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Wednesday
Jan272010

Shea-Porter Statement on Senate Failure to Create Debt Commission  

Washington, DC  Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement after an amendment to create a Debt Commission failed by a vote of 53-46 in the Senate.

I am very disappointed that the Senate failed to pass legislation to create a bipartisan commission that would offer recommendations on how to reduce the national debt. Just today, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the FY10 deficit will total $1.35 trillion. Our deficits and national debt are simply unsustainable. We need to get serious about reducing our debt and this Commission would be a great start.

Monday
Jan252010

NHDP - Will the Entire GOP Primary Field Join Kelly Ayotte in the Pockets of Special Interest?

Kelly Ayotte Embraced Last Week's Supreme Court Decision to Give Special Interests Free Reign in NH Elections - Where do the Other Republican Candidates Stand?

 

CONCORD - New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte came out in full force this weekend to defend last week's Supreme Court decision which will allow special interests and corporations to funnel an unlimited amount of money into Granite State elections, ceding control over the political process to well-financed interest groups rather than New Hampshire voters [Nashua Telegraph, 1/24/10].

 

Will Ovide Lamontagne, Bill Binnie and Jim Bender put themselves in the pockets of special interest as well?

 

"Kelly Ayotte should spend more time listening to the middle-class families of New Hampshire instead of the powerful special interests funding her campaign," said Emily Browne, Press Secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "She's been dead silent on a plan to create jobs for middle-class workers in the Granite State, yet wasted no time chiming in to defend the powerful corporations trying to drown out the voices of everyday voters in 2010. Will the rest of the GOP field jump into the pockets of special interests as well?"

 

Ayotte has consistently chosen to put powerful special interests and the agenda of the DC establishment before the needs of New Hampshire's middle-class families. On health care she supports a plan that would eliminate essential consumer protections like ob/gyn care and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage when you get sick [Concord Monitor, 1/8/10]. After signing a far-right pledge to repeal these protections if elected, Ayotte's campaign announced a meet and greet with health insurance executives in Washington [Fosters, 1/15/10; Blue Hampshire, 1/21/10]. And last week, her campaign came out against the President's plan to hold Wall Street accountable and recover taxpayer dollars used to bail out big banks [Union Leader, 1/21/10].

 

"Kelly Ayotte represents Wall Street, insurance companies, big corporations, the DC establishment and other special interests devoted to silencing New Hampshire's middle class. Who do the rest of the GOP candidates represent?" said Browne.

Friday
Jan222010

Ayotte Campaigned for Senator-Elect Brown

In Case You Missed It This Week…1/21/2010

Ayotte Campaigns for Senator-Elect Brown

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This week, Kelly campaigned for Senator-Elect Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Special Election for the open U.S. Senate seat. Over the weekend she joined Brown’s supporters and made phone calls at the New Hampshire GOP State Party. Kelly and many of her New Hampshire volunteers also went door to door in Massachusetts to help turn out Brown supporters and the enthusiasm for his message for fiscal responsibility and checks-and-balances in Washington was clearly resonating with voters.

“I want to congratulate Scott Brown for his historic victory. He will do an excellent job representing Massachusetts and our country. As I was going door to door in Dracut and making calls on his behalf I could feel the enthusiasm for his campaign. You could sense voters were fed up with the professional politicians in Washington. This should send a clear message to Democrats that their trillion dollar government takeover of health care and massive deficit spending is not supported by voters.”

Ayotte Op-Ed: Treat Terrorists As Terrorists

In case you missed it, be sure to read Kelly’s Op-Ed on Al Qaeda and terrorism that ran this week in Foster’s Daily Democrat.

There are two ways that we can deal with al Qaeda and its terror affiliates. We can acknowledge that a foreign enemy has declared war on us and that we must engage them as enemy combatants, or we can ignore everything we have learned since the 9/11 attacks and treat terrorism as a law enforcement issue and terrorists as mere criminals … If President Obama truly believed that we were at war, Abdulmutallab would be treated as an enemy combatant, not an ordinary criminal. Under existing legislation, which has been found to be constitutional by our Supreme Court, the Nigerian terrorist could have been held and questioned in military custody, and tried before a military commission. By failing to do so, the Administration has limited our ability to protect the nation, roll up terrorist networks, degrade their offensive capability, prevent future attacks, and save American lives ... I strongly believe we need to formulate a cohesive policy that recognizes that we are at war with a foreign enemy and end once and for all the pre-9/11 approach that left us vulnerable on that horrible day nine years ago.

Read the complete Op-Ed here.

We want to hear from you! Share with Kelly the reasons you support her campaign and what issues are most important to you.

Saturday
Jan162010

NH GOP - Hillsborough County Republican Committee Meeting in Merrimack!

All Republicans are welcome to join the Hillsborough County Republican Committee for their monthly meeting at Thomas More College. The featured speaker will be U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Binnie!

Who: Hillsborough County Republican Committee
What: Monthly Meeting
Where: Thomas More College located at 6 Manchester St. in Merrimack
When: Saturday, January 16 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

*The meeting will be held in the Library, Humanities room.*

Check out the Hillsborough County GOP website for more information!



Saturday
Jan162010

CHQ - Massachusetts poised to send them a message 

Brown Surges Ahead in Massachusetts Senate Race

Boston Herald - "Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new poll shows.

"Although Brown's 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News [WHDH TV NBC] survey's margin of error, the underdog's position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos. 'It's a Brown-out,' said Paleologos, director of Suffolk's Political Research Center. 'It's a massive change in the political landscape.' "

Daily Lickskillet: Welcome to the National Center on Counter-Productive Behavior

 

Other Articles at News From The Front:

Coakley Excludes Devout Catholics From Emergency Room
Catholic Advocate - "If you wonder if there is any limit to the anti-Catholicism of pro-abortion 'Catholic' politicians, you should try to get your arms around this story.

"Yesterday, Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat, was asked in a radio interview whether doctors and nurses working in a hospital emergency room have religious freedom. Coakley replied, 'You can have religious freedom, but you probably shouldn't work in the emergency room.' No, I didn't make this up."

Eureka, I Am a Conservative!
American Thinker  - "For the longest time, average Americans were in a political stupor. But not anymore. In the past year, across this great nation of ours, an awakening has started. Individual Americans, by the droves, are experiencing their own political eureka moments and transforming into conservatives."

Find these articles and more at News From The Front

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