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  • NH's first openly transgender lawmaker won't take office

    11/28/2012 6:47:35 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 95 replies
    Union Leader ^ | November 28, 2012 | Simon Rios
    NASHUA — Following a storm of controversy in light of her criminal background, the first openly transgendered person elected to the New Hampshire House will resign her post. “I didn't want to have to do this,” Rep.-elect Stacie Marie Laughton, D-Nashua, said. “There's been a lot of people that have said, 'Stay strong, keep your head up, stay in it.'” “I'm super disappointed because I was looking forward to this more than anything. It's my lifelong dream to serve my community, and what better place to do it than the city that I was born and raised in.”
  • Anyone attending the Romney final rally in Manchester NH tonight? Vanity

    11/05/2012 2:26:00 PM PST · by stonehouse01 · 10 replies
    Husband and daughter (14) left several hours ago to drive 3+ hours from Albany NY area to Manchester for Romney. Husband was debating about going and daughter said YOLO!! You only live once. I would have gone, but have a back that can't take that long of a car ride. Is anyone else attending or will there be a thread here on FR?
  • Mitt Romney for president

    10/30/2012 3:44:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Four years ago, with little hesitation, we endorsed then-Sen. Barack Obama to become the 44th president of the United States, saying it was a time for “new leadership, a new approach to governing, a new way of conducting the people’s business.” So the basic question facing The Telegraph editorial board when it met last week came down to this: Did the former Illinois senator do enough to live up to those admittedly high expectations to warrant a second term? After several hours of spirited debate, not unlike conversations taking place in kitchens and living rooms across America, we reached a...
  • Romney speaks before 10,000 in FL, Obama before hundreds in NH

    10/27/2012 9:35:29 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 10/27/12
    Obama's campaign is collapsing.
  • Rassmussen New Hampshire - Romney 50 Obama 48

    10/24/2012 8:35:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    The presidential race in New Hampshire remains neck-and-neck, with Mitt Romney stretching to a two-point lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Hampshire Voters, taken the night after the final presidential debate, finds Romney earning 50% support, while President Obama has 48% of the vote. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate, and another one percent (1%) is undecided. This New Hampshire survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points.
  • American Research Group, Inc.-New Hampshire R-49 O-47

    10/23/2012 8:28:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Interview dates: October 19-22, 2012 Sample size: 600 likely voters Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time Question wording and responses: If the general election were being held today between Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, and Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president, the Republicans, for whom would you vote - Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan (names rotated), or someone else?
  • Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy [New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Sums It All Up]

    10/21/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Union Leader ^ | October 21, 2012
    October 21. 2012 Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy EDITORIAL The undecided New Hampshire voter has just two weeks to answer this question: Why switch from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney? By now the question is easy to answer if one has been listening to the candidates. Barack Obama was in Manchester on Thursday. When he came to Veterans Park in 2008, he sold “hope and change.” He was uplifting, inspiring. Last week, that was gone. In its place was the negativity, the deception, the nastiness that Obama once said he wanted to remove from politics. Obama offered New Hampshire nothing...
  • ON THE GROUND IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE

    10/19/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/19/2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    One of our long-time readers, who lives in Massachusetts, has been campaigning for Mitt Romney and Republican congressional candidates in Southern New Hampshire. His efforts include door-to-door visits of voters.The first report he sent me was not upbeat. He found little enthusiasm, whether measured by yard signs or reaction to his door-to-door campaigning, for either side.But that was before the first presidential debate. At the beginning of this week, but before the second debate, he sent a much more encouraging report, excerpts of which I would like to share: I was door to door again in Nashua. Things are...
  • Rasmussen: New Hampshire Governor: Lamontagne (R) 48%, Hassan (D) 46%

    10/19/2012 9:04:58 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 6 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/19/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The race to be New Hampshire’s next governor remains tight. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Hampshire voters finds Republican Ovide Lamontagne with 48% of the vote to Democrat Maggie Hassan’s 46%. Five percent (5%) are undecided at this point. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The numbers were reversed last week when Hassan held 48% of the vote to Lamontagne’s 46%, highlighting the closeness of the race. In late September, Lamontagne had a 48% to 44% advantage over Hassan. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of voters in the Granite State are certain they will vote this November....
  • PPP polls: Romney ahead in NH, IA

