Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire’s Statement of Disgust on Organizing For Action’s (OFA’s)  Lack of Respect for the Victims of the Boston Bombing

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire’s Statement of Disgust on Organizing For Action’s (OFA’s)  Lack of Respect for the Victims of the Boston Bombing
Derek Dufresne

(Manchester – May 2, 2013)  Last evening, Fox News’ “Special Report” released photos they received from a protest organized by President Obama’s OFA (Organizing for Action) against Sen. Kelly Ayotte. The sign photographed says “more shot per day than marathoned” with red paint depicting blood splatter covering the sign.

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is calling on Gov. Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Rep. Shea-Porter, and Rep. Anne Kuster to immediately denounce the despicable use of a visual invoking the Boston Marathon tragedy for political gain.

Video from Fox News’ reporting can be viewed here:  and also viewed at its original source here:

Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, Inc, made the following statement:

“It is disturbing and unacceptable for a national organization representing President Obama in New Hampshire to host a rally using visuals invoking the Boston Marathon bombings. Using a tragedy for political gain, especially one where victims and their families are still mourning and healing, is beyond reprehensible.

“Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire calls on Governor Hassan, Senator Shaheen, Rep. Shea-Porter and Rep. Kuster to immediately denounce President Obama’s organization’s recent actions.  There is no place for this kind of discourse in New Hampshire.”

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2013
Contact: Matt Slater, (603) 225-9341
Fox News Reports On Disgusting Protest Signs Used At Events Sanctioned By President Obama’s Organizing For Action In New Hampshire

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Concord – New Hampshire Republican Party Executive Director Matthew Slater today called on Democrats to denounce the outrageous attempt by President Obama’s Organizing for Action (OFA) to politicize the Boston Marathon attacks. Fox News (5/1/13) reported last night that OFA-NH used disgusting and inappropriate signs at a recent gun protest organized by the group in front of Senator Kelly Ayotte’s office. One of the signs, which was splattered in “fake blood”, read “More shot in one day, than marathoned.”
“It is outrageous that Democrats would use such appalling and disrespectful signs at an event that was officially organized and sanctioned by President Obama’s field operation. The President should be ashamed of the message that was approved and used by his organization at this protest because it is insensitive, unacceptable and has no place in our political discourse.”
“The actions of OFA-NH clearly demonstrate the disgusting tactics that President Obama’s political machine is using to push his extreme agenda. Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, Congresswoman Shea-Porter and Congresswoman Kuster need to stand up to their own party by denouncing OFA and telling President Obama that the organization’s unacceptable actions are not welcome in New Hampshire.”

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at