Sunday, January 2, 2011

ANALYSIS: Does Binnie have the temperament to be U.S. Senator?

September 3, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

They call it the world’s greatest deliberative body – the United States Senate. Some of the greatest names in U.S. history have been members: Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun. It has been the stepping stone to the presidency; sixteen senators later became presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Barak Obama and NH’s [...]

Brilliant move by Binnie?

September 2, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics, Uncategorized

When Bill Binnie announced last week that he was pulling his negative ads and going positive, most people dismissed it as an empty promise. However, Binnie seems to have followed suit and as of this morning, he has not aired any negative ads attacking his main opponent, Kelly Ayotte. It has become an article of [...]

****Binnie most unpopular candidate in any race

September 1, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

Now! Hampshire has learned that according to several internal polls, Bill Binnie is the most unpopular candidate running for any office in NH this election cycle. In fact, some veteran politicos think that it is possible that Binnie is the most unpopular candidate to run for office in NH in recent memory. Sources say that [...]

EXCLUSIVE: The strategy behind Ayotte’s bold move

August 30, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

Today the Ayotte campaign released a new ad that touts her bio but includes a dig at Bill Binnie, saying that “some of my opponents can buy all of the commercials they want” but that “our next senator should have the biggest commitment to public service, not the biggest bank account.” Sources tell Now! Hampshire [...]

**Must read: Binnie meltsdown during interview

August 29, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics, Uncategorized

This is the link to the WKXL interview with Bill Binnie that has everybody whispering; if you haven’t listened to it, you really should. People are saying that it is one of the most remarkable things they have ever heard in NH politics. By now everybody has heard how Binnie got a poll back on [...]

CM: Binnie sued couple over color of window sash

August 29, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics, Uncategorized

The Concord Monitor story on Bill Binnie’s many lawsuits included one he filed against the owners of a condo for having the wrong color window sash: • In 2008, Binnie sued Joyce Bellevue and Mitchell Manin, a married couple, and Nick Clemons, acting president of Livermore Condominium Association. Bellevue and Manin lived in a condominium [...]

Binnie offers 3rd excuse for shipping jobs to Mexico: It wasn’t my company!

August 28, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics, Uncategorized

Bill Binnie now has his third answer for the question as to whether or not he moved jobs to Mexico. First he denied it. He said that while he did shut down the Santa Ana plant, he moved all of those jobs to a plant down the road, then opened a new plant in Tijiuana. [...]

*Binnie strategy in disarray

August 26, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics, Uncategorized

Sources have told Now! Hampshire that the campaign of country club owner Bill Binnie is in disarray. Behind in the polls and running out of time, his campaign is flailing about, unsure of what to do. Even worse, it appears as if Binnie just got a poll that shows his negative ads blew up in [...]

**Analysis: Bender gaining at Binnie’s expense

August 25, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics, Uncategorized

A two person race is easy. Voters are going to vote for you or the other guy. If you go negative and drive up his unfavorables higher than yours, you win. But a multi-person field is tricky, because when you go negative you also drive up your unfavorables too. And whereas that doesn’t matter in [...]

Sununu calls Binnie “disingenuous” and “clueless”

August 25, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics, Uncategorized

In an op-ed that ran in the Union Leader today, former governor and current GOP chair John Sununu took a shot at the ever-increasingly unpopular Bill Binnie. In the op-ed, Sununu calls on the candidates to avoid negative attacks on their fellow GOPers, and it includes this paragraph: “With that as the reality of what [...]

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