Granite Reports Update:  Conservative group ‘Citizens for a Strong NH’ launches microsite asking, ‘Why Are They Hiding?’
Sep17

Granite Reports Update: Conservative group ‘Citizens for a Strong NH’ launches microsite asking, ‘Why Are They Hiding?’

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17: MICROSITE CHIDES FOUR TOP DEMOCRATS. The conservative issues group Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire today launched a microsite focusing on a lack of open town halls by Gov. Maggie Hassan, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster.   In unveiling www.WhyAreTheyHiding.com, the group cited “the failed votes and policy positions” of the four Democrats as the reason they are, in its...

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Havenstein says Christie, despite NJ bond downgrades, is ‘doing a fine job’
Sep17

Havenstein says Christie, despite NJ bond downgrades, is ‘doing a fine job’

CONCORD — As he prepared to campaign with Republican Governors Association and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the third time this summer, New Hampshire candidate for governor Walt Havenstein said Wednesday Christie is “doing a fine job” managing difficult circumstances in the Garden State.   New Jersey last week suffered its eighth bond downgrade since Christie has been governor. According to the Star-Ledger of Newark,...

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Updated: NHGOP chair has stern message for party activists who endorse Democrats
Sep17

Updated: NHGOP chair has stern message for party activists who endorse Democrats

New Hampshire Republican Party Chair Jennifer Horn on Tuesday issued a warning to Republican activists who openly endorse Democrats: they will not be members of the Republican State Committee on her watch.   Horn wrote the stern message on the party Facebook page after word circulated that some Republicans have placed signs for Democratic Executive Councilor Chris Pappas on their properties alongside signs for Republican...

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This week on TV: Shaheen, allies double Brown and his backers’ ad spending
Sep16

This week on TV: Shaheen, allies double Brown and his backers’ ad spending

As some recent polls have shown Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown has caught up to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, she and her allies have beefed up their television advertising buys.     Other new polls have Shaheen ahead. A New England College poll tonight for NH 1 found Shaheen ahead 51 to 40 percent, while a Rasmussen poll on Monday had her up by 6 percentage points. For other recent polls, see our Monday report.  ...

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Speaker Boehner to return to NH to help Guinta raise campaign cash
Sep16

Speaker Boehner to return to NH to help Guinta raise campaign cash

MANCHESTER — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner will return to New Hampshire on Sept. 24 to headline a fundraiser for former Rep. Frank Guinta.   Guinta is running against current Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in an effort to win back the seat he lost to her in 2012.   As the New Hampshire Journal first reported on Twitter, Boehner, of Ohio, will be the featured guest at $250-and-up reception for Guinta at The...

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Shea-Porter accuses Guinta of being soft on violence against women
Sep16

Shea-Porter accuses Guinta of being soft on violence against women

CONCORD – U.S.  Rep. Carol Shea-Porter this week is hitting Republican challenger Frank Guinta on a topic that is always sensitive, but is particularly so in the wake of revelations about the National Football League — domestic violence.   Shea-Porter’s campaign is charging that Guinta has an “appalling” record on women’s issues, particularly, it says, through his support while in Congress in 2011 and 2012 of what her...

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