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Saturday
Aug252012

NH GOP - ANN "SUPERPAC" KUSTER

Concord, NH- In a desperate attempt to hide her support from SuperPACs and partisan special interest groups, Ann Kuster is pretending that she is against the outside money that she is receiving and that is being used to support her second run for Congress. Her desire to have a number of conversations to offset the $3 million in special interest money is appropriate because that is roughly how much money special interest groups have spent supporting Kuster. 

Having helped run a pro-income tax PAC that funneled donations to candidates that supported a state income tax like herself, Ann Kuster is a true friend of the special interest money, and the Super PACs that are propping up her campaign. Kuster's willingness to follow in lock step with her party leaders in Washington is exactly what these ultra-partisan special interest groups and Super PACs want and the reason why they are willing to spend vast sums of money supporting her candidacy. 

"Anne Kuster can pretend all she wants that she doesn't accept special interest money," said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald. "But there is an obvious trend that she will accept money from anyone who wants to give it to her, and she will keep lying to the New Hampshire voters. In this cycle alone, she has accepted over $300,000 dollars. The voters didn't fall for her hypocritical values in 2010, and they won't in November of this year."

Background:

In 1999 Ann Kuster was on the Board of the "Courage and Leadership PAC" that advocated for a state income tax. The AP reported that "The Courage and Leadership PAC hopes to spend at least $100,000 in the next election helping candidates of either party who support an income tax" and that "Members of the PAC believe an income tax is the fairest way to pay for education."

Laura A. Kiernan, "Tax pledge opponents raise funds to help candidates," The Boston Globe, July 4, 1999

"Tax PAC," Associated Press, May 22, 1999

In the 2012 election cycle nearly $300,000 in outside special interest money has been spent on behalf of Ann Kuster including over $200,000 by SuperPAC Friends of Democracy that is primarily funded by son of super-liberal billionaire George Soros.

http://www.opensecrets.org/races/indexp.php?cycle=2012&id=NH02

http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/347468/soros-linked-pac-targets-bass-in-ads?SESS3a3f6a2f017b76baab785194a2a5630b=google&page=full

 

Kuster has raised over $775,000 dollars through out of state donations and liberal special interest groups like Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Howard Dean's Democracy for America and the True Majority PAC. 

https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraiser/22508?election=all

 

In 2010, outside special interest groups spent over $2 million on behalf of Ann Kuster which is the most spent on behalf of a candidate in New Hampshire's Second District. 

http://www.opensecrets.org/races/indexp.php?cycle=2010&id=NH02

 

Ann Kuster has collected nearly $570,000 in donations from political action committees including $260,000 from Big Labor organizations. 

http://www.opensecrets.org/races/pacs.php?id=NH02&cycle=2010

http://www.opensecrets.org/races/pacs.php?id=NH02&cycle=2010

 

Friday
Aug242012

NH GOP - NEW HAMPSHIRE WINS AS RNC ADOPTS NEW RULES 

Concord, NH- Today members of the RNC moved to adopt more strict penalties for states who move their primaries after the primary calendar has been set. Last year when Florida decided to move their primary up it caused a mess for the other states, and caused specifically New Hampshire to have their delegates to the Republican National Convention cut in half in order to protect the "First-in-the-Nation" status.

The rules committee has already approved an amendment that would protect the delegates for the early primary and caucus states. This "super penalty" would cause all the states who broke the rule of jumping ahead of one of the four carve out states: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, to lose all but nine of their delegates. 

"This is a huge victory for New Hampshire," said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald. "Preserving our First-in-the-Nation primary is our top priority. This win will protect both the delegates to the national convention, as well as protect our historic position in the primary process. I want to congratulate Steve Duprey and Phyllis Woods on their hard work and perseverance on the issue, and making sure we have a strong voice at the RNC."

These rules, adopted by the Republican National Committee, now go to the Rules Committee of the convention for consideration. Assuming no change, they are then voted on by the full Republican National Convention on Monday. 

Thursday
Aug232012

NH GOP - NEW EVIDENCE OF CAROL SHEA-PORTER'S RAMPANT HYPOCRISY 

Concord, NH- Congresswoman Shea-Porter has claimed to oppose Super PACs, yet her hypocrisy on the subject has continued as she refuses to denounce CREDO Super PAC, a San Francisco-based Super PAC that has come to NH to support her efforts.  On top of this, new questions have been raised as to her campaign’s involvement with the aforementioned Super PAC.

