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Concord - Merrimack County Sherriff Scott Hilliard today called on Senator Jeanne Shaheen to address questions about a new report about her small business record. Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Shaheen co-managed a family store that was later found to have sold stolen goods.


"Senator Shaheen's connection to this tarnished business raises serious questions that should be addressed. It is troubling that Senator Shaheen never disclosed this information during her many years in politics as she campaigned on her small business experience.  


"If Senator Shaheen has nothing to hide she should immediately answer questions about her involvement in this business and be open and transparent with her constituents."





2004: SHAHEEN: "I also understand the importance of small business on a very personal level because for the first eight years that my husband and I were married, we were involved in a partnership and a family business. We had a very small business, a seasonal business in York Beach, ME. But it was enough to teach me at a very personal gut level the issues that you deal with as business people. I had to deal with the personnel issues, withmeeting the payroll, with paying the bills, paying the taxes, and all of the bureaucratic regulations that go along." (Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Remarks At Women Impacting Public Policy Conference, 9/28/04)  6:31


2008: SHAHEEN: "Now my husband and I started our married life with a small business. I understand what it is like to pay the bills and meet a payroll. And I think we have got to make sure that they enjoy economic opportunity, and so we need to see some action in Washington to help them." (Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Senate Debate, 10/6/08) 14:19


2011: SHAHEEN: "'As a former business owner, I understand that it's business and not government that creates jobs,' Shaheen said during a speech to the New England Council, an alliance of businesses, health and academic institutions. 'But I also know that government has a critical role to play fostering a positive business environment. It has a role to play in making sure that we recover from this recession and that we remain competitive.'" (Greg Kwasnik, "Shaheen Sees U.S. Role In Jobs," The Union Leader, 1/25/11)



Concord - Carly Fiorina will deliver the keynote address at the New Hampshire Republican Party Convention on Saturday, September 20.



WHAT:             New Hampshire Republican Party Convention


TIME:               9:00 am (ET)



WHERE:          Southern New Hampshire University

                        2500 North River Road

                        Manchester, NH 03106


WHO:              Chairman Jennifer Horn

                        State Senate President Chuck Morse

                        House GOP Leader Gene Chandler

                        Congressman Frank Guinta, Nominee for US Congress

                        Representative Marilinda Garcia, Nominee for US Congress

                        Scott Brown, Nominee for US Senate

                        Walt Havenstein, Nominee for Governor

                        US Senator Kelly Ayotte

                        Carly Fiorina


NHDP - Job-Killing CEO Carly Fiorina Stumps for Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown 

Outsourcer and Failed Hewlett-Packard CEO Responsible for Laying Off Hundreds of Granite State Workers, Carly Fiorina, Stumps for Fellow Failed CEO, Walt Havenstein, and Scott Brown, Who Profited Off Outsourcing Company
Manchester, NH – Just two days after campaigning with economic disaster Governor Chris Christie, failed CEO Walt Havenstein, whose record at SAIC included shedding thousands of jobs, and Scott Brown, who made over a quarter million dollars off a company that outsourced jobs, Republicans are welcoming the support of job-killing CEO Carly Fiorina.
“Walt Havenstein and Scott Brown don't do themselves any favors when they welcome job-killing CEO Carly Fiorina, who Granite Staters remember for handing pink slips to hundreds of New Hampshire workers, sending thousands of American jobs overseas and overseeing the company's stock value take a nose-dive, while at the same time tripling her own salary,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. “The similarities between Fiorina and the NHGOP's candidates are clear. Just like Fiorina's disastrous economic record, Havenstein's mismanagement at SAIC ran the company into a ditch as SAIC shed 5,000 jobs and the company's stock value plummeted 32 percent, all while he made $20 million for himself. And while Fiorina oversaw the outsourcing of American jobs to low-wage countries to increase her company's bottom line, Brown endorsed an outsourcing business strategy to increase the bottom line of a company that was paying him more than a quarter million dollars.”
Havenstein's disastrous economic record as CEO of SAIC mirrors that of Fiorina. Under Fiorina's watch as CEO at Hewlett-Packard, the company sent thousands of jobs overseas, including laying off hundreds of Granite State workers and it's stock value took a nose-dive, while at the same time Fiorina tripled her salary. As CEO, Havenstein implemented a failed strategy, SAIC lost millions of dollars in revenue, shed 5,000 jobs, and the company's stock plummeted 32 percent, all while he made $20 million for himself.
Scott Brown seems to have taken cues from Fiorina's outsourcing business strategy. He cashed in to the tune of $270,000 by serving on the Board of Directors of a Massachusetts-based company that had shipped jobs U.S. overseas. Then, he signed official legal documents endorsing a strategy that included using low-wage countries like China and Mexico to pad the company's bottom line.
“As Havenstein and Brown elevate figures like job-killing CEO Carly Fiorina with disastrous economic records, they only makes it more clear to Granite Staters that they put their interests first, and they can't be trusted to look out for the priorities of middle-class families,” continued Lesswing.
Fiorina Laid Off 180 NH Workers In 2004.
“HP’s last wave of layoffs at the site came in 2004, when 180 employees got pink slips.” [Nashua Telegraph, 12/12/2007]
Fiorina Laid Off 50 NH Workers In 2003.
Just as business in the high-tech industry appears to be picking up, Hewlett-Packard Co. said it will cashier 50 workers in Massachusetts and 50 in New Hampshire by the end of this month. And there could be additional layoffs in both states over the next year, the company said. [Boston Globe, 10/12/2003]
Fiorina Tripled Her Own Salary & Shipped Jobs Overseas While Firing American Workers. 
“And Fiorina has not been shy about acknowledging that many jobs were outsourced overseas. In January 2004, Fiorina provocatively told Congress, ‘There is no job that is America’s God-given right anymore.'” [Politifact, 9/15/2010]
Carly Fiorina Was HP CEO And Chairwoman From 1999 to 2005.
[Market Watch, 2/9/2005]

