Ayotte Up 4 in UNH Poll
Mar04

Ayotte Up 4 in UNH Poll

Senator Kelly Ayotte is up 4 points over her Democratic challenger Governor Maggie Hassan in the latest WMUR Granite State Poll released today.  The poll was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Ayotte’s 45%-41% lead is in line with the RealClear Politics average of recent polls showing Ayotte ahead by 4.5%.  The poll’s results were just outside the margin of error. Highlighting the fluidity of the race still...

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Hassan Ethics Report Does Not Disclose $335,000 Loan
Feb22

Hassan Ethics Report Does Not Disclose $335,000 Loan

Correction: While Hassan’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment on this article, a detailed review of the 23 pages of Ethics Committee guidelines appears to indicate only sitting Senators, and not candidates, are required to disclose home mortgages. NH Journal is not afraid to admit a mistake, and in this case, we were incorrect.   New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan appears to have not reported a $335,000 loan on a...

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Ayotte Says Wait on Supreme Court Nominee
Feb15

Ayotte Says Wait on Supreme Court Nominee

Republican New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte weighed in on the debate surrounding when a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia should be considered telling the DC based news site POLITICO that she believes the Senate should not move forward with a Supreme Court nominee until after the presidential election. According to POLITICO Sen. Ayotte said, “We’re in the midst of a consequential presidential election year, and Americans deserve...

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BREAKING: Ayotte to Bring in Popular Senators for Fundraising Help
Feb13

BREAKING: Ayotte to Bring in Popular Senators for Fundraising Help

On March 4 a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte will be held at the Bedford home of inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen. The event is hosted by local business leader Andy Crews and New Hampshire president of People’s United Bank Dianne Mercier. Two of the U.S. Senate’s most popular members Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia) and Joni Ernst (Iowa) will be joining as special guests. In announcing the fundraiser, Crews wrote, “Sen....

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Campaign Reform Advocates Skeptical of Trump’s ‘Can’t Be Bought’ Rhetoric
Feb11

Campaign Reform Advocates Skeptical of Trump’s ‘Can’t Be Bought’ Rhetoric

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues to lambaste what he sees as the corrupt influence of money in politics. But many campaign finance reform advocates, including conservatives, are ambivalent about his rhetoric that’s short on solutions to systemic problems. Rallying Wednesday night at Clemson University in Pendleton, South Carolina, Trump said super PACs pouring money into the White House race...

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Spend Taxpayer Money to Help Human Patients, Not Hook Animals on Drugs
Feb09

Spend Taxpayer Money to Help Human Patients, Not Hook Animals on Drugs

Last week, in the run-up to the New Hampshire primary, the White House announced it was calling for $1.1 billion in crisis funding to deal with the opioid epidemic. The timing is not coincidental; as everyone in the Granite State knows, heroin and prescription drug abuse are huge problems in this part of the country, and have emerged as a major campaign issue. However, there’s a smarter move available to political leaders— for...

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