Kevin Landrigan reports on the McCain Meeting, and Joseph Cote writes about the City Hall Rally.
NASHUA – Thursday's rally hosted by the Nashua Republican City Committee was the first of several planned events designed to convince voters to give at least some of their attention to local candidates this campaign season.
About 40 people, including almost 20 candidates for state and county seats, gathered at City Hall Plaza last night as a kickoff of sorts for local elections. Only a handful of candidates spoke to the crowd, but a theme quickly emerged: working together to recover seats the party lost when Democrats dominated 2006 elections.
"We want to show that the presence of the Republican Party is stronger than in the past," said NRCC Chairman Carl Seidel, who organized the rally. "We want to take back the legislature."
I was proud to stand with our Nashua slate of Republican candidates. I spoke briefly about the importance of winning back the Republican Party, and running on the unifying theme of controlling spending at the local, state, and federal level. We have a great Republican team in Nashua, and we're going to work hard to win back Republican voters, as well as Independents and Democrats willing to support those ideas.