stories tagged "John Stephen"

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 […]

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Gov. Lynch won’t seek reelection

New Hampshire Governor

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 […]

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Website Forms to Draft Kevin Smith for Governor


NH Journal has learned that the website,, 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 […]

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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,” […]

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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 […]

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Romney, Huckabee lead NH GOP race for President, new polls precede launch of controversial film


A new poll from the consulting firm Strategic National has some interesting numbers from New Hampshire primary voters on the state’s big-ticket races — and on the voters’ views on the intersection of science and religion. When asked about who they will support in the GOP primary for president, Gov. Mitt Romney had a commanding […]

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Poll: Lamontagne has early lead in GOP Gov sweepstakes

New Hampshire Republican Senate hopeful Ovide Lamontagne greets supporters before a debate in Manchester, N.H., in this photo taken Wednesday Sept. 8, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

The rumors started moments after he came within a whisker of defeating Kelly Ayotte in the 2010 Republican primary for U.S. Senate: Ovide Lamontagne is going to run for Governor in 2012. Is it true? NH Journal doesn’t have any inside information on Ovide’s future. But we have obtained a new survey that shows the […]

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