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Thursday
Jun042015

NHDP - Nashua Telegraph Editorial on How Kelly Ayotte Got Stuck “Out On A Limb For Frank Guinta” 

Telegraph: “Ayotte went out on a limb for Guinta back then and now he’s going to repay the favor by sawing the thing off behind her, with the executive committee of the GOP providing the saw.”
 

Concord, N.H. – As Kelly Ayotte and the New Hampshire Republican Party struggle with the mess they created by propping up Frank Guinta throughout his years of lies, the Nashua Telegraph editorial board highlighted the predicament facing Republicans who are now stuck “Out on a limb for Frank Guinta.”
 
The Telegraph notes that the NHGOP has taken an “incredibly short-sighted approach” by refusing to call for Guinta’s resignation.
 
Adding, “There’s a reason Sen. Kelly Ayotte, among others, has called for Guinta to do the right thing and resign. This is the same Ayotte who agreed to help when Guinta called and asked her to attend a fundraiser for him in 2013, even though Guinta faced a likely primary. Most senators would have declined rather than play favorites before a primary, but Ayotte did Guinta a favor… Ayotte went out on a limb for Guinta back then and now he’s going to repay the favor by sawing the thing off behind her, with the executive committee of the GOP providing the saw.”
 
Click here for the full Nashua Telegraph editorial or see excerpt below:
 
… The executive committee of the state Republican Party has declined to call for Guinta’s resignation, saying it’s up to voters in the 1st District to decide whether Guinta stays or goes.
 
The inescapable conclusion is that the party hierarchy views even a badly tainted Republican incumbent as preferable to the possibility that the seat might be lost in the special election that a vacancy would bring.
 
That’s an incredibly short-sighted approach that only benefits Frank Guinta, who has demonstrated himself quite capable of acting in his own self-interest, thank you very much. He hardly needs the party’s help on that front.
 
You know who does, though? All those other Republicans who are going to have to run with the millstone of Guinta’s five years of lies dragging them down.
 
There’s a reason Sen. Kelly Ayotte, among others, has called for Guinta to do the right thing and resign. This is the same Ayotte who agreed to help when Guinta called and asked her to attend a fundraiser for him in 2013, even though Guinta faced a likely primary. Most senators would have declined rather than play favorites before a primary, but Ayotte did Guinta a favor. It’s not like she has a natural antipathy toward the guy.
 
Ayotte went out on a limb for Guinta back then and now he’s going to repay the favor by sawing the thing off behind her, with the executive committee of the GOP providing the saw.
 
A lot of other Republicans are going to be out there on that limb with Ayotte, too, come 2016.
 
Click here for the full Nashua Telegraph editorial.

Tuesday
May192015

Speaker Jasper statement on Congressman Guinta 

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The following statement was issued this afternoon by NH House Speaker Shawn N. Jasper with regard to Congressman Frank Guinta.

 

While I have long have been a supporter of Congressman Guinta, it has become quite clear in recent days that his documentation and explanation of the source of his campaign contributions,  and the accounting of any taxes that may have been paid,  simply don’t add up.  As a result, the congressman should do what I believe would be in the best interest of the people of the first congressional district and step down from his position in the United States Congress. “

Saturday
May162015

US Rep Guinta statement on passage of FY2016 NDAA 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement following the passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, an authorization bill considered by Congress every year to set funding levels for the military to continue its operations and remain a global leader:

 

“As a Congress, it is our responsibility to ensure our military has the necessary and appropriate funding to provide for our defense and protect our national security interests.  The FY2016 NDAA provides our military with essential funding levels to combat our most immediate threats around the world, while strengthening its efficiency and agility.  It’s because of our nation’s military that the United States of America remains, ‘the land of the free and home the brave.’  We owe it to our servicemembers to advance this vital funding bill. ”

 

 

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Friday
May152015

NHDP - ICYMI: Nashua Telegraph Editorial: Frank Guinta’s Story “It Turns Out, Was A Lie On Top Of A Lie” 

Key Point: Frank Guinta “said he had furnished the Federal Election Commission with documentation and that the watchdog agency had ‘exonerated’ him on the issue, which, it turns out, was a lie on top of a lie… Far from exonerating him, the FEC has fined Guinta $15,000 and ordered him to repay the $355,000 he got from his parents.”
 
“… after five years of deceiving the public about the source of the money, the days when the public can take Frank Guinta’s word for anything are behind him. He should produce the deposit slips and bank records to support his latest claim and prove to voters that he’s not just piling up yet another lie on top of the others.”
 
Click here for the full Telegraph editorial or see excerpt below:
 
Rep. Frank Guinta flatly denied he got the $355,000 from his parents.
 
He denied it repeatedly – at least on those occasions when he couldn’t dance around the question.
 
… When asked to prove that the account had even existed prior to when the loans started, Guinta said he didn’t have to open his bank records to anyone.
 
… But Guinta could only dodge the question for so long. Later, he insisted in interviews that the money definitely, absolutely did not come from his parents.
 
He said he had furnished the Federal Election Commission with documentation and that the watchdog agency had “exonerated” him on the issue, which, it turns out, was a lie on top of a lie.
 
… Far from exonerating him, the FEC has fined Guinta $15,000 and ordered him to repay the $355,000 he got from his parents. The FEC determined – after reviewing the documentation that Guinta provided – that the congressman violated campaign finance laws.
 
... Now Guinta claims he and his wife put more money into the account over the years than he used to fund his run for Congress, so it was really his own money.
 
… Maybe that’s true, but after five years of deceiving the public about the source of the money, the days when the public can take Frank Guinta’s word for anything are behind him.
 
He should produce the deposit slips and bank records to support his latest claim and prove to voters that he’s not just piling up yet another lie on top of the others.
 
He doesn’t have to, of course. That’s Guinta’s prerogative. Sort of like telling the truth.
 
Click here for the full Telegraph editorial.

Thursday
May142015

NHDP - Federal Election Law Specialist, Former NHDP Chair To Discuss FEC Investigation

To Discuss FEC Investigation Outlining Frank Guinta’s Years of Lies 


WHAT: Press call to discuss the FEC investigation that found Frank Guinta repeatedly lied to the people of New Hampshire about funneling more than $350,000 in illegal contributions to his campaign.

WHO: Andrew Werbrock, counsel specializing in federal election law at Perkins Coie LLP.

Kathy Sullivan, former NHDP Chair.

WHEN: Thursday, May 14 at 3:00 PM