Lamontagne weighs in on Stephen decision not to seek Corner Office

Ovide Lamontagne is out with a gracious statement directed at 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee John Stephen, who announced he will not seek the governorship again in 2012. It’s not terribly surprising that Lamontagne would heap praise on a man who would otherwise be competing for the same job he is, but the two are known to be friendly enough. Ovide’s job it to consolidate Republican support behind his candidacy in...

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Gov. Lynch won’t seek reelection
Sep14

Gov. Lynch won’t seek reelection

Popular Democratic Gov. John Lynch will not seek an unprecedented fifth term, NH Journal has learned from reliable sources. Lynch will announce his intention not to seek reelection on Thursday. Sources tell NH Journal that Lynch has personally invited state commissioners and close political friends to a private lunch after the announcement. He will thank them for their hard work and honor their collective achievements. Lynch’s...

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Website Forms to Draft Kevin Smith for Governor
Jul18

Website Forms to Draft Kevin Smith for Governor

NH Journal has learned that the website, www.kevinsmithforgovernor.com, has recently been activated in an effort to build support for a Kevin Smith candidacy for Governor of New Hampshire. Kevin Smith, Executive Director of the Cornerstone Policy Research organization, has not publicly expressed an interest in a campaign for Governor but many influential Republicans have been talking behind the scenes about the need for a fresh, new...

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Politico: NH Gov race could be competitive in ‘12

Politico believes New Hampshire 2012 Governor’s race could be one of the most competitive in the country. “Democratic Gov. John Lynch won a historic fourth two-year term last year even as the GOP picked off both House seats and held the open Senate seat. But he has not yet indicated whether he’ll run in 2012,” writes Politico’s David Catanese.

 “Ovide Lamontagne, the tea party favorite who came very close to upending newly elected...

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Kimball names Wrobleski as NHGOP Executive Director

Newly-elected NHGOP Chairman Jack Kimball announced his selection for the Party’s Executive Director, tapping veteran Granite State operative Will Wrobleski to fill his top spot. Wrobleski is fresh from managing Ovide Lamontagne’s 2008 Senate campaign, and has worked for John Stephen, John E. Sununu, and Mitt Romney. See below for full text of the press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Buck 828-8026 KIMBALL...

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