    10/19/2012 10:33:30 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 44 replies
    -Mitt Romney leads our new New Hampshire poll 49-48. Obama had led by 6-8 pts in our polling before the first debate -Romney has a 52/45 advantage over Obama in New Hampshire on the economy -NH voters think Obama won debate by 8 pts, still support Romney by 1. Democrats need to accept debate this week was not a big game changer -Romney leads Obama 49-48 in Iowa as well, although Obama does have a 66/32 early vote lead there -Iowa voters think Obama won this week's debate 45/36, similar to New Hampshire, but not having a big impact on...
  • PPP (D) Poll of NH: R 49%, 0 48%

    10/19/2012 9:38:39 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    Mitt Romney leads our new New Hampshire poll 49-48. Obama had led by 6-8 pts in our polling before the first debate
  • Poll: Obama, Romney tied in New Hampshire

    10/15/2012 9:24:10 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    (CNN) – A poll released Monday indicates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are tied in the battleground state of New Hampshire. Likely voters in the Granite State are split 47% to 47%, according to a Suffolk University/7News survey. Two percent of voters support Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, while 4% are undecided. -snip- With the race so close, New Hampshire is one state where support for Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, could prove decisive in the final results. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said Obama will likely benefit more than Romney from Johnson voters....
  • New Hampshire (Romney 50%, Obama 46%)

    10/12/2012 8:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    American Research Group ^ | October 12, 2012
    Interview dates: October 9-11, 2012 Sample size: 600 likely voters Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time Question wording and responses: If the general election were being held today between Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, and Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president, the Republicans, for whom would you vote - Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan (names rotated), or someone else? New Hampshire Obama Romney Other Undecided Likely voters 46% 50% 1% 3% Democrats (29%) 94% 3% - 3% Republicans (35%) 6% 92% -...
  • Poll: Romney Cuts Into Obama’s Lead In New Hampshire

    10/10/2012 6:28:04 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 24 replies
    TPM LIVEWIRE ^ | Tuesday October 9, 2012 | Tom Kludt
    Mitt Romney now trails by only 6 points in New Hampshire, according to a new poll released Tuesday evening. The latest WMUR Granite State poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows President Barack Obama leading Romney among likely voters, 47 percent to 41 percent. Obama held a 15-point lead in last week's Granite State poll, which was conducted Sept. 27-30. The latest poll was conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 6, with 57 percent of the responses coming before the Oct. 3 presidential debate in Denver. As has been the case with other post-debate polling shifts, Obama has seen...
  • Romney Internal Polls: +3 in NH; +4 or 5 in OH

    10/07/2012 4:31:27 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 34 replies
    race42012.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Matt Coulter
    Mike Flynn, editor over at Breitbart, is making waves in the Twitterverse by posting some Romney campaign internals he caught wind of:
  • Despite Trailing, Romney and Ryan Hit New Hampshire

    10/05/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Courtney O'Brien
    In New Hampshire, the critical swing state where Mitt Romney first launched his general election campaign, the former governor is trailing the president by six points, according to RealClearPolitics.com. Obama won the state of New Hampshire in 2008 by nine points, with 54 percent of the vote to McCain’s 45 percent. The latest polls show him with a comfortable lead in this election as well. Former New Hampshire governor and Romney adviser John Sununu, however, criticized one survey in particular conducted by WMUR/University of New Hampshire, which shows Obama ahead by 15 points, referring to it as a “piece of...
  • NH Poll: Obama opens up 15 point lead

    10/01/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 200 replies
    Reported on RealClearPolitics ^ | October 1st | University of New Hampshire
    "President Barack Obama has opened a lead over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. Independent voters who had been supporting Romney have swung to Obama in recent weeks." ....... "With one month remaining before the November 6 election, Barack Obama has opened up a statistically significant lead over Mitt Romney in the battleground state of New Hampshire. In the most recent Granite State Poll, 52% of likely New Hampshire voters plan to vote for Obama, 37% say they will support Romney, 3% prefer some other candidate, and 9% say they are undecided."
  • New Hampshire Governor: Lamontagne (R) 48%, Hassan (D) 44%

    09/24/2012 2:07:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Saturday, September 22, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Rasmussen Reports' first look at New Hampshire's gubernatorial race since the state's party primaries finds Republican Ovide Lamontagne slightly ahead of Democrat Maggie Hassan. A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Granite State shows Lamontagne earning 48% of the vote, while Hassan picks up 44% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) How did you do in this week’s Rasmussen Challenge? Check the leaderboard. This New Hampshire survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on September 18, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of...
  • Election 2012: New Hampshire President New Hampshire: Romney 48%, Obama 45%

