Flanagan Aims to Challenge Kuster on Economy, Balanced Budget
Jun23

Flanagan Aims to Challenge Kuster on Economy, Balanced Budget

State Rep. Jack Flanagan hopes to unseat incumbent Democrat Annie Kuster for the 2nd district seat. But first, he must battle a busy primary field for the right to be the Republican Party’s candidate. In an interview with New Hampshire Journal, Flanagan said he is running to advocate for economic development and for a balanced budget in Washington. “The other thing is, I realize the legislative process is what I really enjoy. What I...

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Experts Say the War Against ISIS Needs Better Media Messaging
Jun22

Experts Say the War Against ISIS Needs Better Media Messaging

There was certainly more than one headline-grabbing moment in Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the ideology of ISIS. A young Yazidi woman recounted her harrowing experience of enslavement and gang rape by the Islamic terror group, holding the Homeland Security Committee in rapt attention. Then a well-regarded Muslim scholar said he had “no problem” with the term “radical Islam,” in contrast to the Obama...

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Marchand Looks to Data-Driven Government
Jun17

Marchand Looks to Data-Driven Government

Steve Marchand found out about Moneyball — from a book he read at age 10 “in the back of a Chevy Caprice Classic,” on a road trip, with the parents. They handed him a book — with a baseball on the cover — to keep him occupied. Bill James’s Historical Baseball Extract was an eye-opener. “I’m not claiming I understood it all,” he said, but the book did more than change the way he looked at...

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Chris Sununu Says New Hampshire Needs Better Leadership
Jun17

Chris Sununu Says New Hampshire Needs Better Leadership

In any other political campaign, membership in a blue chip political family might give a candidate the edge, but as Chris Sununu, who is a Republican candidate for governor knows, 2016 is not an ordinary year. That’s ok with him because the family legacy is about giving back to the community, he said, with the understanding public service “is just that — it’s for the public.” Sununu, son of John H. and Nancy Sununu, is the...

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Businessman Edelblut Campaigns on Growing New Hampshire’s Economy
Jun13

Businessman Edelblut Campaigns on Growing New Hampshire’s Economy

Republican Frank Edelblut is a candidate for governor because he believes he can make a difference. But before he announced, he talked it over at home with his wife of 30 years and prayed about the decision with her and their kids. “We think the time is right for someone with my background,” he said. “I start with the economy,” the businessman and state lawmaker recently told NH Journal. “Jobs are really important to people in New...

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In Governor’s Race, Dextraze Offers Alternative to Establishment Democrats
Jun13

In Governor’s Race, Dextraze Offers Alternative to Establishment Democrats

Derek Dextraze, 33, believes the state government can do more to stop the heroin epidemic. After watching the suffering up close, while his own brother struggles to stay drug free, he decided to run for governor and combat the epidemic from inside the Statehouse. His main platform calls for legalizing marijuana to capture millions in tax revenues and then using those funds – which he estimates at $70 million — to provide better...

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