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Saturday
Sep252010

Ayotte For US Senate - Kelly's Campaign Bulletin - September 24, 2010

Kelly's Campaign Bulletin
 
As summer turns to fall and the leaves change color, we’re put on notice: the general election is almost here!

November 2 is just 39 days away. Kelly has an aggressive campaign schedule this weekend, traveling the state to meet as many voters as possible.
                                
Only with YOUR help will Kelly be able to defeat Paul Hodes. Sign-up TODAY to let us know you’re ready for action!



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Kelly was a guest this morning on FOX & Friends with host Gretchen Carlson. If you missed the segment, click below to watch!

 
Union Leader: Hodes Spends Like Obama-Pelosi

With the election just around the corner, Paul Hodes is suddenly trying to reinvent himself as a fiscal conservative. But the Union Leader isn’t letting him get away with it.

Following the debate between Kelly and Hodes this week, the paper dismissed his effort: “After voting for Obama-care, the stimulus package, the auto bailouts and the Obama spending increases, Hodes would have voters believe that he has suddenly become a deficit hawk.”

The paper praised Kelly’s plans to dramatically reduce federal spending and slammed Hodes’ record: “Hodes talks like a deficit hawk, but he's the only one who has voted to increase the deficit and proposes to both raise taxes and continue Obama-Pelosi-level spending.”

Click here for the full editorial.


Kelly On The Trail


Saturday, September 25

10:00 AM         
National POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony
New Hampshire Veterans Ceremony
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303

11:15 AM         
Deliver Remarks at NH GOP Convention
Capitol Center for the Arts
44 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
 
12:00 PM         
Concord Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
68 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301

2:00 PM           
Rochester Fair                       
25 Hoover Street
Rochester, NH 03867

5:00 PM           
Armenian Church Supper
Mt. Ararat Armenian Congregational Church
2 Salem Street
Salem, NH 03079

Sunday, September 26

1:00 PM           
Nashua GOP Picnic
Greeley Park Bank Shell
100 Concord Street
Nashua, NH 03064

4:00 PM           
Seacoast GOP CiderFest
9A Lafayette Road
North Hampton, NH 03862


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Friday
Sep242010

ALG Condemns Senate Judiciary Committee Vote for Radical Nominees 

"Once again, the Senate Judiciary Committee has moved these four radical judicial nominees to the floor for a vote.  They're so bad that Democrats did not even have floor votes on them last time, because their extralegal views would warp and distort the Constitution, undermining the rule of law.  The American people do not want more radical ideologues on the bench."—ALG President Bill Wilson.

September 23rd, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today condemned the Senate Judiciary Committee "for once again moving four radical, unacceptable nominees, including Goodwin Liu, for the federal bench to the floor of the Senate."

Wilson had urged the committee to reconsider their support for the nominees.  "Goodwin Liu is an extraconstitutional thinker who believes that the eligibility requirements for ObamaCare and other 'welfare rights' are perfectly within the scope of courts to interpret," Wilson had noted.  "With him on the bench, a single-payer system could be just one court decision away.  The American people cannot take that chance."

"Liu also has an expansive view of the Commerce Clause, and does not even hold as an 'absolute requirement' that an activity even be economic in order for it to be regulated.  Guess what? That encapsulates all activity," Wilson explained.

A vote on Robert Chatigny's nomination has been postponed at least a week after the committee lost a quorum.  Americans for Limited Government has run ads condemning Judiciary Committee members for their previous support of Chatigny, including Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.

"We'll be watching to see how members vote on Chatigny," Wilson promised.

Also moved to the floor by the committee were former ACLU attorney Edward Chen, Louis Butler who Wisconsin voters have twice rejected for the state's supreme court, and Jack McConnell, whose has been connected with the rogue group, ACORN.

Wilson concluded, "Once again, the Senate Judiciary Committee has moved these four radical judicial nominees to the floor for a vote.  They're so bad that Democrats did not even have floor votes on them last time, because their extralegal views would warp and distort the Constitution, undermining the rule of law.  The American people do not want more radical ideologues on the bench."

Attachments:

Senate to Reconsider Judicial Nominees Goodwin Liu and Robert Chatigny, Bill Wilson, September 22nd, 2010.

Goodwin Liu, Americans for Limited Government Nominee Alert, March 2010.

"Wonderland: The World According to Goodwin Liu," Bill Wilson, March 24th, 2010.

"Why Goodwin Liu is Important," ALG News Editorial, April 12th, 2010.

"Liu Guilty by Omission," Robert Romano, April 8th, 2010.

ALG Nominee Alert, Robert Chatigny, March 2010.

Video: Oppose Confirmation of Serial Killer Apologist for Court of Appeals, June 22nd, 2010.

ALG Letter to U.S. Senate Against Judge Chatigny, June 21st, 2010.

"Editorial: Democrat Senate to Promote Rapist, Serial Killer Apologist to 2nd Circuit Court," ALG News, June 21st, 2010.



Saturday
Sep182010

Ayotte For US Senate - The False Attacks Have Already Started

The false attacks have already started.

Less than 24 hours after I officially won Tuesday’s primary, the first out-of-state, extremist group attacked me. If you haven’t already heard, the liberal MoveOn.org is targeting me in a television attack ad.

MoveOn fights tooth and nail in Washington for the Obama-Pelosi-Hodes agenda. This is the same organization that shamelessly defamed General David Petraeus by calling him “General Betray Us.” And MoveOn once even compared President Bush to Hitler.

Our opponents will do everything in their power to stop us. We can expect far-left groups like MoveOn.org to help Paul Hodes by distorting my record.

That’s why I need your immediate help. Thanks to your generous support, I was able to fight off false attacks from Paul Hodes and win the GOP Primary. Now I need you to help me beat him in November.

