Updated: Brown, Shaheen spar on energy policies, costs
Oct20

Updated: Brown, Shaheen spar on energy policies, costs

Energy prices were in focus in the U.S. Senate race today as the Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen campaigns unveiled new television ads, each charging that the other’s policies would hike prices for Granite Staters.     Brown’s latest television ad, released Monday, accuses Shaheen of voting to “pave the way for a new tax on energy.”     The Shaheen campaign ad charges that Brown does the bidding of “Big Oil,” but...

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Shaheen now open to Ebola-related travel bans ‘if they would work’
Oct20

Shaheen now open to Ebola-related travel bans ‘if they would work’

After opposing travel bans from the West African nations at the center of the Ebola crisis for nearly a week, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen today said she is now open to such bans “if they would work.”   The state Republican Party immediately called Shaheen’s statement to New England Cable News a “flip-flop.” Party chairman Jennifer Horn said, “Jeanne Shaheen must have just taken a poll and realized that she was out of step with the vast...

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Granite Reports Update: Two more polls show Shaheen leading tight U.S. Senate race
Oct20

Granite Reports Update: Two more polls show Shaheen leading tight U.S. Senate race

MONDAY, OCT. 20: STILL TIGHT.  Two polls released from Massachusetts news organizations Monday continued to show a tight U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire, with Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen holding leads over Republican Scott Brown that are within the margins of error.     A Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll shows Shaheen leading Brown, 49 to 46 percent, with nearly 6 percent undecided. The margin of error is...

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House budgets’ ‘poison pills’ subject of latest Guinta vs. Shea-Porter fight
Oct20

House budgets’ ‘poison pills’ subject of latest Guinta vs. Shea-Porter fight

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter says Republican opponent Frank Guinta’s latest television ad against her is misleading because it uses a “poison pill” vote in the House to claim that she voted to allow members of Congress “first class travel and health care for life.”     Shea-Porter campaign spokesman Marjorie Connolly says Guinta should take the ad off the air because the provision being cited was buried in a GOP budget that...

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Pataki (again) says he’s ‘serious’ about a possible presidential run
Oct20

Pataki (again) says he’s ‘serious’ about a possible presidential run

Twice before, former three-term New York Gov. George Pataki thought seriously about running for President, only to pull the plug.   He was serious then, but this time, he said today, he is very serious about it.   In New Hampshire yesterday, today and tomorrow, Pataki told the New Hampshire Journal this afternoon, “I am seriously looking at it because this country has been headed in the wrong direction, and it is sad to me...

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Attorney General finds Havenstein broke state campaign finance laws
Oct17

Attorney General finds Havenstein broke state campaign finance laws

CONCORD — The Attorney General’s Office today issued a finding that Republican Walt Havenstein’s campaign committee violated state campaign finance law by failing to register  with the Secretary of State’s office within 24 hours of receiving a contribution of more than $500.   The ruling responded to a complaint filed in August by the New Hampshire Democratic Party, which noted that the candidate for governor began loaning...

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