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Guinta For Congress - Help Frank Counter Buckley and Democrats Attacks

Frank said he would go to Washington to fight for opportunities for all Granite Staters, and that's exactly what he has done

He is working hard every day to advance our common goals so we can create better opportunities for all in New Hampshire.  He is:

  • Providing solutions to fix NH’s heroin epidemic
  • Fighting to eliminate regulations that hurt small businesses here in NH
  • Fighting to eliminate regulations that are devastating the fishing industry

  • Working to repeal and replace ObamaCare with a healthcare model that works for New Hampshire

But the democrat party is already up to its partisan games. They’ve named him one of their top tier targets for 2016.

We are mere hours away from an important end of the month deadline and he needs your help.

Will you contribute today and help him continue to stand up for your voice and bring forth real solutions for New Hampshire’s New Hampshire?

Thank you for standing with Team Guinta,


NHDP Chair Responds to GOP Voters First Forum  

CONCORD, N.H. - Following Monday’s Voters First Forum, Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement:


“Here’s what we learned tonight. Nothing new.


Republicans want to raise the retirement age and phase out Medicare. Democrats know that New Hampshire - and America - can’t afford to go back on our promise to our seniors.


Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which has helped thousands of Granite Staters afford health insurance. Democrats stand behind those new enrollees.


Republicans have left our workers behind. Democrats know those workers need a minimum wage increase.


Republicans don’t want to move forward on stopping climate change. Democrats know that we must preserve our land for future generations.


Republicans want to get in the way of women’s health care decisions. Democrats support women’s health.

Republican policies will leave behind seniors, the middle class, the environment, and women. Democrats support them. End of story.”


Statement By NHDP Chair Ray Buckley on the Passing of Beau Biden 

Concord, N.H. – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on the passing of Beau Biden:
"All New Hampshire Democrats are saddened by the tragic news of Beau Biden's passing. Throughout Beau's dozens of visits to New Hampshire over the decades, we got to see firsthand a remarkable leader who was in every way devoted to his state, his country, and, of course, his family. We offer our deepest condolences to Vice President Joe Biden and the entire Biden family during this incredibly painful time."


NHDP - MEMO: The Clown Car Chronicles, Jeb Edition 


To: Interested Parties

From: Chairman Ray Buckley


The clown car of GOP hopefuls in New Hampshire continues:

Next up, Jeb Bush


The clown car of GOP hopefuls descending upon every corner of New Hampshire continues this week. Jeb Bush is back in the state, peddling failed policies that prioritize corporations and the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. He’s also attempting to sell voters on ideas that are entirely out-of-step with Granite Staters.


Jeb’s been in the news quite a bit over the past couple of weeks, fumbling important policy issues and proving how backward and out-of-touch his agenda really is. Here’s a quick re-cap:



Over the course of a few days, Jeb Bush changed his answer on whether he would have gone into Iraq approximately six times. This is nothing new - he’s been on every side of this issue.

Jeb Bush’s fumbles and stumbles on this issue make it clear he’s not ready to be our Commander-in-Chief… or even to answer questions on the critically important issues to Granite Staters.



Last weekend, Jeb Bush spoke out in support of business owners who want to discriminate against potential customers based on their sexual orientation. This isn’t completely out of left field for Jeb, given the fact that he opposes marriage equality and has even claimed that the fight for gay rights was a “modern victim movement.”


Unfortunately for Jeb, New Hampshire not only supports marriage equality by a strong majority (two thirds of likely general election voters), but we even passed anti-discrimination legislation back in the 90s. Sorry Jeb, but your positions are just as out-of-touch and backward as the rest of the GOP pack. But thanks for playing.



Jeb Bush’s record falls right in line with the other GOP presidential hopefuls - prioritizing the wealthy and corporations over the middle class. Jeb’s support for the Ryan Budget does just that - gives tax break to the highest earners while shifting the tax burden onto everyday Americans. He also supported his brother’s plan to privatize Social Security and even endorses a budget that would gut Medicare. As Governor, he took aim at public education, attacking classroom size reductions and supporting a budget that would gut education funding - including Pell Grants that help Granite State families afford college.


Bush can say he’s different from the other candidates, but we know that’s not true. We know what to expect from a Bush presidency because we’ve already seen it - policies that wreck the economy, prioritize the wealthy and corporations rather than investing in and supporting the middle class.


P.S. In case you missed it, Jeb also likes to read Charles Murray, an author classified as a white nationalist by the Southern Poverty Law Center and known for his theories on racial differences in I.Q. Unreal.


NHDP Statement on Bill O'Brien Floor Amendment to Empty State's Rainy Day Fund 

Concord, N.H. -- New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on Bill O'Brien's floor amendment emptying the state's rainy day fund:

"From raiding dedicated funds to downshifting costs onto local communities, the O'Brien-Jasper budget proves once again that New Hampshire Republicans can't be taken seriously on fiscal responsibility. Possibly the most fiscally irresponsible action in the O'Brien-Jasper budget deal -- and that's saying something -- is O'Brien's floor amendment to empty the state's rainy day fund." 
"As lawmakers entered the State House, today they were greeted by hundreds of protesters decrying the O'Brien-Jasper budget's drastic cuts. But instead of listening to the outcry from every corner of the state, O'Brien and Jasper decided to wipe out the state's rainy day fund and threaten a credit downgrade to make even deeper cuts, including cutting funding for community colleges, further cutting our already strained corrections system, and laying off nurses at New Hampshire hospital."