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Concord - In honor of tonight's K Street fundraiser for Senator Shaheen, "DC for Shaheen," the NHGOP today launches the DC for Shaheen Coalition, a strong coalition supporting Senator Shaheen in her re-election effort.


Coalition members include:

  • President Barack Obama
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Tom Steyer and National Energy Tax Enthusiasts

And more!


Are you a liberal beltway insider?  A radical extremist that supports a national energy tax that would kill thousands of New Hampshire jobs and hurt the working class?  Do you believe that New Hampshire residents with cancelled health insurance or premiums they simply can't afford are just "misinformed" about ObamaCare?  Do you believe President Obama is right 99 percent of the time?  Join the DC for Shaheen Coalition today!


"Senator Shaheen promised to be a 'strong, independent voice' for the Granite State when she was elected to the U.S. Senate.  Instead, she is Barack Obama's most loyal supporter," said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn.  "She should be doing her job and representing the people of the New Hampshire, not the liberal Washington special interests that are bankrolling her campaign.  She's now more comfortable in Georgetown than in the Granite State.  It's time to replace her with a Republican who will stand up for the best interests of our state this fall."




Tonight, Shaheen campaign hosts a "DC for Shaheen" fundraiser at a K Street lobbying firm Arent Fox


Tuesday, June 17: "DC for Shaheen" fundraiser, Arent Fox LLP, 1717 K Street NW, Washington, DC, Invite accessed 6/17/2014,



Concord - The New Hampshire Republican Party Executive Committee tonight elected Franklin Mayor and long-time grassroots activist Ken Merrifield as NHGOP Vice Chairman. Former Vice Chairman J.P. Marzullo stepped down last week to run in a contested state senate primary. Party bylaws prohibit officers of the committee from participating in contested primaries.


"I am honored to have earned the trust and confidence of the executive committee and look forward to serving as vice chairman," said Mayor Merrifield. "Our party is energized and on the verge of sweeping victories in November. I am committed to doing everything I can to help build a strong grassroots network that will help our candidates return fiscal responsibility to Washington and Concord."


"Ken is a respected Republican activist who has the commitment to conservative principles needed to help unite our party. He is an excellent choice to serve as our next vice chairman," said former Vice Chairman J.P. Marzullo. "I am confident that he will devote the time and effort needed to help grow our party and win in November."


Merrifield will serve until the New Hampshire Republican Party's next annual meeting in January, 2015. 



Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on the celebration of Father's Day:

"Today we thank fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers and men who serve as father figures for their wisdom, guidance, leadership and providence. I would also like to extend a warm debt of gratitude to all of the fathers who are serving our country while sacrificing time with their families to protect our freedom. You are in our prayers, and we look forward to your safe return home."



Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Senator Shaheen's fundraiser with national energy tax supporters:


"Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted for legislation that was intended to establish a new national energy tax that would cost thousands of jobs and raise the price of power for New Hampshire ratepayers. Now she is fundraising with the same radical environmental groups who have praised her efforts to kill legislation that would have protected working families from this tax. This is just another example of Jeanne Shaheen's willingness to vote with the liberal special interest groups that are bankrolling her campaign instead of standing up for her constituents."




In 2013, Shaheen Voted For Whitehouse's Amendment To Add A Carbon Tax. "To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people." (S. Amdt. 646 To S. Con. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #58: Rejected 41-58, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Yea)


VIDEO: Before Voting On The Amendment, Whitehouse Admitted It Was A Vote To Put A Price On Carbon. WHITEHOUSE: "I urge that we support this amendment that will allow us to put a price on carbon and protect the American people." (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Remarks On The Floor Of The U.S. Senate, 3/22/13)


VIDEO: Despite Shaheen And Whitehouse's Best Efforts, Whitehouse Said Current Political Conditions In The Senate Are The Reason There Is No Price On Carbon. WHITEHOUSE: "At present, however, political conditions in Congress do not allow us to price carbon. It is necessary, political conditions do not allow us to do it, so we must change those political conditions." (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Remarks On The Floor Of The U.S. Senate, 5/16/13)


