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Sunday
Dec132015

NHGOP STATEMENT ON DEMOCRATS DROPPING WMUR AS DEBATE SPONSOR 

 

 

Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding WMUR being dropped as a sponsor of the New Hampshire Democrat presidential debate:
 
“For decades, WMUR has established itself as a trusted news source that has made an important impact on New Hampshire that extends well beyond its news broadcasts. The station has sponsored some of New Hampshire’s most important political debates and WMUR Political Director Josh McElveen has served as a fair and effective moderator. It is unfortunate that Hillary Clinton and her Democrat Party allies would try to impugn the integrity of this respected news organization by forcing WMUR out as a debate sponsor. This petty attack on New Hampshire’s largest television station threatens the traditions of our First-in-the-Nation primary and Governor Hassan should immediately denounce this outrageous behavior.”
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Friday
Dec112015

NH GOP - HASSAN CONFUSED ON PIPELINE POSITION

 

Puzzled”; “Perplexed”; “Confusion”; “Enormous Disconnect”; “Rolling The Dice”

 
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan’s changing and confusing position on the Kinder Morgan pipeline detailed in the Keene Sentinel:
 
“Even after three years in the corner office, Governor Hassan has yet to make her position on the Kinder Morgan pipeline clear to affected residents. The governor refused to take a public stand on the issue until she was shamed into it following the lead of Kelly Ayotte, and even since then she has failed to be honest and forthcoming about the true nature of her position. Granite Staters expect their governor to be more than a dithering politician who leads from behind and avoids confronting the tough issues we face as a state and nation. Regardless of one’s opinion on the proposed pipeline, New Hampshire deserves a leader, not another aimless politician who follows the political currents of the day.”
 
BACKGROUND:
 
Keene Sentinel: “Members Of The N.H. Municipal Pipeline Coalition, Who Are Fighting The Pipeline, Say They’re Puzzled By The Statement Gov. Maggie Hassan Gave Last Week…They Said Were Led To Believe She Wouldn’t Oppose The Project, And Were Perplexed When They Saw Media Reports That Suggested She Had.” “In the meantime, members of the N.H. Municipal Pipeline Coalition, who are fighting the pipeline, say they’re puzzled by the statement Gov. Maggie Hassan gave last week expressing conditional opposition to the project. They said were led to believe she wouldn’t oppose the project, and were perplexed when they saw media reports that suggested she had.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)
  • “Hassan’s Office Has Tried To Clear Up The Confusion, But In Doing So, They Haven’t Use The Word ‘Opposed’ To Describe The Governor’s Stance.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)

  • “Brookline Town Administrator Tad Putney, Who Was At The Meeting, Said The Coalition Members There Asked Hassan To Oppose The Pipeline Outright, And She Declined.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)

  • “John Kieley, Who Represents Temple On The Commission, Also Attended The Meeting With The Governor. He, Too, Was Perplexed By Hassan’s Statement, Which Was Reiterated In A News Release From Her Office On Dec. 4.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)

  • “He Said There Is An ‘Enormous Disconnect’ Between What Hassan Has Consistently Said To Coalition Members, Including At The Dec. 2 Meeting, And What Was Reported By Media On Dec. 3.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)

  • “By Letting The Approval Proceedings Run Their Course, Hassan Is ‘Rolling The Dice,’ He Said, And ‘Thousands Of People In Southern New Hampshire Directly Affect By This Aren’t Willing To Roll The Dice.’” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)
NHPR: “During A Conference Call With Constituents, Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte Said She Opposes The Project Because Her Questions Haven’t Been Adequately Answered…And Then Wednesday Came Statements Of Opposition From Representative Ann Mclane Kuster And Governor Maggie Hassan.” (Sam Evans-Brown, "Within 24 Hours, Ayotte, Kuster, and Hassan Come Out Against Kinder Morgan Pipeline," NHPR, 12/3/15)
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Thursday
Dec102015

NH GOP - INCREASING EVIDENCE OF FOOLISH OBAMA-HASSAN FOREIGN POLICY 

 

Concord – According to the Wall Street Journal, “Iran conducted its second ballistic missile launch since forging a landmark nuclear agreement with global powers this summer, U.S. officials said Tuesday, posing a new set of questions about the White House’s ability to implement the deal.”
 
This is not the first time Iran has violated international agreements with its illegal test of missiles that could threaten American lives. In October, the White House said that “the U.S. has ‘strong indications’ that Iran violated United Nations Security Council resolutions” with a similar ballistic missile test.
 
