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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,



GSP - With No Help From Rep. Guinta , Rep. Bass and Congress Approves Bipartisan ‘Fiscal Cliff ’ Avoidance Bill, Averts Middle Class Tax Hike



With No Help From Congressman Frank Guinta, Rep. Charlie Bass and Majority of U.S. House Approve Senate’s Bipartisan ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Avoidance Bill, Averts Middle Class Tax Hike

Just How Reckless and Irresponsible Is Congressman Guinta? He Would Rather See Taxes Go Up on New Hampshire’s Middle Class Families by $2,200 and the Economy Suffer Before Seeing a Millionaire Pay a Dime More in Taxes

(Concord) The long national nightmare is over as the U.S. House approved by a 257-167 margin the strongly bipartisan Senate ‘fiscal cliff’ avoidance bill that will effectively roll back the $2,200 middle class tax hike that was triggered automatically on midnight January 1st.  The bill now headed to the President’s desk -- despite Congressman Guinta’s misguided opposition -- will permanently extend tax relief for all but the richest individuals making more than $400,000 a year and families making more than $450,000. These wealthy Americans will see their tax rates go from 35% back to Clinton-era level of 39.6 percent when the nation saw one of its greatest periods of economic prosperity and job creation, a move not only supported by the American people but by even most millionaires.  Additionally, the ‘fiscal cliff’ avoidance bill also includes other important measures to protect families and spur economic growth, including extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed (which expired Friday) through the end of 2013.

Sue Roman, a volunteer with the Action, a joint project of Granite State Progress and New Hampshire Citizens Alliance for Action: “Last night’s vote demonstrates that Frank Guinta clearly didn’t get the message voters sent in November when they voted him out of office. New Hampshire citizens voted to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; ask the nation’s wealthiest taxpayers to pay a little more; and to protect families without work struggling during this recovery. To his credit, Congressman Bass proved that the middle-class matters and that he heard the voices of voters. Too bad Frank Guinta is still too wed to his right-wing views to vote the conscience of the state.”

ABOUT THE ACTION: The Action NH is a joint project of NH Citizens Alliance for Action and Granite State Progress, and part of a national grassroots movement that demanded Congress end the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2%—the final deal ended the tax break for those making more than $400,000 per year. The Action is for critical investments that create and sustain jobs.