KUSTER TO ATTEND THREE DEBATES AND FORUMS IN GENERAL ELECTION
CONCORD, N.H. – Congressional candidate Annie Kuster will attend three debates and candidate forums in the coming months leading up to the general election on November 6th.
“Annie looks forward to participating in each of these debates and forums to talk about her vision for moving out country forward and the critical issues at stake in this election,” said Rob Friedlander, Communications Director for Annie Kuster. “We hope Congressman Bass will participate in these important debates, especially since he has held virtually no official public events or town halls since returning to the district for his five week, taxpayer-funded vacation.”
NHBIA Candidate Forum
September 18th, 9:00 AM
October 10th, 8:00 PM
October 30th, 7:00 PM
The great debate debate | Concord Monitor: “Before Republican Charlie Bass and Democrat Annie Kuster debate in the 2nd District congressional race, their campaigns are going to debate the debates.
Last week, Kuster’s campaign announced that she would participate in a total of three debates and forums: one in September moderated by New Hampshire Public Radio and two in October hosted by WBIN and WMUR.”
Claremont attorney Andru Volinsky to endorse Cilley
(Manchester) “Widely respected attorney and lead counsel in the historic Claremont School District v Governor of New Hampshire case, Andru Volinsky will tomorrow join Jackie Cilley in Manchester’s history Millyard to endorse Cilley’s candidacy for governor. Volinsky is currently managing attorney in New Hampshire for the 100 lawyer regional law firm Bernstein, Shur. Andy is adding his voice to growing list of Granite Staters supporting the former state senator and representative’s run.”
Press Statement from Maggie Hassan
Will Romney, Ryan and Ovide be clear with New Hampshire seniors about their plans to dismantle Medicare?
MANCHESTER – Democratic candidate for Governor Maggie Hassan asked Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Ovide Lamontagne to be clear with New Hampshire’s seniors about their shared plan to drastically dismantle Medicare while campaigning in the state today.
“Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Ovide Lamontange are committed to drastically dismantling Medicare and putting the Bill O’Brien Tea Party legislature in charge of administering a program which is critically important to New Hampshire’s seniors,” said Hassan. “As Governor, I will protect Medicare and always fight for New Hampshire’s seniors.”
“We all agree that health care costs too much, but the question facing voters in this election is whether we should work within the existing Medicare system to reduce costs or whether we should accept the Romney, Ryan, and Lamontagne plan, which places the heavy burden of those costs on seniors and tells them if they don’t like it they can call the insurance company and try to get a better deal themselves,” said Hassan.
“In Ryan, Romney and Lamontagne found a man who shares their hostility towards this critical program and the necessary health care services it provides for thousands of New Hampshire seniors,” said Hassan. “Over the past two years, Lamontagne has consistently supported the reckless agenda of the Bill O’Brien Tea Party legislature as they attempted to takeover the administration of Medicare. It’s hard to believe that Lamontagne actually thinks the same radical Tea Party legislature that cut health care for people with disabilities, children and seniors in nursing homes should be given control over Medicare.”
“Romney, Ryan and Lamontagne should be clear and tell our seniors and every citizen who is concerned about health care that they plan to dismantle the basic programs upon which tens of thousands of New Hampshire citizens depend,” said Hassan. “As governor, I will stand up to anyone who tries to restrict access to health care for New Hampshire citizens.
New Hampshire deserves better than Guinta | SeacoastOnline.com: It’s getting hard to believe in Congressman Frank Guinta. This month, Guinta wrote an editorial in Foster’s stating that Congress should not vote to adjourn for summer recess, but should stay to work on unfinished legislation. But in Washington, D.C. on that very same day, he actually voted to adjourn Congress. In Washington, Guinta voted to cut funds from the Meals on Wheels program, but then showed up in New Hampshire for a photo op delivering “Meals on Wheels.” In 2010, candidate Guinta accused his opponent of using free Congressional postage to send campaign ads. Since 2011, however, Congressman Guinta spent more tax dollars than nearly every member of Congress, over $300,000, mailing glossy “newsletters” that are thinly veiled campaign ads.
LETTER: Why Frank Guinta Lost My Vote – Bedford, NH Patch: “I’ve been watching Guinta’s campaign and congressional websites this month for any publicly-advertised town hall meetings, and haven’t found any. But Guinta has apparently had plenty of time for private fundraisers and appearances with big-time Republicans like Kelly Ayotte, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Even as a conservative, I’m disgusted with Guinta and his lack of backbone, and unwillingness to meet with the people he allegedly represents.
On September 11th, I’m voting for Rick Parent in the Republican primary, as is former NH GOP chairman Jack Kimball and several other lifelong Republicans in my community. We’re all equally disappointed in our Congressman for refusing to give time to anyone who isn’t giving him money. And if Parent loses, I’m voting for Carol Shea-Porter in November. At least she’s willing to meet Granite Staters face to face and answer tough questions, which can hardly be said for a slug like Guinta.”
Congressman Guinta is Hiding (statement from Carol Shea-Porters campaign office)
Congressman Frank Guinta has refused to debate Carol Shea-Porter anywhere along the seacoast. He has informed willing, non-partisan and well-respected sponsors that if he wins his Republican primary, he will not give seacoast voters the opportunity to see or hear a debate near home. Congressman Frank Guinta was recently criticized by national and local press for trying to confuse voters by calling them and pretending he was not in Congress, and he continues to duck and hide.
Naomi Andrews, Campaign Manager for Candidate Carol Shea-Porter, released the following statement: “Congressman Guinta was a no-show at his own Republican primary forum with Rick Parent and other challengers. He has refused to hold town halls, even though he has been off all month, and is afraid to debate Carol Shea-Porter in some of the District’s largest communities. Congressman Guinta needs to honor our New Hampshire traditions and debate his Republican challengers, and then debate Carol Shea-Porter around the District if he wins his primary.”
Kennedy supports legalizing pot, income tax; against casino gambling – NashuaTelegraph.com: ““I think there is a marriage of the two. This has polarized both sides, Republicans being the advocates for Right to Work, Democrats being pro-unions,” Kennedy said, though not offering details of a grand compromise. “I am not an advocate for Right to Work as written.”
He agreed with the House-passed move to convert state and local government pensions for new public employees into a system that doesn’t guarantee them an amount but is more like a 401(k)-style retirement based on profits from their investments.”
Democrats should choose Van Ostern | Concord Monitor: “Concord-area Democrats and undeclared voters who are hoping for a significant change of direction for New Hampshire state government have an important opportunity Sept. 11: The local race for Executive Council offers the chance for big improvement.
In the Democratic primary, voters will choose between former councilor John Shea of Nelson, former state representative Shawn Mickelonis of Rochester and Stonyfield Farm business manager Colin Van Ostern of Concord.”