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Sen. Shaheen votes the New York Way; Scott Brown will vote N.H.

To The Daily Sun,

Let's look at Senator Shaheen's "The New Hampshire Way." In her six-years, Senator Shaheen:

— Gave us Obamacare (has a 57 percent disapproval rating in New Hampshire).

— Lied to us regarding you can keep your policy, hospitals, doctors, etc.

— Voted with Obama 99 percent of the time (Obama has a 38 percent approval rating).

— Voted for over 20-plus new taxes including the medical device and tanning tax.

— Voted against our military's children. Military children can stay on policy to age 21, versus age 26 for non-military (TRICARE).

— Praised Hillary Clinton for her job in Benghazi.

— Will not hold town meetings with the people of New Hampshire.

— Supports President Obama's position on fighting terrorism, e.g., ISIS.

— Accepted money and attended elite parties with billionaire Tom Steyer. Steyer is a supporter of a far-left agenda.

— Has not apologized to the people of New Hampshire for her lies about Obamacare.

This is not the New Hampshire Way. This is the New York Way. I am a veteran and will be voting for Scott Brown because he will bring the New Hampshire way of life to New Hampshire.

Jim Mayotte


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:50

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Tilton & Sanbornton voters looking for a new candidate: Gallagher

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to thank the voters of Sanbornton and Tilton for allowing Brian Gallagher the opportunity to move forward to the general election in November. Not only did the voters let him move forward but they made him the top vote-getter in the race for state representative.

From what I have seen in this year's elections results the voters are looking for new candidates, it certainly is important to have experienced candidates in politics, but a first-time candidate is becoming very attractive in today's voters.

Once again I say that Brian is not just a friend of mine, but he is a person I respect very much. He is committed to helping people, he is very conscious of the present conditions of our state. He will spend our tax dollars when necessary, but he will not spend money we (the taxpayers) are not able to pay for. He is a great example of the type of candidates we need.

So please once again consider supporting Brian Gallagher for state representative in the General Election on Nov. 4. Polls in Sanbornton are open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.; the polls in Tilton are open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Guy J. Giunta, Jr.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:46

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N.H. produces excess electricity & we allow a 50% rate increase

To The Daily Sun,

New Hampshire's siting process on the Groton Wind turbine project has turned many renewable energy proponents to oppose new projects, despite the fact that they support them in theory.

Proponents find the Groton project riddled with lies and deception and have altogether changed their position on future wind development in our community.

Community reaction, so far, has generally been shock. Abutters have been silenced. State siting laws have been broken. Promises have turned into lies and money has turned into taxes. It's a mess.

Our community is already leading the state in renewable energy with five renewable energy facilities. But since the state does not have a energy policy about the siting of wind projects, they will go up one by one, and will be fought, one by one, by the people who live among them.

Our community, our property values, our peace of mind and our community voice is forever being overshadowed by state politicians and developers dictating to us on how good wind projects are for the environment.

It's not right. Shouldn't the state take a look at how many renewable energy projects can be inserted into one community? Is there a limit? Our community is destined to have nine renewable energy projects within a 15 mile radius.

Common sense has been thrown out the window. Politicians are accepting big wind campaign donations. Official community town-hall votes have been discarded. Developer donations to private institutions have taken place. Concord testimonials have been silenced. Eight illegal turbine sitings have been overlooked. The illegal placement of the operations and maintenance building has been forgiven. New town taxes have been introduced. And true community concerns have fallen on deaf ears.

Why does a state like New Hampshire — that produces too much electricity — allow its residents to incur a 50 percent increase in their monthly electrical prices? Wake up. We produce too much electricity. New Hampshire has been exporting electricity to neighboring states for decades. We produce too much electricity.

Pay attention to your monthly electrical bills. Our electricity prices are soaring. Many New Hampshire residents are now seeing a $600 yearly increase in their electrical bills. Why? To ship more electricity to Massachusetts.

For those of you who believe in climate change — or not, the next big storm will come. Industrializing our ridge lines will only worsen the storm damage.

Ray Cunningham


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:44

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Lisa DiMartino will take time to work with you on issues of concern

To The Daily Sun,

State Rep. Lisa DiMartino is deserving of your vote for the State House Representative Belknap County District 2 seat that covers Gilford and Meredith.

In the last two years as representative, Lisa has continued to show community responsibility to her constituents. She continues to support issues relating to small business, education, disability and the elderly. She serves on the Coalition of Caring Planning Committee that is responsible for planning an annual statewide caregiver's conference, serves on nonprofit committees and boards. She is very proud of her community and of the people that reside in it.

More importantly, her experience personally with her son who has a lifelong disability provides her with experience and insight that other candidates might not have.

As a constituent she will take the time to talk to you and work with you on the issues that concern you.

Ellen M. Edgerly


Helen Robinson


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:40

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Scott Brown is just another carpetbagger, going from state to state

 To The Daily Sun,

State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt is a classic example of why men get a bad rap. But being the leader he is he does show the GOP just how it is done in a modest way. He should try not to correct but just apologize and go home. The election is Nov. 4 and then he will have lots of time to reflect.

Scott Brown vs. Jeanne Shaheen — ­ she might not be loud and boisterous but quietly she gets stuff done. From our vets and the VA to jobs and environment. Our state has a low unemployment rate, clean air and water and good hospitals and care for our vets.

Brown is just another carpetbagger going from state-to-state trying to get elected. Backed by big oil and Wall Street we've seen this show before. One interesting comparison on Shaheen I did find were the results from the 2002 and 2008 elections. Both were run against John Sununu with Sununu winning the 2002 election by approximately 20,000 votes. A total of about 450,000 votes were cast must have been the off year. The 2008 election has Shaheen winning by 40,000 votes out of a total of about 700,000 votes cast. This shows how much the voters of New Hampshire wanted her, not the GOP Sununu, elected.

Against Scott Brown who has already said he isn't going to create any jobs as it isn't his problem, it's yours. He might be a little busy with a securities fraud problem in Florida too. He should be commended for his 32 years of Natural Guard Service. However, this is also somewhat exaggerated due to his claims of being involved in combat. Not so, he did spend one two-week stint in Afghanistan, but asked for that for the publicity, and this was never intended to be combat related. Since I received a flyer promoting Brown today I thought I would refute it.

According to both the Huffington Post and Emily's List, he is against the paycheck fairness act and against employee health care. His flyer claimed he paid women $1.21 for every dollar paid to men in his office. When interviewed on FOX by Gretchen Carlson he avoided both issues saying he was only interested in issues of importance to New Hampshire. Old Russian Proverb: "Trust but verify" before voting.

Jon Hoyt


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:37

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