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Wednesday
Jul082015

NHGOP CONGRATULATES RIO TILTON ON SPECIAL ELECTION VICTORY 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Rio Tilton's victory in the Rockingham District 20 special election:

 

"We congratulate Rio Tilton on his resounding special election victory. Democrats have lost every major special election this year because Granite Staters are fed up with Governor Hassan's failed leadership and disastrous fiscal agenda. This is only the latest in a string of rebukes of Governor Hassan's tax-and-spend policies and reckless budget veto. New Hampshire has had enough of Governor Hassan's partisan gridlock, refusal to compromise and extremist political rhetoric."

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Rio Tilton Special Election Victory, nhgop.org, 7/7/15

 

Mark Cookson Special Election Victory, nhgop.org, 6/24/15

 

Yvonne Dean-Bailey Special Election Victory, nhgop.org, 5/19/15

 

Dennis Green Special Election Victory, nhgop.org, 4/28/15

 

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Tuesday
Jul072015

NH GOP - FULL COURT PRESS: REID RECRUITING HASSAN FOR SENATE 

While Top NH Dems Push Liberal Former Speaker Terie Norelli For Governor

 

Concord - Disgraced former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is personally recruiting Governor Maggie Hassan to run for United States Senate in 2016. POLITICO reports that Reid recently called Hassan "as part of the [Democrat] party's full-court press to urge New Hampshire's governor to run in [New Hampshire's} marquee Senate race." Last week, a Super PAC connected to Senator Reid started running dishonest ads attacking Senator Kelly Ayotte.

 

"It is obvious that Governor Hassan is focused on launching partisan political attacks to advance her political career and impress Washington liberals like Harry Reid. Instead of plotting her United States Senate campaign with Beltway insiders, the governor should be focused on moving New Hampshire forward by fixing the budget crisis caused by her irresponsible, politically-motivated veto," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn.

 

Reid's recruitment efforts come as the New Hampshire Democrat establishment floats liberal former House Speaker Terie Norelli as their leading candidate to replace Hassan as governor. In an interview with National Journal, former State Democrat Party Chairwoman Kathy Sullivan praised "[Terie] Norelli in particular," saying that were the former Speaker to run to replace Hassan, "she would instantly be a credible candidate."

 

"The decision by senior Democrats to float Terie Norelli as a candidate for governor is a clear indication that Maggie Hassan is getting ready to ditch her gubernatorial responsibilities and selfishly run for higher office. Terie Norelli is a tax-and-spend liberal who has voted for a disastrous income tax that would destroy the New Hampshire Advantage. She is radically out of step with the Granite State's fiscally responsible values and would make a poor governor."

 

BACKGROUND

 

POLITICO: "[Harry Reid] has called New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan as part of the [Democrat] party's full-court press to urge New Hampshire's governor to run in the state's marquee Senate race." (Manu Raju, "Harry Reid's Final Campaign," POLITICO, 7/7/15)

 

WMUR: "A pro-Democratic political action committee with close ties to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is launching a digital advertising campaign Monday targeting Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte..." (John DiStaso, "Pro-Democratic PAC hits Ayotte with digital ad campaign," WMUR, 6/29/15)

 

National Journal: "[Kathy Sullivan] praised a number of potential female candidates, but Norelli in particular" "Former New Hampshire Democratic Party chair Kathy Sullivan expects multiple Democrats to throw their hats into the 2016 governor's race if it's an open seat. 'If it's an open race, there will definitely be a primary. I have no doubt there will be a primary,' Sullivan said. She praised a number of potential female candidates, but Norelli in particular. Were Norelli to run, Sullivan said, 'she would instantly be a credible candidate.' Norelli was not available for comment." (Karyn Bruggeman, "Women Gubernatorial Prospects Few and Far Between in 2016," National Journal, 7/6/15)

 

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Tuesday
Jul072015

NH GOP - WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: HILLARY CLINTON'S ARROGANT NH CAMPAIGN 

"Shadowy Campaign"; "New Hampshire Voters Deserve Better"; "You Can't Come In"; "Cloaked In Secrecy"; "Nothing Says Freedom...Like Corralling Reporters With A Rope"; "Fraught Relationship With The Press"

 

Nashua Telegraph: "Antithesis Of What The New Hampshire Primary Is About" "The Hillary Clinton campaign staged an event for the New Hampshire media last week that struck us as the antithesis of what the New Hampshire primary is about." (Editorial, "Event was the antithesis of what NH is about," Nashua Telegraph, 5/21/15)

