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NHGOP Condemns Violent Riots in our Nation's Capitol.

For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2021
CONTACT:
Joe Sweeney
603-225-9341
Joe@nhgop.org

Concord, NH - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek and Vice Chair Pamela Tucker released the following joint statement condemning the violent riots taking place in our nation's capitol:

"The activity seen at the United States Capitol today is wholly unacceptable and is an affront to our Republican values. We pride ourselves on being the party of law and order - to riot and storm the halls of Congress as these protestors have done is not conservative. It is not Republican. Those who have broken through barricades and assaulted Capitol police do not speak for the Republican Party."

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ICYMI: New Hampshire's Federal Delegation Skipped the Line.

For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2021
CONTACT:
Joe Sweeney
603-225-9341
Joe@nhgop.org

Concord, NH - Former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice and current State Representative Robert Lynn (R-Windham) released the following statement regarding members of our Federal Delegation skipping the line and getting vaccinated before Granite State Senior Citizens:  

“Elected officials should have to wait like everyone else," said Representative Lynn. "Members of Congress who skipped the line need to apologize to all Granite State seniors citizens who are patiently waiting their turn.”  

Earlier today, NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the statement below calling out New Hampshire Federal Delegation members for skipping the line for the COVID-19 vaccine:

“Senator Hassan, Senator Shaheen, and Congresswoman Kuster decided to skip the line and get the vaccine before front line health care workers and our most vulnerable populations," said NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek. "This is unconscionable, especially after Senator Hassan & Shaheen stated specifically they would wait their turn for the vaccine like the rest of us. Throughout this pandemic Congress has stumbled, obstructed, and failed the American people. They held up relief for months in order to play their political games, and now they are being rewarded for their partisanship and inaction by getting vaccinated ahead of schedule. COVID-19 vaccines are limited in supply due to their inability to lead in Congress and they had the audacity to put themselves first while leaving New Hampshire behind.”

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Background:

December 20, 2020: “Sens. Maggie Hassan, Jeanne Shaheen, and Congressman Chris Pappas told NBC10 Boston on Sunday they have faith in the vaccine’s safety and efficacy, but want to ensure the people who need it most are vaccinated first.” Source: NECN https://www.necn.com/news/coronavirus/gov-sununu-blasts-congress-members-who-got-covid-19-vaccine-irresponsible-and-insulting/2374610/

January 8, 2021: “CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s U.S. senators have received their initial doses of the coronavirus vaccine.” Source: Associated Press https://www.wcax.com/2021/01/08/shaheen-hassan-vaccinated-after-violence-lockdown/

NHGOP Announces Staff Changes

For Immediate Release:
December 30, 2020
CONTACT:
Joe Sweeney
603-225-9341
Joe@nhgop.org

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Republican Party released the following statement announcing staffing changes:

“After successfully managing our united NHGOP efforts as Executive Director to take back the State House, Senate, and Executive Council while reelecting our Governor I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Elliot Gault for all of his work here this cycle,” said NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek. Elliot Gault has announced that he will be leaving the party in January to take on a role in Governor Sununu's Office. “We know Elliot will serve the people of New Hampshire well in the Governor’s office in this upcoming term. I am pleased to announce that Joe Sweeney, current NHGOP Communications Director, will be replacing Elliot as Executive Director on January 4th, and our united Republican Party will build on our successes of 2020 as we seek to secure more victories during the 2022 midterm elections and beyond.”

“Serving as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican party has truly been an honor and an experience that I won't soon forget,” said Elliot Gault. “This past cycle the NHGOP raised and spent more money than ever and we were able to defy the odds as the only state in the nation to flip our State Senate, House and Executive Council from Democrat to Republican. None of this would have been possible without Governor Sununu's leadership and the hard work of our activists and stakeholders. The NHGOP has seen significant growth over the last two years and I couldn't be more excited to have Joe Sweeney continue to drive us toward future victories as our next Executive Director.”

“I am excited to build on the great work we have accomplished in these last two years and I extend my congratulations to Elliot on his return to Governor Chris Sununu’s office,” said Joe Sweeney. “I want to thank Chairman Stepanek, Vice Chair Pamela Tucker, and the entire New Hampshire Republican Party for the trust they have placed in me with this opportunity to serve as the next Executive Director. New Hampshire Republicans under Governor Chris Sununu’s leadership will demonstrate our effective and efficient approach to governing, and we will continue to work with our State House teams to ensure we defend and expand our legislative majorities, hold the Executive Council and Corner Office in Republican control, and send Republicans down to Washington in the 2022 midterms.”

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