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Wednesday
Jul102013

NRSC - Will Shaheen Fight for Middle Class Relief from ObamaCare?

Washington, D.C. - National Republican Senatorial Committee Communications Director Brad Dayspring today asked Democrat Jeanne Shaheen if she agrees that like businesses, middle-class families also deserve relief from ObamaCare:

"Jeanne Shaheen ignored doctors, businesses, and middle-class Granite Staters in 2010, instead proudly standing with Barack Obama and Harry Reid to pass this disastrous law.

"Now that Democrats admit what a disaster ObamaCare is to implement, Shaheen is running as fast as she can from the taxes, mandates, and fees imposed by her vote. The problem is that Shaheen and her liberal friends have abandoned middle-class men and women, leaving them alone to face the burden of ObamaCare's individual mandate.

"Certainly businesses deserve relief from ObamaCare, but what about middle-class men, women and their families? It's time that Jeanne Shaheen start listening to Granite Staters who want a permanent delay for all, instead of just a partial delay for some."

Thursday
Jun062013

NHDP Response to Phony GOP Attack Ad 

Concord – New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein issued the follow response to the phony GOP attack ad launched by CSNH, a conservative right wing front group. 

"It's a year and a half until election day and Republicans already are resorting to phony attacks in negative ads funded by right wing conservatives. The people of New Hampshire aren't buying it. Only the Republicans want to go back and refight the health care battle. Everybody else knows health care reform is expanding coverage and reducing costs here and across the country. In New Hampshire 93% of small businesses already provide health care coverage. The people of New Hampshire know Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and they know she's on their side, fighting for middle class families and small businesses."

 

Wednesday
May222013

NRSC: What's Next? Why is Jeanne Shaheen So Quiet About the IRS Scandal?

Washington, D.C. – Last week, news broke that not only were Jeanne Shaheen, Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats guilty of pressuring the IRS to target conservative groups, but the IRS Employees Union gave 93 cents of every dollar donated to Democratic candidates. Washington is entrenched in scandal that reveals the close relationship between Democrats and the IRS, yet after an initial statement, Senator Shaheen – who has received $5,000 from the IRS union – has been quiet.  

"Jeanne Shaheen and Senate Democrats - who pressured the IRS to target conservative groups - have an obligation to defend the citizens and organizations that were bullied by their own federal government,” said NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring. Jeanne Shaheen is a United States Senator, and that requires action not just hollow press releases - but she continues to hide behind them."

As the IRS scandal continues to grow, Jeanne Shaheen must answer the following questions:

  1. Does Senator Jeanne Shaheen think an independent special counsel is needed to investigate the IRS efforts?
  2. Will Jeanne Shaheen  return the $5,000 in campaign contributions from IRS union?
  3. Does Jeanne Shaheen believe that President Obama should apologize to citizens and groups that were unfairly targeted? 
  4. Does Jeanne Shaheen believe that President Obama and other senior White House staffers were wrong to publicly suggest that conservative groups were breaking the law?
Wednesday
May222013

NRSC - IRS scandal grows; Shaheen has some answering to do 

What's Next? Why is Jeanne Shaheen
So Quiet About the IRS Scandal? 

Washington, D.C. – Last week, news broke that not only were Jeanne Shaheen, Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats guilty of pressuring the IRS to target conservative groups, but the IRS Employees Union gave 93 cents of every dollar donated to Democratic candidates. Washington is entrenched in scandal that reveals the close relationship between Democrats and the IRS, yet after an initial statement, Senator Shaheen – who has received $5,000 from the IRS union – has been quiet.  

"Jeanne Shaheen and Senate Democrats - who pressured the IRS to target conservative groups - have an obligation to defend the citizens and organizations that were bullied by their own federal government,” said NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring. Jeanne Shaheen is a United States Senator, and that requires action not just hollow press releases - but she continues to hide behind them."

