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New poll suggests Sen. Hassan in serious trouble as Election Day looms

September 27, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under HP_Featured, State House

Democratic State Senator Maggie Hassan could be in re-election jeopardy as Undeclared voters within District 23 overwhelming say they will vote to give Republicans control over state government, a new poll commissioned by NowHampshire.com says. Respondents were asked, “Are you planning on voting to keep the Democratic Party in control of state government or to [...]

NH in center of storm in New England renewable energy battle

September 24, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under Energy & Environment

New Hampshire is about to become involved in a fight for the future of renewable energy. Massachusetts is introducing new regulations that would curtail the biomass industry, one of New Hampshire’s primary sources of energy and a thriving industry in New England. In January, a proposed EPA regulation called the “Tailoring Rule,” designed to target [...]

Senate hopefuls spar over Big Labor in first candidate forum

September 23, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under Business, HP_Featured

At this morning’s candidate forum, hosted by the NHBIA and the Union Leader, Paul Hodes and Kelly Ayotte had a contentious exchange over the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA). In a question to Hodes, the UL’s John DiStaso pointed out that the 2nd district Congressman is a co-sponsor of the job-killing bill, asking “What’s wrong [...]

Pawlenty announces New Hampshire endorsements

September 22, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced an extensive list of endorsements for Granite State Republican candidates. All of the endorsements included contributions to the campaigns from Pawlenty’s Freedom First PAC, totaling $32,000 – second only to Mitt Romney’s PAC, which contributed $40,000. Pawlenty did not endorse candidates during the often-contentious primary season, and in keeping with [...]

Shea-Porter, Kuster hush hush on Obama endorsement

September 22, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

President Barack Obama endorsed Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Second District hopeful Ann Kuster late last week. But Granite State political observers can be forgiven for having overlooked the fact. That’s because both Democrat candidates have kept hush hush that they are in league with the embattled and increasingly unpopular president. Politico reports: Late last [...]

No help from First Lady for Granite State Dems

September 22, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to hit the campaign trail hard in October to stump for key Democrat candidates. Between October 13th and 27th, she is scheduled to appear in Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Washington, and California with both Senate and House candidates. Notably absent is a swing through New Hampshire, where the Democrats [...]

Ayotte pounds Hodes over ‘grossly misleading’ ad

September 21, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

The campaign of Democratic Senate hopeful Paul Hodes appears to have gone back to the drawing board in a new “contrast” ad against Republican nominee Kelly Ayotte. The folksy ad portrays Hodes as an aw-shucks Granite Stater who “just disagrees” with Ayotte on the issues. Gone is the grainy and ominous calumny of Hodes’ earlier [...]

Binnie flack tries to rewrite history of multi-millionaire’s epic fail

September 21, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

Canada’s National Post published a heartfelt commentary by Canadian “conservative” political operative and once-upon-a-time Binnie consultant Gerry Nicholls offering a defense of his former boss and third-place finisher in the NH Senate primary. Nicholls has clearly been watching a lot of CNN this week, because he’s hopped aboard the anti-Tea Party train and is attributing [...]

Rove-led group mocks Hodes in new ad

September 21, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

American Crossroads, a group affiliated with Bush-era political mastermind Karl Rove, has a new ad up in the Granite State mocking Democrat Senate hopeful Paul Hodes’ claim that he is a fiscal conservative:

Sources: Sen. Cilley on ‘McCarthy-ite crusade’ to defend JUA raid

September 20, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under HP_Featured, State House

Concord, NH- Sen. Jackie Cilley is on a McCarthy-ite crusade to stop on organization from shining a light on the state’s attempt to raid a private fund in order to balance its budget, NowHampshire.com’s State House sources tell us. Last Thursday the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rights (JLCAR) met to discuss rules changes the [...]

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