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DEVELOPING: Democrat Hodes in serious trouble, poll shows

October 5, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

See poll below. More analysis to come. Senate Race And Congressional Approval 100509 View more documents from patjhynes.

Binnie considering joining crowded GOP field for Senate

September 27, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under News & Politics

PORTSMOUTH — Bill Binnie, owner and president of the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club, is considering a run for Sen. Judd Gregg’s senate seat, making him yet another possible candidate in a growing field of Republican contenders. In an interview Friday, Binnie said he is seriously considering joining the race, but that “it’s premature [...]

Lamontagne takes heat from pro-lifers on Catholic hospital deal

September 21, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Ovide Lamontagne is facing stern criticism from some pro-life activists for helping to shepherd the proposed affiliation between Manchester’s Catholic Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock just as he amps up his exploration of the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Republican Judd Gregg. As former Chair of NH Right to Life Barbara Hagan told [...]

Campaign veteran returns home to New Hampshire to fight for Ayotte

September 16, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

A seasoned New Hampshire Republican operative is returning to the Granite State to help former-Attorney General Kelly Ayotte in her quest to fill the senate seat being vacated by the retiring Judd Gregg. Longtime Deerfield resident Neva Foley comes home to join the Ayotte campaign as Operations Director this week, NowHampshire.com has learned. According to [...]

Dem Lobbyist Attacks on Ayotte Could Backfire

September 11, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

The New Hampshire Democratic Party has been rough on Republican senate candidate and former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte for hosting a pair of fundraisers in Washington this month. This week, for example, state Democratic Party spokeswoman Victoria Bonney told the New Hampshire Union Leader’s John DiStaso that Ayotte’s so-called “lavish fund-raiser” proves “that her campaign [...]

Poll: Senate frontrunner Hodes on shaky ground with electorate

September 10, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Democratic Congressman and Senate hopeful Paul Hodes (NH-02) would lose a hypothetical election against an unnamed Republican if the election were held today, a new NowHampshire.com/Populus Research poll says. When asked if they were more likely to vote for Democratic nominee Hodes or his Republican opponent, 52% of likely General Election voters surveyed on the [...]

Telegraph: Hodes was wrong to shun town halls

September 4, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

The Nashua Telegraph joins the chorus of media criticizing Paul Hodes’ refusal to hold a traditional town hall meeting: Today, U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes is conducting what his office calls “a series of health care forums” at four locations in the state, including one this afternoon in Nashua. First, he will meet with members and [...]

Hodes Wrong about Health Bill Impact on Deficit

August 27, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

Democratic Congressman and U.S. Senate hopeful Paul Hodes (NH-01) falsely claimed the health care reform bills in Washington are deficit-neutral, meaning the increase in spending required to finance them will be offset by cost reductions and revenue increases, while speaking before the Tilton Rotary on Wednesday. In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, which [...]

Ayotte Rolls Out State Senate Endorsements

August 26, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Former Attorney General and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Kelly Ayotte today announced the endorsement of six of the ten Republican state senators in New Hampshire. The move is seen as a significant momentum builder for the first-time candidate. The state senators endorsing Ayotte are Sharon Carson, John Barnes Jr., John Gallus, Bob Letourneau, Bob [...]

Poll: Hodes Competitive with Ayotte, Generic Republican despite Poor Job Approval

August 19, 2009 by Patrick  
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