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Ayotte For US Senate - Urgent Reminder 

Dear Supporters,

I wanted to send you a quick reminder that today is Election Day, and give you an update.

Kelly has been traveling across the state to greet voters as they reach the polls. Response has been great, but this promises to be a close election and every vote counts.

If you haven’t voted yet, please be sure to go to the polls and vote for Kelly. Also remind your friends and family to vote for Kelly.

If you have questions about polling hours, locations, or need a ride, please call our office at 603-232-1162.


Brooks Kochvar
Campaign Manager


PS- After you vote, join us for our victory party tonight at the Grappone Center in Concord, starting at 7pm.


Bender for Senate - Jim Bender and Family Cast Ballots in Hollis 

Jim Bender - US Senate 2010

HOLLIS, NH - Jim Bender, Hollis resident, votes Tuesday September 14, 2010 at Hollis-Brookline Senior High with his family in the statewide New Hampshire Primary Election.  Jim Bender and his family have lived in Hollis for over 24 years, and Jim is a Republican candidate for United States Senator from New Hampshire.

Jim Bender commented on his vote, "It's probably no secret who I picked in the U.S. Senate Primary, but I'm happy to say I got 3 more votes this morning from my lovely wife and daughters."

Pictured left to right: Jim Bender, wife Sue, and daughters Jackie and Lauren.


Ayotte For US Senate - Election Day 

Today is Election Day! I ask again for your vote.

We all know Washington is broken. The professional politicians and insiders are spending money we don’t have. It will take tough leadership to get our fiscal house in order.

I will stand up and say stop. Stop the bailouts. Stop the earmarks. Stop the $1 trillion takeover of health care. Stop apologizing for the United States of America.

As Attorney General, I stood on principle. My decisions weren’t always popular – but they were right for New Hampshire.

That’s the kind of decisive leadership we need in Washington. We can’t afford to keep avoiding the hard calls. To secure our economic future, we need to make the difficult decisions now. That’s why I’m running for the U.S. Senate.

I am the only candidate in this race who can point to a record of tough conservative leadership. When our state faced layoffs, I refused a pay raise. When New Hampshire’s parental notification law was challenged, I fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect it. And when it comes to the Second Amendment, I alone have a proven track record of fighting for gun owner rights.

America faces enormous challenges. We need to send proven leaders to Washington to get our country back on track. I have that record. And I’m ready to fight for you in the U.S. Senate.

Should you have any questions about where you can cast your vote for me, please call my campaign at 232-1162.

Thank you for your consideration. With your help, we’ll bring New Hampshire common sense to Washington.



P.S. Please don’t forget to bring your friends and family members who are supporting me to the polls. And forward this message to remind them that today is Election Day.


Ayotte For US Senate - I need your help. 

I need your help.

Polls open in less than 24 hours. The victory we’ve worked so hard to achieve is within our reach.

But we can’t rest now. Today and tomorrow, it’s critical that you join me in campaigning as hard as possible until the last ballot is cast.

Let’s finish the work we started. I need you to get to the polls tomorrow, and to make sure your friends and family who are backing me also vote on Tuesday. It’s absolutely critical that every one of my supporters turn out to vote.

I also ask that you make every possible effort to volunteer for my campaign. Our opponents are doing everything in their power to stop us. That’s why I need your help – now.

To find out how to volunteer, please call our headquarters at 603-232-1162 or click for more information.

If you are unable to lend a hand before tomorrow, please consider making an immediate contribution to my campaign. Your donation of $25, $50, $100, or $1,000 will help ensure we have the necessary resources to secure victory tomorrow.

As you know, we’re up against self-funded candidates in this election who have been buying up the airwaves all year. I rely on supporters like you to fuel my campaign.

Please know that I treat every penny you send me as if it were my own. By making a donation, you are sending a clear message that this seat is not for sale and this election cannot be bought.

Thank you. Thank you for your generous support and your steadfast friendship. I am doing everything in my power to win this election – and I look forward to celebrating victory with you Tuesday night in Concord (details below).

Working together, we will win this election and take back our country.



7 PM
Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 03301




Jim Bender Hosts Wiener Roast at the Paul Hodes Campaign Office

Jim Bender - US Senate 2010

This little PAC went to market, This little PAC stayed home, This little PAC cried,

 “Wee! Wee! Wee!” all the way to the Paul Hodes office

 Hollis, NH- In response to the Paul Hodes ad entitled “Hotdog,“ the Bender campaign held a wiener roast at the campaign office of Paul Hodes.  A porktacular time was had by all.

The Bender for Senate campaign released the following statement:

It is shocking that Paul Hodes has decided now after 4 years to swear off earmarks[i], in spite of his well-documented behavior in Washington, D.C. voting with Nancy Pelosi and the tax-and-spend crowd.

With the kind of return on investment that Paul Hodes gives to his campaign contributors, perhaps he should suspend his campaign and go to work in the private sector.  He starts with money from PACs, special interests, and government contractors like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. Suddenly, a campaign contribution of $2,000 becomes a taxpayer-funded earmark of $2,000,000 and more[ii].

This should make the voters of New Hampshire wonder what other candidates might try to do to reward their Washington patrons after receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars of PAC money[iii]?

Of course, Representative Hodes knows this behavior is wrong.  He said so to the Concord Monitor last January when he called his earmarks “ethically tainted and fiscally irresponsible[iv].”  So far, Hodes’ Fiscal Year 2010 earmark spending adds up to over $50 million dollars.  That’s a fair sum of ethical taint and fiscal irresponsibility[v].

Don’t be fooled by this election-year conversion.  Paul Hodes has already spent 4 years in Congress sloshing slop at the “Washington Trough.”  In the House of Representatives, he’s personally cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars in pork-barrel spending.  No amount of hotdogs or revisionist history can cover up this reckless record.  How much more of our money will he wastefully spend in the U.S. Senate?  Let’s never find out.  Join Jim for Jobs today!