless tenure as governor has been a disaster. Our state deserves a governor who will put New Hampshire first, and voters will choose a new direction for our state by electing Walt Havenstein on November 4."



Their Own Research Admits Brown's Vote "Does Not Cut Social Security Or Medicare"


Concord, N.H. - Today, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee released the following statement in response to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's new ad that desperately tries to distract from Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare:


"In an act of desperation, the Democrats chose to run a blatantly false ad attacking Scott Brown while deliberately ignoring Senator Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare, an important program that many seniors in the Granite State depend upon," said New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The truth is Scott Brown has never voted to cut Medicare, and this effort to distract New Hampshire voters from Senator Shaheen's record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time won't work. Senator Shaheen put the needs of President Obama before the needs of New Hampshire seniors when she voted to cut Medicare and on November 4 we need to hold her accountable. She and her allies should be ashamed of themselves."


The ad released by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, fails to mention that Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted to cut Medicare by $716 billion with her deciding vote on Obamacare.


Shaheen Voted For ObamaCare, Which Cut $716 Billion From Medicare. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #396: Passed 60-39, 12/24/09, Shaheen Voted Yea)


Shaheen Voted To Allow ObamaCare To Raid Medicare


In December 2009, Shaheen Voted Against Legislation That Would Prevent Medicare From Being Raided To Pay For ObamaCare. "To prevent Medicare from being raided for new entitlements and to use Medicaresavings to save Medicare." (S. Amdt. 2942 To S. Amdt. 2876 To H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #368: Rejected43-56, 12/7/09, Shaheen Voted Nay)


·         The Democrat-Controlled Senate Rejected Attempts From Raiding Medicare To Pay For ObamaCare. "The latest such maneuver came when the Senate rejected an attempt by Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., to prevent Medicare from 'being raided' to pay for health care. The vote was 43-56. The bill calls for cuts totaling $460 billion over a decade from projected Medicare spending, much of which would be used to provide subsidies to help lower and middle-income Americans purchase health care." (David Espo, "Senate Dems Seek Expansion Of Medicare, Medicaid," The Associated Press, 12/8/09)

While ignoring Senator Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare, this falsely attacks Scott Brown. The ad specifically cites a Boston Globe on article on August 8, 2011 that's entitled, "Brown to Seniors: Social Security, Medicare could be cut." But according to, that article doesn't support the ad's claim. The Globe article doesn't say Brown advocated for cutting Medicare and Social Security.

In fact, the DSCC's own research admits that the vote in question "does not cut Social Security or Medicare."

The ad also points to Scott Brown's vote in favor of "Cut, Cap, and Balance." This bill specifically exempted Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, and interest paid on the debt from spending caps while requiring a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, according to


And according to Politifact on "Cut, Cap, and Balance," "the cap would have exempt spending on Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, or interest on the debt."




Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Marilinda Garcia's victory in tonight's WMUR Granite State Debate:

 "Tonight's debate clearly demonstrated that a vote for Congresswoman Kuster is a vote for President Obama and his failed agenda that is hurting middle class families in New Hampshire. Congresswoman Kuster has done nothing but hide from her constituents, refusing to hold town halls because she cannot defend her record of being Obama's 'strongest supporter,' as she declared earlier this year. The 2nd District is ready for new leadership, and will choose to elect Marilinda Garcia on Election Day."



Concord - Today, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee announced a radio ad buy in support of Walt Havenstein's campaign for governor of New Hampshire. The buy, which is targeted in the North Country, contrasts Maggie Hassan's budget-busting, big government, tax-and-spend record with Walt Havenstein's plan to create jobs and grow the economy in New Hampshire.


"New Hampshire is in the red because of Maggie Hassan, driving our state towards an income tax," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "She has failed to grow the economy and create jobs. It's time to replace Maggie Hassan with Walt Havenstein, a responsible Republican who will bring common sense solutions to Concord and get New Hampshire working again."


You can listen to the ad here.




Maggie Hassan is New Hampshire's Barack Obama.


Hassan forced ObamaCare on working families, just like Obama


Hassan raised large sums of campaign cash with powerful special interests, just like Obama


The Concord Monitor reported that Hassan broke the law, calling illegal campaign contributions from powerful unions "a threat against the very nature of democracy."


Hassan owes them, just like Barack Obama, and Hassan taxes you.


Maggie Hassan supported an income tax and over 100 tax increases on New Hampshire's middle class.


There's a better way - Walt Havenstein.


Walt Havenstein is a leader, not a politician, who cares deeply about New Hampshire's future.


Walt has proposed a plan to create over 25,000 good paying jobs for New Hampshire's middle class.


This election, we have a choice - New Hampshire's Barack Obama with Maggie Hassan, or a brighter future with Walt Havenstein.


Vote Walt Havenstein for Governor on Tuesday, November 4.


This advertisement was paid for by the New Hampshire Republican State Committee and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.