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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Latest poll shows Shaheen with 12-point lead over Brown in U.S. Senate match-up
May19

Latest poll shows Shaheen with 12-point lead over Brown in U.S. Senate match-up

By JOHN DiSTASO, News Editor   CONCORD – The latest of many polls of the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire shows Sen. Jeanne Shaheen with a strong, 12 percentage point lead over would-be Republican general election opponent former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.     The poll of 707 likely Granite State voters taken May 14-15 by Vox Populi Polling, a new Republican polling firm of Washington, D.C. , shows Democrat...

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Friendship, death & everlasting life on Facebook

The New Hampshire Union Leader originally published this column on May 16, 2014: RANDY ADDED a life event to his Facebook profile dated April 21: “Overcame heart attack.” The message came with a selfie of him in a hospital bed, wearing a hospital gown, not looking great, but alive. I never met Randy in person, but at some point I’d accepted his friend request and when he got sick, Facebook’s algorithms brought his emergency to my...

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New AFP ad on Kuster, Obamacare pushes group’s NH spending over $3 million
May14

New AFP ad on Kuster, Obamacare pushes group’s NH spending over $3 million

By JOHN DiSTASO, News Editor CONCORD – The national conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity continued its heavy spending on television advertising in New Hampshire Wednesday with a new ad critical of Rep. Anne Kuster for her support of the Affordable Care Act. It’s the third AFP ad this year focusing on Kuster and the sixth overall against Kuster, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, all of whom are strong...

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Granite Reports:  Former NHGOP Chair Jack Kimball endorses Karen Testerman for US Senate
May14

Granite Reports: Former NHGOP Chair Jack Kimball endorses Karen Testerman for US Senate

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14: KIMBALL BACKS KAREN. Former NHGOP chair, 2010 candidate for governor and state liberty movement leader Jack Kimball told us back in February that he is “on Karen Testerman’s team,” and “that is where I’m going to stay.” His disclosure came after he received a call from Scott Brown, who was then calling party leaders as he considered running for the Senate. But now it’s official: Kimball this morning formally...

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