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  • A new attraction rolls into the Benson Visitor Center

    08/28/2016 12:35:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    BENSON – The Benson Visitor Center’s murals and historic displays will be sharing the spotlight with a new attraction. A model train — the detailed replica of a Union Pacific SD 70 locomotive pulling five railcars — is now circling around the inside of the visitor center, mounted high overhead on a track suspended from the building’s ceiling. The project marks the first phase of a series of model train displays planned for the visitor center by Bob Nilson, tourism supervisor for the City of Benson. Funding for the train, track and support structures came through a $6,000 grant from...
  • Why Are 2 Different Popes Telling Us to Read “Lord of the World”?

    04/11/2016 2:07:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 8, 2016 | Colin O'Brien
    It’s a somewhat obscure apocalyptic novel, much overlooked since its publication in 1907, and yet it comes with a recommendation that just about any best-selling author would covet: the spiritual leader of the whole world says it’s a good read. And not just the current pope, the previous one too.Pope Francis raised eyebrows in 2013 and again in 2015 when he recommended Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World to the faithful as a book that depicts a “globalization of hegemonic uniformity.” Similarly, then-Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, referred to the Universalism depicted in Lord of the...
  • Hottest year on record? Not in Cochise County Arizona

    01/26/2016 8:04:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Liz Manring
    SIERRA VISTA — While the national media discusses recent findings deeming 2015 as the warmest year on record, in terms of global average temperatures, southeast Arizona didn’t quite follow the trend. According to temperatures gathered at the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, 2015 was the 23rd warmest on record in Cochise County at an average of 62.7 degrees, according to data maintained by NOAA Regional Climate Centers dating back to 1949. “There certainly could be considerable difference between that location and another part of the county,” said Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Tucson bureau. “Because we get...
  • BREAKING THROUGH WITH INTIMACY [ charistmatic caucus]

    05/06/2015 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Intimacy is the key to your breaking through in your days ahead . So persevere as Daniel and Gabriel for I will send My angels of My Presence as Michael (AS GOD) as you spend time in mine . . . DANIEL 10:12-21 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael,...
  • And it came to pass, one day the Book of Mormon overtook the Bible — in LDS eyes

    02/11/2015 7:25:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 66 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ( ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Ezra Taft Benson, the only Mormon apostle ever to serve in a U.S. Cabinet, was known as a forceful foe of communism and a dedicated disciple of conservatism. Benson's most enduring religious legacy...may be his dramatic reordering of LDS scriptural priorities. In a word, Benson — during his 50-plus years as an LDS authority, including 8˝ as president — elevated the faith's signature scripture, the Book of Mormon, to its pre-eminence in the LDS canon, so that leaders and members alike now quote and read it more often than the Bible. This year, as members of the 15 million-member Church...
  • American Pickers is heading to Arizona

    02/05/2015 9:49:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies
    BENSON — When the show American Pickers comes through Arizona in March, Cochise County’s communities could have a lot to offer the documentary series. The county, with its colorful 1800s history of mining, ranching, military and Native Americans, is bound to be an ideal stopping place for this History Channel hit documentary series. American Pickers showcases the exploits of expert pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they search for America’s most valuable antiques. The two are interested in everything from old motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. They urge folks to tell them about unique collections...
  • Crack Up: Democrats Fracturing Over Obama's Executive Amnesty?

    11/18/2014 12:12:03 PM PST · by Signalman · 21 replies ^ | 11/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    Having endured an electoral beating two weeks ago, and staring at poor-to-horrific polling, some Congressional Democrats may be getting cold feet on President Obama's impending immigration policy upheaval by executive fiat. A liberal blogger at the Washington Post worries that in spite of the fact that most Senate Democrats are locking arms in support of Obama diminishing their Constitutional power, some back-benchers from red and purple states may be nervously eyeing an escape hatch. And liberals are preparing a blitz of pressure to bring any wayward partisans back in line: What happens if a half dozen Senate Dems defect and...
  • Anna Benson arrested after raiding Kris Benson’s house with a gun, bulletproof vest

