Update: Pataki postpones trip to NH due to storm
Jan26

Update: Pataki postpones trip to NH due to storm

(Update: Monday, Jan. 26)   Forecasts of a major winter storm for Tuesday and into Wednesday has forced Gov. George Pataki to postpone his scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday trip to New Hampshire.     (Our earlier report on and interview with Pataki follows:)   Although he is not an official candidate yet, former New York Gov. George Pataki not only appears headed in that direction, but is approaching full...

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Mowers to head new Christie leadership PAC operations in NH
Jan26

Mowers to head new Christie leadership PAC operations in NH

Outgoing New Hampshire Republican Party executive director Matt Mowers will soon become the New Hampshire state director of a new leadership PAC formed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his supporters.   Mowers will not have an official title but will be working with the PAC to “execute the mission of the PAC in New Hampshire,” A source with knowledge of Mowers’ role told the New Hampshire Journal. The...

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O’Brien, in Iowa, takes not-so-veiled shots at Mitt, Jeb
Jan24

O’Brien, in Iowa, takes not-so-veiled shots at Mitt, Jeb

Speaking in to hundreds of fellow conservatives in Iowa on Saturday, former New Hampshire House speaker Bill O’Brien took barely veiled shots at Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, urging the group not to nominate for President a Republican who has run twice before or “a liberal supporter” of the Common Core education program.   “I don’t know what is worse,” O’Brien told the “Freedom Summit,” sponsored by the conservative Citizens United...

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Granite Reports: Is Gardner now ‘secondary’ to keeping our primary first? Duprey thinks so
Jan24

Granite Reports: Is Gardner now ‘secondary’ to keeping our primary first? Duprey thinks so

SATURDAY, JAN. 24: GARDNER “SECONDARY?” For the first time in memory, there appear to be no rogue states ready to challenge New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary status in 2016.   Past cycles of course have seen challenges from the likes of Arizona, Delaware, Florida and Michigan, but the national political parties have imposed rules with harsh penalties for state that try to move ahead of the designated early states and,...

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Updated NH Journal exclusive: Chris Christie booked for major GOP event in NH
Jan23

Updated NH Journal exclusive: Chris Christie booked for major GOP event in NH

FRIDAY EVENING, Jan. 23 Update: New Hampshire Republican sources have confirmed that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s visit to the Granite State on Feb. 16 is now definite.   The New Hampshire Journal first reported earlier today that Christie was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the joint Merrimack County-Concord City Republican Committee Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at the Grappone Conference Center. Our report came ahead...

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Granite Reports Preview: Watch for late February NH visit from Marco Rubio
Jan23

Granite Reports Preview: Watch for late February NH visit from Marco Rubio

FRIDAY, JAN. 23: RUBIO RETURNING. Activity on the Republican side of the presidential primary scene in New Hampshire ramped up in a big way this week. We reported exclusively that a key associate of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is reaching out and inquiring about operatives in the state who may be interesting in being part of a presidential campaign.   We also reported exclusively that, pending final confirmation, New Jersey Gov....

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