Updated: GOP 2nd District US House candidates spar on ‘law-breaking’ charges, voting records
Jul30

Updated: GOP 2nd District US House candidates spar on ‘law-breaking’ charges, voting records

MANCHESTER – Republican candidates in the 2nd U.S. House district primary race Wednesday accused each other of taking illegal campaign contributions and sparred about their attendance records and votes in the New Hampshire Legislature.   State Rep. Marilinda Garcia of Salem and former state Sen. Gary Lambert of Nashua, while also addressing key state and national issues from the Northern Pass to the Veterans Affairs scandal, did...

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Mayday PAC commits $2M to help Rubens, while Bolton backs Brown
Jul30

Mayday PAC commits $2M to help Rubens, while Bolton backs Brown

CONCORD — In a huge boost for Republican Jim Rubens’ U.S. Senate campaign, a super PAC promoting campaign finance reform has decided to back him and oppose perceived GOP Senate primary front-runner Scott Brown with independent expenditures of $2 million in New Hampshire.   The Mayday PAC — dubbed “the super PAC to end all super PACs” because that is its ultimate goal — picked Rubens because of his strong stance...

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Tough new ads in NH call Christie ‘bad on judges’
Jul29

Tough new ads in NH call Christie ‘bad on judges’

CONCORD– When New Jersey Gov. and potential 2016 presidential hopeful Chris Christie arrives in the Granite State on Thursday to raise money for the state GOP and campaign with a candidate for governor, he will find a familiar critic on the airwaves and online here.     The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative 501c-4 advocacy group, will begin television, radio and digital advertising on Wednesday calling Christie...

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Perry follows Brown in attacking Shaheen, Obama on border security
Jul29

Perry follows Brown in attacking Shaheen, Obama on border security

CONCORD – Three weeks ahead of a return visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tag teamed with New Hampshire Republican Party Chair Jennifer Horn Tuesday to accuse Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and President Barack Obama of being soft on illegal immigration.   Perry, who is eyeing a second run for President, brushed aside a question about 2016 and said his conference call with Horn was about 2014.   When...

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NH ‘liberty movement’ version of Norquist’s ‘Wednesday Meetings’ proposed – on Mondays
Jul29

NH ‘liberty movement’ version of Norquist’s ‘Wednesday Meetings’ proposed – on Mondays

A self-described “libertarian-conservative” who is taking on a member of the state Senate leadership in a primary has joined with a long time conservative activist in an attempt to create a local version of Grover Norquist’s Wednesday Meeting.   An email from Tim Condon and Sam Pimm to their fellow conservatives, obtained by the New Hampshire Journal  says they are establishing a “Monday Meeting“ series “patterned on” Americans...

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Innis, Guinta detail their positions on PATRIOT Act, NSA surveillance
Jul28

Innis, Guinta detail their positions on PATRIOT Act, NSA surveillance

First District Republican U.S. House candidates Dan Innis and Frank Guinta sparred on the issue government surveillance and the PATRIOT Act during a debate last week on WGIR radio.   The debate was hosted by “New Hampshire Today” program host Jack Heath. New Hampshire Journal news editor John DiStaso was the prime questioner. Today, the New Hampshire Journal publishes opinion pieces from the two candidates on the important issue....

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