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Thanks for voting for me as a write-in candidate in Grafton 8

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing to thank all of the residents of Hebron, Holderness and Plymouth who voted in Tuesday's Primary, and especially to those who voted for me as a write-in candidate to serve as a New Hampshire State Representative for Grafton House District 8. Thanks so much to everyone who held my signs, asked their friends and neighbors to write my name in on the ballot, and who otherwise supported me at the polls Tuesday. With your help, my name will now appear on the ballot as a Democratic candidate for the New Hampshire House for District 8 in the general election on Nov. 4.

I am truly honored to you have your vote and your support. Thank you.

Of course, the upcoming election is not about helping me. It's about helping New Hampshire. It's about improving public education, access to higher education, and services that benefit all families. It's about promoting good jobs, investing in our future, and promoting the sustainable growth of the state's economy. It's about New Hampshire's natural beauty, something we must protect and conserve.

I will be working hard in the coming weeks to meet with as many residents of Hebron, Holderness, and Plymouth as possible, and to listen to your ideas and your concerns. I am committed to doing my utmost to earn your support and your vote on Nov. 4. I also intend to work in a bi-partisan manner to serve all of the citizens in District 8.

If you are interested in my campaign, would like a yard sign, or would simply like to meet to discuss the many issues we are facing in New Hampshire, feel free to visit my campaign FaceBook page, or call me at 686-0625. I look forward to hearing from you.

Travis Bennett

Candidate for State Representative


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:50

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Where was John McCain during VA scandal in his own state?

To The Daily Sun,

Re: VA Investigations about Phoenix Deaths, Sunday, Aug., 27. 

I would like to know what Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain, himself a veteran and POW, was doing when all of this was going on in his home state.  All I hear about him was that he was wanted an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. What about his senatorial duty? 

My friend was station at NAS Norfolk, VA, when senator McCain's Navy jets aircraft had mechanical trouble. My friend Mark told me that McCain, so his aircraft would not crash into populated areas, maneuvered his aircraft seaward and, I believe, ejected safely out of the aircraft which entered into the water. 

Fine he did a smart thing, what did he do while Phoenix VA was needing congregant oversight? NB: Politically I am independent. 

Bill Carberry


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:38

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Andrew Hosmer's commitment to public service is clear

To The Daily Sun,

I voted for Senator Andrew Hosmer in the primary and I will vote for him in the general election on November 4th. It was so nice to see him at the polls in Gilford. His character and commitment to public service is clear as he engages with constituents — even those who may disagree with him. Every time I see him he always wants to know how I'm doing and if there is anything he can do for me.

I'm supporting Senator Hosmer because he's committed, hard working and a friend of senior citizens. I know he'll continue to look out for what's best for his constituents. I hope you'll give him your support as well.

Muriel Middleton

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:27

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Dave Pollak is a reasonable guy; let's elect him commissioner

To The Daily Sun,

David Pollak is a candidate for the Belknap County Commission. I met Dave a week ago and believe that he would make an excellent commissioner.

For one thing he is giving the "county jail problem" a lot of thought and research time. He's done a lot of reading. He continues to talk to anyone with something to offer on the subject, and he's toured three jails and has at least two more on his schedule. There is no doubt that he can help craft a solution that would be best for our county.

Second, Dave, a 10-year college professor, has a very wide command of the social sciences. For example, he has taught psychology, philosophy, American government, sociology, human growth and development, and critical thinking. And, in a past life, he worked as a construction manager in New York City.

Third, he's a reasonable person. Dave doesn't care what party you are from. If you have a good idea, he will listen.

My vote will be for David Pollak. I hope you join me.

Thomas W. Dawson


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:23

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World has become an absolute hotbed of terror & destruction

To The Daily Sun,

Marty Valengavish suggested to Steve Earle that he go polar bear hunting. I suggest Marty needs go cognitive-reasoning hunting. Marty please take a scope, microscope that is. Your on a fine particle hunt. Marty has elevated himself to first team, liberal lip to The Sun, demoting poor Jimmy Veverka and Bernadette Loesch to junior varsity.

It seems Marty sees our local, Lakes Region neighbor Mitt Romney as a lying, no-good low life. That is rather interesting given that trusted news organization CNN conducted a nationwide poll last week pitting 2012 presidential rivals Obama and Romney against each other. If an election rerun were held today Romney would not just beat Obama but shellac him by almost double digits. The CNN results: Romney 53 percent of the vote, Obama 44 percent. The public, at long last has lost its infatuation with Barack Obama. Even a smooth talking "rain maker" like Obama could only defy the gravity of incompetence for so long.

This country is going to be a lot more Republican and conservative in eight weeks. The failure, fraud and harm perpetrated on the public through the insane ideas and policies of Democrats is going to come to an abrupt halt unless you want more Americans beheaded. The word Democrat screams weakness and indecisive, inaction to every enemy this country has.

Another recent poll from Quinnipiac University has the public identifying Barack Obama as the "worst president " since the end of World War II. Yup Marty, Obama beat out Bush for the dubious honor of worst president in 70 years by more than five points. This country has finally come to discover what several writers to The Sun have been saying about Obama for the past five years; he was an incompetent, naïve, political amateur guided by ideology that was putting our economy and foreign policy in great peril. The economy is still a mess, barely growing and tens of millions more Americans feel less safe today than the day Bush left office according to last weeks NBC/WSJ polling.

We have spent nearly six full years withdrawing from the world stage with Obama megaphoning, "I will not be drawn into military action any place, no matter what you do, how many people you kill, or how you kill them, gas or otherwise." All said in Obama's comforting cloak, it will make American safer.

Consider the common sense of that policy. What louder signal could you give to the world's worst dictators, want-to-be dictators and brutal tyrants? If there ever was ever a siren call for action on their part it would be now. Obama provided an open invitation for them to strengthen and coordinate their forces to attack. Barack Obama screamed to the world that America was resigning from the job we have held as the world's top cop and peace keeper for the past 70 years. It was classic, bungled, Jimmy Carter thinking. (By the way, Carter came in fourth in the poll of worst presidents). Obama's logic was so basically flawed a fifth grader could have figured it out. Let alone the world's worst minds.

Because of Obama's poorly conceived policies and lack of decisive decision making (pointed out bravely by Hillary Clinton) the Ukraine is now under Putin's control while the rest of Europe cows in fear of who might be next. Obama hung our allies around the world "out to dry" while greatly endangering them.

The world has become an absolute hotbed of terror and destruction in countless places with innocents ripe for the slaughter during his presidency. The Cold War, long thought dead, has risen from the grave was given new life by Obama who signaled paralyzed dove to the world. It is no wonder Mitt Romney now whips Obama if an election were held toady.

Tony Boutin


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:18

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