Author Archive | William Tucker

Bill O’Brien blasts Kelly Ayotte — again

Former House Speaker Bill O’Brien lashed out at Sen. Kelly Ayotte today for her vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next United States Attorney General. In a stinging Facebook post, O’Brien wrote “it is clear” that Lynch “will promote Obama’s lawlessness.” In addition to the Lynch vote, O’Brien cited a “series of disappointments on […]

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Special election preview: Hampstead and Kingston voters head to the polls to fill vacant House seat

Image: nshepard / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Voters in Hampstead and Kingston head to the polls Tuesday for a special election to fill the state House seat vacated by the resignation of Republican Ann Howe. In January, Howe publicly complained about being caught up in the feud between former Speaker Bill O’Brien, who she backed, and Speaker […]

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RINO hunters cull the herd of presidential candidates

The prospective presidential candidates who showed up for the GOP cattle call in Nashua last weekend heeded the plea from state party chair Jennifer Horn to refrain from intraparty squabbles. Not so for the conservative activists who stuck around for Sunday’s alternative conference. The “Summit of Grassroots Activists” was hosted by the 603 Alliance, a […]

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Estevez on luncheon incident: My vision of working together to advance public interest failed miserably

The Pelham state representative accused of disrupting a luncheon for Nashua lawmakers denies there was a physical altercation and claims he was making a “good faith” effort to “discuss important policy issues” with the host, Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau. “My vision of the southern New Hampshire region working together to advance the public interest failed […]

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O’Connor self-funds campaign with $500,000 loan

Image: linkedin.com 1st District congressional candidate Shawn O’Connor described his initial fundraising results as “record-breaking.” He could have been referring to the $500,000 in personal funds he loaned to the campaign. In his first quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission, O’Connor reported total receipts of $591,645 and disbursements of $16,611, leaving the campaign […]

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Bill O’Brien slams Frank Guinta after congressman pleads for increased mental health funding

Image: Mark Nassal / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Speaking before the annual conference of the New Hampshire affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness last week, Congressman Frank Guinta made an emotional plea for increased state funding to help treat those with mental illness. Guinta, who has been a caregiver to a family member with […]

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One week before candidate summit, N.H. GOP removes controversial platform section from website

Revised “Statement of Principles” page (nhgop.org) As 19 likely Republican presidential candidates prepare to descend on the state for the New Hampshire GOP “First-in-the-Nation Republican Leadership Summit,” the party has quietly removed a controversial section from the party platform on its website. The most controversial items removed from the website include support for a personhood […]

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Rep. Eric Estevez makes headlines — again

A fracas in Concord involving state Rep. Eric Estevez is just the latest incident in a series of controversies that have dogged the Pelham Republican’s political career. Home Town News reports Estevez had to be physically separated from Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau after he crashed a luncheon the mayor was hosting in Concord. Estevez reportedly […]

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Meet the Chicago-area man spending $250K to elect ‘liberty-leaning’ candidates to N.H. legislature

Image: Light Brigading / CC BY-NC 2.0 The flood of outside spending on political campaigns has made its way to the New Hampshire legislature. Last year, a wealthy Chicago-area commodities trader donated $250,000 to a New Hampshire political committee with the goal of electing “next generation” libertarian candidates. The man seeking to influence Granite State […]

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