stories tagged "Ovide Lamontagne"

Editorial: Maggie Hassan’s only clear position is that she can’t be trusted

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Driving through scenic Portsmouth several days before the election, one can spot a large 4×8 Romney-Ryan sign with the words ‘flip flopper’ scrawled across it in spray paint.  It’s an epithet Democrats have long tried to tie to the Republican presidential nominee but haven’t been able to make stick.  Why?  Because when Romney has changed […]

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Hassan’s Greatest Tax Hikes: A Retrospective

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1. Increasing the cigarette tax from $.52 to $.80 as part of the FY2006-7 budget trailer bill. Hassan voted YEA on adopting the Committee of Conference Report (2106CofC) for the bill. 6/29/2005, Vote #97, HB2. 2. Increasing the cigarette tax from $.80 to $1.08 as part of the FY2008-9 budget trailer bill. Hassan voted YEA […]

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VIDEO: Lamontagne refutes Hassan’s attacks

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For Granite Staters who weren’t able to tune in to the final gubernatorial debate, hosted by WMUR on Thursday, Republican Ovide Lamontagne’s campaign has released video clips of some key moments, where Lamontagne hits back against some of the more egregious charges made by Democrat Maggie Hassan and her allies. In one clip, Lamontagne addresses […]

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Buckle up for Maggie Hassan’s latest flip-flop on individual liberty

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Democrat Maggie Hassan’s now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t answer on a question about instituting a seatbelt law during Thursday’s WMUR-TV gubernatorial debate is enough to make you wonder if she’s ever heard the Granite State’s ‘Live Free or Die’ motto. During the debate’s lightening round – where candidates were asked to keep answers to a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ […]

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Meals and Rooms tax comprise ‘Maggie’s Taxes of the Day’ #63 and 64

In what amounts to proof of Maggie Hassan’s obvious love of tourism in New Hampshire, tax hikes on meals and rooms are today’s ‘Maggie’s Taxes of the Day.’ “Tourism is one of the Granite State’s most important revenue sources, and we need to maintain competitive pricing to attract visitors when we have Maine and Vermont […]

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New Hampshire-based PAC goes on offensive against Hassan

New Hampshire Citizens for a Stronger Economy is making an eleventh hour push against Maggie Hassan, targeting the defeated state Senator turned gubernatorial candidate with both a web ad and statewide radio ad buy. The web ad, posted below, targets Hassan’s repeated votes to raise taxes on New Hampshire families.

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Lamontagne: The Paradox of the Good Person in Politics

Lamontagne’s been a leader in Easter Seals, Catholic Charities, Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Boy Scouts, and the list goes on. These causes are a more personal commitment for Ovide and his wife, Bettie, than many may be aware. After getting married at age 21 – the Lamontagnes have been married 33 years – the couple adopted their first child though Catholic Charities. Two years later, they were approached privately on behalf of a young woman who was pregnant, and in time they adopted a second baby. And in between, a foster child came into their lives.

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Equal pay? Hassan cooks her books by holding staff payroll

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According to the latest finance report filed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan’s campaign, her campaign operatives have recently been demoted from well-paid staffers to unpaid interns. In what is clearly an effort to boost her cash-on-hand number going into the final sprint of the race, Hassan’s report shows that she hasn’t paid her staff […]

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Democrats for Ovide coalition launches

A Thursday morning press release marked the kickoff of Democrats for Ovide, a coalition currently comprised of over 30 registered New Hampshire Democrats who are now backing the Republican nominee for Governor. Led by former State Senate Minority Leader Robert Preston and former State Senator Bobby Preston, the announcement comes on the heels of several […]

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Are unions strong-arming state employees to vote for Maggie Hassan?

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After NH Journal exposed legal questions raised by a $25,000 union-tied campaign contribution to Maggie Hassan, additional information is coming to light about the major role organized labor is playing in the New Hampshire gubernatorial race. When some New Hampshire state employees arrived at their office last week, they were greeted at their desks by […]

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