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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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:

Business groups to target Hodes over Labor Day

September 1, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under Business

The Hill is reporting that business groups will target Democrat Rep. and Senate hopeful Paul Hodes during the Labor Day break with events designed to highlight his record on workplace issues: Business groups plan to go on offense against vulnerable Senate Democrats in their backyards to mark Monday’s Labor Day holiday. Local groups will target [...]

Why Did Hodes Pull His Attack Ad?

July 27, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

Yesterday Now! Hampshire broke the story that Democrat senate candidate Paul Hodes had pulled his latest attack after only airing it for one week. Today politicos speculated as to why Hodes made such an unusual move. The opinions fell into two broad groups, either that Hodes pulled the ad due to the overwhelming negative response [...]

***EXCLUSIVE: Hodes Pulls Negative Ad Buy

July 26, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

Now! Hampshire has learned that Democrat senate candidate Paul Hodes has pulled his ad buy for the week. After weeks and hundreds of thousands of dollars attacking his likely GOP opponent Kelly Ayotte, Hodes went up with yet another negative ad last week, doubling his ad buy to nearly $100,000 a week. By the end [...]

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