Announcements: February 2011 Archives
The Carroll County Republicans have a super Lincoln Day Dinner event planned for 5:30 pm on Saturday, March 5 at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in Bartlett, NH. With the snowfall today, it's sure to be gorgeous up there (don't forget your camera!) If you're a skier, why not head up with your significant other, ski earlier in the day, and then head over for a great dinner featuring Wolfeboro's summer+ resident, former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts!
See the attachments for all the details. If you have questions or want more details, please contact Beverly Bruce at Beverly@Brucegroup.net or call Pat Fleck at 603-356-9649. Jan and I will be at this event; we hope to see you there, too!
Alan Glassman, Belknap County Chair
February 23, 2011
CONTACT: Christine Baratta
Concord – The New Hampshire Republican State Committee is pleased to announce the
“First in the Nation Celebration” Fundraiser will be held March 29th at the Grappone Center in Concord.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will serve as the keynote speaker. Chairman Kimball will present former state GOP chair and Gov. John H. Sununu with a new award, called the "First-in-the-Nation Excellence Award" for Governor Sununu's decades of dedication and service to the Republican Party.
“Chairman Priebus understands the critical importance fundraising will play in allowing our Party to maintain present majorities in both the House and the Senate, as well as supporting our state GOP effort to expand the Republican Party,” said Kimball.
“We must return principled conservative Republican leadership to the governor’s office, as well as deliver a strong Republican nominee who will defeat President Obama in 2012. New Hampshire and our country cannot afford another Obama term. Here in New Hampshire and Washington D.C., the Democrats have clearly shown they have no interest in creating an environment where small businesses can flourish. In fact, they’ve done just the opposite. Their continuous tax and regulatory attack on business will continue to destroy jobs and delay any chance of economic recovery. I am committed to supporting the Republican House and Senate in bringing back fiscal sanity in our state, through strong, conservative, business-friendly legislation.”
For more information, please contact Ellen Christo, Director of Development and Business Relations at email@example.com.
About Chairman Reince Priebus:
On January 14th, 2011, Reince Priebus was elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee. As Chairman of the RNC, Reince has pledged to unite the Republican Party behind a solid business plan to restore faith in Republican donors and communicate to the American public to reach our common goal – electing Republicans.
A successful chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Reince created the framework that brought about one of the most historic election cycles Wisconsin has ever experienced. During Reince’s tenure, Republicans in Wisconsin not only defeated Russ Feingold by electing citizen legislator Ron Johnson to the Senate, but they gained two additional U.S. House seats, won the Governor’s office, took back both the state Assembly and the state Senate and defeated the leaders of both of those chambers.
Reince has a long history in Republican politics, having served on his first campaign at the age of 16. Since then, he worked his way up through the ranks of the Republican Party of Wisconsin as 1st Congressional District Chairman, State Party Treasurer, First Vice Chair, and eventually State Party Chairman. In 2009 Reince served as General Counsel to the RNC, a role in which he volunteered his time to help manage the RNC’s most difficult challenges.
Reince is happily married to his wife, Sally. They have two young children, Jack and Grace. Although Wisconsinites at heart, Sally, Jack and Grace are joining Reince in Washington, DC for his tenure as Chairman.
BELKNAP COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
ANNUAL LINCOLN’S DAY DINNER
M/S MOUNT WASHINGTON
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
STATE & NATIONAL DIGNITARIES
THE ‘DON’T MISS’ EVENT TO START THE SUMMER!!
Buffet Dinner, Entertainment, and Dancing
For more information: Alan@belknapcountyrepublicans.org
Follow through on pledged Republican Agenda Issue
Concord—In January, House Republicans presented a five-point agenda that would serve as a guide for legislation during the coming session. Today in Concord, they delivered on one of their major promises to repeal the so-called Evergreen bill (SB1), in a 282-70 roll call vote.
The legislation, passed under Democrat leadership in 2008, allows pay plans for public employees to continue after contracts expire, effectively ensuring teachers and other public employees that they will receive salary step increases based on years of experience instead of having their wages frozen when negotiators cannot agree to a new deal.
House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) called the legislation a “key” piece to the House Republican Agenda. “This law clearly shifted the balance of power to unions during contract negotiations. This will help our municipalities in protecting their budgets from costs not within their control,” he said.
In January, the legislation was passed by the Senate by an overwhelming 19-5 vote. Following today’s vote in the House, the bill will next head to the governor’s desk for his signature. If the evergreen repeal is signed into law, only contracts with specific evergreen language negotiated by unions and employers would continue to be subject to evergreen provisions. For all other contracts, whether they were signed while the evergreen law was in place or after it was repealed, public employees would not see automatic salary step increases once the contracts expire.
“We will continue to adhere to our Republican Agenda,” added Bettencourt. “The people of this state have given us a trust and today is just one example of how we intend to follow through with our promises. I urge Governor Lynch to do the right thing for our cities and towns and promptly sign this into law.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE contact: 636-697-6858
ST. CHARLES, MO. -- Decorated Iraq War veteran Nick McLaughlin of St. Charles, Missouri, has announced the formation of a grass-roots, all volunteer organization to draft New York developer Donald J. Trump for the 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination.
