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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Senator Jeanne Shaheen endorsing efforts by the Democrat establishment to coronate Hillary Clinton as their Party's presidential nominee:
"Billy and Jeanne Shaheen have gone to great lengths in the past to support the Clintons - even intentionally trying to smear Barack Obama during the 2008 New Hampshire primary by implying that he was a drug dealer. Given the Shaheens' history of launching dishonest attacks on behalf on the Clintons, it's not surprising that they are rushing to help prop up her flailing coronation effort. 
"The Shaheens have proven that they are willing to engage in dirty politics to support their endorsed candidates, and every Democrat presidential contender should be concerned about their efforts to rig the primary for Hillary Clinton."
"Last month, opposition researchers wearing 'New Hampshire for Jeanne Shaheen' shirts were caught sifting through the University of Vermont's special collections archives for information on Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Senator Shaheen's official endorsement of Hillary Clinton raises serious questions about why her supporters have already begun to target Bernie Sanders and what type of dishonest attacks they are planning this year."
"Sen. Hillary Clinton today accepted the resignation of her New Hampshire campaign co-chair a day after he suggested that Barack Obama's candor about his past drug use would open the door to Republican attacks." (Alec MacGillis, "Clinton N.H. Official Resigns After Comments on Obama", Washington Post12/13/2007)
"Has Clinton Dispatched Oppo Researchers to UVM's Sanders Archive?" (Paul Heintz, "Has Clinton Dispatched Oppo Researchers to UVM's Sanders Archive?," Seven Days, 7/1/15)

DNC - Response to Christie Comparing Immigrants to FedEx Packages 

Today in New Hampshire, Chris Christie said he wants to track our nation’s immigrants like FedEx packages.


Please see response from DNC spokeswoman Christina Freundlich: 

"To compare immigrants and Americans to tracking a FedEx package is a new low of lows for the Republican field. The only tracking numbers that Christie should be concerned with is his poor job creation numbers and record nine credit downgrades.


"The GOP should quit treating our nation's immigrant families as second class citizens -- or objects -- and join Democrats who support treating immigrants with respect and dignity." 


NHDP - ICYMI: Rubio Targets Climate Change, Planned Parenthood in N.H.  

CONCORD, N.H. - Following Sen. Marco Rubio’s trip to New Hampshire, the NHDP released the following statement:

“Marco Rubio’s trip to New Hampshire just made it clear that his policies on women’s health and climate change are simply blasts from the past, which won’t do him any favors with Granite Staters.” said Lizzy Price, New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director.

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Rubio targets climate change, Planned Parenthood in N.H.

Boston Globe // Jim O’Sullivan


US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, struggling to break through in the Republican presidential primary, delivered a conservative pitch to activists here Wednesday, rejecting climate-change legislation and gun control as ineffectual.

Rubio also criticized Planned Parenthood as the purveyor of “atrocious practices,” and said that Democrats would be to blame if a government shutdown occurs as a result of disagreements between the parties about funding the agency.

During the last of a five-stop, one-day visit to the state with the nation’s first primary, Rubio also outlined his reasons for wanting to rein in the cost of entitlement programs, calling it reasonable to expect that Americans around his age of 44 should expect different benefits than their parents receive.

But the sharpest exchanges of his town hall meeting-style event at the Tupelo Music Hall centered on the topics of climate change and federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

“The climate’s been changing forever, and it will continue to change,” Rubio said in response to a question about changes in weather, winning applause.

“There are scientists that believe that men have a direct impact on it,” he added, saying that he would not support policy changes that would add to Americans’ energy costs...

He also lined up with his party as it has become increasingly critical of Planned Parenthood, a favorite target of social conservatives. Supporters of the organization say it provides crucial women’s health access outside of its abortion services.

“They’re involved in atrocious practices that have been revealed over the last few weeks,” Rubio said of Planned Parenthood, referring to covert recordings that purport to show the women’s health group trafficking in the for-profit sale of human fetal tissue.

“Take the money that we use and give it to federally qualified local health providers,” Rubio said in response to a woman’s question, saying those groups should be ones “that provide women with the kind of care that they need but without these atrocious practices.”

Asked whether he would be willing to help force a government shutdown over the use of federal funds for Planned Parenthood, Rubio replied, “That’s a question for the Democrats to answer.”...

Rubio received a generally warm response from the crowd, but one longtime New Hampshire politico said he would like to see Rubio get some more seasoning “under his belt.”

“He gives a good speech, but I want meat and potato,” said Republican state Representative Al Baldasaro, a retired US Marine who said he was dissatisfied with Rubio’s answer to his question about problems at the Veterans Administration.

“How are you going to fix it? We all know what the problems are,” Baldasaro said...

Recent national polls have found Rubio anchored in the single digits, roughly where he remains in surveys of New Hampshire voters...


NHDP - After 100 Days, Ineffective Party Boss Kelly Ayotte Still Can’t Get “Damned Liar” Frank Guinta To Resign 


Concord, N.H. – One hundred days after Kelly Ayotte called on “damned liar” Frank Guinta to resign, the Guinta problem Ayotte created by propping him up throughout his years of lies isn’t going anywhere.
Last month, a Union Leader editorial highlighted the “embarrassment [Guinta’s] continued presence in office creates for the GOP” – and no one feels that embarrassment more than ineffective party boss Kelly Ayotte.
“Every day that ‘damned liar’ Frank Guinta remains in office is a glaring reminder of Kelly Ayotte’s incompetent leadership of the New Hampshire Republican Party,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “Kelly Ayotte propped up Frank Guinta throughout his years of lies, and now she’s learning that there’s no undoing the damage she’s done as Guinta refuses for the 100th straight day to heed her call to resign.”




General Manager Of American Medical Response In New Hampshire Cites Work By Ayotte, Gatsas
Union Leader: Christopher Stawasz: "Amid This Crisis, Hope Is Growing" "However, amid this crisis, hope is growing. All around us, energized and determined public officials, emergency responders, health providers, and educators are coming together in an all-hands-on-deck approach to ending this crisis, mobilizing action at the local, state and federal levels." (Christopher Stawasz, Op-Ed: "All hands on deck to combat heroin epidemic," Union Leader, 8/26/15)
Union Leader: Christopher Stawasz: "Encouraged By Sen. Kelly Ayotte's Legislation" "So far in 2015, AMR paramedics have administered almost 1,000 mgs of naloxone to overdose victims in Manchester. We have trained fire departments in both Nashua and Manchester and were further encouraged by Sen. Kelly Ayotte's legislation earlier this year to protect those who administer naloxone from prosecution." (Christopher Stawasz, Op-Ed: "All hands on deck to combat heroin epidemic," Union Leader, 8/26/15)
Union Leader: Christopher Stawasz: "We Are Also Working Working With Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas" "We are also working with Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas on his recently released "60-Day Heroin Action Plan," where we'll be continuing our aggressive use of naloxone, and working together to develop solutions around education, prevention and treatment that can help lessen the scourge of opioid addiction in New Hampshire." (Christopher Stawasz, Op-Ed: "All hands on deck to combat heroin epidemic," Union Leader, 8/26/15)