Monday, January 14, 2013
NH hearings this week include straight-ticket voting and an honor for the 101st Airborne.
Sign-off of our times: What happens to your Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts when you die? One New Hampshire state representative wants to modernize state law to better answer the question. State Rep. Peter Sullivan, D-Manchester, has sponsored House Bill 116, which would empower an executor or administrator to take control of social media accounts. The bill does not identify any one social media account. The language in short: "The executor or administrator of an estate shall have the power, where otherwise authorized, to take control of, conduct, continue, or terminate any accounts of a deceased person on any social networking website, any microblogging or short message service website, or any email service website." The…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Nov. 6 "will be the most important election in my lifetime," writes the son of a former N.H. governor.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
By Tom Thomson Son of the late Gov. Mel Thomson I believe this election, Nov. 6, will be the most important election of my lifetime. We as a nation are clearly at a crossroads and our vote will determine the fate of ourselves but more importantly for our children and grandchildren. My pick for president is Gov. Mitt Romney; I like many have not been impressed with President Barack Obama’s “Hope and Change” over the past four years. Whether you voted for Obama four years ago or not, please consider a few facts that in my opinion are destroying the hopes and dreams of our hard working Americans. 1. Even after trillions of dollars that Obama spent to supposedly improve the economy, unemployment under his watch has increased to 8.3 percent …
Monday, October 15, 2012
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan, President Barack Obama and other Democrats don't "understand" its importance.
A sense of "guilt," "fear" and a general lack of "understanding" of the free enterprise system has led Democrats to lead the United States to an economic recession and budget crisis, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told a packed room Monday at Brown's Lobster Pound in Seabrook. Rubio, who was in the Seacoast area Monday to support New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne, took many shots at Democrats, calling on local residents to choose wisely on Nov. 6 because Rubio said state elections carry a much more immediate impact on the economic issues — issues he said were created by the ideologies of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan, President Barack Obama and others. "Your opponent, from everything I've read and …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Ovide Lamontagne spoke to a packed room of Hampton Rotary members Tuesday at the Old Salt.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
By Tom Cronin Spokesman for Ovide Lamontagne for Governor In front of a full house of Rotarians at the Old Salt Restaurant in Hampton on Tuesday, Ovide Lamontagne, the Republican candidate for governor, laid out his six leadership priorities that he will pursue if elected. Lamontagne's priorities, based on his comprehensive Prosperity Agenda and ‘Ovide’s Oath’, are the six key areas he will focus on as governor to improve our economy, put our families and neighbors back to work, and protect the New Hampshire Advantage. Lamontagne's leadership priorities are: 1. Creating a competitive and attractive environment for businesses to thrive and create and jobs by working to implement his ‘ESE Plan’ to simplify and reform our business tax …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Republican gubernatorial candidate will speak during a Hampton Rotary meeting.
Leadership priorities will be the focus of Ovide Lamontagne's speech when the Republican gubernatorial candidate visits with Hampton Rotary members Tuesday morning. Lamontagne will speak at 7:30 a.m. at the Old Salt. A release from his campaign states the leadership priorities he plans to discuss are based off "Ovide's Prosperity Agenda," which is available here.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Wisconsin governor gave the keynote address at Pinkerton Academy.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joked to New Hampshire Republicans on Saturday that he has to stand in at their state convention because the Granite State doesn't have a GOP governor to call its own. But he told delegates in the audience that will change come November, when he said Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne will be elected into office. Walker went after Lamontagne's opponent Maggie Hassan, slamming what he thought was her involvement with 53 tax increases, until the crowd abruptly corrected him that it was 99. "It is amazing to me that someone who was for an income tax before she was against it can somehow now say she's an anti-taxer in this state," Walker said. Walker also drew ties to himself and GOP vice …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and WMUR are joining forces for a candidate forum next month.
New Hampshire gubernatorial candidates Maggie Hassan (D-Exeter) and Ovide Lamontagne (R-Manchester), both of whom just won their respective party nominations during Tuesday's primary, will appear in Hampton next month during a special candidate forum in the Best Western Inn The forum, sponsored by WMUR and the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce, is free and open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents are invited to bring or submit questions for either candidate, and residents are also asked to register for the event by e-mailing Katie@HamptonChamber.com. Local political figures have told Hampton-North Hampton Patch that the forum will be recorded by WMUR and broadcast later that night. Individuals may also …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The former rivals embraced for the first time at a Democratic Unity breakfast Sept. 13.
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Before a packed room of Democrats spilling out the front door, former gubernatorial opponents Maggie Hassan and Jackie Cilley embraced for the first time, signifying the party coming together in the wake of the state primary. The two announced at The Puritan Backroom in Manchester that Cilley will co-chair Hassan's campaign against Republican nominee Ovide Lamontagne with eight weeks remaining until the November election. "I am so honored that Jackie has agreed to co-chair this campaign for governor," Hassan said to lengthy applause. "I am proud to endorse Maggie Hassan," Cilley said. "I served with her for four years on the senate under her leadership, and I expect her to be a great governor." According to Hassan, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The two clashed in a debate at Windham High School hosted by AFP-NH.
With just two days until the primary, Republican gubernatorial candidates Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith turned up the heat on Sunday in a final debate at Windham High School. The GOP clash, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire, saw both hopefuls trade blows from beginning to end, mostly calling each other out for flip-flopping on various issues. Smith also pushed back at Lamontagne for his comment during a debate at St. Anselm College last week when he said that he wanted to be a combination of Gov. John Lynch and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, or "Scott Lynch." "I took issue with Ovide the other night," Smith said. "I want to be a governor more in the mold of someone like John Sununu and not somebody like Governor Lynch…
Friday, August 31, 2012
The GOP candidates for governor were aligned on most issues Thursday.
Republican gubernatorial candidates Kevin Smith and Ovide Lamontagne clashed on very few occasions during a Southern N.H. 9-12 Project debate in Windham Thursday, electing instead to tout their experience levels with less than two weeks before the state primary. At times the two hopefuls for governor were so aligned that debate moderator Andrew Hemingway referenced a joke backstage that he would find more disagreements with fellow moderator Paul Westcott. But the two did engage back and forth on their proposed expanded gaming strategies, with both accusing the other of flip-flopping on their previous position against the idea. Smith also acknowledged Lamontagne's law firm, which represents Rockingham Park, the location that Lamontagne said…