    07/10/2013 2:28:14 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 46 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 8, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT | Craig Calcaterra
    Remember back in the day when Anna and Kris Benson were, for lack of any other better candidates, baseball’s first couple? Kris had a couple of good years with the Pirates that he parlayed into a nice contract with the Mets. Anna was the dancer-turned baseball wife who posed in gentlemen’s magazines and said audacious things in public. Things like, if Kris ever cheated on her she’d sleep with the entire Mets roster. We all got laughs at that stuff. ... Former “Baseball Wives” star Anna Benson – the estranged wife of ex-pitcher Kris Benson – was arrested this morning...
  • American Insurgents [Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing the Tea Party]

    08/13/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 36 replies ^ | 8-13-2012 | Vicki Crawford
    Imagine a group of individuals seizing an American town or city, disarming the local law enforcement agency, apprehending and imprisoning citizens who pose threats to their agenda, and taking over the local government. Such a scenario may seem unlikely to the average American unless one were to consider a group composed of something like Islamic extremists or foreign nationals who are anti-American with a political agenda. No doubt the guardians that we task to protect and defend our freedoms, our lives, and our property consider such a scenario as well as many potential other ones that can pose threats to...
  • The Proper Role of Government - LDS Caucus

    04/21/2010 9:39:00 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 18 replies · 348+ views
    zionsbest ^ | Ezra Taft Benson
    Fifteen Principles Which Make For Good And Proper Government As an Independent American for constitutional government I declare that: (1) I believe that no people can maintain freedom unless their political institutions are founded upon faith in God and belief in the existence of moral law. (2) I believe that God has endowed men with certain unalienable rights as set forth in the Declaratioth in the Declaration of Independence and that no legislature and no majority, however great, may morally limit or destroy these; that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property and anything more...
  • Divine Constitution- talk given 1987 (LDS Caucus)

    10/15/2009 3:51:43 AM PDT · by restornu · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Zion's Best 25 LDS Talks ^ | October 4, 1987 | by President Ezra Taft Benson
    My beloved brethren and sisters, what a glorious blessing to be assembled in another great general conference of the Church. I ask for an interest in your faith and prayers as I speak to you about a subject that is very close to my heart and that affects the worldwide Church. We have recently celebrated the bicentennial of the signing of the United States Constitution. That commemorated the beginning of a series of events leading up to the ratification of the Constitution, implementation of the government it created, and the writing and ratification of the Bill of Rights. We look...
  • Apostles Recall Historic Sermon [in Moscow] by Ezra Taft Benson (LDS Caucus)

    06/06/2009 7:05:44 AM PDT · by restornu · 2 replies · 272+ views ^ | June 2009
    Decription President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Elder Neil L. Andersen visit the Russian Union of the Gospel Christians Baptist church in Moscow Apostles Recall Historic Sermon by Ezra Taft Benson at a Moscow Baptist Church MOSCOW 5 June 2009 Amid their meetings with members and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia and Ukraine this week, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles paused for a tour of a historic Baptist church in Moscow that hosted another senior Church leader nearly 50...
  • Comedian's Edmonton gig cancelled over joke about military

    03/25/2009 11:40:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies · 1,539+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 3/23/09 | Jodie Sinnema
    EDMONTON - The Comic Strip at West Edmonton Mall has cancelled an appearance by comedian Doug Benson after the club received threats in response to his remarks on an American TV show about Canada's military. Greg Gutfield, the host of Red Eye, which airs on Fox at 3 a.m. weekdays, has since apologized for comments that caused a firestorm in Canada as the country mourns the recent loss of four soldiers in Afghanistan. On the show, Gutfeld mocked comments from Canada’s commander of land forces, Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, who said on March 10 that the military would need a year...
  • SpaceDev Founder Jim Benson Dies