As the IRS scandal continues to grow, Jeanne Shaheen must answer the following questions:

  1. Does Senator Jeanne Shaheen think an independent special counsel is needed to investigate the IRS efforts?
  2. Will Jeanne Shaheen  return the $5,000 in campaign contributions from IRS union?
  3. Does Jeanne Shaheen believe that President Obama should apologize to citizens and groups that were unfairly targeted? 
  4. Does Jeanne Shaheen believe that President Obama and other senior White House staffers were wrong to publicly suggest that conservative groups were breaking the law?
Saturday
May182013

NHGOP ASKS SHAHEEN TO DENOUNCE OBAMA'S 501(c)(4) 

Concord – The New Hampshire Republican Party sent the following letter to Senator Jeanne Shaheen asking her to denounce Organizing for Action (OFA), a political organization led by President Obama. According to its Website, OFA “will operate as a ‘social welfare’ organization within the meaning of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.” The group has a chapter based in New Hampshire that is helping Senator Shaheen’s reelection campaign and promoting President Obama's liberal agenda.

Shaheen has come under fire for her repeated attempts to pressure the IRS to investigate 501(c)(4)s. She has specifically singled out conservative organizations on the floor of the Senate, but never criticized liberal organizations that promote candidates and causes that she supports.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen
520 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Shaheen,

On behalf of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee I am writing to ask that you officially denounce Organizing for Action (OFA) a political ‘social welfare’ organization led by President Barack Obama. OFA is a partisan group operating in New Hampshire to promote your party’s liberal agenda and assist your 2014 campaign. According to its website, “OFA will operate as a ‘social welfare’ organization within the meaning of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.”

For years, you and your fellow Democrat Senators have demonized conservative 501(c)(4)s like American Crossroads and Americans for Prosperity because you oppose their fiscally responsible values. You have repeatedly urged the IRS to crack down on ‘social welfare’ groups and specifically singled out conservative organizations on the floor of the United States Senate as examples. Yet you have failed to denounce liberal groups that promoted causes and candidates with whom you agree.

Asyou are aware, the IRS has inappropriately targeted conservative organizations that opposed the Obama Administration's disastrous policies. Federal agencies are influenced by the demands of United States Senators, and it would be naive to believe that top IRS officials were unmoved by your actions. There are very serious questions about whether your partisan effort to pressure the IRS to increase investigations of 501(c)(4) organizations contributed to the outrageous practices that took place at the agency.

You have responded to these concerns by claiming that you are troubled by the practice of both liberal and conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. However you have never spoken out against any liberal ‘social welfare’ group and reports indicate that you are actively working with OFA to bolster your reelection effort. 
 

Politico
 (12/5/12) reported that you attended a private meeting in December with Senators Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer “imploring” them to “lead the charge” for the former Obama Campaign, now Organizing For Action, to share voter files with your campaign. Your Chief of Staff Maura Keefe is quoted in the same story saying that she would welcome “any assistance” from OFA for your reelection effort.

If you truly are concerned with the practices of liberal 501(c)(4)s, you will denounce OFA the same way that you denounced American Crossroads and American for Prosperity. You will also call on OFA to refrain from assisting your reelection effort in any way, and return any voter files you may have already obtained from this organization. Otherwise you will prove to Granite Staters that you are willing to tolerate the actions of liberal 501(c)(4)s while you instigate partisan witch-hunts against conservative groups.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue.

Matthew Slater
Executive Director
New Hampshire Republican State Committee


Background Information:

Shaheen Attended A Private Meeting With Harry Reid And Chuck Schumer “Imploring” Them To Lead The Charge For The Obama Campaign, Now Organizing For Action, To Share Its Voter Files. “So intent are Senate incumbents to get their hands on the voter files that, at a private meeting with Senate leaders and incumbents up for reelection in 2014, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Tom Harkin of Iowa led the group in imploring Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to lead the charge.” (Lois Romano, “Dems To Obamaland: Share Your Data,” Politico, 12/5/12)

In December 2012, Shaheen’s Chief Of Staff Said The Shaheen Campaign Would Welcome “Any Assistance” From OFA.
 “‘The Obama campaign had the best get-out-the-vote effort in New Hampshire history, so obviously any assistance we could get as we try to replicate that effort would be very helpful,’ said Maura Keefe, Shaheen’s chief of staff.” (Lois Romano, “
Dems To Obamaland: Share Your Data,” Politico, 12/5/12)