From the granite state

In the results from yesterday’s New Hampshire GOP primary, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown prevailed in the contest for the nomination to take on incumbent Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Shaheen is one of the many Democrats who seeks to confuse voters in her home state about what she has been up to in DC. Brown has an uphill battle, but we hope he wins and we wish him well. He would be a vast improvement over Shaheen and he would provide needed resistance to Obamacare. You can contribute to the Brown campaign here.

With the exception of Senator Ayotte, New Hampshire’s governor and congressmen are all Democrats. Something is not right about that. In the First District, Frank Guinta won the right to take on incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in the rubber round of their series. Guinta ousted Shea-Porter from office 2010 and Shea-Porter retook the seat in 2012. This should be a competitive contest and represents what may be the Republicans’ best chance of picking up a House seat in the region. You can contribute to Guinta here.

Marilinda Garcia

Marilinda Garcia

Finally, with a late assist from Senator Cruz, Marilinda Garcia handily won the right to challenge incumbent Democrat Annie Kuster in New Hampshire’s Second District. Garcia is something of a rising star, and she is long on pulchritude, but she is short on campaign cash. Reader, conductor and Grammy Award winner John McLaughlin Williams offers his personal observations in support of Ms. Garcia:

I met her last year during a run of performances I was conducting of Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker.” The second act features a famously exposed harp cadenza at the beginning of the “Waltz Of The Flowers,” a moment surely recognizable by most people, however limited may be their acquaintance with Classical Music. Marilinda performed it beautifully and professionally during each performance.

It was at a rehearsal that I heard whisperings of her “leanings.” Most of the musicians there were unaware of my own. I spoke with Marilinda and was impressed with her stability and obvious commitment to conservative causes. Subsequently I learned that she has been unfairly attacked by leftist opponents using sexist language and other objectionable methods, which should be no surprise to anyone observing the contemporary level of liberal discourse.

I am most grateful to Mr. Williams for permission to publish his message. You can contribute to the Garcia campaign here.

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