President Obama’s deal with Iran has come under fire as a majority of Americans understandably do not trust Iran to abide by its terms. Despite its overwhelming unpopularity and clear evidence that Iran cannot be trusted to adhere to the terms of international security agreements, Governor Hassan continues to support President Obama’s dangerous deal with Iran.
 
“Iran’s blatant disregard for international security agreements proves that we are not dealing with a responsible or trustworthy actor, and Governor Hassan’s continued support for President Obama’s dangerous deal with Iran shows that she is just as woefully naïve and foolish as he is,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “The governor’s willingness to march in lockstep with President Obama on this critical issue is deeply alarming, and the overwhelming evidence that Iran cannot be trusted demonstrates the foolishness of the Obama-Hassan foreign policy. Governor Hassan is clearly unprepared to effectively confront the threats facing our nation and unfit to represent New Hampshire in the United States Senate.”
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Saturday
Dec052015

NH GOP - ObamaCare Repealed!

 

ObamaCare has been law for more than five long years, and New Hampshire knows all too well the disastrous consequences of this broken law: higher premiums, less access and more bureaucracy. 
Thankfully, Congress finally repealed it — but Obama has pledged to veto.
We know that if Governor Hassan becomes Senator Hassan, she would ignore the will of the people and stop at nothing to protect this failed law. 
Not only will we need to keep control of the Senate, but we'll need to take back the White House so Hillary Clinton isn't able to veto this important legislation to fix our healthcare system.
We must continue to fight against this unworkable law so that it is finally repealed. Click here to donate whatever you are able — our efforts are paying off and we can't give up now. 
Obama jammed through this failed law and we cannot rest until it is repealed once and for all. Please contribute today so we have the resources needed to defeat the Clinton-Hassan Machine. 
 
Sincerely,
Jennifer Horn
Chairman
New Hampshire Republican Party
Friday
Dec042015

NH GOP - HASSAN OPPOSES BILL TO REPEAL UNPOPULAR OBAMACARE PROVISIONS 

 

Bill Would Repeal Medical Device Tax, Cadillac Tax, Individual And Employer Mandates
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan’s opposition to a federal bill that would repeal unpopular Obamacare provisions, including the medical device tax, Cadillac tax and the individual and employer mandates:
 
“After years of Granite Staters suffering the disastrous consequences of Obamacare, there is finally enough legislative support to repeal some of the most damaging provisions of this failed law that are crushing small businesses and harming working families. It is unfortunate that the governor is following the lead of disgraced former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is stonewalling any effort to fix this broken law. New Hampshire deserves independent leaders who will work together to look out for taxpayers’ best interests, not another Washington politician who marches in lockstep with their party leadership.”
 
The negative effects of Obamacare’s medical device tax and “Cadillac” tax have been well-chronicled in New Hampshire newspapers. Obamacare remains widely unpopular and opposition to provisions such as the medical device tax is bipartisan
 
BACKGROUND:
 
Portsmouth Herald: “Officials From Portsmouth To Manchester Are Warning Taxpayers And Municipal Workers Alike About The Potential Profound Impact Of The Affordable Care Act's So-Called Cadillac Tax.” (Jeff McMenemy, "Cities brace for impact of 'Cadillac' tax," Portsmouth Herald, 6/15/15)
 
Portsmouth Herald: “According To Ayotte, Efforts To Repeal It Have Become Bipartisan, Even Among Some Lawmakers Who Initially Approved Of The Tax.” (Paul Briand, “Ayotte: Medical device tax is ‘onerous’,” Portsmouth Herald, 4/4/14)
 
Union Leader: “The Affordable Care Act Will Cost The City Nearly $200,000 In The Current Fiscal Year, And Could Result In A $1.2 Million Levy In 2018, When A Tax For So-Called "Cadillac Plans" Is Set To Kick In” “The Affordable Care Act will cost the city nearly $200,000 in the current fiscal year, and could result in a $1.2 million levy in 2018, when a tax for so-called "Cadillac plans" is set to kick in, according to a report presented Tuesday.” (Ted Siefer, “Manchester government warned to plan for Cadillac tax on healthcare,” Union Leader, 10/1/13)
 
Eagle Tribune: "The Senate Needs To Vote To Abolish The Tax And By A Veto-Proof Margin." (Editorial, “Senate must vote to repeal medical device tax,” Eagle Tribune, 6/30/15)
 
USA Today: "'Enough Of This Haranguing About Obamacare,' Said Reid, Who Predicted That Senate Democrats Will Sustain A Presidential Veto Of The Bill." (Erin Kelly, “Senate poised to repeal major portions of Obamacare,” USA Today, 12/2/15)
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