Skip to comments.GOP Rising Star Launches House Bid in New Hampshire
Posted on 11/26/2013 3:28:24 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia announced Monday that she will enter the Republican primary for a targeted House race for the party.
To solve our countrys problems, we have to change the kind of people we send to Washington and thats why Im running for Congress, Garcia tweeted on Monday.
Garcia joins former state Sen. Gary Lambert in the primary to take on freshman Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster. New Hampshires 2nd District, which President Barack Obama carried by 10 points in 2012, has switched party hands in three out of the past four elections.
Republicans have viewed Garcia, a four-term member of the state House, as a rising star in the party. If she passed on this race, it was only a matter of time before she was recruited to run for another higher office.
According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Garcia is a conservative, 30-year-old accomplished harpist and adjunct professor of music at Phillips Exeter Academy. Garcia told the Union Leaders John DiStaso, who broke the news of her candidacy, that its important that her generation step up, have a voice and claim responsibility in decision-making about the future of our country.
Garcias campaign website calls her a new generation conservative and states that she wants to replace Obamacare with bottom-up, consumer-driven solutions.
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She would be a great addition to the caucus. I hope she wins.
If the liberal media writes such praise of her, then I am definitely worried.
When pressed for details I hope she does better than her senator, who didn't have a clue about how to answer the question of what she would replace Obamacare with.
Question: Is she or is she not hot.
“She is a member of the executive board for Americans by Choice, which advocates for immigration reform.”
No wonder the GOP sees her as a rising star.
She is hot....quite a lot hot!
Sorry, but that's what they all say, so her statement is completely meaningless.
I'll listen up when she says, "Screw Boehner and McConnell, who are closet Obama-lovers, and they both should be tarred and feathered! And after that, the phony Indonesian in the WH should be impeached"
...another Red Hampshire chick...yawn.
Not guilty of being a RINO.
She’s hot, but pro-shamnesty is not.
Anything of substance about her? She’s young, pretty and Latina, but that doesn’t mean she’s got good positions.
ROTFLMAO!!! She's out of Phillips-Exeter AND St. Paul's??? Romney in a skirt...no, thanks.
She passed the affirmative action test.
If pro amnesty, no good. Didn’t expect much better from NH.
This is my CD. First I’ve heard of this chick.
She is a member of the executive board for Americans by Choice, which advocates for immigration reform.
Unless her idea of “immigration reform” is to start enforcing current laws, that’s a nonstarter with me. Working for market-driven changes to healthcare will be a moot issue if we continue to be swarmed by mass invasion.
I could give her some good positions.
Indeed, it sounds like she’s for shamnesty. That is disappointing.
yeah, she is just what the conservatives in rural western New Hampshire are looking for in a congressman.
I had heard of Marilinda Garcia before, but didn’t look up her legislative voting record until a couple of days ago when she announced her congressional run. She appears to be moderate-to-conservative, like a Jeb Bradley. She appears to have switched from pro-choice to pro-life on abortion after the GOP won the state house in 2010 (the RATs won it back in 2012, but Garcia has continued to vote pro-life); it’s possible, though, that she always was pro-life but voted, for strategic reasons, not to proceed with pro-life legislation with no chance of passage. As for immigration, state legislators generally don’t get to vote on such matters, but her membership in some sort of “immigration reform” group obviously is not a good sign (although neither does it make her an open-borders amnesty hack).
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that Marilinda Garcia is running in NH-02, the more Democrat of NH’s two districts; the district voted 43.1% for McCain and 44.5% for Romney, hasn’t voted for a Republican for president in 25 years., and has been represented by Democrats or by RINO Charlie Bass since 1990. So our choices in NH-02 won’t be between Garcia and a conservative like Bob Smith or John Sununu (both of whom represented the more conservative NH-01, which voted for Bush in both 2000 and 2004 and gave Romney 48.6%); they’ll likely be Garcia or some RINO. We can’t afford to be too picky in NH-02.
my impression of Lambert (the other GOP candidate) is that he is NOT interested in “social issues”. Former Speaker O’Brien, the more conservative choice, decided not to run.
Unfortunately, Garcia has no base. She lives on the Mass border in the corner of the district and represents a puny house seat.
was Salem deliberately gerrymandered from CD-1 into CD-2 because of her? CD2 is the part of the state I’ve campaigned in from time to time. An interesting area ... but very difficult for a newcomer to get any name recognition ... sprawling rural area with no central media. I think much of their cable TV is from Vermont.
If she is pro-life, great. I wish her the best. But an uphill fight for the nomination, let alone November. District is 3% Hispanic and them liberal-moderate rural Yankees are racist and do not like outsiders.
that is the A.L.L. affiliate in NH
all 6 votes that they scored, she voted pro-life. On #2, she was not in office. She did not return their survey.
Her system and “running mate” was a first time candidate. She returned the survey and answered YES on the 3 questions.
Her system and running mate
Her sister and running mate
IN 2008, almost 1000 people ran for the state house. Only 19 scored a perfect 7 for 7 pro-life score on the A.L.L. rating, combination of voting record and survey. (sure, only incumbents had the voting record)
She was one of the 19.
Too bad she did not spend the past 8 months on a speaking/organizing tour of western New Hampshire, from Keene to the Canadian border. A very tough job in the dark frozen months ahead. Probably laying the groundwork now for a more serious run in 2 years.
The time to win that seat is 2014, not in a Presidential year.
Thanks for the info, Pete.
So it appears that, despite some earlier votes, Garcia is pro-life. And with respect to immigration, while the issue rarely gets debated in the NH state legislature, she did vote to prohibit in-state college tuition for illegal aliens: http://votesmart.org/candidate/69075/marilinda-garcia?categoryId=40&filter=[’V’,%20’S’,%20’R’,%20’E’,%20’F’,%20’P’]#.UpV512S9Kc0
So it sounds like she’d be the most conservative Representative from NH-02 in a quarter century. I hope you’re wrong anout her chances in the primary; I’m well aware that she’d be the underdog in the general, but if 2014 ends up being another 2002 or 2010 in NH, she might win.
that is y she is a day late and a $ short ...
it is dark and frozen in them mountains for the next 4 months.
The Manchester Union-Leader is not that sort of newspaper...
Doesn’t matter—after her amnesty the country would only be voting Democrat anyway.
THe amnesty support is unfortunate. There are no perfect candidates and if there were, I don’t this district would elect one. She wants to repeal Obamacare and that’s the most important thing.
That was along time ago.
I am sure most of its pages are AP stories these days
I don’t trust the media these days, any of it
Most Republicans know the importance of good public relations.