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Thursday
Aug282014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - ICYMI: Union Leader Article on Guinta Candidacy  

The Union Leader Discusses Team Guinta's Focus on Shea-Porter,
the Economy, and ObamaCare

This morning, the Union Leader wrote a piece on Frank Guinta’s candidacy to replace Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. You can find the piece in its entirety HERE

Below are several quotes from the article:

“In Washington, there has to be an expectation that we live within our means, and that doesn’t exist right now,” Guinta said. “Without a strong economy, nothing else is going to work.”

“Guinta supports repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with a market-based approach which, he says, will deliver more accountability and options for affordability.”

“Guinta said his experience and leadership position him well for the general election against Shea-Porter, whom he calls “inaccessible, ineffective and indifferent.”

Thursday
Aug282014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Guinta Releases 1st Ad: Putting People First  

Guinta Commercial Focuses on Policy over Partisanship

Frank Guinta released his first ad of the 2014 cycle this morning focusing on his record of putting Granite Staters first, stressing policy over partisanship.

The ad, entitled “Putting People First”, looks at his record of cutting taxes, balancing budgets while improving city services as Executive of the State’s largest city. It goes into his plan, if elected, to support a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, repeal and replace ObamaCare with market based solutions and promote policies that encourage opportunity and growth.

You can see the ad HERE.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“Granite Staters are tired of politicians like Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter who steadfastly refuse to offer solutions to problems or hold open forums with constituents. As a Member of Congress, I held 20 town halls and District Discussions while shepherding three pieces of legislation into law. As the Mayor of Manchester, I worked with a board primarily comprised of democrats to make life better for all residents. In fact, during my tenure, the Queen City was named one of the best cities in America to live and launch a business. We will continue to offer plans to help our struggling middle-class, and will work hard to earn every vote and return this office back to Granite Staters.”

Wednesday
Aug272014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Endorsement Streak Continues! 

John Stephen's Endorsement Brings Team Guinta to 26 Straight Weeks

This morning, former New Hampshire HHS Commissioner and Republican nominee for Governor, John Stephen, has endorsed Frank Guinta in his race against Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.

This marks the 26th consecutive week of endorsements dating back to March. John Stephen had this to say in his endorsement:

“From his successful private sector career, to his time effectively leading the state’s largest city, to serving the Granite State as a Representative, Frank Guinta has consistently proven himself to be a conservative, pragmatic leader willing to tackle the tough issues. His emphasis on jobs and the economy, rolling back suffocating regulations while working to balance our nation’s budget is exactly the kind of leadership we need today.”

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“John Stephen has a distinguished career as a servant to our state and nation; I am honored to receive his endorsement today. As we head into the fall, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter remains inaccessible, ineffective and indifferent to the needs of Granite Staters. She refuses to hold a town hall while she jets out to raise money with Nancy Pelosi in California. I will continue to focus on providing solutions to our nation’s most pressing issues.”

Wednesday
Aug272014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Why I am Running to Represent You  

From Frank's Desk

THE UNITED STATES is more than a place; it is an idea, one that fills our hearts and minds with high hopes and great expectations. We are a nation capable of great and lasting achievements, and have always sought to hand off the baton to the next generation several strides ahead of the rest of the world.

Of late, this unbridled optimism has been challenged, resulting in a large majority of Americans believing our country is heading in the wrong direction. I am running to be your representative to put a stop to this wave of pessimism, to help turn this country around so our children and grandchildren can share in the same bright future that each generation of Americans has enjoyed.

If recent events have taught us anything, it is that our unique American spirit is alive and well. With proper leadership, we can marshal our passions into effective policies to bring about a prosperous future.

Having started and run two small businesses, served as the chief executive of the state’s largest city, and served you in the U.S. House of Representatives, I am uniquely qualified to serve your interests.

As mayor of Manchester, I oversaw a board comprised primarily of members from the opposite party. Even so, the city experienced impressive results. We passed the first tax cut in a decade, cut borrowing, balanced budgets and kept political affiliation checked at the door. We held true to our principles and solved problems by putting good government ahead of politics. During this time, Manchester was named one of the best cities to live and start a business. When I represented you in the House, Democrats controlled the Senate and the presidency. Though I served in the minority, I was successful bringing New Hampshire common sense to our nation’s capital. I introduced three pieces of legislation that were signed into law by President Obama, including one that cared for the final resting place of thousands of neglected American soldiers interred overseas.

We cut spending and consolidated hundreds of federal programs. We cut taxes for small businesses and individuals alike. I voted for more than 30 job bills, and sought to protect and preserve Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. I did not always agree with my colleagues, but I never gave up the fight to put your interests first. In many cases, we were able to successfully work together to solve national and regional issues like fixing our nation’s roads and protecting our struggling fishermen.

During my term in office, I never shied away from listening to and speaking with you. I held six job fairs, three manufacturing summits and an “Empower, Educate and Engage Women’s Conference,” along with 20 town halls and district discussions.

Unfortunately, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter leaves a great deal to be desired. She has proven herself to be inaccessible, ineffective and indifferent to our needs.

Consider the following.

Congresswoman Shea-Porter is inaccessible: To date, she has held zero town halls and no public forums.

Congresswoman Shea-Porter is ineffective: She voted for the stimulus bill, which failed to stimulate, while New Hampshire has fallen to the bottom half of the nation in economic competitiveness. Our border remains unsealed, scandals continue to plague the administration and yet she refuses to demand accountability.

Congresswoman Shea-Porter is indifferent: Even though our fishermen have been struggling under a poor management system, she voted against giving them the flexibility to create one that worked for them.

Even though many of the elected officials in her own city, from her own party, have pleaded with her to protect the communities from the EPA’s heavy-handed, ideological attack on the Great Bay Estuary, she won’t.

Even though our economy remains 5.7 million jobs behind pre-recession employment levels, she continues to support the President’s failed policies.

Even though she promised that if we liked our health care plan we could keep it, 22,000 Granite Staters lost their insurance.

Even though Obamacare excluded three hospitals from her district, she continues to support it.

And even though a majority of New Hampshire opposes Obamacare, she is committed to this top-down, government run approach.

I remain confident that America’s best days lie ahead. We can turn our economy around, grow the middle class and make government accountable if we elect leaders offering pragmatic solutions, who are unafraid to stand up for what is right.

I hope to earn your vote on Sept. 9. 

 

Thursday
Aug212014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Two Polls Show Guinta in the Lead!  

Granite Staters Sending a Clear Message to Shea-Porter: Enough!

Yesterday, Team Guinta released an internal poll showing a 56 point lead over our nearest competitor in the Republican primary to be held on September 9. A WMUR Granite State Poll released simultaneously had Frank Guinta defeating Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter by four points.

This is the second consecutive poll that shows Shea-Porter down to Guinta. You can find the poll from July showing Team Guinta in the lead HERE.
You can find a release and analysis of the most recent poll HERE.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“In addition to these polls, we recently received the support of the Foster’s Daily Democrat, which said our campaign was one of ideas and substance. Momentum is on our side! Granite Staters have grown tired of Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s antics. Flying to California to raise money with Nancy Pelosi while failing to hold a single open forum is the opposite of what New Hampshire expects from its Representatives. I will continue to travel the District putting forth solutions to strengthen and grow the middle-class, and with your help we will take back New Hampshire this fall!”