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Tuesday
Jul212015

NHGOP STATEMENT ON HASSAN VETO OF TAX REFORM BILL 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Governor Hassan's veto of a tax reform bill that would have helped New Hampshire companies grown and create jobs:

 

"Once again, Governor Hassan has put good paying jobs at risk by ignoring the concerns voiced by Granite State employers. At a time when New Hampshire job growth is falling behind both the national average and the rate in Massachusetts, Governor Hassan should be doing everything within her power to help business jump-start our economy. The governor continues to remind Granite Staters that she is out of touch with the priorities of the New Hampshire business community and unwilling to support pro-growth policies that are needed to create more good paying jobs." 

 

 

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Friday
Jul172015

NH GOP - MEMO: WHAT TO EXPECT IN COVERING HILLARY CLINTON'S NH CAMPAIGN 

FROM: Jennifer Horn, NHGOP Chairman

 

TO: New Hampshire and National Press

 

RE: Hillary Clinton's Arrogant NH Campaign

 

DATE:  July 16, 2015

 

Hillary Clinton may be trying to "reset" her campaign after an underwhelming launch, re-launch and years of an antagonistic relationship with the press and public, but Clinton can't escape her history of inaccessibility, lack of transparency and outright dishonesty.

 

In recent visits to New Hampshire, Clinton has disgraced the First-in-the-Nation primary process with staged events, a refusal to answer serious questions and closed-off nature that runs completely contrary to the Granite State's grassroots, retail tradition.

 

According to an Associated Press survey released today, "voters aren't sold on [Hillary Clinton's] reinvention: Only 4 in 10 voters say they view Clinton as 'compassionate.' Just 3 in 10 said the word 'honest' described her either very or somewhat well."

 

It's no surprise that recent polls show Bernie Sanders within the margin of error of Hillary Clinton. As a self-described socialist, Sanders may be dangerously out-of-touch with America on the issues, but the Sanders campaign has at least respected New Hampshire's First-in-the-Nation presidential primary by taking unfiltered questions, answering authentically and allowing press legitimate access.

 

Hillary Clinton's notoriously isolated campaign will be visiting New Hampshire today for a full day of choreographed events. Clinton's utter disregard for a free and open press goes back decades, and the New Hampshire Republican State Committee would like to provide a few tips and tricks for covering Clinton in New Hampshire.

 

TIPS & TRICKS FOR COVERING CLINTON

  • Expect to walk into a Clinton event only to be told the entire venue is off the record (and you're not allowed to tweet either!)

New York Times: "The meeting had been arranged through Jesse Ferguson, a campaign press minder, who in advance of my arrival sent me an email that said the following: 'The ground rules we've had with others in our office is that the office itself is OTR,' meaning off the record. 'I don't want to get into a contest of people tweeting pic from our office to show they were there.'...it was not clear to me how you could declare a 40,000-square-foot space off the record" (Mark Leibovich, "Re-Re-Re-Reintroducing Hillary Clinton," New York Times, 7/16/15)

  • Bring a pair of scissors as you may need to cut yourself free from a restrictive press rope meant to keep you from getting close to the candidate

CBS: "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. Clinton's advance team used a rope to separate the press from the Democratic presidential candidate as she walked the parade route, at times dragging the cranky reporters down the road." (Jacqueline Alemany, "Clinton campaign gives new meaning to the term 'rope line' at New Hampshire parade," CBS, 7/4/15)

  • Don't rely on a pool for coverage as the pool reporter may be kicked out of and prohibited from covering the event

Daily Mail: "The Clinton campaign denied access to the designated print pool reporter in New Hampshire this morning." (Chris Spargo, "Hillary Clinton campaign denies access to DailyMail.com political editor as Monday's pool reporter in New Hampshire," Daily Mail, 6/15/15)

  • If you need to use the restroom, refrain from asking for directions as you may be told to "hit the woods"

Townhall: David Martosko Tweet: 'Latest @HillaryClinton development: Sec. Service agent won't let me into the YMCA venue to go to the bathroom, says 'Hit the woods.'" (Aaron Bandler, "Hillary Campaign Tells Reporter to 'Hit The Woods,'" Townhall, 6/15/15) 

  • Be sure to follow directions exactly or you may be told to "go to the end of the line"

Fox News: "One of them approaches her to ask for her signature. 'Sign this please?' she asks. Clinton responds, 'If you go to the -- go to the end of the line.' She again says, 'Why don't you go to the end of the line.'" (Staff, "Clinton to autograph seeker: 'Go to the end of the line,'" Fox News, 6/2/15)

  • When interviewing event attendees that identify as "everyday Americans," inquire further as they may actually be coached "partisans with political connections"

Daily Mail: "Clinton's campaign has already taken heat for depicting at least three people in her campaign launch video as 'everyday' Americans who were actually partisans with political connections." (David Martosko, "Campaign staff DROVE 'ordinary' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop - including health care 'lobbyist in training' who was an Obama campaign intern and Biden chauffeur," Daily Mail, 4/16/15)

  • Don't expect to get anything on the record from the campaign as any comment is likely to be anonymous, including important state secrets such as New Hampshire voters should expect to be "seeing a lot of (Clinton) in the months ahead"

Nashua Telegraph: "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...There was little or no substance to it, and certainly not enough to warrant using unnamed sources." (Editorial, "Event was the antithesis of what NH is about," Nashua Telegraph, 5/21/15)

 

For media outlets wishing to cover candidates with respect for the important role of the press, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee recommends covering any Republican candidate for president.

