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Innis For Congress - ICYMI Innis-Guinta Face Off On CloseUP (video) 

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Video: Frank Guinta, Dan Innis discuss upcoming primary faceoff"


Manchester, NH - The following link takes you to video of WMUR's CloseUp from May 18th, 2014.



Heritage- Premiering Tuesday, Nationwide Movie Event Jumpstarts New Conversation on Family 

The Heritage Foundation

Looking around at our culture, we have to wonder: how did we get here?

We’ve seen dramatic shifts—the decline of commitment to marriage, "anything goes" sexuality celebrated, and fatherlessness continuing to rise. Does our culture know the real purpose of family anymore?

That’s why the new film Irreplaceable jumpstarts a new conversation. Watch the movie trailer now >>

Opening May 6 in over 700 theaters, this nationwide film event from Focus on the Family seeks to uncover what we’ve forgotten: What is family? What's happened? And what do we do about it?

The feedback from early screenings has been ecstatic. Super Bowl-winning Coach Tony Dungy raves, “Irreplaceable is a very thought-provoking film that looks at the core issues affecting our families today.” See if it’s playing near you >>

Jim DeMint, President of The Heritage Foundation and former U.S. Senator, says of the film:

“Like our heritage of freedom, we cannot take the family for granted. Irreplaceable reminds us why we must continue to cherish the unique value of a married mom and dad for a child and for all of society.
The love that we first experience in the family is the foundation for loving our neighbors, and that can ultimately extend to America as a whole. Mark your calendar for this May 6 event in a theater near you.”

Join us for an enlightening and inspiring journey with Irreplaceable, on the big screen for one night only. Some theaters are near sell-out, get movie tickets today >>


Spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends and family – or sharing the movie trailer with them online.

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FRED takes New Hampshire by Storm - Screening Update #1 

New Hampshire Screening Tour of FRED
Starts with a Bang, Continues All Week

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- FRED, the brand new documentary by John Fitzgerald Keitel had its World Premiere on Friday, April 4th as the opening night feature film at MONiff International Film Festival in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

The much anticipated New Hampshire Screening Tour of FRED will take Keitel, Karger and former Karger for President Political Director Kevin Miniter all over the Granite State from Monday, April 7th to Saturday, April 12th.

YouTube Coverage of World Premiere

All week long we will be making and posting different YouTube videos from the screenings as we get reactions, reviews and comments on FRED from theatergoers all over New Hampshire.

Here's the first one from Friday's World Premiere featuring an introduction by Fred, a welcome from MONiff Program Director Aaron Weiderspahn, a review by Bob Kelly and a wrap-up from MONiff Board Chair Susan MacNeil. Take a look!  CLICK BELOW

MONiff Program Director Aaron Weiderspahn talks about FRED

Photos from the World Premiere
Kevin, Danielle, John and Fred at Pre-premiere party

A view looking of some of those at the Premiere

MONiff Chair Susan MacNeil moderated the Q and A after the Movie
Film Student Irene Dawson and her mom show off the FRED poster Movie

Lots of coverage of FRED Premiere
New Hampshire Screening Tour Schedule
Monday, April 7 – Durham
6:00 to 7:00 pm
FRED Screening at University of New Hampshire - Hosted by The Alliance
MUB Theater 1
Municipal Union Building
Tuesday, April 8 – Concord
Press Screening of FRED
5:00 to 6:00 pm Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
6:00 to 7:00 pm Screening of FRED
The Centennial Hotel
Franklin Pierce Room
96 Pleasant Street
(603) 227-9000
Wednesday, April 9 – Manchester
6:00 pm
Pizza and Politics - FRED Screening at New Hampshire Institute of Politics - West Wing Room Hosted by Saint Anselm College Republicans
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Thursday, April 10 – Concord & Hanover
1:00 to 2:30 pm
FRED Screening at Concord High School Auditorium
170 Warren Street
6:00 pm
FRED Screening at Dartmouth College
Hosted by Dartmouth College Republicans
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
6082 Rockefeller Hall
Friday, April 11 – Keene
9:30 am to 8:30 pm
MONiff Films and Panels – All day
Saturday, April 12 – Keene
10:00 to 11:30 am
FRED Screening at MONiff Film Festival followed by Q & A
Putman Theater
Keene State College
229 Main Street

"Four years ago, I began my campaign for President of the United States as the first openly gay candidate to run from either major political party," said Karger. "We began our historic campaign with a Karger family brunch at Cantine in beautiful Peterborough.  Now, four years later, we've come back with FRED.  It's wonderful to return New Hampshire and travel all over the state during our nine days of screenings. John did an incredible job of capturing the excitement, disappointments and fun of our 2 1/2 year campaign."

