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Concord - President Barack Obama today officially withdrew the radical nomination of Debo Adegbile to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. In March, Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted with a minority of senators to confirm Adgebile, who used groundless charges of racism to try to free a convicted cop killer. His nomination was rejected by a 47-52 bipartisan vote.


"Debo Adegbile was the wrong person for the job, and Senator Shaheen's support for this radical nomination reminds New Hampshire that she blindly votes with President Obama 99 percent of the time. Senator Shaheen ignored the serious concerns voiced by New Hampshire's law enforcement community because she is incapable of standing up to the president and providing independent leadership for her constituents." said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "We are pleased that this outrageous nominee failed to gain the support needed to serve in this critical position."


Politico reports that Adegbile drew opposition from national law enforcement organizations for his work representing Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. The Fraternal Order of Police and the National Association of Police Officials, which described Adegbile as someone who "made his name defending one of the most notorious and unrepentant cop killers around," vigorously opposed the nomination.


Roll Call reports that Shaheen ran away from Capitol Hill reporters when asked about her decision following the vote. "I think he's well qualified," Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said of Adegbile as she rushed into an elevator.  


Rubens For US Senate - Rubens Statement on Duncan Nomination to State Board of Education

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Jim Rubens, joins the broad opposition of the nomination of William Duncan to the New Hampshire Board of Education and issued the following statement: 

“William Duncan is not a suitable school leader because he opposes giving deserving parents control over where their children go to school. He opposes the single most promising set of school reforms seen in New Hampshire over the past twenty years: charter schools and scholarships. Charter schools are showing how thousands more New Hampshire students can reach their full potential in diverse learning environments at half the cost per student. 

Rubens is author of New Hampshire's charter school law and supports a national school voucher program for deserving students.


Burns For Executive Council - Burns Opposes Duncan Nomination, Calls on Pappas to Also Oppose



Executive Council Candidate Robert Burns issued the following statement concerning the nomination Bill Duncan to the State Board of Education.

“I oppose the nomination of Bill Duncan to the State Board of Education and would vote against him I were currently a member of the Executive Council.”

“I am asking Executive Councilor Chris Pappas to oppose Governor Maggie Hassan's nomination of anti-school choice and pro-Common Core activist Bill Duncan“

Chris should side with NH families against this assault on our personal freedoms to educate our children. We have already seen many polls and votes in our communities standing up against Bill Duncan's views on school choice and Common Core.

William Duncan is a radical, if confirmed; he will lead the charge to deny children access to the best educational opportunities we can provide in New Hampshire.


Bill Duncan along with ACLU, is suing the state of New Hampshire over the state’s school choice scholarship law. The lawsuit is pending before the state Supreme Court. Duncan is the webmaster of the anti-school choice, anti-charter school, and pro-common core website called




Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Maggie Hassan to withdraw her nomination of radical anti-school choice activist William Duncan to the State Board of Education:


"The School Choice Bill leveled the playing field, offering even our poorest students the opportunity to access the educational environment that is best for them.


"Governor Maggie Hassan's decision to nominate somebody to the Board of Education who is suing our state to end this worthy program is another example of her elitist and callous disregard for the most vulnerable students in our community. William Duncan is a radical anti-school choice activist who has led the charge to deny children access to the best possible educational opportunities regardless of family income. He is the wrong person for this important position and the governor should immediately withdraw his shameful nomination."



NH DHHS - State Seeking Nominees to be Honored for Volunteer Service to Seniors

Concord, NH – The State Committee on Aging and EngAGING NH are accepting

nominations for the annual Joseph D. Vaughan Awards. An individual or

couple from each county in New Hampshire will receive the Joseph D. Vaughan

Award at a special ceremony in May in the Governor and Executive Council

Chambers at the State House.

This award was initiated in 1962 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D.

Vaughan, who was instrumental in creating a State agency dedicated to the

well-being of senior citizens. The awards recognize people 60 years and

older for their outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of New Hampshire’s


For more information about the nomination criteria and process or to

request a nomination form, email award coordinator Roger Vachon at or 603-223-6903.

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(See attached file: Vaughan Award Nomination Letter 2-4-14.docx)