    09/19/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 19 September 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • New Hampshire Poll: 0 48%, R 47% (LV)

    09/18/2012 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 37 replies
    New Hampshire Poll: 0 48%, R 47% (LV) 0 48%, R 46% (RV)
  • Obama Visited This Apple Farm, But Management Not Happy About His 'You Didn't Build That' Comment

    08/20/2012 2:16:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/20/2012 | Brett LoGiuratto
    LONDONDERRY, N.H. — When President Barack Obama made an unannounced stop at a farm market here on Saturday, he likely had no idea how much some of his recent comments have caused quite a stir with its employees and management. Before a fired-up campaign speech in Windham, N.H., Obama stopped at Mack's Apples, a farm market that specializes in sales of fresh fruit. It was a place Obama visited twice in 2008, holding two campaign rallies on the property. But lately, the management at Mack's has noticed some of Obama's comments that have been seized by Republicans and caused a...
  • Democrat States Moving to Romney (NH, WI, MN and MI)

    08/06/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2012 | Ronald Kessler
    States that traditionally have been considered Democrat strongholds are now moving toward Mitt Romney, Bay Buchanan, a senior adviser to Romney, tells Newsmax. “When we came into this general election, it was assumed that the battleground states would be the same ones that they were in the past,” says Buchanan, who was treasurer of the U.S. under President Reagan. “Well what’s happened is a lot of the Democratic states are now looking like Mitt Romney could win them. They are now swing states.” That means that Democrats have to focus on an additional five states: New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and...
  • Poll: Obama up big in swing-state New Hampshire

    05/16/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama has opened up a double-digit lead in New Hampshire, according to a survey from left-leaning Public Policy Polling released on Tuesday. Obama leads with 53 percent over Romney at 41 percent. Romney led by 2 percent in the same poll conducted in July.
  • Could New Hampshire Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Law?

    03/04/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2012 | By Jonathan Moormann
    A bill that would repeal New Hampshire's same-sex marriage law appears likely to pass through the state's House and Senate, but it is unclear if the legislation has enough support to overturn a veto from the governor. New Hampshire passed a bill allowing same-sex civil unions in 2007, which were then converted to same-sex marriages by another bill passed in 2009. The second bill officially allowed new same-sex marriages in the state beginning on Jan. 1, 2011. However, in 2010 Republicans took control of both the state House and Senate, significantly shifting the legislature's opinion on the same-sex marriage issue....
  • GOP Presidential Primary: Total Numbers after Iowa and New Hamshire

    01/11/2012 7:31:06 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 49 replies
    jeffhead.com ^ | 10 January 2012 | Jeff HEad
    GOP Presidential Primary: Total Numbers after Iowa and New Hamshire: Thought I would create a thread that shows the totals of the primaries thus far in terms of total votes, totals by candidate, percentages, and delegates thus far. So, here it is Total Votes Cast (with percent in parens): Iowa = 121,914 (33.57%) New Hampshire = 241,299 (66.43%) Total Votes = 363,213 Total Vote/Percent and Delegates by Canddiate : Romney = 126,185 (34.74%) (12 Delegates) Paul = 82,122 (22.61%) (10 Delegates) Santorum = 52,921 (14.57%) (7 Delegates) Huntsman = 41,650 (11.52%) (2 Delegates) Gingrich = 39,321 (10.83%) 2 Delegates Perry...
  • Ron Paul To Everyone But Mitt: Drop Out

    01/10/2012 6:47:55 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 138 replies · 8+ views
    buzzfeed ^ | Tuesday January 10, 2012
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—Rep. Ron Paul's campaign called on the rest of the Republican field to drop out of the race and unite behind him in order to defeat Mitt Romney. “We urge Ron Paul’s opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul’s candidacy,” campaign chair Jesse Benton said in a statement. Read the full statement below: LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Ron Paul tonight scored an historic second-place victory in the 2012 New Hampshire Primary. Below please find comments from National Campaign Chairman...
  • Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire GOP primary

    Mitt Romney rolled to an easy victory Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, taking a broad stride toward capturing the GOP presidential nomination as the contest heads south for a pair of potentially make-or-break contests.
  • Newt cancelled NH event, security concerns

    01/09/2012 5:06:08 PM PST · by WellyP · 68 replies
    Fox News Television | 9 Jan. 2012 | Fox News
    Newt cancelles event in NH. Security concerns.
  • GOP, What’s Your Hurry? - Obama wants GOP to give him an opponent as quickly as possible

