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Tuesday
Sep302014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN REFUSES TO APPEAR ON STAGE WITH BROWN AT MANCHESTER AND NASHUA CHAMBER DEBATE

Desperate Senator Refusing To Participate In Debate Moderated By Respected Journalist Mark Halperin

 

Concord -Senator Jeanne Shaheen has informed the Manchester and Nashua Chambers of Commerce that she will not participate in a debate with U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. Shaheen's staff told organizers that the senator is refusing to appear on stage with Brown to discuss the important issues facing New Hampshire and will only participate in a "forum" with separate appearances. The debate was to be co-sponsored moderated by respected journalist Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Media.

 

"Senator Shaheen is refusing to appear on stage on with Scott Brown at this criticaldebate because she is unable to defend her record of voting with President Obama 99% of the time. At a time when Senator Shaheen is on a phony 'jobs tour,' it is outrageous that she would try to skip a debate about jobs with two of New Hampshire's largest and most respected chambers of commerce," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Senator Shaheen has avoided town hall meetings in New Hampshire, skipped critical committee hearings about national security in Washington, and now she is trying to duck debates. Her disgraceful behaviorreminds Granite Staters that Washington has changed Jeanne Shaheen, and it's time to change Senators in November."

 

Nashua Chamber of Commerce President J. Christopher Williams told New Hampshire Journal that Shaheen's arrogant campaign staff made it clear they do not believe that Granite Staters deserve any additional debates between the candidates.

 

"The Shaheen campaign made it clear to the Nashua and Manchester Chambers last week that they had already committed to three televised debates involving both candidates sharing a stage, and therefore felt adding a fourth debate involving a joint appearance would not be ideal," said Williams.

 

Senator Shaheen has also declined to participate in debates hosted by WGIR-AM radio and Franklin Pierce University. Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein and Governor Maggie Hassan have agreed to seven debates. 

Friday
Sep262014

NH GOP - FORMER U.S. SENATOR GORDON HUMPHREY SAYS FIRE SHAHEEN FOR "EXCESSIVE ABSENTEEISM" 

Concord - Former U.S. Senator Gordon Humphrey, who served twelve years in the Senate representing New Hampshire, today said that Senator Jeanne Shaheen should be fired for absenteeism:


 

"Like Senator Shaheen, I served on the Foreign Relations Committee. That committee's work is vital to national security, vital to the safety of every New Hampshire man, woman and child.  For Senator Shaheen to have skipped out on 14 of the committee's 30 meetings this session alone, is an astonishing case of dereliction of duty.  That she absented herself from the hearing where counterterrorism officials warned of the ISIS danger, is more than disappointing, it's shocking.


 

"In any business, Senator Shaheen would be fired for absenteeism.  In the military, he would be charged with abandoning her post.  We need a Senator who will take national security and secure borders seriously."

Thursday
Sep252014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON NEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRAT CALLING POOR GRANITE STATERS "BOTTOM FEEDERS"

 

 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Democrat John R. White's statement that economically-disadvantaged Granite Staters are bottom feeders:

 

"Mr. White should immediately apologize for his disturbing remarks, and the New Hampshire Democrats should denounce his statement immediately," said Horn. "It's bad enough that Mr. White is advocating policies that will kill New Hampshire jobs and do further damage to our already stagnant economy, but he adds insult to injury by degrading hard working families who are struggling to get by. We encourage all Republicans to work hard to re-elect Majority Leader Jeb Bradley so we can make sure that Mr. White and his unsavory language never represent the people of New Hampshire." 

 

In a letter to the editor published in a local newspaper, Mr. White wrote that the policies he is promoting "will put more jungle in the jeans of the bottom feeders in the economic pond and they will spend it.  That's what poor people do when they get money because they NEED things."

 

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Wednesday
Sep242014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN SILENT ON EXPANDED DEBATE SCHEDULE 

After Dodging Town Hall Meetings, Shaheen Now Hiding From Debates

 

Concord - After dodging town hall meetings with her constituents for 755 days, reclusive and inaccessible Senator Jeanne Shaheen is now trying to hide from general election debates.  Shaheen has refused to respond to Scott Brown's invitation to participate in seven debates to discuss the important issues facing New Hampshire.

 

"After refusing to hold town hall meetings for over two years, Jeanne Shaheen has no excuse for avoiding debates and trying to deny New Hampshire a robust and substantive discussion about the issues. Jeanne Shaheen doesn't want to debate because she knows that she cannot defend her record of voting with President Obama 99% of the time and her blind support for the failed Obama-Shaheen amnesty policies," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "It's time for Senator Shaheen to break her shameful silence and follow Walt Havenstein's and Governor Hassan's lead by accepting invitations to all seven debates."

 

Even Maggie Hassan, who like Shaheen doesn't hold town hall meetings, and GOP gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein have agreed to participate in seven debates.

Wednesday
Sep242014

NHDP - NHGOP Platform: Make Abortion and Contraception Illegal, Support “Personhood,”

Manchester, NH—The platform of the New Hampshire Republican Party, approved this weekend, would make abortion—with no exceptions even for rape, incest, or the life of the mother — and many common forms of  birth control illegal, and roll back marriage equality. 
 
“New Hampshire Republicans would make abortion illegal, and make illegal many common forms of birth control.  The NHGOP thinks they should make the decisions for women about birth control and abortion,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “They’re endorsing the most extreme, most restrictive, most offensive views of right-wing Tea Party fanatics.  It’s an outrageous attack that New Hampshire women will remember on Election Day.
 
“But that’s not all. The Republican platform also would end marriage equality, making same-sex couples second-class citizens. It’s wrong, and a step backward that the people of New Hampshire will not tolerate."
 
The new NHGOP platform reads, "Support the pre-born child’s fundamental right to life and personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment, and implement all Constitutional and legal protections.” 
 
It continues, “Recognize marriage as the legal and sacred union between one man and one woman as ordained by God, encouraged by the State, traditional to humankind, and the core of the Family.”

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