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I need your help! Please consider donating $3, $5, $10 or more if you can. It's an investment in winning a Democratic majority and bring back common sense to New Hampshire's Senate District Six. I do not make this request lightly and I understand the trust and faith that accompanies every donation. I have made it my mission to win. Thank You for your support and I ask you for your vote in November 2014 To volunteer, please contact me at Leonard4NHSenate@gmail.com, or by mail: Rich Leonard for State Senate 51 Miller Rd New Durham, NH 03855

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat: Letter to the Editor Featuring Rich Leonard

College grad in debt

To the editor: Having recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire, I am now in the position of having to pay back my substantial student loans. In this, I am not alone, I am but one of many. In point of fact, New Hampshire has the highest amount of students in debt, as well as the amount of that debt. According to recent statistics, 75% of all NH college students have substantial financial commitment, with the typical student accruing on average, $32,440 in debt. Our state senator, Sam Cataldo, has repeatedly voted against funding of the University of New Hampshire system. I find it frustrating that we have a senator who feels that the people least able to afford it, should have to shoulder the greater financial burden of educational costs.

Richard Leonard, in contrast, has a true commitment to funding our higher education system here in New Hampshire. Currently, he serves as an Advisory Council Member on the Strafford County UNH Extension Service. He cites the service’s defunding as one of the reasons why he decided to run for office. Richard Leonard is committed to building a university system where all students can receive the training and opportunities necessary to grow in their chosen career. On the other hand, Senator Sam Cataldo has continued to support a system in which only those who are financially affluent can benefit. In the upcoming election we have a decision to make: do we maintain the status quo, or do we opt for real change? 
Alex Miller

Rochester



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http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140724/GJOPINION_0102/140729654/-1/FOSOPINION0102

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Join us for a Canvass of Neighborhoods in Rochester

Rochester Canvass

Please Join Us for a Canvass of Neighborhoods in Rochester to Help Spread the word about Rich Leonard's Senate Campaign.

We will be canvassing in Rochester on Saturday, July 26th from 12 to 4.

We will be meeting at Carol Shea Porter's campaign office and joining her campaign staff.

Come join us!

For More Information

 Call Theo at 609-306-7759

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Richard Leonard Visits Alton Small Businesses and Senior Center


Richard Leonard Visits Alton Small Businesses and Senior Center

ALTON-Yesterday, Democratic State Senate Candidate, Richard Leonard, alongside Executive Council Candidate Michael Cryans, spoke to local small business owners and visited seniors at the Alton Senior Center.  

Both candidates visited the following businesses: Alton Family Medicine, Fiddlehead Farms, Laundry Mat, TD Bank, Alton Veterinary Clinic, The Post Office, True Value, Likin Biken and Alton Village Pizza.

“I appreciated getting the opportunity to hear from Alton’s small business owners about their needs and challenges,” said Leonard “Small businesses are a boon to our local economy and I look forward to working with them to help Alton move forward.”

What many residents in Alton may not realize is that Leonard is a pharmacist at the local Hannaford’s Pharmacy. “I’ve been taking care of residents’ pharmaceutical needs in Alton for the last eight years,” said Leonard.  

Leonard’s meet and greets today are part of the candidate’s efforts to introduce himself to voters and become more visible at Belknap County events.

“We can speculate about what people need or don’t need from the government, but the only way to actually know is to talk and hear from residents individually, “ explains Leonard. “That’s what I’m doing today, and I look forward to continuing my conversation with the Alton community to talk about how we can strengthen New Hampshire’s economy, build stronger schools and keep college affordable.” 

Leonard with Executive Council Candidate Michael Cryans





Monday, June 23, 2014

"Hungry Heart" Screening in Rochester Tuesday, June 24th

A Film About Prescription Drug Addiction in New England 


Tomorrow night, my campaign manager and I will be volunteering for a great cause. The Documentary “The Hungry Heart” will be played at Spaulding High School in Rochester. We will be at the showing to help punch tickets and run the raffle. 
The film is crucial for everyone in the area to watch. “The Hungry Heart” looks at drug addiction and recovery in New England. The documentary’s focus will be on prescription drugs and the devastating impact these drugs have on our youth. In addition to the film being shown, the producer Bess O’Brien, will be at each viewing to talk about the documentary. The screening is sponsored by Wentworth Douglass hospital, ONE voice for Strafford County, Goodwin Community Health, Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Democrats. However, despite some of the partisan sponsorship this is still a non-partisan event that everyone should attend. 
Improving public health is a very important cause to me. New Hampshire needs to improve our social services, so that people who may become addicted have somewhere to go to get their life back on track. This film will give the audience a glance into the struggles that many drug addicted Americans face. 


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Rich Blows Past 2012 Fundraising Totals

Concord Monitor Acknowledges Campaign's Strong Fundraising Totals

On Thursday, June 19th, one day after the filing deadline, The Concord Monitor published an article titled "Republicans, Democrats Report Record Cash Totals in Fight for Senate Majority". In the article, the writer gave special acknowledgement to Rich saying,

"Richard Leonard, who is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Sam Cataldo, has raised $30,000, which is more than the $23,000 he raised during the entire 2012 election cycle"(Concord Monitor). 

The campaign is already in full speed and we are looking to have an even stronger showing at the August 20th filing deadline. However, none of this would have been possible without the strong support Rich has been receiving for his campaign thus far.

Links on the Web

http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/12427785-95/republicans-democrats-report-record-cash-totals-in-fight-for-nh-senate-majority



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nashua Telegraph Cites Three Districts Most Likely to Go Blue

District 6 is Named as a Potential Red-to-Blue District

NH Senate District 6
On Sunday, June 15th, The Nashua Telegraph has listed Rich Leonard's 6th District Senate race as one that could likely result in a Democrat overtaking a Republican seat.

"The third best chance for Democrats is in District 6, where there’s a rematch between Sen. Sam Cataldo, R-Farmington, and New Durham Democrat Richard Leonard."

The article went on to cite how Leonard had a late start in 2012, but still managed to come within 500 votes of defeating Representative Cataldo.

However, this time around the Leonard campaign will not be having a late start. The campaign is already on it's way and will be doing everything possible to deliver a Democratic win in the district. In the next week we look to be releasing more on Leonard's platform and plans for how to get involved.


Links on the Web
NH districts where Democrats, Republicans have chance to turn tide in the Nashua Telegraph
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1039557-469/nh-districts-where-democrats-republicans-have-chance.html


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NH General Court  www.gencourt.state.nh.us 



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Carol Shea-Porter Kicks Off 2014 Campaign with a Great Video

Stand with Carol

Carol Shea-Porter files candidacy papers at the NH Statehouse.
On June 13, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter I kicked off her re-election campaign for the NH District 1 Congressional seat. The Statehouse room was full of energy and excitement for the 2014 campaign!



Please stand with Carol.  Together, we can restore the American Dream!

Links on the Web

Carol Shea-Porter   www.sheaporter.com


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