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DNC - On addiction, GOP rhetoric doesn't match actions 

We can all agree that the drug addiction epidemic in this country requires attention by leaders in every state. This is a tragedy that touches so many of us, and it’s up to our elected officials to take action to curb the epidemic.


That’s why President Obama has made drug treatment a priority for his administration. The Affordable Care Act includes countless protections for those impacted by drug abuse. Mental health and substance abuse coverage is now available to thousands of individuals, thanks to Obamacare.


But what we’ve seen from Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and other GOP candidates running for president isn’t going to help fix the problems we face. In fact, their actions could make the situation worse.


In New Jersey, Chris Christie has had an opportunity to make real progress on behalf of his constituents when it comes to drug abuse. But he’s failed to take meaningful action on this issue, despite the fact that the state’s heroin overdose rate is now triple the national average – an alarming statistic that occurred on Christie’s watch.


Here’s what we’ve seen from Governor Christie, to the detriment of countless New Jerseyans:


·        Fewer admissions to drug treatment programs. Under Chris Christie, the state has suffered from a lack of capacity to help those seeking addiction treatments.  In 2013, 10 percent of people seeking treatment could be accommodated. Despite this disappointing statistic,Christie said he did not want to build new state drug treatment facilities, leaving those seeking treatment with few options to get the help they need.

·        No reassessment of treatment beds since Christie first took office. Despite the fact that the state is unable to provide treatment to the vast majority of those who seek it, the Christie administration hasn’t taken necessary steps to reassess how many treatment beds it would actually need to help these individuals.

·        Lack of funding for treatment centers thanks to Christie’s mismanaged budget.Governor Christie’sbudget failures have led to a lack of investment in treatment facilities throughout the state.

·        Calls to repeal mental health and substance abuse coverage included in the Affordable Care Act. Governor Christie joins the rest of the GOP field in his desire to repeal the ACA and strip mental health and substance abuse coverage from men and women who need it to afford the cost of treatment.

·        Support for drug testing welfare recipients.Chris Christie, like so many GOP Presidential candidates,supports drug testing those applying for public assistance. This backwards GOP inquisition doesn’t do any good for those seeking help, or for a state’s budget.

And it’s not just Chris Christie who is taking the wrong steps to remedy the drug abuse epidemic in this country. It’s the entire Republican field.


  • Jeb Bush opposed a ballot initiative giving drug offenders the right to treatment instead of prison, and Florida received an “F” grade from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for its mental health system infrastructure under his leadership.
  • Marco Rubio prevented mental health legislation from even getting a vote when he was Speaker of the House in Florida, and wants to strip mental health and substance abuse coverage from men and women who need it to afford the cost of treatmentby repealing the Affordable Care Act.
  • John Kasichsupported a program to force drug testing of welfare recipients, and claimed he didn’t get why the program was “an attack on the poor.”
  • Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and theentire Republican field would repeal the Affordable Care Act, which provides coverage for substance abuse and mental health treatment. 


We can all agree that something needs to be done. However, Chris Christie’s rhetoric doesn’t match his actions, which is becoming an all too familiar pattern with the rest of the Republican field. The difference between what Christie says and what he does is why voters can't trust Republican politicians to govern.


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NH GOP - Meet the Next President of the United States 


I wanted you to be among the first to know about some exciting news.
Only days before New Hampshire’s primary, Granite Staters will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the next President of the United States at our "First-in-the-Nation Presidential Town Hall".
This historic two-day event will take place on January 22-23, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire, ​featuring presidential candidates, notable Republican leaders and over 1,000 grassroots activists. 
You can read more about our announcement in WMUR's coverage by clicking here. 
We are honored to host what will surely be an exciting and memorable occasion in the spirit of New Hampshire’s political tradition. For more details, to purchase tickets and to receive updates on confirmed speakers, please visit 
I'm looking forward to seeing you there! 
Jennifer Horn
New Hampshire Republican State Committee

Carly4America - Former State NH Senate President Tom Eaton Endorses Carly Fiorina for President  

CARLY for Americ


Eaton Points to Fiorina as the Political Outsider Who Will Fight for America
MANCHESTER, NH – Today, Former State Senate President Tom Eaton announced his support for Carly Fiorina for President of the United States. Tom Eaton is a Former State Senate President from Keene, NH, a retired small business owner, and a current member of the NH Judicial Conduct Committee.  Eaton joins a long list of former business owners and Granite State Republican leaders who support Fiorina.
Former State Senate President Tom Eaton:
"I have had the pleasure of hosting several presidential candidates at my home. I was blown away by Carly Fiorina's command of the issues and her ability to articulate conservative principles in a way that resonates with voters. I know she can do the job and I believe she is our best choice to win the job of President in 2016. That is why I am endorsing her today.
"I am a retired small business owner. I know how hard it is to start a business, create jobs and deal with over regulation and our complex tax code. Carly understands the economy, she understand the world. Carly Fiorina will fight for workers, businesses and make the United States a leader in the world again. More than ever we need an outsider and leader like Carly Fiorina and I hope you will join me in supporting her for President!"
Former State Senate President Eaton is joining a growing group of Americans nationwide who have been moved to support Carly’s candidacy because of her willingness to challenge the status quo and take on the professional political class. 