Check out the FRED facebook page:

FRED will play during the closing weekend of MONiff on Saturday, April 12th at 10:00 am in the Putnam Theater, Keene State University, Keene, NH. That screening will also be followed by Q & A session. 
Check on for all schedule details.

Follow Fred Karger and FRED on Twitter: CLICK HERE

For questions or if you know of an organization that would like to arrange a screening this week, contact Kevin Miniter:

2014, USA, 58 minutes
Director: John Fitzgerald Keitel

When Fred Karger began running for President of the United States in February 2010 filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel was at his side. John spent the next two years documenting his historic campaign as the first openly gay candidate for president from either major political party. Now a one hour documentary, FRED is out and gives audiences an real inside look at the roller coaster campaign. Follow Fred from the towns of New Hampshire to the Iowa State Fair.  Watch as he takes on Fox News and Mitt Romney. See the reaction from voters to any openly gay GOP candidate as the campaign travels from New Orleans to New York, from Gay Pride Parades to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Watch Fred as he fights for inclusion in the debates, takes on his opponents and campaigns to let lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans know that anything is possible. It’s an hour of history that will make you laugh, cry and guaranteed to delight all audiences.

Here's the Movie Poster
Follow the FRED New Hampshire Screening Tour on facebook:  CLICK HERE
In the meantime, enjoy the trailer and please post and share it with your friends.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in and helped on this wonderful film!!!
All the best,

Citizens For A Strong NH - Video: Shaheen seeing "positive results" from Obamacare 

Senator Jeanne Shaheen "continues to support" Obamacare.

Shockingly says, "We're beginning to see some positive results" from it. 
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(March 28, 2014) - This week, Senator Jeanne Shaheen continued her pattern of refusing to hold traditional Town Hall meetings in the Granite State, while hiding behind Tele-Town Halls from her office in Washington, D.C. Ironically enough, while on Capitol Hill, our state's senior senator continued to show how out of touch she is with New Hampshire values.

During the telephone meeting, she told a constituent that she continues to support Obamacare and that she's beginning to see "positive results" and "hear positive stories" about a law that a majority of her constituents are opposed to.

Senator Shaheen made these stunning comments despite the following:  

Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:


"Considering she cast the deciding vote for Obamacare and she continues to vote with President Obama 99% of the time, we aren't too surprised Senator Jeanne Shaheen still stands by the law even as it crumbles. However, her misguided and delusional belief that Granite Staters are feeling 'positive effects' from a failing Obamacare would be laughable if it didn't have such serious consequences.


"From likely Obamacare-related premium hikes to 22,000 Granite Staters being kicked-off their original healthcare plans, New Hampshire is hurting because of her vote for Obamacare. Senator Shaheen would do herself well to finally have an honest conversation with her constituents about how badly the failing law is hurting them and their families. If she continues to only spend time with wealthy liberal donors in California and the most extreme members of her party on Capitol Hill, she will never understand why her beliefs about Obamacare are so out of touch with those she is supposed to represent"


CEI Short Film “I, Pencil” Wins Top Prize 


CEI Short Film “I, Pencil” Wins Grand Prize at Manning Centre Competition

Animated Film Tells Classic Story of the Wonders of the Free Market

WASHINGTON, March 28 –The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) animated short film, “I, Pencil” about the free-market wonders of making the common pencil won first place at a prestigious film contest this month co-hosted by Canada’s Manning Centre and the Free Thinking Film Society. The award was presented at the 2014 Manning Networking Conference, held February 27 - March 1, 2014, in Ottawa. The films were evaluated by a three-judge panel and featured themes on conservatism, liberty, free markets, and democracy.

“The Competitive Enterprise Institute is honored to have the 'I, Pencil' film garner such high acclaim and recognition from the Manning Centre and the Free Thinking Film Society," said CEI President Lawson R. Bader.

CEI’s 6 minute long “I, Pencil” film was adapted from the 1958 essay by the late economist Leonard E. Read and produced by Drew Tidwell of Passing Lane Films. The film is accompanied by a series of five extended video commentaries featuring Carden and fellow libertarian luminaries Deirdre McCloskey, Larry Reed and Walter Williams, each discussing different themes of the story's narrative.

Runners up in the Manning Centre and the Free Thinking Film Society competition included:

The film previously won first place in the Reason Video Prize, as well as Best Short Documentary and Audience Choice at the Anthem Film Festival.

ABOUT “I, Pencil”: The 1958 essay by Leonard E. Read shows how no mastermind dictates the making of a pencil. Rather, it takes bits of know-how from thousands of individuals – from loggers in California to factory workers in China to miners in Sri Lanka to transport workers the world over – to bring an ordinary pencil into being. By trading their skills and labor for wages, these individuals each bring the pencil a step closer into being.



CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website,, and blogs, and  Follow CEI on Twitter!