    10/12/2008 1:20:10 AM PDT · by anymouse · 4 replies · 379+ views
    SpaceRef ^ | October 9, 2008
    SpaceDev, Inc. announced today that SpaceDev Founder and Board Member James Benson, 63, died peacefully in his home. Benson was diagnosed in 2007 with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, the cause of his death early this morning. Mr. Benson had resigned from an operational role in SpaceDev in September 2006. He retained a seat on the Board of Directors of SpaceDev where he had continued to support the Company that he founded in 1997. "Jim was a true visionary," said Mark Sirangelo, SpaceDev's CEO and Chairman of the Board. "He saw that space exploration could be more effective if done...
  • Report: Benson's friend had dad call 911 over police treatment

    05/07/2008 8:56:55 AM PDT · by cdbull23 · 69 replies · 130+ views
    ESPN ^ | 05/07/08 | ESPN News Services
    A woman who was a passenger in Cedric Benson's boat when he was pepper-sprayed and arrested Saturday night said the Chicago Bears running back did not seem intoxicated and did not resist arrest, according to the Chicago Tribune. Elizabeth Cartwright, 22, a senior at the University of Texas and a friend of Benson, said she called her father and asked him to call police about the way Benson was treated by officers of the Lower Colorado River Authority, which patrols Lake Travis, a man-made lake northwest of Austin, Texas. "I called my dad and told him, 'Call 911, my black...
  • Bears halfback Benson pepper sprayed, charged

    05/04/2008 2:06:42 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 16 replies · 99+ views
    Bears' Benson charged with boating while intoxicated, resisting arrest news services Updated: May 4, 2008, 4:00 PM ET AUSTIN, Texas -- Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson failed a sobriety test while operating a 30-foot boat, then resisted arrest before being hit with pepper spray and dragged ashore by officers. Benson faces charges of boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest after the incident Saturday night on Lake Travis, Travis County Sheriff's Department spokesman Roger Wade said. Both charges are misdemeanors. Benson was released from jail early Sunday on a $14,500 bond. A call to Benson's agent was not immediately...
  • Benson Barrels by foes (new CU President)

    02/21/2008 9:21:38 AM PST · by mad puppy · 4 replies · 74+ views
    denver post ^ | 2/21/2008 | Allison Sherry
    University of Colorado regents on Wednesday selected Bruce Benson as the school's 22nd president, shelving concerns about his academic credentials and partisan background and instead funneling hope to his pledge to fix the school's financial problems.
  • Voting delays in Benson, clerks call in the cavalry

    02/05/2008 5:00:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 137+ views
    KVOA News4, Arizona ^ | Ryan Morris
    More election clerks are heading to Benson to help relieve long lines and wait times at the polls. Callers to the News 4 Newsroom have complained of two to three hour waits. Elections Officer Tom Shelling tells News 4, two more clerks have been added to the staff there, with two more on the way. That's a grand total of ten clerks. New voting regulations require polling places to have at least 2,000 registered voters each under their jurisdiction, says Shelling. That means many smaller polling places had to consolidate, and Shelling says they weren't quite ready for the rush....
  • The Proper Role of Government

    10/11/2007 7:38:15 AM PDT · by restornu · 14 replies · 424+ views
    The Proper Role of Government ^ | 1968 | by The Honorable Ezra Taft Benson Former Secretary of Agriculture
    Men in the public spotlight constantly are asked to express an opinion on a myriad of government proposals and projects. "What do you think of TVA?" "What is your opinion of Medicare?" "How do you feel about Urban Renewal?" The list is endless. All too often, answers to these questions seem to be based, not upon any solid principle, but upon the popularity of the specific government program in question. Seldom are men willing to oppose a popular program if they, themselves, wish to be popular--especially if they seek public office. Government Should Be Based Upon Sound Principles Such an...
  • Pony Express to ride again

    10/01/2007 5:59:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 137+ views
    BENSON — The Pony Express will ride again during Butterfield Stage Days on Oct. 13, and the U.S. Postal Service will issue a special postmark to commemorate the event. At noon, special Pony Express riders will be sworn in by Postmaster Lesley Tower in a ceremony in Lions Park. They will carry the mail from Benson to the Dragoon post office, arriving in Dragoon around 3:30 p.m. The Benson post office will offer a special postmark commemorating the 22nd Annual Pony Express Ride. The postmark, which features a Butterfield Overland Stagecoach design, will be available from 9 a.m. to noon...

