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Tuesday
Sep272011

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta to give keynote address Wednesday morning at Lakes Region Business Resources Fair 

U.S. Representative Frank Guinta will deliver the keynote address at the Lakes Region Business Resources Fair in Laconia on Wednesday morning.  The event is intended to foster the development and growth of the Lakes Region economy through local entrepreneurship.  It’s an opportunity for potential small business owners to learn how they can turn their idea into a real business, and for existing small business owners to find the tools and resources they need to grow and expand.   

WHO:                   U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta

WHAT:                Delivers keynote address

WHEN:                7:45 a.m.   Wednesday, September 28

WHERE:             The Margate Resort, Moriah Room

76 Lake Street   Laconia, NH   03246

Tuesday
Sep272011

New Hampshire Democratic Party Files FEC Complaint on Guinta's Latest Campaign Finance Conundrum 

As RGA Chair Bob McDonnell Raises Money in Concord, Questions Arise about Guinta's Relationship With His Organization 

Concord, NH - Today the New Hampshire Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, urging investigation of Congressman Frank Guinta's reported solicitation of funds from the Republican Governors Association (RGA) in excess of campaign finance limits. 
 
On August 26, 2011, the Union Leader reported that Guinta had solicited the RGA to "to get up to $100,000" for the New Hampshire Republican State Committee but had been turned down. The Union Leader continued that according to Guinta, the RGA refused, because under then-Chair Jack Kimball the NHGOP was being "so badly run." [Union Leader, 8/26/2011]
 
The Federal Election Campaign Act prohibits federal candidates and officeholders like Congressman Frank Guinta from soliciting, directing, or transferring, or spending funds in connection with an election that are outside the federal restrictions and limits.  Under those limits, federal candidates and officeholders may solicit up to $10,000 per year from federally permissible sources - such as individuals and federal multicandidate committees - for the federal and nonfederal accounts of a state party. But $100,000 is in far excess of the limits and the RGA is a non-permissible federal donor.
 
Kathy Sullivan, former chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, held a press conference call this morning discussing the complaint filed today. A recording of this call will be available shortly.
 
Click here to read the complaint filed today with the Federal Election Commission.
 
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Frank Guinta was named one of the "most corrupt" members of Congress by the non-partisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington for previous "mystery money" that funded his campaign, contrary to campaign finance rules. [Nashua Telegraph, 9/21/2011
 
The Republican Governors Association Chair Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will host a fundraiser in Concord on Monday night to benefit the Republican State Committee. [NHGOP.org]

Sunday
Sep252011

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta to tour New Horizons in Manchester

Rep. Frank Guinta to mark “Hunger Action Month” with tour of New Horizons for NH on Monday morning 9/26

September is “Hunger Action Month,” and Rep. Frank Guinta will observe it with a tour of New Horizons for New Hampshire in Manchester next Monday morning.  The group’s executive director and former WGIR radio host Charlie Sherman will escort the Congressman.  New Horizons is an adult homeless shelter, soup kitchen, and food pantry that services hundreds of Granite Staters each month.

WHO:                  U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta

WHAT:                Visit to New Horizons for New Hampshire, Inc.

WHEN:                8:00 a.m.   Monday, September 26

WHERE:             199 Manchester Street   Manchester, NH  03103

Friday
Sep232011

US Rep. Frank Guinta questions Labor Secretary on guaranteeing NH jobs on federal projects

(Washington – September 22, 2011)    As a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) fought for New Hampshire middle-class jobs in the building of the new Manchester Job Corps Center.  Rep. Guinta questioned U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis about whether the federal government will contract with New Hampshire companies in building the facility.  He also insisted that Granite Staters should work in its construction. 

Rep. Guinta later asserted that construction on the project should not include a government mandated Project Labor Agreement (PLA).  PLA’s require that the contracting company must have a collective bargaining agreement with its workers according to an Executive Order issued by President Obama.  This essentially mandates that agencies must contract with union firms on large federal construction projects such as the Manchester Job Corps Center, thus placing New Hampshire construction companies at a disadvantage in successfully bidding for the job.  Rep. Guinta said the bidding process should be a level playing field where all Granite State construction companies get a fair opportunity to bid on the project.

Video of the exchange between Rep. Frank Guinta and Sec. Solis can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4omzOA6kVY

 

Thursday
Sep222011

MSNBC's Martin Bashir calls Rep. Frank Guinta "very reasonable" 

(Washington – September 20, 2011)    During an interview with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir this afternoon, the anchor pressed Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) about the partisan tone that has dominated Washington.  The Congressman replied, “the rhetoric from all sides must come down.”  Bashir admitted “I’m slightly taken aback by your reasonableness.”  Later, he again called Representative Guinta “very reasonable.”

You can watch the three minute interview by clicking he link below.  Excerpts from the interview follow it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15bA80mkmMI

 

BASHIR:  “Congressman Guinta, thank you very much for joining us.”

GUINTA:  “Martin, it's my pleasure to be back.”

BASHIR:  “Thank you.  The Tea Party was accused of taking the country to the brink of destruction over the debt ceiling debate.  Some even used the language hostage taking.  So what are your plans for the President's jobs bill?”

GUINTA:  “Well, I think the rhetoric, Martin,  needs to come down.  We need to focus on substance and results.  That's what the country wants to see, so –“

BASHIR:  “Wow!   So Mr. Guinta, you're saying you're going to bring the rhetoric down?”

GUINTA:  “I think the rhetoric from all sides should come down.  I'm here to represent New Hampshire in a fundamentally strong and passionate way, but I'm going to make sure I do it in a responsible way.   As I look at the President's programs and proposals, I'll take an honest look at them like every Member of Congress should, and I would ask that the President do the same when we talk about different ideas and perspectives that we have relative to the proposals he’s bringing forward.”

BASHIR:  “Mr. Guinta, I'm slightly taken aback by your reasonableness.”