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Senators Rubio & McCain would only continue to be obstructionists

To The Daily Sun,

Okay, so here are the results of two very crucial primaries. Rubio (Florida) and McCain (Arizona) won in their respective GOP state primaries. The Rubio win is very troubling, especially in light of the fact that this man has stated that the last place he wants to spend his time is in the U.S. Senate. We have to keep in mind that when he was the senator from Florida he was MIA of his own choice. He vowed to us that he was going to enjoy being a private citizen if he did not get his party's nomination for president. Why, oh why, didn't the people of Florida take him at his word?

There is one primary reason that he and Senator McCain again have a chance to be back in the Senate: The Supreme Court.

Sadly it's not what they will do to bring unity to the Senate or Congress. It's because the GOP has to guarantee that they will be in the majority when it comes to picking justices to sit on the highest court in the land. That my friends is their idea of how to control important legal decisions.

As far as McCain's "victory" is concerned, he too is in place for the very same reason. If these two people win their bid to get back to or stay in the Senate they will among their other GOP senators to follow the dictates of their party line.

The GOP primary concern is putting their candidates in the U.S. Senate or the U.S. House of Representatives to keep majority control and a stranglehold of doing-nothing-but-obstructing any and all progress that these two bodies could make for a better nation. The GOP does not care (as proven over these past seven-plus years) about cooperating with their Democratic counterparts. It is all about control and selection of the Supreme Court nominees. This folks is a very, very sad commentary of how Congress has evolved over these many years.

Can anyone dare picture the massive dysfunction if by some miracle candidate Trump is elected to the presidency? We cannot forget that Trump has gone out of his way to insult both Rubio and McCain (without apology I might add).

Picture a Congress as a "circus of the absurd" if our very worst nightmare comes to pass. When those in the GOP/Tea Party criticize President Obama and the Democratic Party what they are really doing to projecting their very own mean-spirited negative behaviors on to the Democrats. Sad and desperate maneuvers.

Fortunately sane voters know the truth of this GOP/Tea Party ploy, see beyond it, and will go to the polls in November to make sure that not only Rubio and McCain but many other down-ballot candidates will not be re-elected to Congress.

Bernadette Loesch
Laconia

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I am proud to endorse Brian Gallagher for state Senate seat, District 2

To The Daily Sun,

As the first leg of our election process rapidly approaches the September primary, voters are clearly taking notice of what the candidates have to offer. In state Senate District 2, we are fortunate to have conservative Sanbornton Rep. Brian Gallagher running to succeed Senator Forrester.

During the past two years, I have had the unique opportunity to serve with Brian both in Concord, and here in Laconia with our Belknap County Delegation. Whether allocating funds through House Ways and Means or helping to navigate county efforts to build the new jail, Rep. Gallagher has exhibited fiscal restraint , foresight, and particular sensitivity to the allocation of county and state taxpayer dollars.

The next legislative biennium poses an exceptional challenge to lawmakers as we must meet necessary services and responsibilities with a finite arsenal of resources. These times demand a senator who will be more than equal to the challenge. I am proud to endorse Brian Gallagher for the New Hampshire Senate as the right man at the right time who will surely serve our state with distinction and excellence.

Rep. Peter J. Spanos
District 3, House Finance

Laconia

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