Saturday, July 2, 2011

Could GOP benefit as state resident patterns change?

October 25, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under State House

New Hampshire’s lack of population growth over the last several years, and in particular the last two, may give Republican candidates a better chance in 2010 of recapturing some of the seats they lost in 2008, according to John H. Sununu, chairman of the state Republican Committee. Sununu, also a former New Hampshire governor, said [...]

Gay Marriage Could Be Dead this Year

May 21, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

As reported yesterday, the New Hampshire House rejected modest changes to gay marriage legislation insisted upon by Gov. John Lynch by the slimmest of margins and instead voted to move the bill to conference committee and continue to negotiate with the Senate to come up with a final bill. This is bad news for [...]

Dems Misread News Events in Attack on GOP, War of Words Ensues

May 20, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Give Victoria Bonney a break. The new Democratic State Party communications director is still settling into her job. But that’s no excuse, at least if you ask her Republican counterpart Ryan Williams, for her evident misreading of a Foster’s Daily Democrat news item this morning, which Bonney attempted to turn into an attack on the [...]

Buckley’s Outside Money Denial Contradicts Earlier Remarks

May 18, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under News & Politics

State Democratic Chairman Ray Buckley denied the New Hampshire Democrats accepted significant outside money from “equality”—or pro-gay marriage—groups over the last four years in a May 14th interview with WGIR radio personality Charlie Sherman. Asked last week by Sherman if the Democrats had taken “outside money,” Buckley said “absolutely not” and called it a “bogus [...]

Sununu, Buckley Do Battle Again on Sunday

May 1, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Republican Chairman John Sununu and Democratic Chairman Ray Buckley will once again do battle on Sunday morning on WMUR News 9, has learned. In fact, they’ve already done battle, as the debate was pre-tapes on Friday morning. Concerned citizens will want to tune in. hears that the debate got a bit testy, even [...]

This Week’s Senate Battles Pit Lynch against Buckley

April 27, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

New Hampshire Senators will tackle two controversial pieces of legislation this week; a measure to legalize gay marriage and another that would grant special rights to “transgendered” individuals, which has been dubbed the “bathroom bill” because it would permit male cross-dressers to enter a woman’s bathroom at will. The outcomes will help to illuminate who [...]

NH Dem Boss: Tax Protesters “Have Lost Their Minds”

April 21, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

The thousands of taxpayers who gathered in several locations around the Granite State on Tax Day “didn’t even know what they were protesting,” according to the state’s top Democratic Party official. “They looked like they lost their minds,” said Ray Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party of the protesters. Buckley’s comments came during [...]