Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Republican National Committee just spent $10 million dollars to research why they lost the 2012 election.
Who can forget President Bush’s trouble articulating the idiom “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”. Bush ended up saying, “you can’t fool me twice”. The Republican Party would do well to heed Bush’s advice when it comes to its campaign strategy. The Republican National Committee just spent $10 million dollars to research why they lost the 2012 election. If the right wing’s reaction is any indication of how “the party” is going to respond to the “autopsy” they should have saved the money. The party operatives think their problem is with how they say things, not what they say. They think that if they get “the tone right” they will win back minorities, women, young, LBGT and low income voters. In the Republican political …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A pair of state senate candidates will be on hand at special event
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The following is a news release: Democratic State Senate candidates Bev Hollingworth and Carol Croteau will visit the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to mark Medicare’s 47th birthday and to discuss why they oppose a Republican plan to let the legislature run Medicare. Republican gubernatorial candidates Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith both support a plan – which passed the House last year – calling on the federal government to let the state legislature run Medicare. This proposal dovetails with a national Republican plan to increase the Medicare eligibility age to 67 and increase premiums for seniors by more than $6,400. The New Hampshire Committee on Aging has said the plan – the Interstate Health Care …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Hampton senator is confident her performance and focus will lead her to another term in Concord.
Several major projects and bills have come to fruition under state Sen. Nancy Stiles' hand, although she said Tuesday there's still more work to be done in order to for New Hampshire to improve — and for her reelection campaign to succeed. The Hampton Republican formally kicked off her campaign Tuesday outside the Galley Hatch, announcing confidently to friends, supporters and neutral voters that she'll continue to focus on the "four solutions" that helped her win the hearts of Seacoast area residents two years ago. "I'm in this to win," said Stiles. "I know I can do it. I need your help. I need your vote... I'm in it to win." Many local politicians and public figures were on hand to listen to Stiles, including: Republican state Reps. and …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Darkhorse Democrat says he offers alternatives when compared to the other candidates.
While he may not have been the first candidate in the race, Bill Kennedy was the first to sign up to run for governor in 2012. “I wanted to get it behind me and focus on more important issues,” he said. “So I thought I’d stop in today and get it out of the way.” Kennedy, who was one of a handful of candidates at the Secretary of State’s Office bright and early at 8 a.m., paid the $100 filing fee and filled out the necessary paperwork to get on the ballot. The Democrat readily admits that he is the dark horse in the race but said he would be using the media, town hall meetings, and one-on-one discussions and interactions with voters in an attempt to secure the Democratic nomination against two better-funded, better-known candidates, former …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The former Utah governor will back Romney.
Jon Huntsman, who banked his presidential hopes on New Hampshire and was optimistic in Hampton days before finishing a disappointing third in the primary, is bowing out of the GOP race, according to a New York Times report. Huntsman will endorse fellow candidate Mitt Romney, the newspaper reported. Huntsman, a former Utah governor, campaigned harder in New Hampshire than any other GOP candidate. He held close to 200 public events in the state, including several in Hampton and North Hampton. Huntsman had the support of Hampton resident Nancy Stiles, a state senator, as well as other local officials and politicians. Stiles said she was surprised by the news when contacted Sunday night, stating she hadn't received any information about it and…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Mitt Romney rode a wave of support in Hampton and North Hamtpon.
Hampton and North Hampton voters once again went with the New Hampshire current during Tuesday's presidential primary, as higher-than-anticipated crowds in each town helped Mitt Romney receive more than double the votes of his closest competitor. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, garnered 1,749 out of the 4,249 total votes cast in Hampton and 574 out of the 1,404 total votes cast in North Hampton, reflecting a similar margin of victory seen throughout the rest of the Granite State. President Barack Obama received the next highest totals, at 803 and 238 in Hampton and North Hampton, respectively. Ron Paul beat out Jon Huntsman 537-520 for second place on the GOP ballot in Hampton, while Huntsman beat out Paul 206-178 in North …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Not all state officials were cheering "Mitt!" on Tuesday.
As Mitt Romney and his supporters filled the Southern New Hampshire University campus with cheers of approval Tuesday night, many state GOP officials said they were "puzzled" and upset at the former Massachusetts governor's early victory. Jack Kimball, the former head of the state GOP, said he was "not surprised" at the win, although he said that didn't stop the timing of the outcome — declared at 8 p.m. with only 9 percent of the precincts reporting — and the outcome itself from being a "disappointment." "It's not a healthy victory," said Kimball, a Newt Gingrich supporter. "There's still room here. Romney may have won here tonight, but it's not a healthy victory. He really didn't close a deal here yet. "If Mitt comes out with only a 10-…
Could Paul or Huntsman overtake Mitt Romney?
Rick Santorum shocked the world when he finished in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the Jan. 3 Iowa Caucus. Today, we want to know who will surprise New Hampshire. Jon Huntsman seems to be the popular choice. The former Utah governor has focused his entire campaign in New Hampshire and has been surging in the Granite State since going toe-to-toe with Mitt Romney during Sunday's NBC's Meet the Press Debate in Concord. Currently polling in the third place, a top-two finish would certainly launch Huntsman into the national spotlight. Romney has been leading in NH polls since day one. A win wouldn't be a surprise. A blowout may be. Ron Paul always has an opportunity to make a splash. Can he beat Romney? Or maybe Rick Santorum, who trumpets …
A political strategy used by many is angering some residents.
As political pundits continue to speculate about primary results and the need for candidates to leapfrog their rivals, many local residents said they're employing a little political strategy of their own at the polls. Nearly a dozen voters who spoke to Patch said they voted for the candidate they feel has the "best chance" to win the nomination, not necessarily the candidate they want to win the nomination. "I voted for [Newt] Gingrich because I want to keep him going for a while," said Les Bihari, a registered Republican from North Hampton. "I think he has some good ideas, although I don't want him to get the nomination. I just definitely don't want to see it go to [Mitt] Romney. "I lived in Massachusetts with Romney, and I vowed to never…
Monday, January 9, 2012
Here's a list of the local polling places.
Voting times for Tuesday's 2012 Republican Party and Democratic Party presidential primaries are scattered throughout the day for various towns, so we figured we'd break down the locations throughout the Greater Hampton portion of the Seacoast area for you. Here are the times and locations for communities in the area: The Hamptons have played an interesting, key role in recent primary votes, so be sure to take some time to hit the polls. Click here for some how-to's about voting, absentee ballots and other last-minute things you need to know before you try to cast your vote. Also, as you head out to the polls, be sure to look for the Patch RV, which will make stops through the area. Come on over and say hello!