Saturday, July 2, 2011

POLL: Shea-Porter’s antics catching up to her

February 9, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Voters appear to have soured on embattled New Hampshire Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter after a series of bizarre antics have made her the subject of widespread derision in Washington and New Hampshire. According to a new poll by the University of New Hampshire only 35% of likely voters approve of the job Shea-Porter is doing in [...]

Buckley privately invokes 1994 as Dems struggle

February 8, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

He may be full of bluster and contemptuous insults for Republicans while in New Hampshire but privately New Hampshire Democrat Party Chairman Ray Buckley is nervous that those Republicans will pound his team in the 2010 mid-term election. During the DNC’s winter meeting in Washington this weekend Buckley and Democratic Party Vice Chair Martha Fuller [...]

Ashooh-led PACs donated to Lynch, Dems

February 4, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Despite promising to “bring conservative, common sense to Washington, and restore fiscal restraint and the economic principles that will create private sector jobs,” Republican Congressional candidate Rich Ashooh has chaired two state political action committees that donated handsomely in 2008 to Democrats who back new and higher taxes. BAE Systems NH PAC donated $1,000 to [...]

Republicans pound Goley for misleading mail on LLC Tax

February 4, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Rep. Jeff Goley, the Democratic candidate for State Senate in the District 16 special election made an outrageous claim in the mail today. He says that if elected he will “lead the fight to reform the LLC Tax.” There’s only one problem: Goley actually voted for the LLC Tax while his opponent Republican Dave Boutin [...]

Binnie leaves door open for tax increases (Update: Campaign disagrees)

February 3, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Bill Binnie seems to be open to raising taxes to reduce the deficit, a video of a recent candidate forum shows. Answering a question this weekend about whether he supports a special commission to reduce the federal budget deficit, Binnie said, “I think it was a very good idea and [...]

NH primary veteran Steve Forbes endorses Lamontagne

January 27, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Two-time contender for the Republican presidential nomination in New Hampshire Steve Forbes is lending his name to the campaign of Senate hopeful Ovide Lamontagne. Forbes was the favorite of many Granite State conservatives in 1996 and 2000. “I am proud to lend my name as a strong supporter of Ovide Lamontagne and his campaign for [...]

Bass out ahead in NH-02 primary poll

January 27, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Former Rep. Charlie Bass leads in the primary race for his old seat according to a new poll conducted by CrossTarget exclusively for NowHampshire.com. Bass would earn 42% of the vote against 2008 congressional nominee Jennifer Horn’s 22% in a head-to-head match-up. Almost 36% of voters remain undecided. Bass’s percentage of the vote dips only [...]

Al Baldasaro’s apology

January 26, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Rep. Al Baldasaro has issued an apology for his controversial comments: “After reviewing my remarks before the Judiciary Committee I now realize that I got carried away with my statements and should have taken more time to chose my words carefully. I regret my poor judgment and sincerely apologize to anybody who was offended by [...]

Ayotte out ahead in GOP Senate primary

January 26, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

The Senate campaign of Kelly Ayotte has released an internal polling memo showing them substantially ahead of the primary competition in the race to replace the retiring Judd Gregg. The memo, from Ayotte’s pollster to the campaign, shows Ayotte winning 43% of the Republican vote to rivals Ovide Lamontagne’s 11% and Bill Binnie’s 5%. Binnie [...]

Number Two: Dem Congresswoman confirms Shea-Porter’s bathroom story

January 25, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter now says she was just using “humor” when she accused men of holding up health care reform. But Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is backing up Carol Shea-Porter’s story that she and Republican female members of Congress claim they could pass health care reform “by the weekend” if they just sent [...]

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