    05/31/2006 9:11:55 AM PDT · by LostInTheWoods · 25 replies · 1,126+ views ^ | December 5, 2005 | Devvy Kidd
    In my column this past September, I reported on the effort by the feds to silence Bill Benson and continue persecuting this man because he holds a truth so dangerous to the banking cartel, they will go to any length to shut him up. If you are unfamiliar with this case, please click here for background. Why do I refer to this IRS persecution as a threat to the banking cartel? In 1913, a thoroughly corrupted and largely ignorant Congress passed the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act. Charles A Lindberg, Sr., (elected to Congress 1909-1916.) said at the time: "This Act...

    01/22/2006 7:59:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 1,535+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 22, 2006 | ERIN CALABRESE
    January 22, 2006 -- Brazen baseball wife Anna Benson blasted the Mets last night for tossing her pitcher hubby a curve via a trade to Baltimore. The buxom Benson feels she was "misled" by management — which insists she's not why Kris was shipped south. "If he was traded because of any potential talks with . . . Playboy or anything like this, that's a dirty, nasty, rotten trick — and I think that's really freedom-of-speech infringement," she charged.
  • Terry Bradshaw wants to buy Saints

    11/10/2005 5:35:55 AM PST · by BerniesFriend · 14 replies · 1,451+ views
    Terry Bradshaw wants to buy Saints SHREVEPORT - Woodlawn High, Louisiana Tech and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw is interested in putting together an ownership group to buy the New Orleans Saints to keep the team in Louisiana. "I'm supporting the citizens of Louisiana who don't deserve to lose the Saints because of a hurricane," Bradshaw said Wednesday in Shreveport. The former quarterback, here to be inducted into the Walk of Stars and witness the installation of the first sign marking the new "Terry Bradshaw Passway" on Inner Loop 3132, said he has used his on-air spot with Fox NFL...
  • Saints won't comment on Benson incident; NFL: No big deal

    10/31/2005 12:00:03 PM PST · by caryatid · 3 replies · 220+ views ^ | Monday, October 31, 2005
    The Saints say they won’t comment and the NFL says the incident where owner Tom Benson lunged at an Eyewitness News camera, yanked it down and engaged in a vulgar shouting match with a fan is much ado about nothing much. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said they would not comment on the incident and that stance wouldn’t change. The NFL said they will not fine Benson. “It was nothing more than pushing a camera aside,” said NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. “It appears to be not much more than a brief heated exchange. It was a tough day for the Saints...
  • New Orleans mayor rips Saints owner Benson

    10/19/2005 3:40:41 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 103 replies · 1,896+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 10/19/2005 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Ray Nagin disparaged Saints owner Tom Benson on Wednesday for working with San Antonio officials to permanently keep the NFL team in Texas. The mayor's comments came after the departures of two top Saints executives who were supportive of keeping the Saints in Louisiana. Nagin is concerned that San Antonio officials said publicly that Benson is working with them to relocate the franchise to Texas. "We want our Saints, we may not want the owner back," Nagin said while attending the reopening of Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter. "I'm ready to go to...
  • Bears make final offer to RB Benson

    08/18/2005 3:57:37 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 7 replies · 329+ views ^ | Today | APee
    <p>LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Upset and frustrated that running back Cedric Benson is still a holdout and the only first-round draft pick without a contract agreement, the Chicago Bears have made their final offer to the No. 4 pick.</p>
  • Governor Benson Signs Pro-RKBA Legislation

