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Rape victim to Hodes: “It’s not a laughing matter”

October 20, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

A woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a man being represented by Paul Hodes had to admonish Hodes during a 1992 deposition for laughing while she testified how the man “pinned [her] up backwards against his desk” and “tried to get [her] down onto the floor,” according to a transcript. “I was crying [...]

Halter’s protest visit clouded by own political history

October 6, 2010 by Shawn Millerick  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

Arkansas Lt. Governor Bill Halter, who failed to unseat Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln in a negative intraparty squabble this cycle, plans to visit New Hampshire on Thursday for a press conference hosted by MoveOn.org. The press conference is designed to protect election advertisements Halter calls “deceptive.” But if his own recent political history in any [...]

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 [...]

Ayotte up with first general election TV ad

September 30, 2010 by Shawn Millerick  
Filed under HP_Featured, News & Politics

Kelly Ayotte is on TV this week with a new ad, her first since her primary win.  The spot depicts Ayotte standing in the woods, in front of a fork in the path.   The idea is that Paul Hodes wants to go down the path to Big Government, and “we know where that leads,” and [...]

Shea-Porter Stumbles in Candidate Forum

The BIA/NHPR 1st District candidate forum on Monday started with a panelist accidentally referring to Carol Shea-Porter as “Congressman Shea-Porter,” and it was only downhill from there for the embattled Congresswoman. During a contentious 60-minute back and forth with Frank Guinta, she had trouble answering basic questions about topics ranging from Wall Street to the [...]

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 [...]

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