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Size and breadth of endorsements for Shea-Porter says a great deal

To The Daily Sun,

I was contemplating the content of a letter in support of Carol Shea-Porter for Congress when I came across this list of the organizations that have endorsed her:

Alliance for Retired Americans, AFL-CIO (Local, State, National), American Association of Social Workers, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), American Postal Workers Union, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Building & Construction Trades (BCTD), Communications Workers of America (CWA), Council for a Livable World, Daily Kos, Democracy for America (DFA), Emily's List.

Also: Environment NH, EQuality Giving, Humane Society Legislative Fund, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), International Association of Heat & Frost and Asbestos Workers (Insulators), International Association of Iron Workers (Ironworkers), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (Boilermakers), International Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners (Carpenters), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), International Brotherhood of Painters & Allied Trades (Painters), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (DRIVE), International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), J Street, League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA), Mayday PAC, MoveOn, NARAL.

Also: National Air Traffic Controllers Association, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, National Education Association (NEA), National Organization for Women (NOW), National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC), New Hampshire Peace Action, Ocean Champions, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, Plumbers & Steam Fitters, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Senior Votes Count!, Service Employees International (SEIU), Sierra Club, Sheet Metal Workers International, Students for New American Politics (SNAP), Tri-State Maxed Out Women, United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices, United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), United Steelworkers of America (USW), United Transportation Union (UTU), U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce, Women's Action for New Direction (WAND), Women's Campaign Fund (WCF)

Given the size and breath of these organizations, I think the fact that they have all endorsed her over Frank Guinta says a great deal. Please join me in voting for Carol Shea-Porter for Congress on Nov. 4.

Lynn Thomas


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:22

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Shaheen is more supportable than Brown on so many fronts

To The Daily Sun,

NHPR's report on Shaheen/Brown shows, today, the Friday before Tuesday's vote, that he could pull her to the extreme of supporting nuclear power as part of our energy mix. Nuclear power is such a beaten issue. The fuel is so dirty when mined and fabricated into rods — so expensive to do — and so problematic when "spent" for disposal (somewhere, nowhere, except on-site, making every power plant a radioactive waste repository and inherently dangerous to life).

"A spill of solar power is called a sunny day" is the T-shirt message that seems apt to remember, here. I wish she'd done the 21st Century thing, which would be to counter-challenge Brown on his ignorance and foot-dragging about climate change and the important place it holds as a problem now.

Still, Shaheen is more supportable than Brown on so many fronts. She's the better candidate. Go vote for Shaheen on Tuesday. Be a good citizen of New Hampshire.

Lynn Rudmin Chong


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:21

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Sen. Forrester’s geniune concern for local issues is impressive

To The Daily Sun,

As a human being, a friend, a community member and a member of the Wicwas Lake Grange, I have to acknowledge Jeanie Forrester is an exceptional and compassionate person. I know Jeanie has had a hard life. She learned that with hard work anyone can accomplish their goals. Jeanie's passion for people and their livelihood is her life. She believes businesses will help the economy grow. She helped develop the new shopping plaza in Meredith and improving the community. This, I know, has helped the community grow. Just take a look during the summer and try and find a parking space at the plaza.

Jeanie also has supported many women-owned businesses, offering her assistance when needed. She recently visited Newfound Lake Vineyards in Bristol to offer her support with the newest winery business under the New Hampshire Winery Association. As CEO of the FESI, Jeanie believes in helping the environment and has raised money for the Loon Preservation Committee. She is also an advocate for education.

She volunteers for many organizations, such as the Franklin Business & Industrial Development Corporation, Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, Greater Meredith Program, Latchkey Charities, Meredith Visiting Nurses Association and the Wicwas Lake Grange.

As an advocate for employment, I recently found her at job fair in Plymouth greeting job applicants as they came in through the door and leaving. Jeanie provided her support and kind words with a smile for everyone. I am impressed with her genuine concern of the economy, environment and community.

Helga Paquin

Wicwas Lake Grange Secretary


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:20

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Sen. Forrester will champion policies that allow economic freedom

To The Daily Sun,

On Nov. 4, New Hampshire will have many important decisions to make. Namely these choices are who we decide to send to Concord and Washington to represent our best interests. New Hampshire and all who reside here have always shown resiliency, hard work and a sense of Yankee frugality. This fall comes a time when we need to elect strong, principled leaders who will protect our way of life here in the Granite State.

As a young Republican and fiscal conservative, I am voting for state Sen. Jeannie Forrester. Sen. Forrester is a champion of individual freedoms, common-sense legislation and a watchdog for state spending. With the reckless policies and lack of leadership in Concord from the Corner Office, Sen. Forrester is a steady and assuring voice for my tax dollars.

As a college student and a young person, I see New Hampshire going in a direction that is not viable for long-term economic growth. This election is about new vs. old policies. The old ways that Democrats are proposing are simply not working. With an aging population, the tax-and-spend policies are simply not working. We need to instill new policies with vitality.

Sen. Forrester will be a champion for new policies that allow young people to be innovative, effective and take control of our own economic freedom. College students care deeply about jobs and the economy and we want great, high-paying jobs when we graduate. Staying in New Hampshire is important to us so long as we can find employment.

I am voting for Jeannie Forrester because I know she is a voice for our New Hampshire college students and a voice for fiscal responsibility. New Hampshire needs to get back on track as we have been doing under Republican leadership and Sen. Forrester will lead us.

Connor Brown, President

Plymouth State Republicans

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:20

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Scott Brown has probably never even been to a N.H. town meeting

To The Daily Sun,

I retired to New Hampshire after serving 21 years in the Marine Corps. After six years of becoming progressively more involved in my community, I decided to run for Selectboard. I was elected, and have served for over five years.

Jeanne Shaheen moved to New Hampshire 40 years ago. She worked as a teacher in Dover, raised her family, and has been a part of her community. She served two terms in the New Hampshire state Senate and three terms as governor. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008.

Scott Brown was born at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The first two years of his life he lived in New Hampshire, while his father worked at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth. But Brown grew up in Massachusetts, where he went to school, got married, started his family, and started his political career. He was elected and lost re-election to the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.

Brown moved to New Hampshire this year to run for the U.S. Senate. He has no real connection here. He has never worked in New Hampshire, hasn't served on local boards or committees, never voted in a statewide election, and has probably never been to a town meeting. His vacation home and political ambitions may be here, but his life is not.

I've been in New Hampshire for just 11 years, and still have much to learn here, but the choice in this election is clear to me. Jeanne Shaheen knows New Hampshire. She knows our problems and challenges, and she puts New Hampshire first — because this is where she lives.

Valerie Scarborough
Lt. Col., USMC (Retired)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:20

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