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Tuesday
Sep282010

NRSC - NEW POLL: Ayotte 46%, Hodes 32% 

As an important reminder, more than 20 consecutive polls have shown Kelly Ayotte leading Paul Hodes in New Hampshire since June 2009.

As CNN’s Paul Steinhauser notes below, “Democrats' hopes of capturing a Republican held Senate seat in New Hampshire appear to be fading… The poll indicates Ayotte holds a more than two to one advantage over Hodes among independent voters, and holds a seven point margin over Hodes in his own congressional district.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/27/poll-gop-odds-of-keeping-n-h-senate-seat-improving/

Poll: GOP odds of keeping N.H. Senate seat improving

CNN

By Paul Steinhauser

September 27, 2010

Democrats' hopes of capturing a Republican held Senate seat in New Hampshire appear to be fading, according to a new poll.

According to an American Research Group survey released Monday, 46 percent of likely voters in New Hampshire support former state attorney general Kelly Ayotte, the GOP nominee, with 32 percent backing two-term Rep. Paul Hodes, the Democratic nominee, and one in five undecided.

The poll indicates Ayotte holds a more than two to one advantage over Hodes among independent voters, and holds a seven point margin over Hodes in his own congressional district. Ayotte also leads by 15 points among women voters and by 13 points among male voters.

Ayotte survived a crowded and competitive primary battle while Hodes faced no serious competition in the September 14 contests. The winner in November succeeds retiring Republican Sen. Judd Gregg.

According to the survey, the battle for governor is a dead heat. Forty-two percent of people questioned support the Democratic incumbent, three-term Gov. John Lynch, with 40 percent backing GOP nominee John Stephen, a former state official, and 14 percent undecided. Lynch's two point margin is within the poll's sampling error. Stephen holds a seven point advantage among independent voters.

The poll's release comes on the same day that Vice President Joe Biden teams up in New Hampshire with Hodes and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, helps out Stephen.

The American Research Group's "The New Hampshire Poll" was conducted September 22-26, with 800 likely voters questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Tuesday
Sep282010

Len Britton for US Senate VT - A Tax Hike Will Be Devastating to the Middle Class 

The Heritage Foundation just released a report detailing the effects on Vermont’s economy if the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts are allowed to expire.  According to the report, over a ten year period in Vermont, 1,625 jobs would be lost annually, households will lose nearly $5,000 in disposable income, and total receipts from individual income taxes would increase by a whopping $879 million.

“Senator Leahy has supported this tax increase from the beginning, even at a time when Vermonters are still losing their jobs and continue to struggle to provide for their families” explained Len Britton.  “If more than 1,500 Vermonters a year will lose their jobs as a result of a tax increase, it’s safe to say that this issue effects more than the rich. It will be devastating to the middle class.”

Heritage’s report also found on a national level, investment in housing, business, and personal savings would all decline.  Combine all of these statistics, and it is unlikely that economic recovery will arrive in the foreseeable future.  A vote on whether or not to allow expiration of the tax cuts has been postponed by Congress.
 

You can view the report by clicking here. 

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!



Watch Kelly On FOX

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.