Sullivan County Republicans Open Newport Office

News Review Newport, NH July, 2011

Sullivan County Republicans Open Newport Office

NEWPORT, NH-The Sullivan County Republicans recently opened a new headquarters located on Main Street in Newport, celebrating with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and an appearance from NH House Speaker William O'Brien. The office is an in-kind contribution from Newport Businessman and republican party supporter William Ruger, Jr. O'Brien addressed elected officials, campaign representatives and local activists for their support and hard work in launching the new office, which occupies on the corner of Main and Sunapee Streets.

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"The message we are trying to get out is that in this past term, we have kept the promise we mad for a fiscally responsible government," O'Brien stated during his speech. "We are setting the stage for business to grow and for more jobs to come to New Hampshire. The choice we faced was to raise taxes and fees, or to reduce spending and live within our means, and that is exactly what we did and need to do more of."

O'Brien covered other topics as well-including a bill that was passed earlier this year by the Senate, but was vetoed by Governor Lynch-which stops non-union members from having to pay union dues within a workplace. He also acknowledged the Sullivan County legislative delegation.

"The country has done itself proud with both veterans and the new folks they have sent to Concord," O'Brien continued."I expect many of these people to be in key leadership positions for the next term."

Republican and Sunapee representative Steve Cunningham is the chair of the county committee. "We are very excited to have presence in the county, where conservatives can come together and meet the various candidates for office."

Governor Lynch was also criticized by state Republican chair Jack Kimball, stating that Lynch was the "worst-ever" New Hampshire governor, but also stated that now is not the time to criticize their own candidates, rather to support other Republican parties and push for a one-term presidency in regards to Obama.

Another speaker, possible gubernatorial candidate,former chair of New Hampshire's educational board and current Manchester lawyer Ovide M. Lamontagne, talked about an American reformation in and a true conservative movement going forward. "We are in a crisis,and need to stand up and say that the people are sovereign over the government and that they are here to serve us-not rule us.

"New Hampshire will again be a swing state,"Lamontagne added. "It has been a blue state in the past, but we need it to make the state the reddest of reds."