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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!”

Tuesday
Aug192014

NHDP - ICYMI: Disgraced Former Tea Party Congressman Frank Guinta’s Mystery “Business” Exposed 

New revelations reinforce Guinta’s pattern of ethical lapses and misconduct both in and out of office

MANCHESTER-- Disgraced former Tea Party Congressman Frank Guinta is once again in the spotlight for ethical lapses with new revelations reported by the Union Leader that Guinta’s mystery “business” is made up of top donors and has links to the mystery $355,000 loaned to his 2010 campaign that is still under FEC investigation.

“Disgraced former Tea Party Congressman Frank Guinta's shady business dealings only reinforce his alarming pattern of ethical lapses and misconduct both in and out of office,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. “Like his Tea Party record in Congress, Granite State voters won't let Frank Guinta get away with his record of misconduct that has earned him an FEC investigation and the title of 'Most Corrupt' by a government watchdog group.”

Criticism of Guinta’s shady “business” first came to light in March, when Business & Industry Association President Jim Roche called out the Tea Party and disgraced former Congressman for making false claims about the group that undermined New Hampshire’s actual business community. The recent Union Leader piece uncovers several troubling findings about Guinta's “business,” including:

  • CRONYISM: Guinta’s “business,” the Independent Business Council, “has an advisory board of about 30 business people, around two-thirds of whom have donated to Guinta's congressional campaign”
  • CASHING IN: Guinta refused to answer questions about whether the Independent Business Council charges dues or fees, and “did not work on any specific project” in exchange for compensation from CLD Consulting Engineers
  • MYSTERY MONEY CONNECTION: Guinta used a salary earned from 603 Advisors LLC, a “company run by his former congressional chief of staff,” to repay himself for his mysterious bank account loan, which is still under investigation by the FEC. Guinta continues to evade questions about the FEC investigation by citing a different investigation by the House Ethics Committee

Read the full Union Leader story here: http://www.newhampshire.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140817/NEWS06/140819235/-1/newhampshire1404&template=newhampshire1407

Thursday
Jan302014

Guinta For Congress - Guinta To Kick Off Listening Tour Next Week In Rochester 

With 22,000 Granite Staters losing their insurance and major hospitals having issues due to Obamacare, Frank Guinta will launch a health care listening tour next week. During which, he’ll visit hospitals excluded from Obamacare’s insurance exchange, senior centers, businesses affected by Obamacare and more. He’ll hear from them about the solutions needed to fix the broken health care system.

The first stop on the tour will be next Wednesday, February 5th from 2:00-3:00pm at Rochester’s Frisbie Hospital. Frisbie is one of the 10 hospitals in New Hampshire not permitted to participate in the limited network of healthcare providers available to Granite Staters who purchase insurance through the Obamacare exchange. He will tour the hospital and meet with officials to discuss the impact this will have on resident’s access to care.

Some of the other stops on Frank's tour include:

February Stops

The Londonderry Senior Center

Portsmouth Regional Hospital

The Dover Community Center

March Stops

With Core Physicians at Exeter Hospital

Parkland Hospital

(More stops to be added)


Frank Guinta released the following statement: “Obamacare offers New Hampshire residents plans they don’t want, don’t need and can’t afford. Thousands of Granite Staters have lost their health insurance, access to hospitals in their backyard while their premiums skyrocket. It is long past time to focus on solutions to decrease costs and increase access to health care. Obamacare has failed NH. Frank looks forward to hearing from residents, business owners and those in the healthcare field about their needs.”

"Granite Staters deserve a health care system that offers access to health insurance that won’t bankrupt them, offers choice and easy access to health care services they need. Obamacare offers none of this. Solutions are within our grasp if Washington politicians would simply listen to those they represent and implement policies consistent with the needs of their constituents. "

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