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(Manchester) Republican Congressional candidate Rich Ashooh released his second radio spot today.  The sixty-second advertisement entitled “Fix It” starts with the premise that Washington is broken. Then Ashooh, a businessman and fiscal conservative, lays out his plan to fight back including: repealing Obama Care, stopping tax increases, cutting wasteful spending, and getting government out of the way so businesses start hiring and we get the economy back on track. The ad buy is on radio stations all across the state’s First Congressional District.  

Link for Spot:

Text of Spot:

Female VO:  Washington is broken.  They spend too much, borrow too much and tax too much.  But to fix Washington, we have to start by fixing Congress.

Ashooh: I’m Rich Ashooh and I’m running for Congress.  I’m a conservative Republican and a New Hampshire businessman. I’m also the father of five wonderful children and I think it’s wrong the way Washington is mortgaging our children’s future.  Since Carol Shea-Porter was elected the federal budget has nearly doubled and government has intruded into our lives – car companies, banks, student loans, and most disturbingly -- health care.  It’s time to fight back. We need to repeal Obama Care, stop tax increases, cut wasteful spending, and get government out of the way so businesses start hiring and we get the economy back on track. I’ll use my business experience to streamline government programs, end wasteful earmarks, and shrink the bloated bureaucracy.

Female VO:  Conservative Republican Rich Ashooh for Congress

Ashooh: I’m Rich Ashooh, I approve this message and I ask for your vote on September 14th.

Female VO:  This message was paid for by the Rich Ashooh Committee


NRN - Must Reads for August 16, 2010

Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson's quote of the day from Inside that $10 billion in education funding are some mandatory provisions…: "This is completely unconstitutional, as it coerces states to accept the terms and conditions that come with the money. The federal government has no power to compel states to spend money on a mandatory basis, but that is exactly what this law does."



NH DHHS - State Releases First Healthcare-Associated Infections Report

Concord, NH – The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services will discuss the first report of healthcare-associated infections provided by hospitals in New Hampshire. The report includes a listing of the types of procedures monitored, the rates of each infection by hospital, and recommendations on how to improve the rates.

Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas, Director of Public Health Dr. José Montero, and State Epidemiologist Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis will be speaking at the event and available to answer questions.


Presentation of Healthcare- Associated Infections Report

Department of Health and Human Services

11:00 am  Monday, August 16th

29 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH

For more information, please call 603-271-4051.


Shea-Porter to Meet with Seabrook Police Department, Will Outline Safe Prescription Drug Disposal and Education Act 

SEABROOK, NH – Today, Monday, August 16th, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter will discuss the problems of prescription drug abuse with the Seabrook, NH Police Department and outline her recently-introduced legislation, the Safe Prescription Drug Disposal and Education Act (H.R. 5925).  The Safe Prescription Drug Disposal and Education Act would provide grants to communities to install prescription drug drop-boxes and would also provide grants to communities for classes on the dangers of prescription drug abuse.  New Hampshire has seen a 200 percent rise in prescription drug abuse over the last ten years, and the Seabrook Police Department was the first police department in the State to install a prescription drug drop-box.    
WHAT: Tour of Seabrook Police Department facility and outline of the Safe Prescription Drug Disposal and Education Act (H.R. 5925)
WHERE: Seabrook, NH Police Department, 7 Liberty Street, Seabrook, NH 03874

Aug162010 - Odell: State "will be looking at selling or leasing the state liquor business." 

In his August 15, 2010 column on, NH Senator Bob Odell writes:

"...the study committee looking for some state assets to "monetize"... will be looking at selling or leasing the state liquor business."

"...the [liquor] commission report last week suggests a net profit margin of around 24 percent. Most business people would be very happy with margins like that..." 

" stores today sell beer and wine successfully from which the state profits, and adding liquor would be a convenience for customers because grocery stores are open more hours each day including Sundays."

All media are welcome to reference, reprint in full or in part, Bob Odell's August 15, 2010 column (, with attribution to

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