Friday, July 1, 2011

Ayotte joins GOP freshman class in calling for earmark ban

November 10, 2010 by Amelia Chasse  
Filed under News & Politics

Just a few days after being named as a GOP rising star by the Daily Caller, New Hampshire Senator-Elect Kelly Ayotte made news again by putting her money – or in this case her signature – where her mouth is when it comes to earmarks. Earmarks are a perennial issue on the campaign trail, and [...]

Climate Change We Can Believe In?: NH candidates blow off Carbon Alliance forum

October 26, 2010 by Amelia Chasse  
Filed under Energy & Environment

The New Hampshire Carbon Action Alliance spent months organizing a daylong conference on October 20th, with the program culminating in a series of candidate debates between the candidates for each federal office. Invitations were issued to the campaigns, moderators were arranged, and the forum was heavily promoted. The problem? Not a single one of the [...]

Ayotte Deals Hodes Out Over Vegas Trip

October 13, 2010 by Amelia Chasse  
Filed under News & Politics

Its looking like Paul Hodes will be back on the job market soon, so it should have come as a relief to him to find out on Monday that he may have a future in comedy. It might not have been his intention to bring the audience at the New England College Senate debate to [...]

Forrester rolls out key law enforcement endorsement

October 6, 2010 by Amelia Chasse  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

Republican Jeanie Forrester continues to gain momentum in her State Senate race against Democrat incumbent Deb Reynolds with an endorsement from Sheriff Doug Dutile. Coming on the heels of a week of bad publicity for Gov. Lynch and Democrat legislators over a new law that mandates early release for violent parole violators, this support from [...]

RGA Targets Lynch

October 5, 2010 by Amelia Chasse  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

The Republican Governor’s Association has entered the NH gubernatorial race, with an ad up this week that attempts to dismiss John Lynch’s relative personal popularity and focus the discussion on his failed policies. Titled “Nice Guy,” the spot features ordinary New Hampshirites stating that while they may like Lynch personally, they believe he’s on the [...]

Ayotte calls “Baloney” on Hodes hot dog ad

October 4, 2010 by Amelia Chasse  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

Kelly Ayotte went up with a new spot today poking fun at Paul Hodes’ recent ad comparing Washington to a hot dog eating contest and promising to end the pork. Predictably, Ayotte is targeting Hodes’ conveniently timed reinvention of himself as a “fiscal conservative.” Humorous political ads are always risky, but when a candidate is [...]

Paul Hodes’ October Surprise: It’s John Kerry!

October 4, 2010 by Amelia Chasse  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

Paul Hodes seems confused. For the past month, he has been relentlessly trying to bestow upon himself the coveted title of “fiscal conservative.” He’s spent tens of thousands of campaign dollars on TV ads about getting rid of pork, and has repeatedly used rhetoric tying Ayotte to the vague and sinister “establishment.” Now, he’s using [...]

John Lynch’s Willie Horton

October 1, 2010 by Amelia Chasse  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

Campaign ads exposing the crimes that had been committed as a result of Gov. Michael Dukakis’s inmate furlough program became the final nail in the coffin for his presidential bid in 1988. Because every good ad campaign needs a spokesperson, prisoner Willie Horton was introduced to Americans as the inmate who had raped and murdered [...]