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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.


GraniteStateProgress - Grassroots organization launches online petition urging Congressmen Bass, Guinta to do their jobs for 98% 

Grassroots  group The Action plans to deliver petitions to lame ducks next week

Concord – Congressmen Charlie Bass (NH-2) and Frank Guinta (NH-1) may have lost their re-election bids, but they are still representing us in Washington as the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations begin. Today saw the release of an online petition urging Bass and Guinta to support efforts in the House to bring to a vote a bill, already passed by the Senate, which would maintain tax cuts for98% of all Americans and 97% of small businesses. Activists will be delivering these petitions to later in the month.

Taylor Coots, state director for The Action (, the group organizing the petition drive explained the effort.

"An extension for the middle class tax cut is through the Senate, but Speaker Boehner won't bring it to the House floor for an up or down vote.  It is high time Congressmen Bass and Guinta do the right thing, break with the Speaker, and put New Hampshire middle class families ahead of Washington politics."

A ‘discharge petition’ is currently being circulated in the House of Representatives and would give the House a chance for an up-or-down vote on a $2,000 tax cut for 98% of Americans.  Voters in New Hampshire are urging our congressmen – both of whom have long advocated for low taxes and middle-class economic health – to demonstrate their support for both low taxes and the middle class by signing the discharge petition and voting in support of the Senate bill.

Pres. Obama has advocated starting the process of getting the nation’s budget house in order with this measure. "Let's begin our work with where we agree," the president said, observing that the Senate has already passed the bill and that both parties agree that increasing middle-class taxes would hobble the recovery. "If we can get a few House Republicans to agree as well, I'll sign this bill as soon as the House sends it my way."

( “GOP divide over Obama tax plan goes public,” Tom Cohen, November 28, 2012

ABOUT THE ACTION: The Action is a grassroots movement that demands Congress end the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2%—those making more than $250,000 per year. The Action is for critical investments that create and sustain jobs.  New Hampshire Citizens Alliance for Action is leading the charge in New Hampshire.