First web ad of 2016 cycle: ‘Fired up’ Perry pays tribute to NH’s ‘Live Free or Die’ spirit
Feb15

First web ad of 2016 cycle: ‘Fired up’ Perry pays tribute to NH’s ‘Live Free or Die’ spirit

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry today is rolling out the first campaign-style digital ad of the 2016 cycle, in which he pays homage to the “tough,” “durable,” “Live Free or Die” spirit of the Granite State and sends a clear message that he intends to campaign extensively in New Hampshire if he – as expected – runs for President.     The ad was obtained exclusively by the New Hampshire Journal and can be viewed below.  ...

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PFAW hits Republicans for taking trip sponsored by alleged ‘hate group’
Feb09

PFAW hits Republicans for taking trip sponsored by alleged ‘hate group’

In a new web ad, the left-leaning activist group People for the American Way has targeted the Republican National Committee for encouraging its members to go on a trip to Israel with all expenses paid for by a group that has used anti-gay, anti-Jewish and anti-Mormon language.   NHGOP Jennifer Horn was among the approximately 60 members who went on the trip sponsored by the American Family Association and its American Renewal...

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Poll: Kuster leads all GOP rivals; Shea-Porter trails Guinta in tight race but leads Innis
Jul08

Poll: Kuster leads all GOP rivals; Shea-Porter trails Guinta in tight race but leads Innis

DURHAM — Second district U.S. Rep. Anne Kuster is currently in the strongest position among all candidates running for the U.S. House from New Hampshire in 2014, a new poll shows.     The WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center from June 19 to July 1 showed Democrat Kuster leading Republican candidates Marilinda Garcia, Gary Lambert and Jim Lawrence in separate head-to-head...

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70% of NH Races Already Over

The New Hampshire Union Leader originally published this column on June 13, 2014: ELECTION SEASON officially began when the filing period for candidates opened June 4. In the vast majority of seats, the campaigns ended today, the last day candidates can file for office. Both parties talk about contesting nearly all the 500-plus seats on the ballot this fall, but for all practical purposes, 70 percent of races are already over. Either...

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Update: Many filing for top New Hampshire offices
Jun03

Update: Many filing for top New Hampshire offices

Wednesday, June 4: In addition to U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown (see story elsewhere on New Hampshire Journal), filing for top offices on Wednesday, the first day of the filing period, were, according to the Secretary of State’s office: U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster, District 5 Executive Council candidate Jennifer Daler and Diane Sheehan, state Sen. Jeff Woodburn, U.S. Senate candidate Andy Martin, District 3 Executive Councilor...

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Brown criticizes Shaheen on energy, ACA, Boko Haram as he rolls out women’s leadership team

By JOHN DiSTASO, News Editor MANCHESTER – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown took the occasion of the kickoff of a “Women for Brown” leadership team Monday to accuse Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of blaming him for the failure last week of her energy efficiency bill. Brown was reported to have lobbied Republican senators against the bill she co-sponsored with Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman once it became clear that Senate Majority...

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