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Thursday
Jun272013

NHGOP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF STATE BUDGET 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the passage of the state budget:

 

"House and Senate Republicans deserve a tremendous amount of credit for standing by their fiscally conservative principles and crafting a responsible state budget. Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Morse deserves special recognition for putting in long hours, working across the aisle, and making a significant contribution to the budget process.

 

"Governor Hassan is dishonestly trying to take credit for the hard work and bipartisan efforts of the House and Senate leadership. If the Governor had her way, Granite Staters would have been saddled with unaffordable increases in state spending and reckless tax hikes. She was missing in action during the final budget negotiations and refused to offer any new ideas to balance our books.

 

"Granite Staters are smart enough to see through Hassan's deception and realize that she did not provide the sound fiscal leadership that they expect from their governor."

Wednesday
Jun262013

NH GOP - Help Me Stop Bloomberg 

I have had enough of Michael Bloomberg's lies.

 

For months, the New York City mayor has blanketed New Hampshire's airwaves with false attack ads. Last week, his radical gun control group came to Concord and hosted an outrageous rally that honored thugs, murderers and terrorists including the Boston Marathon bomber.

 

Bloomberg is an elitist and a liberal who is willing to spend millions of his own dollars to restrict the rights of law abiding gun owners. The man who wanted to ban Big Gulps in New York now wants to dictate how the people of New Hampshire should live their lives. 

 

As Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, I am willing to do whatever it takes to preserve our Second Amendment rights and fight Bloomberg's extremist organization. I have even publicly called on Dover Mayor Dean Trefethen, the only New Hampshire official to join Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns, to immediately resign from this discredited gun control group.

 

But I can't keep up this fight without your help. Bloomberg has already spent over $2 million on dishonest ads, and he has promised to spend even more of his $25 billion fortune to ban guns.

 

Please help me today by donating $25, $50 or $75 to fight Bloomberg.

 

Let's send Mayor Bloomberg a message that his radical, out-of-state gun control group is not welcome in New Hampshire.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Horn
Chairman
New Hampshire Republican State Committee

Tuesday
Jun252013

NHGOP ASKS DOVER MAYOR FOR RECORDS REGARDING DISCREDITED OUT-OF-STATE GUN CONTROL ORGANIZATION

Also Calls On Trefethen To Join Rockford, IL Mayor In Quitting Extremist Group

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn sent the following Right to Know request to Dover Mayor Dean Trefethen regarding the potential use of city resources to promote liberal New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control organization. Over the weekend Politico reported that Mayor Bloomberg has been secretly using public resources to promote this radical, outside group:

Mayor Trefethen,

This is a request under the New Hampshire Right To Know Law (RSA 91-A.)

I formally request that you provide me with all records from your office regarding Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a radical, out-of-state gun control group run by liberal New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. This request includes, but is not limited to, any written or electronic communications between you or city staff and staff or representatives from MAIG.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns is now at the center of another embarrassing scandal. After news broke last week about how the group honored murders and terrorists at a gun control rally, reports surfaced about government resources being used to promote its dishonest smear campaign. Politico (6/21/13) reports that Mayor Bloomberg has secretly been using government servers owned by New York City taxpayers and public employees to run this extremist organization. This is a gross misuse of public resources and a potential violation of the law. 

Reports also suggest that some mayors involved in this discredited coalition may be using public resources in other cities and states. Dover taxpayers have a right to know if you are using any city resources to communicate with Mayors Against Illegal Guns or plan and promote any of their events in New Hampshire.

 

As the only public official in the Granite State who has signed on with MAIG, you have enthusiastically supported their efforts to infringe on the rights of law abiding gun owners. You have shamefully refused to denounce this group's decision to promote misinformation and honor thugs, cop killers and terrorists as 'victims' of gun violence.

Just this weekend Independent Mayor Larry Morrissey of Rockford, IL quit this group because he could no longer support its outrageous tactics and extreme agenda.

"The reason why I joined the group in the first place was because I took the name for what it said, against illegal guns," Morrissey told the Rockford Register Star (6/22/13.) "As the original mission swayed, that's when I decided it was no longer in line with my beliefs."

 

Mayor Morrissey made the right decision, and his courage and candor should be applauded. It is time for you to follow Mayor Morrissey's example by resigning from this extremist organization and making it clear that it is not welcome in our state.

 

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

 

JH Signature
Jennifer Horn

New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman

Tuesday
Jun252013

NHGOP STATEMENT ON MAYOR LOZEAU DECISION TO QUIT DISCREDITED OUT-OF-STATE GUN CONTROL GROUP

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau's recent decision to quit liberal New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's extremist gun control organization:

"Mayor Lozeau deserves to be congratulated for her decision to quit Mayor Bloomberg's radical gun control group. This organization was founded with the noble purpose of stopping illegal guns, but has morphed into an extremist group that has honored murderers and tried to infringe on the rights of law abiding gun owners.  

 

"Its time for Dover Mayor Dean Trefethen to stop hiding from his constituents, denounce the shameful tactics of this radical group and resign from it immediately. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a national disgrace, and Mayor Trefethen needs to make it clear that this discredited extremist organization is not welcome in New Hampshire."

Saturday
Jun222013

NH GOP CHAIRMAN HORN ASKS DOVER MAYOR TO RESIGN FROM DISCREDITED, OUT-OF-STATE GUN CONTROL GROUP

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn sent the following letter to Dover Mayor Dean Trefethen asking him to resign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Mayor Trefethen is the only public official in New Hampshire who has signed on with this discredited, out-of-state gun control group:

 

 

Mayor Trefethen,

 

I am writing to respectfully request that you resign your membership in Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), the discredited, out-of-state gun control group that is currently at the center of a national scandal. The group is run by liberal New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and has openly collaborated with President Obama's Organizing for Action in New Hampshire.

 

For months, this extremist organization has been running a dishonest smear campaign against law abiding gun owners in New Hampshire and across the country. This week it held an outrageous gun control rally in Concord that honored thugs, murderers and terrorists. The Union Leader (3/21/13) today reports that some of the monsters who were memorialized at this event included Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer who went on a killing spree in February, and Kevin Bailey, who was killed by police after opening fire on officers during a traffic stop. The New York Daily News (6/20/13) reports that MAIG even sent a book of 'victims' to Senator Kelly Ayotte's office that also included these horrific villains.

 

It is insulting that this out-of-state organization believes Granite Staters are not smart enough to see through their blatant lies and dishonest tactics. Mayor Bloomberg is a liberal, New York City elitist who obviously has little respect for the intelligence of your constituents and people across our state.

 

We need to send a message to Mayor Bloomberg that his extremist organization and his discredited smear campaign are not welcome in New Hampshire. You can take the first step in this effort by denouncing Mayors Against Illegal Guns and resigning your membership immediately. If you refuse to take this course of action, you will show your constituents that you approve of the shameful and outrageous behavior of this organization.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

JH Signature
Jennifer Horn

New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman