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Tuesday
Apr292014

Sununu Calls On Co-Conspirators Reid And Shaheen To Pull Coordinated Third Party Ad 

 

 

Hampton Falls - Former New Hampshire Governor and former White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu today called on Senator Harry Reid and Senator Jeanne Shaheen to pull their third party ad pending the outcome of a federal review into potentially illegal coordination. The Associated Press reports that the New Hampshire Republican Party yesterday formally filed a request with the Federal Elections Commission for an investigation:

 

"Serious questions have been raised about potential illegal coordination between Senator Harry Reid and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and now a federal investigation is pending. While the Federal Elections Commission investigation is ongoing, the people of New Hampshire should not be subjected to this kind of misrepresentation on the airwaves. Today I am calling on co-conspirators Harry Reid and Jeanne Shaheen to immediately take the potentially illegal ads off the air. Holding elected office is a matter of public trust, and in this case it appears the public trust has been violated. Until we know for sure what has happened, these ads must come down."

Thursday
Mar202014

NHDP - HYPOCRISY ALERT: Brown Said He Was “Disgusted” and “Deeply Disturbed” By Third-Party Ads in MA

Brown Said He Was “Disgusted” & “Deeply Disturbed” By Third-Party Ads in MA,
Now Refuses to Protect People of NH

 
Concord, NH—Scott Brown proposed, signed, and boasted about his People’s Pledge throughout and after the 2012 election – including as recently as six weeks ago – but is now refusing to sign the same exact People’s Pledge in New Hampshire, allowing Wall Street, Big Oil, the billionaire Koch brothers and Karl Rove’s special interest money to keep polluting New Hampshire’s election, making it harder than ever for voters to hear from the candidates.
 
"Scott Brown is offering the people of New Hampshire nothing but phony, hypocritical excuses. He said Massachusetts deserved better than a tidal wave of dirty money and signed the People’s Pledge. Well he’s in New Hampshire now, and people here deserve better too,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Scott Brown’s refusal to sign the same exact People’s Pledge he signed in Massachusetts is a disservice to the people of New Hampshire, who will face an election polluted by special interest attack ads.
 
“A year ago, Scott Brown stood before students in Massachusetts and heralded the People’s Pledge, calling it a ‘historic’ achievement because it kept dark money groups, like the one operated by the Koch Brothers, out of the political discourse. Just six weeks ago, Brown addressed students at Cornell University, proudly touting his ‘unique’ People's Pledge. Now, suddenly, he won’t agree to the exact same terms because he thinks it's better for his politics. That's a shame."
 
At Cornell six weeks ago, Brown praised and took credit for the People's Pledge:
 
"We didn't need another 30 to 40 million dollars coming in to distort our record and positions on things, so but what we came up with was the people's pledge. Very unique, way to try to address these things.” He also declared its success, saying, “it worked.”
 
In February of 2013, Brown also spoke enthusiastically about the People’s Pledge that he and Senator Warren signed in 2012 at Amherst College. He even specifically calls out the Koch Brothers, who have already spent $700,000 for his campaign in New Hampshire, as being a major part of the problem.
 
“I and she were really disgusted and deeply concerned about the groups that would come in and distort our records and positions on things. Those third party super PAC’s in particular.  So we came up with a very unique way to handle that.  We signed an agreement.  It’s historic--it’s the only one in the country.”
 
McClain said, “There’s still time. Scott Brown needs to protect the integrity of the New Hampshire electoral process and sign the People’s Pledge.”
Wednesday
Oct302013

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's political non-truths hurting millions 

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Oct. 29, 2013

Obama's political non-truths hurting millions

As many as 118 million Americans could lose their existing private insurance coverage either through employers or owned individually due directly to Obamacare.

Cartoon: Read their lips

Obama lied. Period.

Sarvis:  A third party cautionary tale

Is Virginia gubernatorial candidate Robert Sarvis really a libertarian? Before giving your good name to a candidate, it is wise to conduct enough vetting to ensure that the person who will carry your banner agrees with your fundamental principles.

Smith: The gathering storm  

"Doing more of what failed spectacularly will not save the day a second time, as the scale required to create yet more phantom collateral and more asset bubbles will collapse the system."

Wednesday
Apr252012

Buddy Roemer Says NO to CISPA

Baton Rouge, LA – Americans Elect Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer issued the following statement on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act H.R.3523.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which allows companies to share your personal data ranging from use history to email communication with government agencies is in absolute violation of our civil liberties. The personal information once shared can be used in the name of "national security" or "cybersecurity,” but without regulation or the need for burden of proof. The invasion of our personal freedoms in this bill is appalling. On principle, but especially as Americans, we cannot stand by and allow this bill (HR 3523) to pass. The language is vague, the intent is threatening, and public discourse with professionals in security and technology about the bill has been absent.
 
Additionally, it must be of no surprise that once you follow the money you find the legs of this bill. Companies like Facebook and Google are in support of HR3523 as they will see a profit on their cybersecurity investment and data sharing. It has been reported that more than $30M has been spent to push this bill through Congress. While protecting the rights and safety of our citizens and internet users is crucially important, CISPA, like SOPA and PIPA are not the answer! Congress and lobbyists, please try again.


 
 
Governor Buddy Roemer is a four-term Congressman and former Governor of Louisiana. He is now participating in the first national online primary for President of the United States as an AmericansElect.org candidate.  He is known for refusing PAC and special interest money, implementing campaign finance reform, turning around Louisiana’s failing economy and cutting the state’s unemployment rate in half in just four years. You can cast your vote at Americanselect.org.  His website is www.BuddyRoemer.com

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Friday
Apr202012

AMERICANS ELECT HITS HALFWAY MARK IN ITS 50 STATE BALLOT ACCESS GOAL

There is no turning back, 50-state ballot access is within reach

WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 19, 2012 - Americans Elect has secured ballot access in 25 states. Over 2.5 million people have signed petitions across the country. Demand for a third choice in November is real and Americans Elect is offering that choice. Citizens from across the political spectrum are signing up to change this election and let the people, not the parties, nominate and elect the leadership in the country.
 
“As we reach this halfway mark with certification in 25 states, it is indisputable that the train has left the station, the momentum is there and we’re rapidly heading towards our goal of 50-state ballot access,” said Elliot Ackerman, COO of Americans Elect. “Personally, I call on every American to get on board, take action and demand that our leaders seize this moment to run unencumbered by party demands, special interests and SuperPAC money fueling negative campaigns. By joining together, we can create a unity ticket that can lead with bipartisan solutions that move this country forward,” Ackerman added.
 
At AmericansElect.org every American can help reshape the political system. Every voter can participate to elect leaders they choose directly and every citizen can take part in a historic online primary in June.
 
“Today 66 percent of the American people want an independent third choice for president. It is incumbent upon the citizens of this country to take action. Go online to AmericansElect.org and support and draft candidates who are willing to set aside party politics. Together, we can rid the country of the ‘no compromise’ climate that dominates Washington today,” said Kahlil Byrd, Americans Elect CEO. “It is up to every individual in this country to take ACTION. Enough is enough. It is time for leadership that puts country before party and aspires to solve the country’s issues before personal agendas.”


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