McLaughlin saw combat in three tours in Iraq in the US Marine Corp and was hit by shrapnel from a car bomb in Ubush, Iraq. He was awarded a Purple Heart and nine other medals including a Presidential citation.
"Under Barak Obama, America has become a laughingstock around the world," said McLaughlin. "America needs a strong leader like Donald Trump to restore America's economic strength and respect around the world."
McLaughlin, who has never been active in politics before, said he had filed the committee with the Federal Election Commission and that the organization was not directed, authorized or funded by Trump. "I have never met Mr. Trump," said McLaughlin, "But I am certain he is the man America needs."
McLaughlin said the Draft Committee has posted a website at www.DraftTrump2012.com and would seek to collect one half million citizen signatures on petitions urging Trump to enter the 2012 contest.
McLaughlin also announced that Lynn Krogh, former Deputy Press Secretary for New York Governor George Pataki and former Executive Director of the Young Republican National Federation would serve as National Political Director of the Draft Trump 2012 Committee with the responsibility for setting up Draft Trump Committees in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, Florida, and other early caucus and primary states.
McLaughlin met Krogh at the Conservative Political Action Conference- CPAC.
McLaughlin also said that Mark J. LaLiberte would serve as the New Hampshire Draft Trump Coordinator. LaLiberte is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire. LaLiberte served as the public policy advisor for former Manchester Mayor (now Congressman) Frank Guinta, He also was an editor for Business NH Magazine and the Portsmouth Herald. LaLiberte holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in political science and a Masters of Public Administration degree, both from the University of New Hampshire.
McLaughlin said his group would work to convince Trump to declare his candidacy by the end of 2011 and urged supporters to go to www.DraftTrump2012.com to sign the citizen petition.
DRAFT TRUMP 2012
3525 Fleet Lane, Saint Charles Mo 63301
House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt today offered the following statement in response to the Governor’s budget proposal.
“The Governor’s budget proposal is an important first step in the budgeting process. However, what is disappointing is that Governor Lynch missed a tremendous opportunity to bring transformative change to New Hampshire state government. Instead, he took a step back by overinflating revenue figures by nearly $300 million, which would set us up for budget deficits for the next two years. What we need is a responsible and realistic budget for the citizens of New Hampshire, one that forces state government to live within its means. While I applaud the Governor for the the spending cuts and savings he identified, that’s not what we got today.”
“Moreover, this budget includes a $30 car registration fee surcharge which is a huge burden to working families of New Hampshire, as well as other fees. House Republicans have made clear that we will not raise any taxes and fees, or downshift additional costs to our municipalities and we intend to keep this commitment.”
CONTACT: Christine Baratta
NHGOP STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR LYNCH’S BUDGET
Concord – Jack Kimball, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party released the following statement today regarding Governor John Lynch’s budget.
“John Lynch must be hiding in the massive hole he has dug us into. Clearly he didn’t get the message on November 2nd. The irresponsible spending has to stop.”
“The governor’s budget clearly demonstrates he is out of touch with his own departments and the people of New Hampshire. It is packed with hidden fees, inflated numbers and broken promises. It continues his out of control spending habit.”
”The taxpayer’s of New Hampshire don’t deserve to pay Governor Lynch’s tab. After years of the Democrats reckless spending and tax increases it is wrong to pass the burden onto New Hampshire families during these hard economic times.”
“I have full faith that Speaker O’Brien and Senator Bragdon will fix this mess in Concord and return fiscal sanity to our state. One thing is clear: Governor Lynch has got to go.
CONTACT: Christine Baratta
CONCORD - Jack Kimball, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, announced today that Attorney Ellen Christo will become the Director of Development and Business Relations in a newly created position to coordinate fundraising for the NHGOP and develop deeper relationships with the business community.
“I am thrilled to welcome Ellen to our team in this new position,” said Kimball. “Ellen has a long record of activism and has a passion for fiscal Republican values. She will lead our fundraising efforts as we grow the party and maintain our majorities. For far too long New Hampshire businesses have not had a voice in Concord. Now they do. I look forward to working closely with Ellen as we build strong relationships with the businesses across our state. Together we will fight for a business friendly environment of lower taxes and smaller government that will lead to job growth and economic stability for all New Hampshire citizens.”
“I am honored that the chairman has chosen me to lead the way on raising funds,” said Christo. “I look forward to cultivating relationships and implementing a strategy to continue the growth of our party. After a phenomenal election year for New Hampshire Republicans, we know that the Democrats failed liberal policies have been rejected by the people of New Hampshire. We will work to return the governor’s office to principled Republican leadership and deliver New Hampshire in the Presidential election."
Ellen’s legal career focused on corporate litigation and government affairs. She has advised on campaign strategy, developed education policy and helped fundraise for numerous candidates on the state and federal level. She most recently provided assistance to gubernatorial candidate John Stephen, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Congressman Frank Guinta. She has also worked on the Presidential campaign of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. She has held numerous fundraisers and advised the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, which educates and champions the principles of free market economic policy and entrepreneurship. Ellen was a 2010 Fellow in the Vesta Roy Excellence in Public Service Series and currently serves on their Board of Governors.