Carol Shea-Porter’s refusal to denounce CREDO Super PAC has certainly been bad enough, but coordination between a campaign and a Super PAC is unethical and illegal. On Friday evening, an image surfaced of a top paid aide to Shea-Porter connecting with a CREDO Super PAC staffer on Facebook after each had already assumed jobs at their respective campaigns. The former Congresswoman now has the responsibility to New Hampshire voters to answer why, other than to coordinate efforts, is a Carol Shea-Porter for Congress staffer connecting with a CREDO Super PAC staffer.  Granite Staters are waiting for her response.

"Congresswoman Shea-Porter has yet to denounce the actions of the Super PAC working in her favor and now has the responsibility to answer why there is proof of a connection between her campaign and a Super PAC," said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald. "How can the people of New Hampshire trust her to represent them in Washington when she demonstrates time and time again that she wants it both ways; no involvement in Super PACs against her, but those in her favor are fine. She will say or do anything to get elected after the voters decided she didn't deserve another chance in 2010."

See Carol's Hypocrisy Here:

POLITICAL SCOOP: IMAGE - SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTION BETWEEN CAMPAIGN AND PAC STAFFER?

UL: SHEA-PORTER WANTS NO SUPER PAC ADS IN NH-01 RACE

 

 

Tuesday
Aug212012

NHDP - NH GOP Embraces Akin's Radical Anti-Choice Position

GOP candidates and legislators support same anti-choice agenda espoused by Rep. Akin.

 

CONCORD - While New Hampshire Republicans may not use the same offensive language as Rep. Akin, many are pursuing the same offensive, anti-choice agenda - with a goal of banning all abortions, even in the case of rape and incest, said Terie Norelli, New Hampshire House Minority Leader.

 

"Akin's comments were offensive and despicable, show incredible ignorance towards the victims of rape and comments like these have no place in civil dialogue. It is disappointing that both Republican candidates for Governor nor the leaders of House and Senate have spoken up to condemn these remarks," said Norelli. "Though New Hampshire politicians have not used the offensive language of Rep. Akin, many have long advocated for the same dangerous restrictions on abortion."

 

For example, Norelli pointed to so-called Parental Notification legislation passed by the Republican-led House in 2011 that did not include an exception for rape or incest. Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Smith, lobbyist for the conservative group Cornerstone, lobbied for that legislation and lobbied to override the Governor's veto of it.

 

Gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne supports a constitutional amendment that would make all abortion, even in the cases of rape and incest, a crime, and even outlaw some forms of birth control and fertility treatments. As a candidate for U.S. Senate, Lamontagne supported a "Human Life Amendment" that would make all abortions a crime, and even make some forms of birth control and fertility treatments unconstitutional.

 

"The positions held and actions taken by Republican legislators and candidates in New Hampshire are the same radical position held by Representative Akin in Missouri," said Norelli. "The women of New Hampshire deserve to represented by individuals who have public health and safety as a top priority, not ideology."

Saturday
Aug182012

NHGOP TO OBAMA: TELL THE TRUTH TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

Obama's Medicare Cuts Devastating to Seniors in the Granite State 

Concord, NH- Today as President Obama campaigns in the Granite State, we are reminded of what his Medicare cuts will do to our seniors as he continues his campaign of lies and deceit. 22,000 seniors were dropped from the popular Medicare Advantage Program, and 7,600 Medicare Advantage programs were discontinued in New Hampshire due to funding cuts under the new health care law. 

So, President Obama, since you're coming to New Hampshire today to explain to the citizens why you should be reelected, why don't you tell the truth. Tell the truth that your Affordable Health Care Act cut over $700 billion dollars from health care programs that cover the needs of seniors' health care. 

"When the President campaigned in 2008, he said to the people of New Hampshire he would tell them what they need to hear, not what they want to hear," said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald. "Why should we give him a second chance when unemployment has stayed at 8 percent and the economy isn't improving? Obama should stop the lies that continue to spew from his campaign and finally tell the truth about his cuts to Medicare and where that $700 billion dollars is going instead."

HARVARD PILGRIM CANCELS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN

MEDICARE QUESTIONS JUST KEEP COMING UP