    01/11/2005 8:04:53 AM PST · by robertpaulsen · 9 replies · 612+ views
    Gun Owners of New Hampshire ^ | January 11, 2005 | GONH
    Governor Craig Benson conducted a ceremonial signing of two important bills that the New Hampshire legislature passed by large margins. The ceremony was attended by a large number of state legislators, including the sponsors of the bills, senior representatives of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation and the New Hampshire Sportsmen's Political Action League, New Hampshire-based manufacturers Ruger and SIGarms, the owner of Riley’s Sport Shop, the president of Savage Arms, the state coordinator of Second Amendment Sisters, and the president and several of the directors of Gun Owners of New Hampshire, the state NRA affiliate. HB 811 makes New Hampshire...
  • Truck crash kills 1, hurts 15. Carried illegal entrants; was fleeing police. (Illegals again!)

    01/09/2005 8:02:27 AM PST · by SandRat · 49 replies · 1,311+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/09/04 | Eric Swedlund
    One person died and at least 15 others were seriously injured Saturday when a pickup truck loaded with illegal entrants crashed while trying to evade police on U.S. 191 south of Willcox. About 6 p.m., a Department of Public Safety officer on patrol saw the Ford F250 northbound on the highway near Sunsites, about 25 miles south of Willcox. The officer checked the vehicle's license plate, which confirmed the truck was stolen, said Officer Frank Valenzuela, a DPS spokesman in Phoenix. The officer tried stopping the truck, which then fled. About the same time the officer called in a pursuit...
  • Met Wife: I'm a Team Player

    12/01/2004 3:26:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies · 1,031+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 1, 2004 | Richard Johnson
    December 1, 2004 -- ANNA Benson, the former model and stripper who is married to Mets pitcher Kris Benson, vowed yesterday that if she ever catches her husband cheating, she'll have sex with all his teammates. "If I'm lining them up," Anna said, "I'll [also] circle into other teams. Whatever team he's playing, I will s- - -w all them too."
  • Incumbents who lost their bid for re-election

    11/04/2004 12:06:19 AM PST · by miltonim · 1 replies · 522+ views
    Incumbents who lost their bid for re-election: Georgia House 12. Republican Congressman Max Burns defeated by Democrat John Barrow Illinois House 8. Republican Congressman Philip Crane defeated by Democrat Melissa Bean Indiana Governor. Democratic Governor Joe Kernan defeated by Republican Mitch Daniels Indiana House 9. Democratic Congressman Baron Hill defeated by Republican Mike Sodrel New Hampshire Governor. Republican Governor Craig Benson defeated by Democrat John Lynch South Dakota Senate Class 3. Democratic Senator Tom Daschle defeated by Republican John Thune Texas House 1. Democratic Congressman Max Sandlin defeated by Republican Louis Gohmert Texas House 2. Democratic Congressman Nick Lampson defeated...
  • Rally to Support Governor Benson

    10/16/2004 6:51:35 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Rally to support Governor Benson Posted on another web forum (I've taken out some of the data that was not public): MONDAY, Oct 18th, is the WMUR Channel 9/Union Leader gubernatorial debate between Gov. Craig Benson and Democrat John Lynch. The debate starts at 7 pm, but the Benson campaign is launching a rally outside the station at 4 pm and they ask for our assistance in getting as many supporters to this rally as possible. The Lynch Mob is having a rally as well, and they are bussing in paid protesters from out of state. The debate location is...
  • Why I'm voting for Governor Benson

    10/15/2004 4:25:23 AM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 5 replies · 354+ views
    G.K. Chesterton once said the most amazing, exciting thing that can happen with a philosophy is to have someone actually step up and put it into action, to just DO it. Though all politicians must be watched closely, and all have their flaws...I'm generally happy with Benson. This is because he has taken a proven successful philosophy (limited government) and DONE it. I think a lot about the way virtually all governors and presidents promise to cut spending but never do. An executive brancher who actually practices limited government, rather than just preaching it, is a rare treasure. And this...
  • Burling, McLaughlin tout records