    01/10/2012 3:02:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 10, 2012 | Jordon Gehrke
    Republicans do not need to nominate a candidate anytime soon. On the contrary, if they want to beat President Obama, they should take their time before settling on a nominee. In January of 2010, Harry Reid looked like a “dead man walking” politically. Fourteen percent of Nevadans were unemployed, and he was having a hard time getting above 43 percent in most polls. There was only one way he could win: destroy his Republican opponent before he or she ever got out of the blocks. [snip] Ending the primary season early simply allows Team Obama more time to focus their...
  • Romney Likes ‘Being Able to Fire People’

    01/09/2012 12:12:27 PM PST · by Colofornian · 114 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    NASHUA, N.H. — Mitt Romney, already under intense scrutiny for his leadership at venture capital group Bain, inadvertently gave his rivals new material today when he said that he likes “being able to fire people.” The remarks came during a speech to the Nashua Chamber of Commerce this morning in which he was trying to explain that he would like people to have the option to pick and choose their medical insurance and get rid of plans that don’t meet their needs. “I want individuals to have their own insurance,” he said. “That means the insurance company will have an...
  • Occupy (and Ron Paul) Protesters Surround Santorum and Family After Final New Hampshire Pitch

    01/09/2012 8:47:36 PM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, January 9, 2011 | Shushanna Walshe
    Rick Santorum had his final rally tonight before Granite Staters start voting Tuesday morning in the first-in-the-nation primary. Supporters and press mobbed the candidate as he made his way around the packed restaurant and bar here. As he exited his final primary eve event, he was surrounded by a mix of protesters from the Occupy movement and Ron Paul supporters. As he walked out of Jillian’s in downtown Manchester, his staff surrounded him and the protesters tried to form a circle around the former Pennsylvania senator. They chanted, “Bigot, bigot!” and “Shame, shame!” as he made his way to his...
  • Rivals pound Romney for saying, 'I like being able to fire people'

    01/09/2012 6:50:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | January 9, 2012 | DAVID ESPO and KASIE HUNT
    Associated Press NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stumbled down the homestretch of the New Hampshire primary on Monday, declaring, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me" as his rivals intensified already fierce criticism. "Gov. Romney enjoys firing people. I enjoy creating jobs," said former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who has staked his candidacy on a strong showing in Tuesday's primary and has shown signs of gaining ground in recent polls. Romney is the odds-on favorite in New Hampshire, and Huntsman as well as other Republicans who are contesting the state have generally...
  • Is New Hampshire Fit to Pick a President?

    01/10/2012 4:05:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2012 | Byron York
    NASHUA, N.H. -- Is New Hampshire too white, too old and too godless to play a key role in selecting the next president? "The rap on Iowa: It doesn't represent the rest of the country -- too white, too evangelical, too rural," NBC's Andrea Mitchell famously said shortly before the Jan. 3 caucuses. Other critics called Iowa too old. If such concerns about Iowa are legitimate, then so are concerns about New Hampshire. For example, the first-in-the-nation primary state is actually whiter than Iowa. According to the 2010 census, New Hampshire is 93.9 percent white, 2.8 percent Hispanic and 1.1...
  • Dixville Notch: In First New Hampshire District It’s a Romney-Huntsman Tie

    01/10/2012 12:21:37 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 61 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 01-10-12 | Scott Baker
    DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Voters in the tiny New Hampshire village famed for casting the first ballots in the nation’s first presidential primary have found themselves in a tie between Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Nine ballots were cast in New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch just after midnight. Romney and Huntsman received two votes each. Coming in second with one vote apiece were Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. For the Democrats, President Barack Obama received three votes. The nine residents who cast their ballots include three registered Republicans and two registered Democrats. Four other voters haven’t declared a party.
  • Rick Santorum Campaigns in New Hampshire

    01/09/2012 9:38:38 AM PST · by Cincinnatus · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | Robert N. Going
    Long video of Rick Santorum campaigning in Amherst and Hollis, NH on January 7, 2012 prior to the debate. No editing out, no commentary. Just the candidate and questions from the folks.
  • Herman Cain is back [ Lynn Sweet ]