Your immediate contribution of $25, $50, $100 or $1,000 will ensure that I have the necessary resources to fight back against extremist groups like MoveOn.

Make no mistake: the liberals are well-funded and well-organized. They’re losing their grip on power, which is why they’ll do whatever it takes to stop us from taking back Washington. We have to be ready to fight back.

There’s less than 7 weeks until the general election. In order to win, I need your help right now. To send a proven fighter to Washington, please make a contribution to my campaign TODAY.

Thank you in advance for your generous support. Please know that I treat every penny you send me as if it were my own – and will use it to mount the most vigorous campaign possible.

Sincerely,


Sincerely,

P.S. Your contribution of $25, $100 or $1,000 will help me fight off the attacks and beat Paul Hodes. Please make your donation RIGHT NOW.


 

 



Saturday
Sep182010

ALG Blasts Obama Appointment of Financial Czar

"The White House can dress this up however they want.  They can pretend Warren's not leading this agency, whose task will be to run the financial sector into the ground, but everyone knows that she will be heading the agency."—ALG President Bill Wilson.

September 16th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned the appointment of Elizabeth Warren as a special assistant to Barack Obama in order to avoid a tough confirmation battle in the Senate.

"Rather than engage in the constitutional process of Senatorial advice and consent, and nominate Warren to the post of Director of the Financial Protection Bureau, Obama has simply created a new financial czar post to avoid a bruising Senate battle over her radical views," Wilson said.

Warren's potential nomination has been sidelined amid objections by the Senators of both political parties, including Senator Chris Dodd, one of the principal architects of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Warren has advocated for moratoria on foreclosures of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages and supported court-ordered cramdowns on the principal owed on mortgages.

Wilson said that the appointment violated the language of the Dodd-Frank financial bill, because the Director of the CFPB is supposed to be confirmed by the Senate.  According to Section 1011(b)(2) of the new legislation, the Director and Deputy Director of the agency "shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate."

"The Bureau cannot function at all without a director, under the law Obama signed," Wilson said. "The Director is responsible for whatever rules and regulations the Bureau produces, for staffing, for any reports crafted by the Bureau; in short, everything.  The law does not contemplate the agency functioning without a director."

But, as reported by the Washington Post, "Warren is expected to take on a dual role as assistant to the president and special adviser to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, giving her primary responsibility for shaping the consumer watchdog in the coming months."

Geithner, it appears, would actually have the role of "acting director" in lieu of a Senate confirmation.  Wilson said the only reason it was possible legally for Geithner to head the agency was because the Vacancies Act allows for an "acting director" of an "executive agency" to be appointed.  The CFPB was dubbed an "executive agency" under the Dodd-Frank bill.

Warren is ineligible under the Vacancies Act to be named "acting director" because she is not a currently serving confirmed official, a senior agency employee who served for 90 days or more, nor the Deputy Director of the agency.  Wilson said her ineligibility to be appointed acting director was "most likely the real reason for her being named advisor, which means this was the only way they could get her in there over Senate objections."

"But it doesn't matter," said Wilson, "because the Vacancies Act is clearly unconstitutional.  It allows for appointments to confirmable positions without any confirmation while Congress is in session.  The Constitution only allows non-confirmed appointments in the context of being recess appointments.  If Obama has a nominee for this agency, and Congress is in session, he only has one option: nominate her and await the Senate's judgment."

"If the agency operates without a confirmed director, the legitimacy of the acts of the agency will be called into question," Wilson said.

Wilson called for Congress to repeal to the Vacancies Act, saying, "In the Vacancies Act, Congress may have abdicated its constitutional authority for the Senate to confirm appointments, but that doesn't make it constitutional.  Barack Obama is completely ignoring what the Constitution says.  The American people are crying out for the rule of law, but their pleas appear to be nothing more than an annoyance to the White House," Wilson said.

"The White House can dress this up however they want.  They can pretend Warren's not leading this agency, whose task will be to run the financial sector into the ground, but everyone knows that she will be heading the agency," Wilson concluded.



Friday
Sep172010

NRSC - Union Leader Editorial - Hodes' lame trick: Claiming conservatism 

NOTE: If voters want to "end the wasteful spending and reckless policies in Washington," a good way to start would be to vote against Paul Hodes.

 

http://www.theunionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Hodes%27+lame+trick%3a+Claiming+conservatism&articleId=6d5b771e-74ec-4963-ae06-2a8bcfd13cea

Hodes' lame trick: Claiming conservatism

Union Leader

Editorial

September 17, 2010

New Hampshire voters, there's something you ought to know about Paul Hodes. He thinks you're stupid.

The liberal Democrat who has misrepresented New Hampshire's 2nd District in Congress for two terms is running for U.S. Senate this year, and he sees the writing on the wall. He knows that people are rising up against his Democratic Party and its big-government, big-spending agenda -- an agenda he has consistently supported.

Congress' popularity is at historic lows, and his own popularity is, too. So he's decided to trick you. He figures that if he simply says it enough, you'll believe he's a fiscal conservative.

In his new TV ad, he actually calls himself "a real fiscal conservative." This guy voted for Obamacare, the stimulus and the auto bailouts, and he wants to continue raising taxes. But he's hoping you won't take the time to check his record.

This week, he said through his Twitter account, "I will fight to create and keep jobs here in New Hampshire and to end the wasteful spending and reckless policies in Washington." Does he think we don't know which party is 100 percent in charge down there?

In the current Congress (you know, the one everybody is mad-as-hell at), Paul Hodes voted with Nancy Pelosi 94.7 percent of the time, The Washington Post reports. He's going to "end" policies he's been supporting for years? Sure he is.

If voters want to "end the wasteful spending and reckless policies in Washington," a good way to start would be to vote against Paul Hodes.