Democrats: Garcia Will Bring 'Reckless' Approach to DC

Salem's Marilinda Garcia, who filed Monday for U.S. Congress, doesn't share New Hampshire's "priorities," according to Democratic Party officials.

[Patch file photo.]
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By Harrell Kirstein 
New Hampshire Democratic Party communications director

New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein released the following statement on Tea Party Republican State Representative Marilinda Garcia entering the Republican primary for Congress in New Hampshire’s second district.
“Only a Tea Party ideologue like Marilinda Garcia would pander to disgraced former Speaker Bill O’Brien when kicking-off a run for Congress.   She told the Union Leader, that she “hopes to bring to Washington” the same reckless and irresponsible ideology she and O’Brien forced on New Hampshire.  From imposing new restrictions on women’s health care services to having state government interfere with the rights of businesses and their employees to freely negotiate contracts, Garcia’s priorities are not New Hampshire’s.
“With two of O’Brien’s loyal rubber-stamps seeking the Republican nomination; New Hampshire voters should brace themselves for Garcia and Lambert's inevitable reckless race to pander to same extreme right fringe of the Republican Party that forced the federal government shutdown.”
Garia voted for reckless new restrictions on women’s health services.Garcia voted to force doctors to provide false and inaccurate information to patients, such as stating that abortions cause breast cancer. [HB1659, Roll Call #69, 4/25/2012]
Garcia voted for the reckless and irresponsible O’Brien-Bradley budget.  The O’Brien-Bradley job killing budget severely cut essential health services for the elderly and disabled, made the largest cut to public higher education and instead provided corporate tax giveaways to big tobacco companies. [HB1, Roll Call #91, 6/22/2011]
Garcia voted for interfering in the right of business and employees to freely negotiate.  Rep. Garcia voted for HB 474, the so-called “Right to Work” bill that would have directly interfered with the rights of businesses and their employees to freely negotiate contracts. [HB474, Roll Call #45, 4/20/2011]
jpf2361 November 25, 2013 at 07:16 PM
The citizens of Salem need to get over the Casino issue. Even if Marilinda Garcia voted for this it STILL WOULDN'T HAVE PASSED. Let's work together and get rid of CAROL SHEA PORTER. As she can't think for herself and only supports what The Almighty Barry tells her to.
Ron Baldasaro November 25, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Are these the same Dems who touted Obama as being a very qualifed candidate back then because of his Harvard education? It's funny we have a great candidate Ms. Garcia who also happenes to be a Harvard graduate Ms. Garcia seems to be much more qualified than our President...strickly judged on his past legislative voting record of coarse. I think OB voted maybe twice present. How much more pathetic can you demohogs get?
Scott-NH November 25, 2013 at 08:49 PM
@jfp2361 ..I don't know who spiked your Kool-Aid, but Ms. Garcia is only running for this seat because she burned the bridge to her political future with the home town constituency she needs to continue her political career in Concord. Also, it's not that she was against the casino, it's her right to vote her conscience against it, but she didn't even bother to vote AT ALL. In fact, if you look at her history at the state house, she's been MIA on several key votes throughout her tenure. If she doesn't have the backbone to vote her convictions in Concord, she's of no use to us in Washington D.C. ... I will not vote for a GOP candidate simply because they have an R next to their name, especially if they are undeserving of my vote and their values are of self interest and not that of their constituency. Kuster [D] BTW, is the district 2 Rep. for Salem, not Porter. However, I highly doubt Ms. Garcia will make it past the primary, as I am sure the GOP will have better choices than her. IF YOU wish to blindly vote for a party over the individual, go right ahead, but not all candidates are worthy just because they run with the GOP affiliation. Same for the other side as well! Kuster and Horn both have/ had tax issues that should preclude them from being taken seriously as representatives of the people, or to lead a party.
jpf2361 November 25, 2013 at 08:56 PM
My issue with Kuster, Shaheen and Porter is they vote for whatever the cause The Almighty Barry tells them to vote for. Our NH Delegation should keep in mind that it was the Citizens of NH that sent them to Washington to represent the BEST INTERESTS OF US. They work for us. They are paid by US. So they need to do their jobs and stop being a RUBBER STAMP for Barry.
Scott-NH November 25, 2013 at 09:07 PM
@jfp2361 ...and the GOP hasn't been rubber stamping the uneducated and intellectually stunted tea party positions that shut down our govt a few months back with yet another half educated Texan leading the charge? I miss the days when the GOP stood for fiscal responsibility and didn't spend all their time trying to be the moral preacher on the mountain on issues where personal choice should rule the day. I'm all for a party that demands fiscal discipline, but this incarnation of the GOP seems to be all about obstruction without ideas. Trust me, I'm no fan of either party these days, but to suggest the DNC rubber stamps and the GOP does not... you can't sell that and expect educated people to buy it! Buyer beware!


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