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Binnie dumps in another $500,000; Ovide running on fumes

September 8, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

As we head into the final stretch, Now! Hampshire can now report on the disposition of each of the campaigns. According to his last financial disclosure, Bill Binnie has dumped in another $500,000 of his own money into his flailing campaign. Sources close to his campaign report that Binnie has upped his final media buy [...]

The evolution of Binnie’s denials on shipping jobs to Mexico

September 8, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics, Uncategorized

Here is a chronology of Bill Binnie’s denials over the “Shipping jobs to Mexico” story: When the story first broke in the Union Leader, Binnie said that he never shipped jobs to Mexico. He said that when the California plant closed, he oped a new plant down the road and all of the workers retained [...]

How many jobs did Binnie really create?

September 7, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

Bill Binnie has made his record of creating jobs the centerpiece of his campaign. That record has been challenged lately with a series of media stories that detailed very clearly that Binnie closed a plant in California and relocated it to Mexico. Now! Hampshire now has an exclusive report that shows that in addition to [...]

**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 [...]

**Ayotte machine dominates weekend

August 22, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

This weekend once again the strength of the Ayotte grassroots organization was on display. At both the Londonderry and Deerfield parades Team Ayotte easily dominated with a large presence and an enthusiastic reception. And Ayotte’s opponents looked anemic in comparison. In Londonderry, for example, Bill Binnie had only a truck and a handful of supporters. [...]

“I like Bill Bender”

August 11, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

There has long been speculation in NH political circles that fellow GOP candidates Bill Binnie and Jim Bender might be having a tough time distinguishing themselves from one another. They are both businessman, moderates, Harvard Business School educated, and their last names start with the letter “B”. Now sources have told Now! Hampshire that the [...]

Report: Tille leaves Bender campaign

August 9, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

James Pindell of NH Political Report is reporting that Dave Tille has left the Bender for senate campaign. Now! Hampshire reported last week that the Binnie camp had been pushing rumors that Tille had one foot out of the door as a way of demonstrating that the Bender campaign was imploding. There is concern in [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Binnie camp pushing negative info about Bender

August 5, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

Sources tell Now! Hampshire that the camp of country club owner and GOP senate candidate Bill Binnie have been shopping around to the media negative stories about rival Jim Bender. In particular they are pushing the story that Bender’s campaign is imploding. As evidence they cite the fact that Bender’s campaign manager has effectively dropped [...]

*Bender starts to target Binnie

August 3, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics, Uncategorized

They both have names that start with the letter “B”, went to Havard Business School, ran successful businesses and are pro-choice moderates. And now the race to see who will be THE businessman in the race for the GOP senate nomination is starting to heat up. Now! Hampshire has learned that Bender is starting to [...]

Bender Takes a Shot at Binnie in UL Story

July 19, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

In yet another example of how the senate race is starting to heat up, GOP contender Jim Bender took a shot at fellow businessman Bill Binnie in today’s Union Leader profile. The article notes that Bender attended the Harvard Business School but never mentions it on the stump, and it quotes him as saying that [...]

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