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Tuesday
Jul282015

NRSC - ICYMI: NH Gov Hassan Led a Beach Club Accused of Anti-Semitism 

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Hassan Led a Beach Club Accused of Anti-Semitism

The Washington Free Beacon
By Bill McMorris
July 27, 2015
http://bit.ly/1IATEjR

Veteran Rhode Island Democrat accused Hassan’s club of discrimination

Gov. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire held a leadership role at an exclusive beach club that has been accused of anti-Jewish discrimination.

Hassan, the presumed Democratic frontrunner in the race for the Senate seat currenly held by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R.), held several leadership roles at the Warren’s Point Beach Club in tony Little Compton, Rhode Island. From 1993 to 2000 she served as the club’s president and vice president. The club garnered headlines in 1995 when Richard Licht, the former lieutenant governor of Rhode Island, accused Warren’s Point of being anti-Semitic after his application to join the $280-per-week club was rejected.

Licht, a Democrat who now serves as a judge, did not return a request for comment from the Washington Free Beacon.

Hassan’s stance on Israel has become a focal point in recent weeks after her church overwhelmingly voted to join the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement aimed at hurting Israel financially.

The Democrat tweeted out her disapproval of the BDS movement, which critics say is rooted in anti-Semitism, after the Washington Free Beacon reported on the issue. She has dodged questions over the recently announced Iranian nuclear deal, as she weighs a campaign challenge against Ayotte.

The New Hampshire GOP called the history of discrimination allegations “extremely troubling.”

“The allegations of anti-Semitism made by Democrat Lieutenant Governor Licht against Governor Hassan’s exclusive millionaire beach club are extremely troubling,” said Jennifer Horn, the party chairman.

The club did not return a request for comment.

Horn said in a statement that Hassan should confront the issue and address the accusations of anti-Jewish bias at the club.

“As a senior member of the organization’s leadership, Governor Hassan would have been in a position to investigate and address these concerns at the time they were raised. Governor Hassan should discuss what actions she took as the Vice President of this elite club to review the lieutenant governor’s complaint,” Horn said.

Hassan’s family has longstanding ties to the Little Compton community, maintaining a $2.7 million beachfront estate that was constructed by Hassan’s great grandfather. The home has seven bedrooms and more than 3,300 square feet with a wrap-around porch that provides an ocean view. Vacationers can rent out the estate for $25,000 per month in the summer, more than enough to cover the nearly $16,000 in property taxes on the home.

“Several hundred yards from one of Rhode Island’s prettiest beaches, the house has five premier double bedrooms and two attic bedrooms. The deck sweeps around the south and west sides of the house and expands into a 400 sq. ft. covered porch at the southwest corner,” a family advertisement on Homeaway.com says. “The kitchen and bathrooms are modernized, but the rest of the house retains the turn-of-the-(last)-century feeling, including a great dining room that seats up to 16 at one table. The house can accommodate up to 14 people.”

A spokesman for Hassan did not return a request for comment

Thursday
Jul162015

NRSC - [UPDATE] - IRAN 

Friend -

Republicans of all stripes are calling President Obama out on his dangerous deal with Iran.

You know it’s bad when even top Democratic senators like Chuck Schumer and Bob Menendez are hesitating to support President Obama’s Iranian compromise.

In any deal, the president should ALWAYS prioritize America’s interests and national security.                

It’s time to put America first.
Sign this petition to tell President Obama to stand up for America’s national security!

Regards,

Senate Republicans

Wednesday
Jul152015

NRSC - WMUR: Sununu Criticizes Hassan Over Heroin Grant 

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Sununu Criticizes Hassan Over Heroin Grant
WMUR
Josh McElveen
July 13, 2015
http://www.wmur.com/politics/sununu-criticizes-hassan-over-heroin-grant/34145768

It's still a mystery whether Gov. Maggie Hassan will run for U.S. Senate or re-election to the governor's office, but one potential challenger is taking aim at her.

Republican executive councilor Chris Sununu is criticizing Hassan for apparently being in the dark over millions of federal dollars geared toward fighting the heroin problem.

When the governor of Vermont celebrated a $12 million federal grant last week to help wage the war on heroin, it was also learned that New Hampshire would be getting the same money for the same purpose.

But Sununu is quick to point out that while Vermont is already building partnerships with that money, Hassan's office didn't learn about it until News 9 asked about it.

"If you don't know funds like this are coming, what else don't you know is coming?" Sununu said. "What else aren't you engaging the law enforcement community on?"

Sununu said the state must take an active approach on the heroin problem, and that includes planning what to do with the grant money.

"This is real money that can have real effects," he said. "You do need to plan. You don't just figure out on a dime how this money is going to be spent at the last minute."

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Wednesday
Jul152015

NRSC - Iran Deal!

Friend,

This morning the Obama administration reached a breakthrough in negotiations with Iran.

Unfortunately, rather than protecting America’s interests by eliminating Iran’s nuclear program, the Obama administration has done the opposite. President Obama’s compromise with Iran will reduce economic sanctions and relax restrictions on Iranian nuclear development. 

The outcome of this deal poses a SERIOUS threat America’s national security.

America cannot afford to risk national security over a failed nuclear deal.

Take a stand against President Obama’s Iranian compromise:

Sign the petition telling President Obama that any nuclear deal with Iran should put America’s national security first!

 

Sincerely,

Senate Republicans



 

 

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Wednesday
Jul152015

NRSC - Hilary backs Iran deal!

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As former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton should know better than this.

Instead of standing up for America’s best interests, Hillary Clinton has stood in lockstep with President Obama’s agenda and embraced his nuclear compromise with Iran.

Iran has been a longstanding enemy of Israel and our allies in the Middle East. By compromising with Iran, the Obama administration has made a grave mistake that could endanger the entire world.

Iran is a threat we must take seriously.  Any deal with Iran MUST put America’s national security first. Sign the petition here if you agree.

Sincerely,

Senate Republicans



 

 

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