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Wednesday
Nov282012

NH GOP - CHAIRMAN WAYNE MACDONALD WILL NOT SEEK FULL TERM 

Concord, NH- New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald announced today that he will not seek a full term. 


"After much thought and discussion, I have decided I will not seek a full term as New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman. Serving as Chairman has been a challenge and a privilege. I appreciate the hard work of the dedicated activists, Party officers, and staff over the past year. It's been an honor to serve in this capacity."

The New Hampshire Republican State Committee will elect Party officers, including a new chairman, at its Annual Meeting on January 26th. MacDonald will not be endorsing a candidate for chairman.
Wednesday
Nov282012

NH House Speaker Statement on Chairman MacDonald Stepping Down

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) today offered the following statement regarding the news the New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald would not seek another term.
 
House Speaker William O’Brien
 
“I would like to offer my wholehearted support for Wayne MacDonald for his willingness to step up under very difficult circumstances and provide leadership for the Party.  His steady hand allowed the State Committee to move forward over the past year and have a smooth First In The Nation primary and to implement the national Victory efforts.  I know I speak for many Republicans when I wish Wayne the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Tuesday
Nov272012

NHGOP CALLS FOR FELON TO RESIGN FROM NH HOUSE 

Concord, NH- When voters took to the polls on November 6th in Nashua Ward 4, they didn't know that they were voting  for was a convicted felon, who served time in the Belknap County House of Corrections. As reported by the Laconia Daily Sun and Nashua Telegraph, Stacie Laughton served four months in jail on felony charges for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud in 2008.

  "The voters of that representative district deserve to have someone in office who will be fully upfront and honest with them," said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald. "I'm disappointed to hear that the opposite is happening with the election of Ms. Laughton, who didn't come clean with the voters about her record of conspiracy and fraud.  

“I support House Majority Leader Pete Silva on his comments that Representative-elect Laughton resign and I join him on calling for Governor-elect Hassan and Incoming Speaker Norelli to make this a reality. The voters have a fundamental right to know who is seeking to serve them in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.”

Wednesday
Nov212012

NHGOP RESPONSE TO PASSING OF SEN. WARREN RUDMAN

Concord, NH- New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald released the following statement in response to the passing of Senator Warren Rudman.

"With Senator Rudman's passing, we have lost a great public servant. Sen. Rudman's distinguished career ranks him among the finest U.S. Senators in New Hampshire history. Of his many legislative successes, the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget Act is the most notable as bi-partisan legislation that served the core principles of the Republican Party. In addition to his U.S. Senate service, he proudly served our nation in the Army during the Korean War, and later as New Hampshire's Attorney General. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as we enter the holiday season."

Sunday
Nov182012

NH GOP - NORELLI BECOMES NOMINEE FOR SPEAKER IN DEM CAUCUS

Concord, NH- Today in the Democrat caucus Rep. Terie Norelli became the nominee for Speaker, which will be voted on Organization Day in the House. An election of Norelli will mean more of the same of her last term as Speaker, which included the 2010 ethics investigation cloud where her Majority Floor Leader, Dan Eaton (D-Stoddard) interfered in a State Liquor Commission investigation.

"When Terie Norelli was Speaker in 06-10 session, she was responsible for the back room budget deals, instituted an LLC income tax in the 2009 budget, and did not seek the immediate resignation of Rep. Dan Eaton under the cloud of an ethics investigation by the Legislative Ethics Committee under chairman Martin L. Gross," said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald. "A return of Norelli will almost ensure a return of Eaton to House leadership.  With a Norelli/Eaton leadership team New Hampshire citizens can only expect more of the same destructive policies."

In 2010, Eaton, according to The Union Leader (March 6, 2010), tried to block an investigation on a tavern in Keene owned by a Democrat Keene City Councilor, and a political ally of Eaton's. The incident raised serious questions as to whether or not he violated Legislative Ethics Guidelines when he was accused of harassing Liquor Commission inspectors and his secret meeting with Commissioner Bodi. New Hampshire legislators are prohibited from "threaten[ing] reprisals or promis[ing] inducements of any kind to influence another so as to obtain special personal benefits for the legislator, the legislator's immediate family, or for certain constituents which would not be available to others under similar conditions."

"The Democrat leadership in the House will no doubt be ethically challenged," said MacDonald. "Another term for Speaker Norelli will continue this thread of lies and deceit for the New Hampshire taxpayers."