Concord Monitor “You can’t talk about New Hampshire politics without looking at how taking the pledge or not taking the pledge affects the November vote,” Trombly said. “I think both the (government relations) committee and (executive) board both felt it would be a much more difficult path for the candidate who did not take the pledge.”
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USW Director John Shinn of the New England regional district confirmed the union’s enthused support for the gubernatorial candidate. “Hassan has listened to New Hampshire workers and has laid out a vision to create jobs and prosperity. We will be mobilizing our members for her primary election Sept. 11 and she’ll be the strongest candidate in the November general election,” he said.
Gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley in Hampton Friday night | SeacoastOnline.com: “Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley will be in Hampton at 3 Heritage Drive on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. to meet voters and answer questions.
Cilley said she understands the financial issues facing our state and many New Hampshire families. She has refused to take “The Pledge,” insisting that it is time to put all revenue options on the table.
Cilley was born and raised in Berlin and was the first in her family to go to college. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in business administration from UNH’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Professionally, Cilley has owned and operated a marketing consulting firm, and taught for 20 years at the Whittemore School. She and her husband Bruce have raised five sons, four of whom live in N.H. with their families.”
Rep. Guinta votes against tax cuts for middle class | SeacoastOnline.com: “What is wrong with Congressman Guinta? Why does he frequently vote against the interests of his constituents? He is not genuinely concerned with the needs of New Hampshire’s families. Instead, he is self-interested and sides again and again with those who still believe in “trickle-down economics” — the idea that investing in the richest individuals will eventually benefit all of us. Frank Guinta’s vote last week tells us once more that he cannot be counted on by working families and middle-class folks.
Guinta is not up to the task of representing our small businesses in New Hampshire or Granite State families. Fairness is not a Guinta consideration!
I am enthusiastically working to return Carol Shea-Porter to Congress because she intuitively understands the needs of regular voters in New Hampshire. Her record demonstrates that she gets the needs of our small-business people and our families. Guinta represents the rich — his vote proves this yet again.”
Naomi Andrews, Campaign Manager for Carol Shea-Porter, released the following statement. “Congressman Frank Guinta’s unethical behavior has embarrassed New Hampshire citizens and drawn the attention of the state and national press. Carol Shea-Porter will restore integrity and the New Hampshire work ethic to the NH-01 seat.”
Frank Guinta’s breathtaking hypocrisy: “It’s become increasingly apparent that truth and honesty just don’t factor into Frank Guinta’s agenda. But it’s especially staggering to think he would put so much fire into his phony tirade about “kicking the can,” only to vote to give himself a vacation the very same day. He must think his constituents are suckers. The mailings, the Super PACs, the robo-calls—it’s hard to believe these are anything other than deliberate acts of deception aimed at the very people who elected Guinta to serve them.
The vast majority of adults in our country don’t get a month-long summer vacation, at all. That is, unless you count the 12.8 million people who don’t have jobs. But don’t worry about them, Frank. Enjoy your time off. ”
Democrats Add to List of Top House Candidates – ABC News: “On Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) unveiled new additions to its list of “Red to Blue” candidates — its top tier of House challengers who, it believes, are poised to win mostly Republican districts in November, bringing Democrats back toward relevance in the House of Representatives after a two-year stint of drastic minority.”
Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter makes the list.
Lamontagne would seek to eliminate waiting list for disability services – NashuaTelegraph.com: “He declined to say if it’s feasible to reduce spending by another $400 million over the next two years as House Speaker William O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon, has proposed.
Lamontagne says applying zero-based budgeting would make agency managers defend the status quo.
He did not commit to spending any more on higher education after cuts of 45 percent in state aid to four-year colleges and 35 percent to the two-year college system.
“I would like to not have to cut monies to higher education; it was probably where they had to look,” Lamontagne said. “Let’s look at the delivery system in higher education. Do we need to pay money for some of the things happening at the chancellor’s office?””
Romney’s ad says, “Under Obama’s plan (for welfare), you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check.”
That’s a drastic distortion of the planned changes to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. By granting waivers to states, the Obama administration is seeking to make welfare-to-work efforts more successful, not end them. What’s more, the waivers would apply to individually evaluated pilot programs — HHS is not proposing a blanket, national change to welfare law.
The ad tries to connect the dots to reach this zinger: “They just send you your welfare check.” The HHS memo in no way advocates that practice. In fact, it says the new policy is “designed to improve employment outcomes for needy families.”
The ad’s claim is not accurate, and it inflames old resentments about able-bodied adults sitting around collecting public assistance. Pants on Fire!”
E.J. Dionne Jr.: Romney and his fictional Obama – The Washington Post: “And here’s a challenge to Mitt Romney: You are running a deceitful ad about waivers the Obama administration has yet to issue based on rules allowing governors to operate their welfare-to-work programs more effectively. Will you please stop talking about your devotion to states’ rights?”
What is President Obama’s take on Mitt Romney’s tax plan? “It’s like Robin Hood in reverse. It’s Romney Hood.”
Mitt would force the middle class to pay higher taxes so that he can hand the super-wealthy another tax break. He’d let a handful of wealthy folks like Sheldon Adelson, the Koch Brothers, and himself get richer and richer while everyone else pays more.
Oppose Romney Hood here: https://dscc.org/romneyhood