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  Benson, Craig
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameCraig Benson
Address
Rye, New Hampshire , United States
EmailCampaign@benson2002.com
Website [Link]
Born October 08, 1954 (64 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedBarack O-blame-a
Nov 25, 2012 12:35am
Tags Pro- gun - Pro-Life -
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Craig Benson Fact Sheet

Residence: Rye, NH
Family: Married to wife Denise for 19 years; two daughters
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Babson College 1977
Masters Business Administration, Syracuse University 1979
Work Experience:

Teradyne Inc., Boston 1979-1981
Inetlan, Chelmsford MA 1981-1983
Started Cabletron Systems 1983; moved to Rochester, NH 1985
—served as Chairman, COO, CEO, President and Director of Operations 1983-1999
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College 2000

Career Highlights

1988 Cabletron ranks #6 on Inc. Magazine's list of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies
1989 Cabletron goes public with the biggest technology (IPO) in the history of Wall Street
1990 Cabletron ranks #2 in Business Week's list of Hottest Growth Companies
Cabletron ranks #2 in Forbes' survey of America's Best Small Companies
1991 Cabletron is rated #1 performance stock by the New York Stock Exchange
Craig Benson and Bob Levine named National Entrepreneurs of the Year by Inc. Magazine
1992 Cabletron ranks #36 in Fortune Magazine's list of 100 Fastest Growing Companies
1993 Cabletron ranks #330 in Business Week's Global 1000
1994 Cabletron reaches $1.6 billion in sales with more than 7,000 employees in 130 countries
1995 Cabletron becomes a S&P 500 company

Benson's Background is Unique

Craig Benson's political accomplishments stretch across local and international issues. He has taken on numerous challenges, working through the system and proper channels to overcome them. Although Benson has never held a public office, he has, in many cases, accomplished more than some of our elected officials. His influence has not come from a title in a political office, but rather from his unique ability to communicate with people, share ideas, listen to concerns and build support around his beliefs. Some might argue that a person with Benson's background would not have the patience or "stick-to-it" diligence to be successful at this level. Yet Benson has proved, time and again-from the European Union challenge (six-year effort), to business tax reform (four-year effort), to electricity deregulation (five-year effort)- that he is committed to starting and finishing the job, regardless of any obstacles he may face along the way.




JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
12/17/2004-12/20/2004 American Research Group 40.00% ( 6.0) 53.00% ( 15.0) 7.00% ( 9.0)
09/27/2004-10/03/2004 University of New Hampshire 50.00% ( 5.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 4.0)
09/21/2004-09/23/2004 American Research Group 46.00% ( 5.0) 38.00% ( 7.0) 16.00% ( 12.0)
07/06/2004-07/20/2004 University of New Hampshire 45.00% ( 9.0) 40.00% ( 12.0) 15.00% ( 3.0)
06/12/2004-06/15/2004 American Research Group 41.00% ( 2.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 2.0)
04/19/2004-04/26/2004 University of New Hampshire 54.00% ( 2.0) 28.00% ( 1.0) 18.00% ( 1.0)
03/15/2004-03/18/2004 American Research Group 43.00% ( 6.0) 31.00% ( 2.0) 26.00% ( 8.0)
02/04/2004-02/12/2004 University of New Hampshire 52.00% ( 6.0) 29.00% ( 3.0) 19.00% ( 3.0)
12/07/2003-12/10/2003 American Research Group 49.00% ( 10.0) 33.00% ( 9.0) 18.00% ( 1.0)
09/30/2003-10/07/2003 University of New Hampshire 58.00% ( 5.0) 26.00% ( 1.0) 16.00% ( 6.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 21, 2004 12:00am News [Craig] Benson's jokes 'crossed the line'  Article User 490 
Mar 20, 2004 12:00am News Green Considers Run Against Benson  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 19, 2003 12:00am News New Hampshire governor courts Free Staters  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 04, 2003 12:00am Amusing GOP asks party to end Benson-bashing  Article ArmyDem 

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INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/02/2004 NH Governor Lost 48.93% (-2.15%)
  09/14/2004 NH Governor - R Primary Won 74.00% (+53.47%)
  09/14/2004 NH Governor - D Primary Lost 0.83% (-73.45%)
  11/05/2002 NH Governor Won 58.48% (+20.36%)
  09/10/2002 NH Governor - R Primary Won 36.65% (+3.03%)
  09/10/2002 NH Governor - D Primary Lost 1.85% (-51.43%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NH US President - R Primary - Feb 09, 2016 R Marco Rubio
NH Governor - R Primary - Sep 11, 2012 R Kevin H. Smith
Free State Election - Oct 01, 2003 UST New Hampshire