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NHDP - NH Republican Party's Call to Return Money Height of Hypocrisy

NHGOP calling on Democrats to return contributions after refusing for 7 years to return Abramoff money used to pay for phone jamming


Concord - Today, the New Hampshire Republican Party issued a release calling on Democrats to return campaign contributions from Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-New York).  Embarrassingly, they sent out the release without promising to return money they received from Jack Abramoff's Indian casino clients for the phone jamming scandal back in 2002.


"The Republican Party's hypocrisy is astounding," said Derek Richer, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  "They have refused to return money from Jack Abramoff, a convicted felon, for 7 years - money they used to illegally jam Democratic phone lines."


During the 2002 election, the NHGOP received contributions from two of Abramoff's Indian casino clients just days before engaging in illegally jamming phone lines being used by the NHDP and firefighters to get out their vote.  Since then, they have repeatedly refused to return the funds.


"Ryan Williams and John H. Sununu should be embarrassed to make such a ridiculous attack," continued Richer.  "Are they going to give back the thousands in tainted money they received from Jack Abramoff and Mississippi Indian Casinos?"


NHDP - NH Republican Candidates Silently Support Republican Plans to Privatize Social Security & Slash Medicare and Medicaid

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan outlines disastrous proposals at NH GOP fundraiser 


Concord - Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) pitched the reckless Republican plan to slash Medicare and Medicaid, and privatize Social Security in New Hampshire this weekend.  Ryan held a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party, and a breakfast with young Republicans. 


While Judd Gregg has been a long time supporter of Paul Ryan's, the Republican candidates for Congress haven't been as vocal about Ryan, or any of the extreme Republican proposals he outlined over the weekend.


"Granite Staters know that the Republican plan to privatize Social Security that Ryan outlined this weekend would be a disaster for our state and country," said Derek Richer, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  "Does Kelly Ayotte, Charlie Bass, Frank Guinta, Rich Ashooh and the other Republican candidates agree with Congressman Ryan and national Republicans? Or will they actually side with the people of New Hampshire?"


The irresponsible Republican plan to privatize social security that Congressman Ryan outlined would put the program at the whims of the market.  In the aftermath of the worst recession since the Great Depression, it's clear this idea would be a disaster for New Hampshire's seniors.   


"The Republican plan to slash Medicaid and Medicare is equally disturbing," said Richer.  "These irresponsible Republican plans would be devastating for New Hampshire families who are already struggling during these difficult economic times.  Ayotte, Bass, Guinta, Ashooh, and the other Republican candidates need to stand with the people of the Granite State, not with these disastrous proposals."


The MRC Lincoln-Reagan Dinner with Gov. Tim Pawlenty 3/25


The MRC Lincoln-Reagan Dinner with Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Tim Pawlenty to Keynote Manchester Republican Committee Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner 

Manchester, NH, Today the Manchester Republican Committee announced that Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty will keynote the 2010 MRC Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on March 25th. 

"Governor Pawlenty's record of balancing budgets without raising taxes is a breadth of fresh air. We are thrilled the Governor is coming to New Hampshire to help rally Granite State Republicans for the upcoming elections." said Cliff Hurst, Chairman of the Manchester Republican Committee.  

WHAT: MRC 2010 Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner with Tim Pawlenty 

WHEN: Thursday, March 25th 2010  

WHERE: The Executive Court 1199 South Mammoth Road Manchester, NH 03109 

TICKETS: Tickets will be $50 per person.                       

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.                       

For more information contact Cliff Hurst at 603-289-2697                       

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CCRC Lincoln Day Dinner to feature SENATOR RICK SANTORUM 4/30


Cheshire County Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010


755 West Hill Road

Keene, NH





Keynote Speaker

$50 per person

Tables of 8-10 available

(We are once again asking for donations to help us offset the cost for High School & College Republicans)


RSVP 352-7553 (Juliana Bergeron's office)

Please make checks payable to CCRC and mail them to either of the following addresses:

CCRC, PO Box 1859 Keene, NH 03431


Juliana Bergeron, 191 Washington St., Keene, NH 03431

Please make payment in advance, though you can reserve your table prior to mailing the check!

Biographical information on Senator Santorum:
SANTORUM, Richard John (Rick), (1958 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1995-2007
Party: Republican

SANTORUM, Richard John (Rick), a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Winchester, Frederick County, Va., May 10, 1958; B.A., Pennsylvania State University 1980; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh 1981; J.D., Dickinson School of Law (Pa.) 1986; administrative assistant to Pennsylvania State Senator J. Doyle Corman 1981-1986; director, Pennsylvania State senate local government committee 1981-1984; director, Pennsylvania State Senate Transportation Committee 1984-1986; admitted to the bar in 1986 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1994; reelected in 2000, and served from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2007; Republican Conference chairman (2001-2007); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2006.

Santorum, Rick. Rick Santorum: A Senator Speaks Out on Life, Freedom, and Responsibility. Washington, DC: Monument Press, 2005; Santorum, Rick. It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good. Wilmington, Del.: ISI Books, 2005.



NHDP - Republican Legislators Ignore Economy; Waste Thousands of Taxpayer Dollars Revisiting Equality Legislation

Republicans fail to spend time working on NH's economy, force Granite Staters to endure painful cuts in essential services while wasting money and time on political games 

Concord - Today NH's Republican legislators spent hours arguing for two pieces of legislation that wastefully revisit settled law.  CACR 28 amends the New Hampshire constitution to ban marriage equality, while HB 1590 repeals the marriage equality legislation passed last year. 
Although Republicans knew in advance of introducing the legislation that the two bills would be defeated by overwhelming margins they chose to squander both time and money on political games. It costs New Hampshire taxpayers thousands of dollars for the introduction of each bill and for each of the meaningless roll call votes.
"The Republican legislators are playing political games on the taxpayers' dime," said Derek Richer press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  "Forcing Granite Staters to endure painful cuts in essential services while wasting scarce resources on legislation destined to fail is shameful. Wasting legislative time that could be better used to address NH's economy is disgraceful."