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NHDP - In Case You Missed It: Republicans Agree that New Hampshire is an Economic Leader

Concord - Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Republican candidate for Governor in Massachusetts, Charles Baker, complimented New Hampshire's lowest in the region unemployment rate and business friendly environment.  Baker told a group of 30 supporters and media, "I look at New Hampshire, right, where there is 5.8 percent unemployment. And why? Because they are more affordable, they are open for business, and they get things done."(Telegram, 8/17/2010)

"Apparently everyone but John Stephen and the New Hampshire Republican candidates realize that the Granite State is leading the national economic recovery," said Harrell Kirstein, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Even Republican candidates in other states are quick to shower praise on the results of the responsible and steady leadership from Governor Lynch and our Democratic majorities."

News broke earlier this week that New Hampshire's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month in a row to 5.8%.  Not only is that the lowest unemployment rate in the region, but it is also nearly 40% below the national unemployment rate.  And the New Hampshire job market is growing faster than all but one other state's in the country. (Nashua Telegraph, 8/17/2010)

The Granite State is also one of the most business friendly states in the nation.  The conservative Tax Foundation cites New Hampshire as being the 7th best state for businesses in the United States.  (

"Is there anyone taking John Stephen's far right talking points seriously anymore?" continued Kirstein.  "From conservative think tanks, to New Hampshire business publications, to out of state Republicans, John Stephen's rhetoric is being contradicted by everyone. Even Stephen's own press secretary has told people his facts are wrong because he doesn't read his notes."

"The fact of the matter is that New Hampshire is leading the nation in key quality of life and economic metrics," added Kirstein.  "John Stephen's pathetic attempts to mislead voters have no basis in reality, and now even members of his own party are opposing his out of touch claims."

A link to an article on Charlie Baker's press conference in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette can be found here.


Ovide2010: Letter signed by 41 activists supporting Ovide for Senate


An open letter to our friends in liberty:

Many voters now recognize how “change” has pushed our state and nation in the wrong direction, particularly since our transformation toward centralized-government planning has picked up speed in the last few years. The ideas that Americans fought to defeat in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and two World Wars have now taken hold in Concord and in Washington. Our way of life and the hope for our children’s prosperity is waning as a result.

The 2010 elections in New Hampshire and throughout the United States present an opportunity to peacefully reclaim our birthrights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without government interference. These elections present the chance to restore our well-documented system of limited government that led to the most prosperous nation the Earth has seen. To seize this opportunity, we must assume our personal responsibility and fully evaluate how the various candidates align with core American principles.

When it comes to the U.S. Senate race, Ovide Lamontagne is a man of great honor and conviction—so much, in fact, that former U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey called him “honest, forthright and truthful” and “certain of principles.” We, the undersigned, have vetted Ovide Lamontagne and are certain that he rises well above the other candidates in the field. He presents our best chance to redirect the U.S. Senate toward our nation’s foundation in liberty, as protected in the U.S. Constitution. We urge readers to support Ovide, too.

Besides his respect for the Constitution, Ovide has introduced “Ovide's Oath,” a 15-point pledge that strongly respects the principles of liberty as they apply in today’s world. His oath includes promises to refuse earmark requests, to reform the IRS, to repeal Obamacare, to end payouts from the failed stimulus, and to reduce our nation’s crippling debt and taxes so businesses can create jobs.

Ovide’s Oath is not all that separates Ovide Lamontagne in the race for New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate seat. In contrast with the other candidates, Ovide has consistently supported the pro-liberty solution to every major problem facing the nation:

  • Ovide supports a full audit of the Federal Reserve. During a February 2010 meeting, Jim Bender said he opposed such an audit.

  • Ovide knows that only Congress has the authority to declare war according to the U.S. Constitution. During a conversation with a voter, Jim Bender said that we must “expand our foreign empire” and use “confiscated natural resources” to rebuild Iraq.

  • Ovide knows that illegal immigrants are draining Social Security and our health care system of their much-needed resources, so we must make sure all immigrants to the country come here legally. Bill Binnie openly opposes the recently passed immigration law in Arizona that would allow police officers to ask people for proof of citizenship if they commit a crime.

  • Ovide knows that judges, according to the Constitution, “should be focused on interpreting the law, rather than legislating or making policy from the bench.” Kelly Ayotte said she would have supported Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and she is backed by Sen. Judd Gregg, who voted to confirm Justice Elena Kagan. Both are judicial activists with no respect for the Constitution.

  • Ovide supports abolishing the Department of Education and returning control of education to the states, communities and parents. No other Senate candidate has specifically noted support for this idea.

  • Ovide is a 10th Amendment candidate who understands the Constitution and its role in limiting federal authority so that states and local communities can have more control over their own way of life.

We have to wisely choose our next U.S. Senator, for our Republic’s time is short unless we elect Senators who know and respect our nation’s founding principles and the liberty they promise for all. We believe Ovide Lamontagne is the best candidate for the job and we strongly urge you to join us in his campaign to take the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator on Sept. 14.

