Standing on a small dais adorned with red, white, and blue balloons and autumnal pumpkins and gourds, Governor Mitt Romney delivered the keynote speech at the Seacoast Republican Women’s 11th Annual Chili Fest yesterday. Ann Romney also addressed the enthusiastic crowd gathered at the fundraiser at Scamman Farms in Stratham, New Hampshire.
September 12, 2010 2:00 AM STRATHAM — Mere days before the state’s primary election a cavalcade of political heavyweights, at both the local and national level, were on hand to rally support among hundreds in attendance at the Seacoast Republican Women’s 11th annual Chili Fest Saturday.
“Just like every one of you is going to do following Tuesday evening,” he said. “We’re going to come together and make sure we’re successful in galvanizing the support that’s needed to elect Republican individuals to carry our message to Concord and to Washington.”
Romney said a unified front for the party moving forward is one key to reversing policies of the current liberal administration.
“They thought they would get the economy stronger by announcing they were going to raise taxes on small business, increase investment by announcing they would raise the tax on dividends, get more businesses to hire people by announcing it was going to be more expensive to hire people because of ‘ObamaCare,’” Romney said. “Frankly, almost everything they have done has had the exact opposite effect that they had hoped. This president keeps on saying he inherited a difficult economy. He sure did, but he’s not made it better, he’s made it worse.”
The current administration, Romney said, has lengthened the recession and made it more difficult for American families. He also addressed the amount of energy and enthusiasm at the national level.
“People recognize our values are under assault and the things we hold most dear and make America, America are being challenged by the left in place after place” he said. “People in the Democratic, Republican and independent party are coming together and saying we want to see change, and so I predict a pretty significant repudiation of liberalism this coming Tuesday and this coming November.”
Among the Republican candidates for local, state and federal elections, those who spoke were: Gubernatorial candidate John Stephen, U.S. Senate hopefuls Ovide Lamontagne, Kelly Ayotte, and Bill Binnie, and Congressional hopeful Sean Mahoney.
UPDATE: A couple more photos…
New Hampshire’s state primary election action takes place this coming Tuesday, September 14th. May the best candidates carry the day!
► Jayde Wyatt