June 02, 2014
Harry Reid’s Crusade Against the Koch Brothers Threatens Your Free Speech
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has promised the Senate will take up a proposed constitutional amendment this year that would radically alter the First Amendment.
The Senate resolution would allow Congress to limit fundraising and spending on election campaigns and independent political speech. Reid and others insist restricting the amount of money that may be raised and spent on political speech is not the same as limiting speech. That’s like saying that limiting the amount of newsprint a newspaper can buy does not limit its speech.
Having lost the battle at the Supreme Court, Reid and his cohorts are now pushing this constitutional amendment to reverse decisions—including Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC—that protect the rights of Americans to speak their minds about elected officials and candidates and to engage in the political process.
>>> Click here to read more
We’ve been saying for a while now that the stakes couldn’t be any higher for 2014. And it’s true. The 2014 Senate elections aren’t just about the next two years. If we fail to take the majority in November, we risk losing the majority for years to come. Which means more taxes, less healthcare freedom, and policies that hurt job growth and our economy.
Harry Reid’s making this extremely clear in his messages to supporters.
Reid knows the midterms are much bigger than the next two years. He'll do whatever it takes to win the Senate this fall and keep his majority – and reckless agenda - for years to come. That’s why we can’t wait to fight back. Your support today is absolutely critical if we want to match the Democrats political fundraising machine.
Please contribute $100, $50, $25 or what you can today to help Republicans take the Senate in 2014.
NRSC Executive Director
CONCORD, NH - Karen Testerman, Republican candidate for the United States Senate, commented on the unemployment benefits being considered in Washington D.C.
"Why should we listen to economic 'solutions' from Democrats who have led us into the slowest recovery ever? President Obama, Harry Reid, and Jeanne Shaheen will never get out of the way of the private sector. Their big-government ideas have created this crawling economy that prompts more big-government 'solutions,'" Testerman said. "If Democrats knew how to solve economic problems, we would have plenty of jobs and increased demand for labor, resulting in naturally rising wages.
"Obamacare has been looming for over three years. It has over-regulated the sixth of our economy related to medical care, and it has created uncertainty for the entire economy and slowed hiring."
Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Senator Harry Reid's Senate Majority PAC launching a dishonest attack ad for Senator Jeanne Shaheen. The release of the ad follows reports that Shaheen's campaign has launched message testing telephone polls in a desperate attempt to find an excuse for her deciding vote for ObamaCare:
"Harry Reid is in full blown panic mode because he realizes that New Hampshire voters are ready to remove one of his most loyal and obedient foot soldiers from office in 2014. His dishonest ad for Jeanne Shaheen's flailing reelection campaign is political payback for her decision to cast the deciding vote for ObamaCare and for mindlessly voting with President Obama over 95% of the time.
"This attack ad and Jeanne Shaheen's desperate attempt to find an excuse for her blind support for ObamaCare through her latest round of polling show how nervous she is about 2014. The ad also reminds voters that despite her attacks on Wall Street, Shaheen has hypocritically accepted over $1.6 million from Wall Street donors and missed important Senate votes to attend Wall Street fundraisers.
"Despite concerns from her constituents, Jeanne Shaheen continues to vote in lockstep with her party's disastrous agenda because she is bought and paid for by politicians like Harry Reid who are funding her dishonest campaign. Granite Staters know that Shaheen is nothing but a phony, unaccomplished, pawn for her party leadership who lacks the independent leadership we expect from our elected officials."
Jeanne Shaheen Has Taken $1.6 Million From The Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Sector Over The Course Of Her Career. (Center For Responsive Politics, Accessed 12/19/13)
Shaheen Votes With Obama Over 95% Of The Time:
In 2012, Shaheen Voted With President Obama 99% Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly, Accessed 3/21/13)
In 2011, Shaheen Voted With President Obama 98% Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly, Accessed 3/21/13)
In 2010, Shaheen Voted With President Obama 100% Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly, Accessed 3/21/13)
In 2009, Shaheen Voted With President Obama 95% Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly, Accessed 3/21/13)