    01/02/2012 6:50:17 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 84 replies
    SunTimes 'The scoop from Washington' weblog ^ | January 2, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    Failed GOP White House hopeful Herman Cain, who dropped out after a woman who said she was his mistress went public is staging a comeback of sorts, he announced on Monday--on the eve of the Iowa caucus. "Our mission continues, and we're on fire for 2012 and beyond!," Cain said in an e-mail, highlighting a list of media interviews he has booked. Cain is looking to regain some spotlight in a week heavy with Republican presidential politics--that he is no longer a part of. "....I will soon be announcing a major new initiative. This is a crusade so critical to...
  • Gingrich Narrows Romney's Lead in New Hampshire

    12/09/2011 9:03:29 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/09/2011 | Dan Weil
    From the beginning of his campaign, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney has put the bulk of his early primary state focus on New Hampshire. It borders Massachusetts, where Romney was governor, and he has a home on Lake Winnipesaukee. New Hampshire was meant to be the firewall in case Romney fared poorly in the first primary/caucus state of Iowa Jan. 3, a week before the Granite State’s contest. Romney held huge leads in early polls. But now former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has pulled to within 10 percentage points in New Hampshire, recent polls and Gingrich’s campaign director in the...
  • NH Removes Presidential Candidate! (hypocrisy alert)

    11/23/2011 12:46:05 PM PST · by jdirt · 59 replies
    vanity ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | jd
    In 2008, the NH Secretary of State and the Ballot Law Commission removed Presidential candidate Sal Mohammad because he was not a natural born citizen. Because President Obama is also not a natural born citizen, the NH legislature passed a law last year that required a statement that the candidate meets the qualifications under the Constitution to serve as President. Last Friday a hearing was conducted by the Ballot Law Commission for the complaint that Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen based on decided law in the US Supreme Court ruling Minor v Happersett and; documentary evidence that...
  • Crowd sourced campaigns making the mainstream media irrelevant

    11/23/2011 7:22:24 AM PST · by packback · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 11.17.11 | Andy Booker
    Ron Paul has effectively crowd sourced his campaign and his get out the vote in Iowa and New Hampshire may set a new standard for political volunteer efficiency. In the video the women make a valid but not often overlooked point in campaign politics, "volunteer smart."
  • Ron Paul Supports Occupy Wall Street

    11/21/2011 11:41:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Free Keene ^ | November 21, 2011 | "Ian"
    Ron Paul spoke tonight at Keene State College, and as is being reported nationally, was “mic checked” by Occupy Keeneat the end of his speech. The occupiers said: “We are the 99%! We will be heard! There are criminals on Wall Street who walk free, there are protesters in jail…There’s something wrong with this system. We are the 99%! We will be heard!” He handled it graciously by smiling throughout and then by asking them if they feel better. He was also sure to point out his agreement with the Occupy Wall St. movement, saying, “I’m very much involved with...
  • Senator Kelly Ayotte Endorses Mitt Romney

    11/22/2011 8:01:51 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The State Column ^ | November 21, 2011 | The State Column
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney received a coveted endorsement Sunday from New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Ayotte announced her support for Romney at a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire. Ayotte believes Romney is the GOP’s best chance to defeat President Barack Obama. “I have been impressed by the amount of time Mitt Romney has spent in New Hampshire, holding open town hall meetings, answering the tough questions and listening to voters,” Ayotte said in a Romney campaign press release. Ayotte’s popularity in New Hampshire should help Romney, who skipped a conservative Christian forum in Iowa Sunday where several of...
  • Union Leader Blasts Cain for Refusing to Allow Interview to Be Filmed

    11/21/2011 9:37:31 AM PST · by TBBT · 66 replies
    The Corner ^ | 11/21/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    From New Hampshire’s Union Leader: Cain’s decision was made after a video showed him fumbling an answer about Libya during a newspaper editorial board interview in Milwaukee — and right before he was to do an interview with this newspaper, which we wanted C-SPAN to record and broadcast. That wasn’t going to happen, a Cain campaign spokesman said, because “videos are typically used for television and it’s a newspaper. We decided we didn’t want to do the video.” Videos these days are used by everyone, even random people on the street who record candidates with their cell phones. The difference...
  • Newt Gingrich in New Hampshire speech: I'm best debater in GOP field

    11/21/2011 12:26:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | November 21, 2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    NASHUA, N.H. — Newt Gingrich has made his refusal to launch negative attacks on his GOP rivals a point of pride, but he didn't hesitate to lay out why he thinks he's a superior candidate at a speech here Monday morning. Channeling the oft-repeated comments of what Republican primary voters say they like about him, Gingrich held up his experience and debate skills to contrast himself with the other Republican hopefuls. Continue Reading "If you stop and ask yourself: it's October of 2012, President Obama is spending $1 billion beating up the Republican candidate [and] you get to the debates,...
  • Ron Paul: GOP will be punished if it capitulates on tax increases