 

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Friday
Jul172015

NHGOP LAUNCHES NEW FIRST IN THE NATION PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY WEBSITE 

FITN.gop To Serve As A Hub For NH Presidential Primary Events And Contact Information

 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today announced the launch of a new website to provide the public with First-in-the-Nation presidential primary event and contact information throughout the campaign. The website will include declared presidential candidates' New Hampshire campaign events, headquarters, website and contact information.

 

"Unlike the Democrat Party, Republicans have a large and diverse field of qualified presidential candidates. While Hillary Clinton has been all but anointed as the Democrat nominee, Republicans are engaging in a robust debate about the future of our country," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "We hope to promote New Hampshire's First-in-the-Nation presidential primary process by providing important information to voters and encouraging grassroots activism across the Granite State."

 

The website can be found at fitn.gop.

 

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Wednesday
Jul152015

NHGOP CALLS ON HASSAN TO DENOUNCE OBAMA'S IRAN DEAL 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today called on likely Senate candidate Maggie Hassan to denounce President Obama's disastrous deal with Iran that will threaten Israel's security. 

 

On Friday, NH1 News reported that Governor Hassan weighed in for the first time on international issues as she gears up to use the corner office as a stepping stone for a United States Senate campaign. Hassan issued a statement on her official twitter account claiming that she "fully supports the State of Israel and its right to exist."

 

"Governor Hassan cannot credibly claim she supports Israel if she refuses to condemn President Obama's reckless deal that will allow the Iranian regime to develop a nuclear weapon in the future. This irresponsible agreement will not only undermine our strong alliance with Israel, but also jeopardize our national security," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "If Governor Hassan is going to continue to explore a campaign for United States Senate and claim to support Israel, she has a responsibility to speak out against the Obama Administration's reckless Iran agenda. Granite Staters have a right to know if likely Senate candidate Hassan is willing to march in lock step with President Obama as he pushes disastrous foreign policies that will make our world a more dangerous place to live."

 

In March, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress and vigorously denounced President Obama's proposed deal with Iran. Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu said that President Obama's Iran deal was a "historic mistake for the world."

 

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Tuesday
Jul142015

NHDP - Baseless NHGOP Attacks Should Be Targeted Instead At Walker, Christie and Ayotte 

 

 

 

 

 

Concord, N.H. – While Governor Hassan remains focused on fighting for a responsible budget that meets the needs of New Hampshire, the Republican Party has launched baseless attacks against the Governor that should instead be targeted at Republicans like Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and Kelly Ayotte.

Terrified about Kelly Ayotte’s vulnerable re-election, the New Hampshire Republican Party is attacking the Governor, claiming that she might “selfishly” decide to run for Senate, despite the fact that while state legislators are on vacation for the month of July, Governor Hassan remains ready to negotiate a fiscally responsible budget compromise.

Meanwhile, sitting Republican governors Scott Walker and Chris Christie have abandoned their states to run for president, leaving behind budget deficits and plummeting bond ratings to advance their own political ambition. And Kelly Ayotte continues traveling the country to promote herself as a vice presidential candidate while her own re-election is severely at risk.

“Sitting Republican governors Scott Walker and Chris Christie will not be happy to hear that Jennifer Horn and the New Hampshire Republican Party are slamming them for spending roughly half of their time out-of-state promoting their own political ambition instead of solving mounting problems at home,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “While New Hampshire plays host to sitting Republican governors who have ignored their home states to run for president, Governor Hassan is actually doing her job, working to pass a responsible budget that meets the needs of New Hampshire."

Yahoo reports, “So far Christie has spent more than 40 percent of his second term, which began in 2014, outside of New Jersey. Much of that travel was for trips to help lay the groundwork for a national campaign.”

Politifact also found that Scott Walker spent “less than half, or an average of 14 nights per month, in Wisconsin.”

Not to mention that Kelly Ayotte has engaged in significant national political travel as part of her Veepstakes tour, traveling to Mitt Romney’s Utah retreat that WMUR’s John DiStaso described as “a veritable “Who’s Who” of Republican political insiders,” and making not one but two political trips to California in as many weeks.


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