NHDP - Concord Monitor: Poll: Democratic incumbents leading in U.S. Senate, governor races 

Concord Monitor: Poll: Democratic incumbents leading in U.S. Senate, governor races

Monitor staff

Democratic incumbents are leading in the U.S. Senate, congressional and governor races, according to a New England College Poll released yesterday.

In the tightest race, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter leads Republican challenger Frank Guinta 46 percent to 41.6 in the 1st Congressional District race.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is leading her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, by about 10 points, according to the poll. Shaheen pulled in 51 percent among likely, registered voters, compared with Brown’s 41.2 percent.


In the 2nd Congressional District, incumbent U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster leads Marilinda Garcia 49.6 percent to 36.7 among likely, registered voters.


Gov. Maggie Hassan is leading Republican opponent Walt Havenstein by some 15 points, according to the poll.

The poll, conducted between Sept. 10 and 11, has a margin of error of about 4 percent and draws from a sample of 630 registered voters.


NHDP - ICYMI: NHGOP Attacks Integrity of New Hampshire Veteran from Their Own Party 

Manchester, NH - “Instead of looking in the mirror, the NHGOP is stopping at absolutely nothing to intimidate their ranks into supporting their flawed candidates this November, going so far as to even attack the integrity of a Granite State veteran from their own party,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “Meanwhile, growing numbers of Republicans are backing Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan and other Democratic leaders because they recognize their bi-partisan work and leadership helping innovative businesses create jobs, expanding middle-class opportunities and moving New Hampshire's economy forward.”

See below for excerpts or here for the full Concord Monitor story:

Concord Monitor: GOP support for Democrat Pappas causes dustup

“Attracting endorsements can be a savvy political move and is a staple of every election cycle.

“But they can sometimes cause a stir, as they did this week when 50 Manchester-area Republicans endorsed Democrat Chris Pappas in the race for Executive Council in District 4. The endorsement drew a blistering response from Republican State Committee Chairwoman Jennifer Horn, who said she would enforce party bylaws that prohibit Republicans who support Democrats in 2014 elections from serving on the committee.

“The dustup began Tuesday, when incumbent Pappas, of Manchester, announced the Republicans for Pappas Committee, made up of current and former elected officials, business leaders and community activists from the district’s 19 communities.

“Horn quickly reacted.

“'I am stunned to see that any Republican would put their name on an effort to promote Chris Pappas for Executive Councilor,' she said in a statement. 'Anyone who cares about responsible, limited efficient government can clearly see that Chris Pappas is the wrong man for the job.'


“The dialogue came the same day Gov. Maggie Hassan’s campaign announced that Republican Griffin Dalianis will serve as the chairman of 'Veterans for Hassan,' which includes more than 150 founding members from across New Hampshire.

"'Griff Dalianis has repeatedly endorsed Democrat governors like Jeanne Shaheen and John Lynch who conveniently appointed his wife to the New Hampshire Supreme Court and later rewarded her with a promotion to chief justice. We can only guess what political favor Governor Hassan has offered in return for Griff’s endorsement this year,' said Lauren Zelt, a GOP spokeswoman.”