  • Nashua Telegraph: "Part Of The Culture In Washington, Not New Hampshire" "Anonymity, as a matter of course and for its own sake, is part of the culture in Washington, not New Hampshire." (Editorial, "Event was the antithesis of what NH is about," Nashua Telegraph, 5/21/15)
  • Nashua Telegraph: "New Hampshire Voters Deserve Better Than The Washington Cloak-And-Dagger Treatment" "We think New Hampshire voters deserve better than the Washington cloak-and-dagger treatment, regardless of party and regardless of whether you're the longest of longshots, or the presumptive favorite." (Editorial, "Event was the antithesis of what NH is about," Nashua Telegraph, 5/21/15)
  • Nashua Telegraph: "Shadowy Campaign" "If this is the kind of shadowy campaign she's running in New Hampshire, we have to wonder how this mentality would translate if she moves back into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave." (Editorial, "Event was the antithesis of what NH is about," Nashua Telegraph, 5/21/15)

Washington Post: "Paltry Information...Dished Under The Cover Of Anonymity" "Too rarely do the shenanigans of the 'background call' get called out. But that's precisely what the Telegraph of Nashua, N.H., did today in a searing editorial ripping the paltry information that Hillary Clinton's campaign dished under the cover of anonymity."(Eric Wemple, "New Hampshire paper blasts Hillary Clinton campaign for lame conference call," Washington Post, 5/21/15)

 

Politico: "Concerns About The Campaign's Commitment To Running An Open And Transparent Campaign" "The Hillary Clinton campaign denied access to the print pool reporter on Monday, reigniting reporters' longstanding concerns about the campaign's commitment to running an open and transparent campaign." (Dylan Byers, "Clinton campaign denies access to pool reporter," Politico, 6/15/15)

  • Politico: "If The Pool Would Be Admitted... The answer: 'No. You can't come in.'" "At the front door again, your pooler was asked to wait while the first agent on duty checked to see if the pool would be admitted. ... The answer: 'No. You can't come in.'" (Dylan Byers, "Clinton campaign denies access to pool reporter," Politico, 6/15/15)

CNN: "Hillary Clinton's Campaign Used A Rope To Keep Journalists Away" "Hillary Clinton's campaign used a rope to keep journalists away from the candidate on Saturday while she walked in this small town's July Fourth parade." (Dan Merica, "Clinton campaign corrals media," CNN, 7/6/15)

 

Fox News: "Cloaked In Secrecy" "However, the optics of reporters being corralled along at the event, in Gotham, N.H., did not look good and added to the criticism that Clinton, unlike other 2016 presidential candidates, is shielded from reporters and their questions and as a public figure is cloaked in secrecy." (Joseph Weber, "Clinton campaign ropes off reporters at New Hampshire parade," Fox News, 7/5/15)

 

CBS: "Nothing Says Freedom On Independence Day Like Corralling Reporters With A Rope To Keep Them Away" "Nothing says freedom on Independence Day like corralling reporters with a rope to keep them away from Hillary Clinton as she marches in a July 4th parade." (Jacqueline Alemany, "Clinton campaign corrals reporters at July Fourth parade," CBS, 7/4/15)

  • CBS: "Reminder Of Clinton's Fraught Relationship With The Press" "The decision to lasso the media was a reminder of Clinton's fraught relationship with the press. Pictures of the reporter-roping took on a life of their own on social media and overshadowed what was supposed to be a news-less holiday photo-op in the early primary state." (Jacqueline Alemany, "Clinton campaign corrals reporters at July Fourth parade," CBS, 7/4/15)

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Tuesday
Jul072015

NH GOP - HASSAN VETOES CONCEALED CARRY TO APPEASE GUN CONTROL LOBBY 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan's veto of bipartisan concealed carry reform legislation:

 

"Governor Hassan's politically-motivated veto of bipartisan concealed carry reform is yet another sign that she prioritizes radical, out-of-state gun control groups over New Hampshire residents. This commonsense legislation would have clarified existing law to ensure that law-abiding citizens do not have their permits delayed without cause. New Hampshire gun owners see right through Governor Hassan's thinly-veiled attempt to gain favor with deep-pocketed, out-of-state billionaires to fund her United States Senate campaign."

 

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Sunday
Jul052015

NHGOP INDEPENDENCE DAY STATEMENT 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement regarding the Fourth of July:

 

"Fourth of July is a time for friends and family to come together and celebrate what makes our country great. On this Independence Day, let us not forget that a free, prosperous and strong America makes for a more peaceful world. Today the New Hampshire Republican Party honors and remembers with gratitude those sons and daughters who serve to protect the Founding Fathers' vision of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness for all."

 

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