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Shea-Porter For Congress - Guinta cut FEMA money

Manchester, NH – Congressman Guinta has decided that it is important for congressional candidates to weigh in on state issues, yet in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, he has dodged questions about why he voted to cut funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Congressman Guinta voted for the Ryan budget which cuts disaster preparation and response, and passed a continuing resolution that provided $3 billion less in disaster funding than requested by the President.

“Congressman Guinta has a heartless record of voting to cut the funding for FEMA, money that  communities depend on for disasters,” said Carol Shea-Porter.  “Now, he needs to explain whether or not he agrees with Mitt Romney that FEMA should be privatized or left to the states.  New Hampshire, which has just received a federal emergency declaration, deserves to know why he voted against protecting the state and its citizens.” 


Romney’s budget cuts FEMA, on its face, by 40%.  Romney has vowed to cut federal spending to less than 20 percent of GDP by 2016 without touching entitlements or defense. That means that non-defense discretionary spending--which includes FEMA aid--would have to be reduced by an eye-popping 40 percent. The Romney campaign won't say whether FEMA would be spared from those cuts but stresses that the necessary funding would be available.” Washington Post.

On September 23, 2011, Guinta voted in favor of HR 2608, a continuing resolution meant to fund the federal government through November 18, 2011. The legislation provided $3.65 billion for disaster assistance, roughly $3 billion less than what the Office of Management estimated the federal government needed in funding. [HR 2608, Vote #727, Office of Management and Budget, 9/5/11; The Hill, 9/23/11]

Ryan budget could hammer storm aid, critics say:  Mitt Romney says he wants to give states more power to deal with disasters like Sandy. But his running mate’s budget plan would threaten states’ ability to respond to massive storms, some experts say.  Paul Ryan’s House-passed budget would cut non-defense discretionary funding by 22 percent starting in 2014, according to the liberal-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which said in an August report that about one-third of that money goes to state aid for a range of needs including disaster response.  [Politico, 10/30/2012]



Guinta For Congress - ICYMI: Union Leader endorses Guinta for Congress

"Shea-Porter, just keeps calling Guinta extreme and misrepresenting his record. That did not work in 2010, and 1st District voters should not let it work now. They should reelect Guinta."

(Manchester – October 31, 2012) This morning, Frank Guinta received the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader for Congress in NH-01. This highly-respected endorsement follows the nod from the Eagle Tribune, which endorsed Frank Guinta on Monday.

Guinta for Congress: Cautiously Conservative

As with doctors, the first rule for members of Congress should be: "Do no harm." In his two years down in Washington, 1st District Rep. Frank Guinta has been an immense improvement upon his predecessor simply by adhering to that rule. He also has done some good as well, and 1st District voters should send him back to do more.

Guinta was elected in the Republican wave year of 2010. Democrats demonized him both before and after the election as a radical right-winger who would dismantle the government. Though Guinta is more conservative than his moderate counterpart in the 2nd District, Charlie Bass, he has not proven to be the pitchfork-shaking radical Carol Shea-Porter and her allies make him out to be.

Guinta has generally voted for spending cuts and against tax hikes. He has voted to repeal Obamacare and to pass Rep. Paul Ryan's budget (which, despite Democratic claims to the contrary, increases federal spending, but slows its rate of growth). He has compiled a cautious record of opposing government expansion, whether in the form of massive new spending and regulatory initiatives or massive new tax increases, while promoting policies that will move us away from the reckless borrow-and-spend path down which President Obama is dragging us. What he has not done is take a torch to the federal government.

Shea-Porter, just keeps calling Guinta extreme and misrepresenting
his record. That did not work in 2010, and 1st District voters should not let it work now. They should reelect Guinta.


Guinta For Congress - ICYMI: Local political experts predict Guinta will defeat Shea-Porter


(Manchester – November 1, 2012) In case you missed it, the momentum for Team Guinta continued today. As reported by the Portsmouth Patch, there was a meeting of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce this morning to discuss the upcoming election. At it, three of the state’s “foremost political experts” made the prediction that “U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, R-NH, will defeat Democrat First Congressional candidate Carol Shea-Porter” on Election Day.

WMUR political analyst and author of WMUR
 Political Scoop James Pindell moderated the three-member panel that was reported by the press to included himself, former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand and Republican analyst Alicia Preston. 

The full article in the Portsmouth Patch can be read here:

This follows a prediction from Larry Sabato who moved NH-01 from ‘toss-up’ to ‘leans GOP’ last week in an article stating his prediction that Republicans will maintain control of the House of Representatives. It also follows the most recent UNH poll that showed Guinta leading Shea-Porter in the race for Congress in NH-01.


Guinta For Congress - Endorsements and Volunteering

Team Guinta,

Frank Guinta received a couple of great newspaper endorsements this week. This morning, he received a major nod with the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader. You can read the Union Leader endorsement here. Earlier this week, Frank was also endorsed by the Eagle Tribune. You can read that endorsement here.

Remember, we are only six days out from the election and we need your help with “GOTV: Get Out The Vote” efforts this week and poll standing on Election Day. We especially need your help this weekend with phone calling and door knocking. Please email or call 603-836-5620 to let us know when you have time to help ensure Frank Guinta is re-elected on Tuesday.

In addition, due to the storm, our final WMUR-TV debate with Carol Shea-Porter was rescheduled from Monday to Friday. We need your help to join us as we cheer on Frank before he debates the former Congresswoman. On Friday, supporters will begin meeting at 3:00pm at Jillians Restaurant at 50 Phillippe Cote Street in Manchester. We will then shuttle you to St. Anselm College for the debate rally until about 6:45pm. At that point, you will be shuttled back to Jillians to watch the debate live at our debate watch party, which begins at 7:00pm. Remember, even if you can’t make it at 3:00pm, the shuttles will continuously be going throughout the afternoon.

We’re in the homestretch Team Guinta and we truly need your help in these final days of the campaign. Please call 603-836-5620 or email to let us know of your availability.


Derek Dufresne
Spokesman, Guinta for Congress 


Shea-Porter Statement on Susan B. Anthony Guinta Endorsement 

New Hampshire-  Today, Carol Shea-Porter releasedthe following statement following the Susan B. Anthony List endorsement of Congressman Guinta. The President of the group stated, “He is an ardent defender of the unborn and their mothers and has been a strong pro-life partner in Washington.”

Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement.

“Congressman Frank Guinta’s chilling position to let a woman die rather than to terminate a life threatening pregnancy is being ‘honored’ with an endorsement from the Susan B. Anthony group.  Even the National Right to Life disagrees with Guinta’s extremism.  They would let women live.”


*“In response to two questions on abortion, Guinta said he is pro life, and, were a repeal to Roe v. Wade come up while he was serving in Congress, he would vote for a no-holds barred ban on abortion with "no exceptions.”


Link to Calen Frett’s uploaded questionnaire.  Relevant statement from NRLC: "The NRLC believes that unborn children should be protected by law, and that abortion should be permitted only when necessary to prevent the death of the mother."