It's official - Republicans just voted to return Bill O'Brien as New Hampshire Speaker of the House. They're going back to the future and we can expect the same extreme, Tea Party agenda:
-- Raymond Buckley, Chairman
New Hampshire Democratic Party
New Hampshire Democrat --
Maintaining a Democratic Majority on the Executive Council is critical to ensuring New Hampshire keeps moving in the right direction. Medicaid Expansion, funding of Planned Parenthood, the widening of I-93, and bringing passenger rail to New Hampshire are just some of the important issues that have recently come before the Executive Council.
We need forward-thinking, commonsense leaders to work with Governor Maggie Hassan in Concord to create a strong economy and move our state forward.
Will you chip in $20.14 today to your candidate for Executive Council so they can work with Governor Hassan in Concord?
Republicans are desperate to regain a majority on the Executive Council and if they do, the progress we've made over the past two years will be halted in its tracks. Let's work together to keep the Granite State moving forward. See you on the campaign trail!
On to victory,
Concord, N.H.-- In response to a report by WMUR that RGA-backed candidate Walter Havenstein will run for governor, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party Ray Buckley issued the following statement.
Just last weekend, a Nashua Telegraph emphasized Havenstein's problems stating that he was either "ineligible to run for the office or committed tax fraud in Maryland." [Nashua Telegraph, 3/31/14]
That same report found that in addition to registering a car in Maryland, Havenstein briefly held a driver’s license in that state. New Hampshire doesn’t allow someone to hold a valid driver’s license in this state while having an active license in another state. [Nashua Telegraph, 3/31/14, State of New Hampshire, accessed 4/2/14]
Concord, N.H - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement after the Democratic vicotry in tonight's special election in Durham and Madbury. It is the fifth special election New Hampshire Democrats won this year. Democrat Amanda Merrill defeated Republican candidate Diedre Lepkowski 592-84.
"The people of Durham and Madbury sent a clear message that they want responsible Democratic representatives working for them in Concord. Amanda Merrill's enormous win tonight is not just a victory for the people of Durham and Madbury, but one for the entire state. She has a proven record of finding commonsense solutions that voters know and trust. I want to congratulate Representative-elect Merrill on her victory tonight, and I look forward to seeing her sworn in at the State House very soon.
"As Democrats pick up their 5th special election victory of 2013 tonight, it is unmistakably clear that twelve months later the New Hampshire Republican State Committee continues to be just as out of touch with traditional New Hampshire values as they were last fall when voters rejected them up and down the ballot and all across the state. Candidates with an R next to their name are paying the price at the polls for the NHGOP's Tea Party rhetoric."
What happens in Manchester doesn’t stay in Manchester.
With more than 10% of New Hampshire’s public school students enrolled in Manchester schools, the quality of Manchester’s school system affects all of the state.
As the economic, transportation and entertainment hub of the state, Manchester’s vibrancy affects all of New Hampshire.
What happens in Manchester affects all of New Hampshire!
Before Republican Mayors Guinta and Gatsas -- Manchester was on the move with unprecedented improvements to our schools, a revitalized downtown and a city looking forward to a better future. But Guinta and Gatsas stopped that progress in its tracks. After the false promise of better schools, lower crime and lower taxes Guinta and Gatsas have created a record of failure.
Manchester deserves better, New Hampshire depends on better.
This November the voters of Manchester will have a clear choice between Republican Ted Gatsas and Democrat Patrick Arnold.
Patrick Arnold is a young leader committed to bringing people together to solve the challenges facing Manchester’s families. As one of the youngest aldermen ever elected Patrick has brought a new perspective to City Hall. Patrick has been a consistent, thoughtful voice of reason in City Hall.
I have no doubt that Patrick’s election will inspire a new generation of leaders to lend their talents to make the promise of Manchester a reality. If Patrick has the resources for an effective get out the vote operation he can win and make it happen!
Your donation of $35 today will provide Patrick with the support he needs to get Manchester back on track. It will be an investment in a better Manchester and a better New Hampshire.
Please click here to make a contribution of $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford today. If we all stand with Patrick, he can be the next mayor. Please join me in supporting Patrick’s campaign to bring new leadership to Manchester’s City Hall.
P.S. You can learn more about Patrick Arnold and his campaign by visiting his website at www.arnoldformayor.com or by contacting his team at firstname.lastname@example.org.