The League of Conservation Voters Supports a National Energy Tax "Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) sponsored an amendment to S. Con. Res. 8, the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution, which would prevent Congress from enacting legislation that would place a federal tax or fee on carbon emissions. This amendment would limit Congress's ability to address climate change, which poses a severe threat to our economy, health, and environment, and would rule out a promising source of revenue for the government. On March 22, the Senate rejected-by a vote of 53-46-a procedural motion that would allow a vote on the Blunt amendment (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 59). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE" (National Environmental Scorecard, 2013 Scorecard Vote, Pricing Carbon Pollution, League of Conservation Voters, Accessed 6/13/2014)


The Natural Resources Defense Council Supports Cap and Trade "What's needed is comprehensive climate legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions while spurring a surge in clean energy investments." (Cap 2.0: Investing in America, Natural Resources Defense Council, Accessed 6/13/2014)



Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Governor Maggie Hassan filing for re-election:


"Maggie Hassan's reckless and hypocritical tenure as governor negates her campaign promises of fiscal responsibility.  She ignores emergency policies in place, because of her blind pursuit of a big-government agenda, by taking Democrat lobbyists on a taxpayer-funded vacation to pay them back for raising campaign cash for her with Vice President Biden.  Hassan openly embraces ObamaCare and other failed policies hurting residents in New Hampshire but championed by Democrats in Washington so that she can use her corner office in Concord to court special interest group support for a 2016 Senate campaign.  Maggie Hassan isn't working for the people of the Granite State and it's time replace her with a responsible Republican this fall."




As a candidate, Maggie Hassan promised to be a fiscally responsible governor committed to balanced budgets


"The former three-term senator from Exeter also pledged to be a fiscally responsible governor who would veto any sales or income tax and commit herself to a balanced budget." (Kathryn Marchocki, "Hassan promises state won't 'turn our back' on its people," New Hampshire Union Leader, 10/26/11)


As Governor, Hassan has failed miserably to manage the New Hampshire budget and has ignored the spending precedent set by Governor John Lynch


"A hiring freeze put in place five years ago by Governor John Lynch is doing little to prevent state agencies from filling their vacant positions, as the Governor's Office has issued 436 waivers so far this Fiscal Year. Governor Maggie Hassan has not denied a single request to waive the hiring freeze in her first six months in office." (New Hampshire Watchdog, 6/13/2013)


Because of her reckless management of state finances, Hassan was forced to issue an Executive Order directing a freeze in generally funded hiring, equipment, purchasing and out-of-state travel


"The state will freeze hiring, equipment purchases and out-of-state travel paid for with general funds after the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee approved Gov. Maggie Hassan's executive order" (Gary Rayno, "State spending freeze locked in," New Hampshire Union Leader, 05/22/2014)


Unfortunately for New Hampshire residents, Governor Hassan believes that the spending freeze applies to everyone but herself, and demonstrates tremendous hypocrisy in preparing to take a taxpayer-funded vacation to turkey with Democrat lobbyists next week


"Gov. Maggie Hassan is going forward with her long-planned trade mission to Turkey despite the state revenue dip that prompted her to freeze out-of-state travel. She makes an exception for her trip, saying it is worth the money even now. That position is undermined by the very figures her administration uses to promote the trip....There simply is no urgent need for the state to spend scarce tax dollars on a trade mission with the state's budget in such bad shape." (Editorial, "Hassan's trip: Quit it cold turkey," New Hampshire Union Leader, 06/02/2014)


Even worse, Hassan's trip is political payback in the form of a paid vacation for one of one of her top supporters, Democrat lobbyist Jim Demers, who hosted a fundraiser for her campaign with Vice President Biden at his home in 2013


"Vice President Joe Biden plans to raise campaign cash for the Democratic leader of the first-in-the-nation primary state.  The White House says Biden will appear at an Aug. 22 fundraiser in Maine for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who faces re-election next year. The event is at Democratic lobbyist Jim Demers' home." ("Biden to raise money for NH Gov Hassan," Associated Press, 08/05/2013)


"The delegation of business representatives headed for Turkey includes...former state representative and lobbyist Jim Demers, president and CEO at Demers and Blaisdell" (Dave Solomon, "GOP, conservative group take aim at Hassan over trip," New Hampshire Union Leader, 06/03/2014)