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Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Marilinda Garcia Receives Endorsement of Congressman Bass



Concord, NH– Marilinda Garcia, Republican nominee for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District, today received former Congressman Charlie Bass’ endorsement for her campaign for Congress.

“New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District deserves an independent Representative who upholds our Granite State traditions of meeting with citizens and being accessible to the public. Marilinda Garcia will be that Representative, and I am proud to endorse her campaign for Congress.

Marilinda is an honest, responsible, and principled leader, and her commitment to common sense fiscal discipline would best serve the people of New Hampshire. Her strong record of leadership and her impressive accomplishments qualify her to be the voice in Washington that the 2nd District needs. I am proud to support Marilinda and I look forward to having her represent New Hampshire in Congress.”

Marilinda Garcia released the following statement in response to receiving Congressman Bass’ endorsement:

“As an esteemed legislator who served the 2nd district admirably for nearly two decades, former Congressman Bass understands what is needed to deal with the important issues facing our district.  I am honored that he has placed his faith in my candidacy and has endorsed my campaign for Congress.”



KEENE Today, former New Hampshire Congressman Charlie Bass (R-Peterborough) endorsed Scott Brown, adding to the growing list of supporters backing Brown's bid for the U.S. Senate. 
"It is time for new leadership, it is time to elect a Senator who will bring courage and independent leadership to Washington, a senator who will partner with Kelly Ayotte and her record of cutting wasteful spending, keeping our Nation strong and secure, and not a Senator whose record has been little more than a rubber stamp for this failed Administration,” said Bass.
“I am supporting Senator Scott Brown because he is the only candidate that has the ideas, the experience, the record, and the ability to win in November. Scott Brown is the person our Party needs now, and we must unify around him today,” Bass concluded.

"I’m grateful to have the support of Congressman Bass, who has been fighting for small government in our state for almost three decades," Brown said. "Charlie joins the growing list of Republicans supporting my campaign who want a change in direction in Washington. Republicans of all stripes know that if we stand together we can defeat Senator Shaheen in November and put our country back on the right path.”

Congressman Bass served seven terms in Washington representing New Hampshire's Second Congressional District, and also served in the New Hampshire General Court and State Senate. 


Former Congressman Charlie Bass: Ray Burton Set the "Standard for Public Service" 

Peterborough, NH – Former New Hampshire Congressman Charlie Bass (NH-02) released the following statement today on the passing of New Hampshire’s District 1 Executive Councilor Ray Burton:

“Ray was very special to me, not only because I admired his commitment to public service, and I used that standard of service as a goal to attain in my own career, but also because he was a wonderful friend, someone who made campaigning fun and who always saw goodness in everyone, friend and foe alike.

The citizens of New Hampshire and particularly in Council District 1 will not forget this man's caring compassion for his constituents, the impact that he had on the lives of so many he helped, and his cheerful, optimistic and engaging view of the world.”




Peterborough, NH – Former New Hampshire Congressman Charlie Bass released the following statement today regarding his decision not to be a candidate for US Senate in 2014:

“After much thought and several discussions with my family, friends and colleagues, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014.   Though I am confident that a strong Republican nominee will defeat Democrat Jeanne Shaheen next year, my current personal and professional responsibilities preclude my candidacy.  I sincerely thank all who have called, emailed or encouraged me in person to run.   

This decision does not mean that I am retiring from politics.  I have worked hard over the years to support the New Hampshire Republican Party - recruiting candidates, raising funds, and generally cheering all other Republican candidates regardless of differences in views on particular issues.   I will continue to do so, and will always work to support the principles of smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, free enterprise to create good jobs and a strong economy.”


US Sen Shaheen - Seven Times 

Jeanne Shaheen


We're hearing reports that former Republican Congressman Charlie Bass is meeting with GOP leaders who are urging him to run against me.

In 2012, outside right-wing groups spent almost $2 million supporting him. He’s won federal races seven times in New Hampshire – we must take him seriously.

A former U.S. congressman, Bass is already meeting with Republican Party leaders who are urging him to run against me. He’s won federal races seven times in New Hampshire – we must take him seriously.

We’re going to be hit with a wave of attacks the moment an announcement’s made. Karl Rove and the Republican Super PACs are waiting in the wings.

Winning will require us to run the strongest campaign New Hampshire’s ever seen. Right now, we’ve set a goal of $62,500 before our end-of-quarter FEC deadline, September 30. If we wait for an announcement to prepare, it’ll be too late. I need your support to get there.

Click here to donate $5 or more before September 30. With potential opponents and Super PACs eyeing the race, we have to show the strength of our campaign right away.

Republicans are desperate to take back control of the Senate. Soon, they’ll have a candidate, and they already have their Super PACs.

That’s why this month’s deadline is one of the most important we’ll face in this campaign. Will you help me? If we’re going to protect women’s, workers’ and voters’ rights, we have to start by raising $62,500 before the FEC deadline. I can’t get there without you.

Click here to donate whatever you can – as little as $5 will make a difference in ensuring we’re ready.

There’s still work left to be done. Let’s finish it, together.

Thank you,