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Tuesday
Oct282014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON TONIGHT'S WMUR 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEBATE 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Frank Guinta's victory in tonight's WMUR Granite State Debate:


 
"Tonight's debate reiterated the fact that Congresswoman Shea-Porter is completely out of touch with New Hampshire. She continues to stand in lockstep with President Obama, even saying that she is "very proud" of ObamaCare, which forced 22,000 Granite State residents to lose their health insurance, countless more to lose their doctors, their jobs and their hope for a better future. Congresswoman Shea-Porter is wrong for New Hampshire, and voters will replace her with Frank Guinta on Election Day."

Saturday
Oct252014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Shea-Porter's "Tiny Tax"  

Shea-Porter's Tax Would Put the American Dream Out of Reach for Millions

MANCHESTER – Yesterday, at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Debate, Congresswoman Shea-Porter doubled down on her proposal to tax financial transactions.  

Shea-Porter first floated this massive tax increase last week in Conway, and supported legislation in the House of Representatives to implement this.  

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“The Congresswoman has consistently worked against the interests of middle class New Hampshire families.  A financial transaction tax of the nature she proposes would put the dream many families have of providing a college education for their children out of reach.  It would affect anyone trying to save a little extra for retirement.  It would hurt anyone trying to save to put a down payment on their home.  In short, a financial transaction tax would put the American dream out of reach for millions of middle class families.  Granite Staters deserve a representative who puts your interests first, not their ideology." 

Background: A financial transaction tax would apply to trades made by, among others, individuals managing investment funds such as 401(k), retirement savings plans, college savings plans, and a significant amount of other intermediaries whose customers are typically moderate-income individuals.  

You can view the clip HERE.

Thursday
Oct232014

NHDP - Washington Post Fact-Checker: Guinta's First Class Travel Claim is “What’s Wrong with Washington” 

Guinta Doubles Down on False Claims, Refuses to Take Down his Hypocritical and Dishonest Ad


MANCHESTER— The Washington Post has re-issued its fact check of false claims about first-class travel being made by Republicans, including Frank Guinta in his latest attack ad. The fact-checker called the claim “off the deep end” and “what’s wrong with Washington.”

“From being named one of the ten most corrupt Members of Congress, to desperately misleading New Hampshire voters in this recent attack ad, Frank Guinta keeps reminding Granite Staters why voters fired him in 2012. Guinta should take down this false and dishonest ad,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing.

 
Earlier this month, the NHDP noted that Guinta voted for the same poison-pill language he is now using in his baseless attack ad.

BACKGROUND

"A 4-Pinocchio falsehood pops up again"
"Nothing depresses The Fact Checker more than seeing the same Four-Pinocchio falsehoods repeated over and over. We’ve already dealt with this one before, but given that the Congressional Leadership Fund is sinking $500,000 to promote this false message, it is worth revisiting again." [Washington Post, 10/21/14]
Thursday
Oct232014

Guinta For Congess (CD1) - Differences on Display at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Debate 

Shea-Porter Yet Again a Rubber Stamp for the Obama Agenda

MANCHESTER - This morning's Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Debate at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics continued to reveal clear contrasts between Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and Frank Guinta.

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta, released the following statement:

"At the second debate in as many days, Congresswoman Shea-Porter doubled down on her support of the ObamaCare disaster and the President's failed economic agenda. Her continued rock solid support of ObamaCare is especially striking considering recent studies out from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University showing that ObamaCare will reduce the nationwide weekly employment rate by 3 percent and from USA Today showing that as many as 70,000 small-group policy holders in NH will have their plans cancelled this November. This debate showed why Frank is the clear choice for Granite Staters looking for an independent voice in Washington who will work to reduce regulation, lower taxes, and get our economy moving again."

Background

Mercatus Center at George Mason University: The Affordable Care Act and the New Economics of Part-Time Work

USA Today: Obamacare cancellations, again

Thursday
Oct232014

NHDP - Guinta Makes False Claims At Debate To Cover Up Do-Nothing Record 

Manchester, NH - At this morning’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce debate, Frank Guinta repeatedly made false claims about three bills he supposedly had signed into law during the 112th Congress. The Congressional record disagrees.

"Frank Guinta is resorting to inventing accomplishments to cover-up his do-nothing record while in Congress," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. "Granite State voters won't be fooled by Guinta's latest desperate attempts to distract voters from his extreme Tea Party agenda that would devastate New Hampshire's middle-class families."

Under pressure, Guinta insisted that three bills with his name on them have been signed into law. A closer look at his record shows that none of the nine bills he introduced came up for a vote, much less became law. Two of Guinta’s nine 112th Congress bills, H.R.1863 and H.R.4968, were re-introductions of legislation Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter introduced in the 111th Congress.

See footage of Guinta making the false claims at this morning's debate here.

BACKGROUND

Guinta has made this false claim repeatedly:

“I was able to get three pieces of legislation voted on and passed and signed into law, which I think demonstrates the ability I have to work across party aisles,” Guinta said on WLMW’s Girard at Large on August 15, 2014.

On New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath during an interview on June 18, 2014: “Most people don't realize when I was down in D.C. in the minority I was able to get three pieces of legislation signed into law, so I can work with Democrats in the Senate and actually was able to get the President to sign three pieces of legislation that you know were important to New Hampshire and important to constituents.”

Guinta: “I got three bills signed into law while I was in the minority” [16:54 into WMUR interview, May 7, 2014]