Author Archive | William Tucker

Free Staters take credit for Bill O’Brien win, announce plan to primary Kelly Ayotte

Image: youtube.com House Republicans today picked Bill O’Brien to be their nominee for Speaker by a 116-112 vote. Members of the Free State Project, who claim to have won 20 seats for the 2015-2016 session, took credit for O’Brien’s win over former Speaker Gene Chandler. On Ron Paul Forums, one early mover described the Free […]

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Lee Quandt: Pundits say N.H. is a purple state, it looks more like a black and blue state to me

Image: Zach Stern / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Former state Rep. Lee Quandt (R-Exeter), who had his share of battles with former Speaker Bill O’Brien, provides his take on the House speakership contest between O’Brien and Rep. Gene Chandler — and explains why Kelly Ayotte and friends endorsed Chandler: Republicans took a drubbing because O’Brien brought […]

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Republican Liberty Caucus: Ayotte is a miscreant who neither understands nor respects N.H. House

Image: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0  Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire chair Aaron Day has written a blistering response to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and other senior Republican leaders who endorsed Gene Chandler for state House Speaker. Day, who also leads the Free State Project, followed his group’s endorsement of former Speaker Bill […]

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#FITN query: ‘Do you dislike bootysex because the peeny goes in where the poopy comes out?’

Image: youtube.com/americanbridge21st Sunday night, a group of Dartmouth College students were really rude to Texas Gov. Rick Perry. “In 2002, you supported Texas’s anti-sodomy laws. Do you dislike bootysex because the peeny goes in where the poopy comes out?” asked sophomore Ben Packer. The Dartmouth reporter Emily Sellers asked, “In your campaigns you have received […]

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State Rep. Cushing files election law complaint against Charles and David Koch

State House Rep. Renny Cushing (D-Hampton) has filed a complaint with the state attorney general alleging billionaires Charles and David Koch are the “ultimate source” of the funding for a political mailer that violated the state’s election laws. The mailer, which Cushing says contained “false and misleading information,” was paid for by New Hampshire Advantage […]

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National group dedicated to getting money out of politics claims credit for Vaillancourt defeat

Image: youtube.com/TheYoungTurks A national organization dedicated to ending the corrupting influence of money in politics is taking credit for state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt’s defeat. Wolf PAC founder Cenk Uygur says the super PAC targeted the six-term Manchester Republican after he opposed a House resolution, championed by Wolf PAC, that called on Congress to begin the […]

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Reporter James Pindell: Missing in action

Image: youtube.com/wmurtv The day after a question from James Pindell exposed Scott Brown’s lack of knowledge about New Hampshire geography, the WMUR journalist gave himself a “down arrow” for the incident. “When a reporter — or a debate panelist — becomes the story then they failed. … The problem wasn’t the Sullivan County question I […]

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Vaillancourt bows out gracefully: ‘I tired in sitting in a room with people I can’t stand’

Image: youtube.com We won’t have state House Rep. Steve Vaillancourt to kick around anymore. The Manchester Republican who gained notoriety for his “Sieg Heil” salute to then-Speaker Bill O’Brien and, more recently, for declaring Congresswoman Annie Kuster is “ugly as sin,” lost his re-election bid. Vaillancourt finished third in Hillsboro District 15, a two-seat district, […]

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Quote of the day: ‘This is America’

Image: youtube.com I know it’s anticipated, but I can’t believe the people would put him there to do that. This is America. We should be free. We shouldn’t be under dictatorship by him. — State House Rep. Laura Pantelakos (D-Portsmouth), the dean of the House, on the prospect of Bill O’Brien being named Speaker of the […]

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