Press Releases



Jennifer Horn Endorses Jack Kimball for NH GOP Chairman

Nashua, NH   Jennifer Horn, 2008 Republican Congressional nominee and 2010 Congressional candidate, announced today her endorsement of Jack Kimball for Chairman of the NH GOP.


"I am proud to add my name to the growing list of committed Republicans endorsing Jack's efforts to become our party chairman," said Horn.  "Now more than ever before we need strong, principled leadership and Jack Kimball will provide that."


"Jack brings decades of experience as a successful small business owner that will assist him in the administrative and fundraising responsibilities of the position.  He has the passion and eloquence to continue to spread the Republican message and grow our party in New Hampshire."


His greatest strength however, is his understanding that the success of the party relies on the grassroots activists."


"Jack ran a strong, state-wide campaign for Governor.  His ability to inspire thousands of new Republicans and unite them with long-time GOP activists has earned him the respect of Republicans across New Hampshire.  I am confident that as Chairman, Jack will continue to act as a bridge between principled, long-time GOP-ers and the thousands of new Republicans who have joined the effort."


"Gov. Sununu provided strong leadership and a bulldog-like tenacity in staying on the Republican message throughout the past election cycle.  The next Chairman must have a Sununu-like tenacity, the ability to unite all arms of the party and a deep passion for the party principles of limited government, limited spending and limited taxes.  Jack Kimball is that person."


Congressman-Elect Bass Names Stephanie DuBois Communications Director

WASHINGTON – Congressman-elect Charles Bass (NH-02) today named New Hampshire native Stephanie DuBois as his Communications Director.  DuBois will handle media relations and constituent communications for Bass.

Bass said, “I’m thrilled to have Stephanie join my team.  Her communications skills and Capitol Hill experience will be an asset to my office and the people of the Second Congressional District, and as a New Hampshire native, Stephanie understands the values and virtues of the Granite State.”

DuBois most recently served as the Communications Director for Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) and before that, as the Press Secretary for former Congressman Jeb Bradley (NH-01).  DuBois graduated from Providence College in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.  She is currently working on her master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University.  DuBois grew up in Goffstown.


Rep. Frank Guinta to be sworn into 112th Congress on Wednesday

Representative Frank Guinta (NH-01) will be sworn into the 112th Congress on Wednesday, January 5th.  All members of the House of Representatives will be sworn-in en masse at noon. (Guinta will be joined on the House floor by his two young children.)   An individual ceremonial swearing-in by House Speaker John Boehner for Rep. Guinta will follow at approximately 5:00 p.m.

A photo opportunity will be available with Speaker Boehner, Rep. Guinta and his family members to mark this historic occasion.  Information is as follows:

WHO:     Representative Frank Guinta (R-NH)      

WHAT:   Ceremonial Swearing-in of the 112th Congress      

WHEN:   Wednesday, January 5th, app. 5:00 p.m.       

WHERE: H-207, The Rayburn Room,  U.S. Capitol  

NOTE:   Interested media must obtain press credentials through the appropriate Capitol Hill media gallery:

House Radio-TV Gallery                             (202) 225-5214

House Press Gallery                                    (202) 225-3945

House Periodical Press Gallery                   (202) 225-2941

Press Photographers’ Gallery                     (202) 224-6548  


Rep. Frank Guinta names Communications Director

Representative-elect Frank Guinta has named veteran journalist J. Mark Powell as his new communications director.  Powell is tasked with handling inquiries from the news media, providing timely updates on legislative activities in Washington, fielding interview requests, and assisting Congressman Guinta in maintaining close contact with reporters, editors and other interested parties in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District.

Powell has 30 years experience in local and national news, including 14 years working for CNN in Atlanta.  He has reported everywhere from the country courthouse to the White House, has won several journalistic awards, and is a published novelist. 


CEI Daily - TSA's Failure Rate and Insurance Commissioners

TSA Failure Rate


The TSA is estimated to miss 70% of prohibited items brought on board airplanes.


Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young says that what's interesting about the failure rate is that prohibited items were brought on board without incident--because terrorist attacks are extremely rare.


"Terrorist attacks are twenty times rarer than deaths by lightning strikes. If policymakers were rational, they would give twenty times more attention to lightning strike prevention than to terrorism. But they aren’t, and they don’t. That means the TSA’s $8.1 billion budget, by using up resources that would save more lives elsewhere, will continue to cost more lives than it saves for the foreseeable future."




Insurance Commissioners


25 new governors will soon have the authority to elect new state insurance commissioners. 


Policy Analyst Michelle Minton emphasizes the importance of picking good state insurance commissioners.


"New insurance commissioners can have a profound effect on the regulation of insurance and on their states’ economic environment, because the ready availability of reasonably priced insurance is vital to a prosperous economy. Therefore, it is crucial for the new governors to determine how to appoint commissioners who are willing and able to enact policies that promote long-term economic development and consumer choice."