Debt and Border Security Drive Tucker’s First District Campaign
Apr23

Debt and Border Security Drive Tucker’s First District Campaign

Republican State Rep. Pam Tucker of Greenland announced in February she was entering the competitive primary in the First Congressional District. Her primary battle is currently set against Congressman Frank Guinta and businessman Rich Ashooh. Democrats also have a primary battle between former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and businessman Shawn O’Connor. The race is considered one of the most competitive nationwide by the Cook...

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As Climate Activists Rally in New Hampshire, Questions Swirl Over Conspiracy Against Exxon
Apr21

As Climate Activists Rally in New Hampshire, Questions Swirl Over Conspiracy Against Exxon

A coalition of environmental groups seeking prosecution of ExxonMobil took their national campaign to New Hampshire on Thursday, even as serious questions begin to arise about the propriety of the tactics and goals that the groups are employing as they become increasingly brazen. The groups gathered before the statehouse demanding that Attorney General Joseph Foster launch an investigation into the energy company for allegedly...

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Ashooh Set to Focus Campaign on Fiscal Responsibility and National Security
Apr10

Ashooh Set to Focus Campaign on Fiscal Responsibility and National Security

Republican businessman Rich Ashooh last week announced his candidacy for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st District. Ashooh will face a tough primary fight against incumbent Congressman Frank Guinta and state Rep. Pam Tucker. Businessman Dan Innis recently exited the race. Democrats also have a primary battle between former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and businessman Shawn O’Connor. NH Journal spoke with Ashooh about his decision to run...

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Forrester, Marchand Join Governor’s Race
Apr01

Forrester, Marchand Join Governor’s Race

Two more candidates entered the race for New Hampshire governor this week. State Senator Jeanie Forrester announced  she will be running for the Republican nomination, and former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand is joining the Democratic race. Forrester is the fourth Republican to enter the race. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas also announced in March. Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, who is the son of former Gov. John H. Sununu, along...

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Advice for Acela Passengers: Everybody’s a Reporter
Mar30

Advice for Acela Passengers: Everybody’s a Reporter

After covering a press conference Tuesday in New York featuring Al Gore and the attorneys general of several states, I got on the 2 p.m. Acela to head back to D.C. I considered the Quiet Car after being subjected to the morning conference calls of all my fellow passengers heading to New York at 7 a.m., but to my good fortune, I passed that car and sat down at a table that I had to myself all the way to Philadelphia, which happens to...

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Dan Innis Suspends Congressional Campaign (Updated)
Mar25

Dan Innis Suspends Congressional Campaign (Updated)

Portsmouth business owner Dan Innis announced he was “suspending” his campaign for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s first congressional district in an email to supporters this afternoon. “This is not a decision that was easy to make. With help from my family, my friends, and my advisors, I made the difficult decision to step out of the run,”  Innis said in the email.  “Needless to say, there were a host of personal and...

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