    05/04/2004 5:16:36 AM PDT · by DM1 · 106+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | May 4, 2004 | JENNIFER SKALKA
    They say they're well-prepared for run at Benson Democratic gubernatorial candidates Phil McLaughlin and Peter Burling campaigned together for the second time last night, telling the Manchester City Democrats that their respective leadership experiences make them qualified to challenge Republican Gov. Craig Benson. "Phil and I are starting the grand tour," said Burling, a state representative from Cornish and the minority leader in the House. "He and I will be like wing mates for the next few months, visiting every hamlet in New Hampshire." The Democrats running for governor, however, are sauntering out of the gate, not sprinting. Both McLaughlin,...
  • Free Staters attain majority on NH governor's panel

    04/19/2004 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Dada Orwell · 50 replies · 339+ views
    Got this from the Concord Monitor... Just six months after picking New Hampshire as the "Free State," and years before any of them are even required to move....members of the Free State Project have attained an overwhelming majority on one of the governor's inefficiency committees. The FSP is a nationwide movement aimed at persuading 20,000 liberty lovers to move to New Hampshire, reinforce the feisty freedom movement there and reduce the size of government by two thirds.
  • Democrats target Benson with radio ad (NH Governor)

    03/03/2004 6:34:10 AM PST · by DM1 · 8 replies · 240+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | March 3, 2004 | KEVIN LANDRIGAN
    CONCORD – The New Hampshire Democratic Party unleashed a 60-second radio ad Tuesday, charging Gov. Craig Benson with engaging in poor ethical practices that could get the state “possibly indicted.’’ Democratic Party Chairwoman Kathy Sullivan said it’s proper for the party to focus upon Benson’s integrity, even though no Democrat has emerged to oppose his re-election. “We work with what we have, and the Craig Benson administration has shown that ethical standards are not what they should be,’’ she said. “I think this is going to be a major part of the campaign that the Democratic Party plans on raising.’’...
  • 72% of NH Residents Approve of Benson's Budget Veto (New Hampshire)

    06/27/2003 10:34:21 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 186+ views
    Close to three-quarters of adults in New Hampshire say they approve of Governor Craig Benson's veto of the state budget according to the latest New Hampshire Poll. Overall, 72% of adults in the state say they favor the budget veto, 18% oppose the budget veto, and 10% are undecided. These results are based on 600 completed telephone interviews among a statewide random sample of adults in New Hampshire conducted June 26, 2003. Of the 600 interviews, 450 were among registered voters (170 Republicans, 120 Democrats, and 160 undeclared voters). The theoretical margin of error for the total sample is plus...
  • Westcott and Hort part 3

    03/01/2003 1:11:00 PM PST · by Commander8 · 7 replies · 300+ views
    An Understandable History of The Bible ^ | 1987 | Dr. Samuel C Gipp Th.D
    Westcott's Peace-Movement No true Christian loves war. A Bible believer takes the premillenial view and realizes that war is caused by the sinful nature of mankind-James 4:1. He understands that this will all be changed at Christ's return-Philippians 3:21.
  • NH Republican victory complete, unexpected

    11/07/2002 5:07:28 AM PST · by billorites · 4 replies · 279+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | November 7, 2002 | John DiStaso
    WOW! So, New Hampshire is changing, huh? Republicans and conservatives are losing steam. Independents and moderates are dominant. New Hampshire’s different now, right? Yeah, right . . . It did look that way when John McCain defeated George W. Bush in the 2000 Presidential primary, and when Jeanne Shaheen won three terms as governor over conservatives. Well, so much for that idea. And so much for Shaheen and that whole “independent moderate” thing. This GOP victory was so complete and so unexpected that it surprised Democrats, neutral political observers (including this one) and even some partisan Republicans, including a U.S....
  • Poll: Fernald ‘within striking distance’ [NH Governor]