New Hampshire Republican State Committee
Contact: Kerry Marsh (603) 582-0119
(CONCORD) The New Hampshire Young Republican Federation marked President Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday by announcing that Molly Smith and Mark Sanborn have won the 2011 Gipper Award, given each year to the state’s outstanding young Republican activists.
Molly Smith is a first-term Representative from Hooksett and works at Easter Seals New Hampshire. The New Hampshire native is a graduate of Laconia High School and the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.
“Molly is a leader of the new generation of Republican office holders in New Hampshire,” said NH Young Republican Chair Kerry Marsh, “She has shown a tireless commitment to helping elect Republicans across the state, and honors us with her work at the State House.”
Mark Sanborn got his political start with Executive Councilor Ray Burton’s intern program before graduating from the University of New Hampshire. He has worked for Sen. Bob Smith, Con. Charlie Bass, and for the Federal DOT as Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Transportation. Sanborn owns Gate City Consulting in Nashua.
“Mark was instrumental in the New Hampshire Young Republicans fundraising and candidate recruitment successes this past November,” Marsh added. “With Mark as our Treasurer, we executed a fundraising and campaign plan that helped elect 24 Young Republicans; from State Representative, to County Treasurer, to Executive Council, and even Congress.”
The New Hampshire Young Republicans will honor the couple at a reception on Wednesday, February 16th at 5:30pm at the Upham Walker House in Concord.
February 7, 2011
Concord, NH- Jack Kimball, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, announced today that Christine Baratta will be the Communications Director for the NH Republican Party.
“I am delighted to welcome Christine to our team as Communications Director,” said Kimball. “With her media experience and communications skills working on political campaigns, I am confident she has the ability to effectively cultivate our message of strong republican values. Christine has a record of aggressively exposing the radical democrat agenda and I know she will work diligently to communicate the views of the NH GOP and keep a watchful eye on the democrats in Concord as we work to grow the party and sustain our majority at the State House.”“I am thrilled to be working with the chairman and I am committed to work alongside republican state leaders and legislators to reinforce our conservative message,” said Baratta.
“I look forward to an exciting year welcoming the Republican presidential candidates as we gear up for the first in the nation primary. The people of the Granite State spoke loud and clear in last November’s election by sending the tax and spend crowd in Concord packing in a clear rejection of the democrats ill-conceived policies and reckless spending habits. Chairman Kimball is the leader who will unite the Republican Party while promoting conservative values of fiscal responsibility and limited government.”Prior to joining the NH GOP, Christine served as a communications consultant on state and federal campaigns in New England and was the Communications Director at Jim Bender for US Senate in New Hampshire.
Christine also has comprehensive media experience including working as a talk radio producer in Boston for over 10 years and covering the 2008 New Hampshire Primary and Presidential Election for Bloomberg News.
UPDATE: Please note that John Stephen is unable to attend the meeting as he is meeting with the Finance Committee on Feb 9. Instead, Jack Kimball, the new NH GOP Chairman, will be our special speaker.
Date: 02/09/11 (Wednesday)
5:30pm Buffet Dinner ($14)
Place: Shanghai Restaurant
331 South Main Street
603 - 524 - 4100
With Governor Lynch's proposed budget set to be presented to the legislature the following week on Feb. 15, John Stephen's talk/discussion about the budget is perfectly timed!! John will explain the process that will take place over the coming months to balance the budget, and the obligation of our Republican State Representatives and State Senators to answer the call and lead the effort. John will highlight areas where he feels the budget needs to be cut and/or downsized, and the impact this would have.
Map to the Shang-hai:
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shannon Shutts – (603) 271-3664
February 3, 2011
CONCORD, NH—House Speaker William O’Brien (Mont Vernon) today signed HB 77, the first bill of the 2011 legislative session.
The bill maintains that town warrant articles cannot be altered into issues totally unrelated to their original intent.
HB 77 was expedited in order to take effect for this year’s budgets for SB 2 towns.
“I am pleased that Ward Bird will be going home to his family—he has suffered enough. However, we stand by our position that Mr. Bird should have received a full pardon from his unjust and excessive sentencing.”
House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt
“We will work quickly this session to change the law to ensure an unfortunate event such as this never happens again.”
Well, we're now well into 2011 and BARC is continuing to steam ahead! John Stephen spoke last month to our members about the state budget, explaining what he feels needs to be done to address the deficit and to get the budget balanced. This month, Peter Bearse will be our guest speaker, talking about his latest book and to hear your ideas which may be incorporated into it. See below for a copy of the press release with all the details of our next meeting on Tuesday, February 8.
The next meeting of the Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee (BARC) will be held on Tuesday, February 8 at 6:30 pm (5:30 pm if you wish to have dinner, at your option) at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant, 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead. Immediately following the business-portion of the meeting, Peter Bearse, former candidate for the 2008 Republican nomination to Congress in the 1st District, will discuss his “work-in-progress” book, and at the same time he’ll be looking for ideas and feedback from BARC members. For more information, please send an email to Barnstead.Alton.RepubComm@gmail.com.