    11/17/2011 7:41:18 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-17 | Justin Sink
    Ron Paul says that Republicans will be punished if they do not hold the line against tax increases in the super-committee negotiations and argued that his campaign was well situated to challenge Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination in a radio interview with Sean Hannity Thursday. "If we capitulate, they will punish the Republican Party," Paul said in response to questions about proposed tax increases. He also said that Republicans needed to be thinking more dramatically about reducing the federal deficit. "Even if they cut a trillion dollars over the next couple of years from the baseline budget it doesn't...
  • N.H. House begins bid to repeal gay marriage

    10/25/2011 6:31:44 AM PDT · by fwdude · 47 replies
    Seacoastonline.com ^ | 10/25/2011 | Charles McMahon
    CONCORD — Both sides of a contentious debate on marriage equality will square off in Concord today. The House Judiciary Committee will consider House Bill 437 to repeal same-sex marriage, which became legal just last year. The bill also would allow civil unions for any unmarried adults competent to enter into a contract — including relatives. The bill's sponsor, state Rep. David Bates, R-Windham, told the Herald on Monday the latest push to repeal gay marriage is meant to correct what he said was a mistake made by the Legislature in 2009. "I, and many people in New Hampshire, believe...
  • Romney Crushing Field in NH among Likely GOP Primary Voters

    09/22/2011 7:33:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has surged among Republican voters in New Hampshire, and Rick Perry is a distant fourth, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH TV) poll of likely voters in New Hampshire’s GOP presidential primary. Romney has opened up a 27-point lead over his nearest rival in New Hampshire, and pundits may have to rethink predictions of a two-man GOP race between Romney and Perry. Front-runners gaining on pack Romney (41 percent) gained 5 points since June, followed by Ron Paul (14 percent), and Jon Huntsman (10 percent). Huntsman and Paul gained 6 percent each since the last...
  • Romney makes move to embrace Tea Party (RINO "loves" Tea Party Express)

    09/02/2011 6:20:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-09-01 | Matt Viser & Tracy Jan
    WASHINGTON - For much of the past year, Mitt Romney seemed to strenuously avoid looking as if he were too closely linked to the Tea Party. No longer. In an apparent strategic shift, Romney will be standing beneath a Tea Party Express banner in New Hampshire on Sunday night, and by Monday afternoon he will be at a Republican gathering in South Carolina hosted by Senator Jim DeMint, the South Carolina Republican and Tea Party kingmaker. What changed?
  • Bachmann gaining ground in N.H. poll (where she poses major threat to Romney ascendancy)

    07/06/2011 7:21:42 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-07-06 | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON - Representative Michele Bachmann has rapidly gained ground in a new poll of New Hampshire voters, tapping her popularity with Tea Party activists and potentially causing problems for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor, who has long dominated polls in the Granite State, had his lead cut to single-digits in a new survey done by Public Policy Polling. Although polls taken six months before voters head to the polls can be unreliable, they can also provide a window into a volatile Republican electorate. Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, would get 18 percent of the vote, according to the...
  • Romney leads in NH poll; Bachmann creeping up. Romney 35, Bachmann 12, Paul 7, Giuliani 7

    07/06/2011 7:21:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/2011 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney maintains his wide lead among GOP presidential candidates in New Hampshire, according to a poll released Tuesday evening. But in what may be the real race in the state, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has crept into a distant second. In the poll, conducted by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire, Romney received support from 35 percent of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters, down from 41 percent from last month's WMUR-Univ. of N.H. poll. Bachmann was backed by 12 percent of those polled, a 8-point jump since the last poll, before strong debate performance...
  • My take on the New Hampshire debate

    06/14/2011 3:57:29 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 13, 2011 | Michael Barone
    Bottom line. This was a New Hampshire debate, but it has serious ramifications for Iowa as well. I have disparaged the idea that Romney is the frontrunner; I continue to think that given the polls no one is the frontrunner. But Romney behaved like a frontrunner tonight, one with confidence and sense of command and with the adroitness to step aside from two major issue challenges (Romneycare, his various views on abortion) he faces. Romney has wisely eschewed the Iowa caucuses this time, leaving as two major competitors there Pawlenty (from next door Minnesota and a genuine religious conservative) and...