New Hampshire-First District

Terence at the candidate forum

Highlights of Terence from the Candidate Forum

Terence at the Candidate Forum hosted by the Portsmouth Democratic Committee on April 18, 2018.

Viewing guide by time:
00:00:03 Intro - "I am Terence O'Rourke and I am not for sale."

00:18:43 Criminal Justice reform

00:28:07 Gun legislation

00:42:12 Money in politics as it relates to the environment

00:59:56 Taxes

01:01:40 LGBTQ rights and transgender members serving in the military

01:07:59 Syria

01:22:22 How to get change done

01:32:45 Abortion

01:38:01 Housing and employment affordability and infrastructure

01:45:09 Campaign finance reform

01:55:20 Closing: "I only have two concerns when I go to Washington -- Your best interest and my conscience and when you have people who go to DC like that, you don't get wars in Syria; you don't get wars in Iraq; you don't get endless wars in this country; you don't get income inequality; you don't get tax bills like what we just saw come out of Washington and you certainly don't get democrats voting to gut Dodd Frank, the one thing that's protecting us from Wall Street."

terence in the media

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Terence's Interview with Paul Steinhauser

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Terence on NHPR's The Exchange

Watch or listen to Terence address U.S. military involvement abroad, healthcare reform at home, guns, opioids, and how he'll take the fight to D.C. when elected.

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O'Rourke Announces campaign team

ROCHESTER  —  Terence M. O’Rourke, 39, of Alton, has hired  Scott Ferson and  The Liberty Square Group  to run his campaign for Congress in the First District of New Hampshire. Ferson, a former press secretary and issues director for the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D – Mass.), has three decades of campaign experience, including working in Iowa and New Hampshire for presidential candidate Richard Gephardt.  He has worked to elect congressional candidates across New England and played a pivotal role in helping to guide U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D – Mass.) to a surprising victory in 2014.  In addition, O’Rourke for Congress has brought on Eric Chast, also of Liberty Square Group, to lead fundraising operations.  Chast brings a decade of fundraising experience for successful candidates across the region. “In this political era, New Hampshire needs a candidate who can bring radical competence to Washington.  The same radical competence I’ve brought to each stage of my career in public and military service, I expect to be reflected in the campaign team we’re building.  We now have the team we need to win and to renew the faith of voters in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District that competence in Washington, D.C., is still possible.”


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