    10/22/2002 7:15:25 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 16 replies · 302+ views
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | 10/22/02 | Darek Fanton
    Poll: Fernald ‘within striking distance’ By Darek Fanton PORTSMOUTH - Supporters of Mark Fernald’s campaign for governor may find a lot to like in the results of a survey conducted over the weekend. The survey, conducted for the Fernald campaign by Bannon Communications Research, questioned a random sample of 400 expected voters statewide, asking both their opinions of Fernald and Republican candidate Craig Benson, as well as who they intended to vote for in the coming election. "Mark is within striking distance," said Brad Bannon, consultant for the Fernald campaign. Bannon reported that 43 percent of those surveyed said...
  • Republicans Continue to Hold Leads in New Hampshire as US Senate Race Tightens

    10/17/2002 2:36:35 PM PDT · by BlackRazor · 23 replies · 412+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 10/17/02 | N/A
    October 17, 2002 Republicans Continue to Hold Leads in New Hampshire as US Senate Race Tightens Republicans John Sununu, Craig Benson, Jeb Bradley, and Charles Bass continue to hold their respective leads over Democrats Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Fernald, Martha Fuller Clark, and Katrina Swett with only the race for US Senate tightening according to the latest New Hampshire Poll. The results presented here are based on 600 completed telephone interviews among a statewide random sample of likely voters in New Hampshire (300 interviews were completed in each Congressional District). The interviews were conducted from October 14 through October 16, 2002....
  • New poll shows Senate race tight [NH; also Gov race, NH-01, NH-02]

    10/06/2002 8:20:06 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 14 replies · 324+ views ^ | 10/5/02 | Associated Press
    <p>CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A poll published Saturday said New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race is much closer than a different poll two days earlier indicated.</p> <p>The new Research 2000 poll had Republican John E. Sununu up by 4 percentage points over Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. An American Research Group poll released Thursday had Sununu ahead by 21 points.</p>
  • Fernald income tax plan is flawed says Benson [NH Governor]

    09/24/2002 7:57:27 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 4 replies · 819+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | 9/24/02 | Tom Fahey
    Fernald income tax plan is flawed says Benson By TOM FAHEY State House Bureau Chief CONCORD —Republican candidate for governor Craig Benson argued yesterday that state Sen. Mark Fernald’s income tax plan will cost taxpayers more, bring spiraling tax rates and cost families income in the long run. Fernald, a Democrat from Sharon, is running on a platform that calls for an income tax, which he says is the fairest way to raise the same amount of money for education. He proposes a 4 percent tax to raise money that would cut state and local property taxes in half and...
  • Wanted: inspiration: Shaheen, Benson looking to buy some

    07/14/2002 5:32:38 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Manchester (NH) Union Leader ^ | 13 July, 2002 | Editorial
    POOR JEANNE SHAHEEN. Despite all the high-priced help from Democrats in Washington, her U.S. Senate campaign staff hasn't quite gotten the hang of phony campaign stunts. At least not yet. Apparently not sure that she could actually get supporters to write their own letters on her behalf, Shaheen's campaign had them sign "pre-written" letters to the editor at last spring's state Democratic convention. Trouble is, if you don't write your own letter, you might not remember what it said. So when two newspapers checked with the writers for verification, they denied writing the letters! Whoops. We are not sure where...
  • Benson's latest "mistake": "Fake" Letters to the Editor / Humprey leads in poll

    06/18/2002 5:01:55 PM PDT · by Drumbo · 5 replies · 435+ views
    WGIR Radio / Vanity ^ | June 18, 2002 | Drumbo
    Craig Benson, former CEO of Cabletron Systems is running for the Republican nomination for governor of the state of New Hampshire. Craig Benson has a lot of money, and Craig Benson has raised a lot of money for Republicans, there's no doubt about that, his campaign commercials on TV and radio repeat it over and over. Along the way, Craig Benson has also raised a lot of money for Democrats. In 1993, Craig Benson gave a substantial contribution to the Bill Clinton Inaugural Committee. He gave money not to Republican candidate John Dowd, but to Democrat Beverly Hollingworth, who was...