Fiorina For President - More New Hampshire Leaders Endorse Carly Fiorina  

CARLY for Americ


Manchester, NH – In yet another signal of Republican Carly Fiorina’s growing support, five more New Hampshire business and political leaders have announced their endorsement of Carly.  They will join Carly’s already strong leadership team in New Hampshire.  These New Hampshire endorsements add to a growing list of Carly supporters across the country as she continues to gain momentum and climb in the polls.

Bill Beauregard, Small Business Owner and Former Keene City Councilor

“As a small business owner, I want a leader who understands successful businesses are good for the country and should not be vilified. I want a leader who understands foreign policy and appreciates that a strong United States makes for a peaceful world. I want a leader who is smart, eloquent, and driven.  I have personally met Carly Fiorina on several occasions, and she is that leader and so much more. Carly Fiorina would be the leader of the United States so longs for now.”

 Tom Boucher, Owner & CEO of Great New Hampshire Restaurants

“True leaders have to make tough decisions, which takes a special kind of courage. Carly has this courage. You can sense it and feel that it is genuine.  She’s taking on the usual suspects of both parties and she’s not afraid to answer questions with real answers instead of the usual political rhetoric.  Whether challenges in her personal life or challenges in her professional life, Carly has met them all head on.  She is a fighter – and that is exactly what we need in the White House.”

Jim Coburn, Retired Business Owner, Former State Rep and 2004 Republican Nominee for NH Governor 

“I have three grandchildren who will grow up and retire in the world we create in the next 8 years.  I believe that Carly Fiorina is the only candidate with the skill and experience to pay down the debt, reduce the size and complexity of the federal government, and gain the respect and cooperation of other countries to help bring long-lasting peace.  I also trust that she can provide the leadership to unite most of the people in this great country to solve the pressing issues of defense, immigration, education and healthcare.”

Bryan Gould, Former Vice Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee

“I support Carly because she is the most capable and electable conservative in the race.  There are several excellent candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination, but only Carly offers the intellect, humility, judgment, detachment from Washington, executive experience, and commitment to our country’s founding principles that I’d like to see in our next president.  Carly is unafraid to tell the truth about the failures of both parties in Washington, but she does so without rancor or hostility.  She has explained in detail the principles in which she believes and the policies she would pursue in accordance with those principles.”

Nick Vailas, Founder & CEO of Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center and Former Commissioner of Health & Human Services

“For too long, we have encouraged and rewarded professional politicians who have little to no real world experience outside of the political elite.  By doing this, we end up with politicians in Washington who offer ‘government solutions’ to our problems rather than actual solutions.  Carly Fiorina has worked in the real world. She knows what it’s like to run a business and what our government can do to help grow our economy instead of hurting it.  It’s time we send someone to the White House with real executive experience who will get our economy growing again, and that person is Carly Fiorina.”



DNC response to Marco Rubio’s skewed definition of “ human rights” 

“Apparently it’s not enough for Marco Rubio to lecture women on the health care they can and cannot receive – now he wants to lecture us on human rights. The reality? Planned Parenthood supports human rights by making it easier for women and men to exercise their right to health care. Marco Rubio should quit putting women in the middle of his dangerous political agenda.” –Kaylie Hanson, DNC Director of Women’s Media


Rubio: Defunding Planned Parenthood Is 'Human Rights Issue' (VIDEO)




When asked how far he will go as President to defund Planned Parenthood, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) said during a Tuesday interview on "Special Report with Bret Baier," that defunding the healthcare organization is not a "political issue" for him, but a "human rights issue."


“To me that’s not even a political issue, that’s a human rights issue," Rubio told anchor Bret Baier.


He then elaborated further:


To me, the sanctity of life is a human right issue. I believe unborn children have rights. That someone, just because they haven’t been born and don’t have a birth certificate and haven’t yet been named, doesn’t mean they don’t have rights. Planned Parenthood is an organization that’s been caught repeatedly and now on video trafficking in fetal tissue of aborted children. it’s an outrageous practice.


Rubio instead suggested taking the federal funds for Planned Parenthood and redistributing the funds to "federally qualified health centers" because women's health is still “important."