Monday, May 20, 2013
Potential presidential candidate: GOP needs to "look like the rest of America." RNC Chairman Priebus holding meetings too.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus are in Concord to host a sold-out fundraising dinner for the NH GOP at the Grappone Conference Center tonight. Before the event, both Paul and Priebus spoke about what their main focus had been today – meeting with New Hampshire Republicans, talking strategy, and finding ways to grow the Republican Party to appeal to more Americans. Story and video: Rand Paul, Reince Priebus wow NHGOP dinner crowd Story and video: RNC Chairman Mangles NH Senator's Name Paul, who is a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said the party needed to become more like America – representing not just white people but everyone else – minorities, people with beards and tattoos, …
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Gov. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter lead charge for 2014 mid-term elections.
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, joined several prominent New Hampshire political leaders on Sunday at the 10th annual Rockingham County Democrats Clambake who urged their fellow Democrats to work hard for the 2014 mid-term elections, according to Foster's Daily Democrat. Foster's Daily Democrat reported that Ryan said Democrats need to do more “movement building” in America if the country wants to have another great American century. The newspaper also reported that Ryan said he is determined to make sure that Americans can earn decent wages, can afford to retire and have access to quality healthcare. According to Larry Drake, chairman of the Portsmouth Democratic Committee, said Ryan represents the 13th district in northeastern Ohio and …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Republican governor of Louisiana appeared at a PAC fundraiser in Manchester Friday.
MANCHESTER, NH – A crowd of about 50 Republicans trickled into the Radisson Hotel Ballroom here Friday night to hear what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal had to say about the future of the GOP. "We lost an election, it's time to get over it," he said. "The reality is I'm tired of the navel-gazing. I'm tired of all the public confessions. The reality is we already have one liberal party in America. We don't need two liberal parties." As the head of the Republican Governors Association, Jindal has been making regular appearances for various groups across the country. The governor has been kicked around as a possible presidential hopeful in 2016. Jindal's New Hampshire visit, the first this year for a potential 2016 candidate, was for a …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
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It's still very, very early, but to this point, it looks like Hillary Clinton is almost a lock for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. A Quinnipiac University poll released this week had her with 65 percent of her party's support, with Vice President Joe Biden a distant second at just 13 percent. Polls of New Hampshire voters by Public Policy Polling and the University of New Hampshire Survey Center have shown similar results. Clinton also fares well in potential match-ups with top Republican presidential contenders like Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie. She leads Paul 52 to 41 percent and Rubio 52 to 38 percent in New Hampshire, according to PPP. That begs the question: Is there anyone who stands a chance against Clinton…
Friday, April 12, 2013
A long list of CEOs, entrepreneurs and Republicans have donated in the past.
If Scott Brown ever does decide to run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, he'll likely have some donors already lined up. In his recent failed re-election bid, former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) collected hundreds of checks from New Hampshire residents–totaling at least $286,076, according to FEC records from 2011 to 2012. It's a slice of the itemized contributions of $18,623,227, but notable given the long line of federal candidates already asking Granite Staters to get out their checkbooks, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney among them. A quick review of the FEC reports–after Brown told reporters he would not rule out anything from his political future, such as a campaign in New Hampshire–shows the man with a second home in Rye…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) dropped a bombshell on Thursday night when he told reporters following a speech in Nashua that he wouldn't rule out a run for Senate in New Hampshire. "I'm not going to rule out anything right now," he said. Brown, who represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 2009 to 2012, owns a vacation home in Rye, N.H., so it's not that far fetched. His announcement drew an immediate response from Democrats, who flooded the Twitterverse with comments and jokes about the former Massachusetts Senator's prospects should he choose to take on incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in 2014. What do you think? Should Scott Brown run for Senate in New Hampshire in 2014? Or should he stay in Massachusetts? Vote in our poll below, and …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Here's what you need to know about the candidates and budget on Friday's annual ballot.
Hampton Beach Village District residents will be asked Friday to approve a district budget that is $20,099 or 3.94 percent less than the current year's budget. The proposed budget, which covers entertainment and marketing costs, among other things, is $490,600. The budget was $510,699 last year because Hampton Beach Village District Precinct commissioners added funds to enhance the annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition, and because residents added $10,000 during the annual meeting to cover the costs of a major event. Voting on the budget will be conducted during the annual meeting, which is at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hampton Beach fire station. The meeting follows the annual beach district elections, the polling for which is …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Democratic U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter are both seen as potentially vulnerable.
The emails come almost daily, blasting Democratic Congresswomen Annie Kuster and Carol-Shea Porter and attempting to tie them to everything from sequestration to our nation's economic woes. “Annie Kuster Votes Against Only Plan to Balance Budget,” reads one. “BAD VOTE ALERT: Kuster and Shea-Porter put Washington bureaucracy before American workers,” reads another. No sooner had the dust settled on the 2012 election than the National Republican Congressional Committee started targeting Kuster and Shea-Porter. The 2014 mid-term elections are still a year and a half away, but already, national and local political organizations are beginning to ramp up their operations. “It never really ends anymore,” veteran political scientist Dean Spiliotes…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Challenger Alan Jones requested the recount, which added to Susan Erwin's margin of victory.
Susan Erwin gained one vote through Friday's recount of the Hampton cemetery trustee race, a recount that didn't change the overall outcome of Erwin's re-election campaign. Alan Jones requested a recount last week for the three-year position after Erwin defeated Jones 873-857 at the polls on March 12. Town Clerk Jane Marzinzik said the recount, held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Town Hall, changed Erwin's total votes to 874 and reduced Jones' to 856. North Hampton's recount on Article 21, which was scheduled after the $30,000 appropriation for the Little Boar's Head improvement fund received a tie 504-504 vote on March 12, will be held at 5 p.m. Monday.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The review is underway in connection with the 2012 Voter ID law. Officials say it's too early to say whether there is any voter fraud or other problems.