Yours in liberty,

Keshia Alicea (Nashua),
Maria Bergeron (Auburn),
Bill Campbell (Westmoreland),
Sam Cohen (Bennington),
Brett Collopy (Farmington),
State Rep. Tim Comerford (Fremont),
Jennifer Cyr (Rochester),
Cameron DeJong (Manchester),
Jonathan Forehand (Manchester),
Robert Gates (Rochester),
Doris Gates (Rochester),
Lisa Gravel (Manchester),
Andrew Hemingway (Bristol),
Kyle Jones (Rochester),

Laura Jones (Rochester),
Jon LeBrun (Loudon),
Fred Leonard (Rochester),
Dawn Lincoln (Westmoreland),
Derek MacMillen Kittredge Esq. (Rochester),
Andrew J. Manuse (Derry),
Jennifer E. Manuse, Ph.D. (Derry),

James McCloskey (Manchester),
Shannon McGinley (Bedford),

Kevin McHugh (Salem),
Carolyn McKinney (Amherst),
Jorge Mesa-Tejada (Hampstead),
Paul Mirski (Enfield),
David Mitchell (Nashua),
David K. Murotake, Ph.D. (Nashua),

Skip Murphy (Gilford),,
Cassandra Novak (Bedford),
Darrell Pack (New Durham),
Michele Paradiso (Rochester),

Stephen Patton (Stratham),
Susan Patton (Stratham),

Eric Rousseau (Auburn),
Greg Salts (Manchester),
Febie Salts (Manchester),
Emily Sandblade (Derry),

Jack Thomas (Hampstead),
Diane Wood (Rochester)


NH GOP - Join us at for a Fisher Cats game next week!

The Republican Senate Majority Committee

invites you to the

Annual Fisher Cats Fundraiser

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Gates Open at 6:00 PM
Game Time:  7:05 PM 

Please join the Republican State Senators and candidates for an evening of Fisher
Cats baseball at Stadium in Manchester!  Enjoy the game from
the spacious upper-level party deck and luxury box. The ever-popular all-you-can
eat summer cookout is back, with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Steak Tips, Salad, Baked
Beans, Watermelon, Cookies, etc.  Did we mention it was all-you-can-eat?  (Iced
Tea and Fruit Punch included, cash bar for other beverages)

  • $100 - Single: One ticket
  • $200 - Double: Two tickets
  • $500 - Triple: Four tickets and name on sponsor board
  • $1,000 - Grand Slam: Five tickets, name on sponsor board and special recognition

    Please make checks payable to:
    Republican Senate Majority Committee (RSMC)
    P.O. Box 3681, Concord, NH  03302-3681

To RSVP or questions: or call (603) 799-7966


PPP - Media Alert: Lynch looks safe for reelection 

When PPP polled New Hampshire in April John Lynch was showing some signs of vulnerability, sporting only a 44% approval rating and polling under 50% against all of his Republican opponents. Our newest numbers indicate that may have been a false alarm. Lynch has rebounded to a very strong 52/36 approval spread and leads his potential foes by anywhere from 17 to 24 points.

The strongest Republican, and the front runner for the nomination as seen in yesterday's primary numbers, is John Stephen. He is still an unknown quantity to 65% of voters in the state though and the ones that do have an opinion of him aren't very charitable with 14% rating him favorably and 21% unfavorably. Lynch leads him 51-34.

The rest of the Republicans are even more obscure and trail Lynch by wider margins. 75% have no opinion of Frank Emiro and he's down 48-28. 77% are ambivalent toward Karen Testerman and her deficit is 52-28. And Jack Kimball trails 52-29 with 78% expressing no feelings about him.

Lynch's numbers are up across the board since the April poll. His approval's risen 10 points with independents from 44% to 54%, 6 points with Republicans from 20% to 26%, and 6 points with Democrats from 66% to 72%.

Lynch received 74% and 70% in his last two reelection bids. He's not likely to come close to that level again this year with Republicans voting in a much more partisan fashion. But he doesn't have anything to worry about either.

This analysis is also available on our blog:



The Bedford Republican Committee is producing a series of interviews with Republican Primary candidates for broadcast on Bedford Community TV Channel 16.

“Our bylaws oblige us to support Republican candidates in Bedford and to inform voters. These programs are a way for us to do both.” said Committee Chairman Ray Chadwick. “It’s critical to know what a candidate stands for when you consider the impact of the next election on spending, taxes and social programs.”

Interviews were done with participating Republican candidates for Governor, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, and the New Hampshire Senate and the House of Representatives.  The 30 minute shows explore each candidate’s values, reasons for running, goals if elected and issues they consider important.

The shows were taped at Bedford Community TV, with Ken Hawkins serving as director and cameraman for the interviews. The interview shows, starting with candidates for Governor and proceeding through Federal and State candidates, will be shown on BCTV Channel 16 over the weeks before the Primary Election on September 14, 2010.

“Bedford Community TV has an organization and facility of superior competence and capability.” said Chadwick. “We’re pleased to have worked with BCTV and Ken Hawkins to help make it easier for voters to know the candidates and issues.”

The BCTV broadcast schedule is published weekly in the Bedford newspapers.

Streaming video of the programs will also be available through the BCTV website at:

The Bedford Republicans website will have a special section for the interviews at:

In addition to the interviews, the Bedford Republican Committee's website is kept up-to-date with state and local Republican events and news about candidates and legislation. The website also has links to politicians, media and other Republican organizations.

For information on joining the Bedford Republican Committee, please visit their website or email: