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O’Brien’s shadow caucus funded by out-of-state corporate interests — and presidential wannabes

Image: facebook.com Former House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who is leading the caucus of dissident Republicans who have rejected the leadership team appointed by Speaker Shawn Jasper, still plans to open an office across the street from the State House. Last month, O’Brien told the Concord Monitor that the group’s activities will be funded by the […]

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The Real Republican Agenda To Pass Right To Work In NH

Why is the NH Republican Party pushing so hard for their so-called “Right To Work” legislation? Is it about jobs? Hardly. It has been proven time and time again that passing “Right To Work” legislation is not the magic job-creator that the Republicans claim it to be. If passing “Right To Work” had some type […]

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NH GOP Clown Car Derails in Iowa

Mr. O’Brien went to Iowa and displayed all of the charm and charisma that have made him a legend in New Hampshire:O’Brien introduced himself to Iowa as the present Republican NH House Leader. Bet the guy who was actually elected to the position was sur…

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‘Our party is more united than it’s ever been’ — all evidence to the contrary

Image: Steve Garvie / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 In 2011, when state Rep. Susan Emerson proposed a budget amendment restoring social service cuts, then-Speaker Bill O’Brien accused her of not being a real Republican. “He threatened to kick me out of the Republican caucus, said I wasn’t a Republican,” the longtime Rindge representative told the Concord […]

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Committee chair answers O’Brien, says he asked Jasper to remove lawmaker with felony conviction

Image: J. Stephen Conn / CC BY-NC 2.0  The chairman and vice-chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee asked Speaker Jasper to remove Rep. Albert “Max” Abramson (R-Seabrook) from the committee after learning of his 2012 felony conviction. In an email to Republican lawmakers, Rep. John Tholl (R-Whitefield) wrote that he was compelled to set […]

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O’Brien blasts Jasper for removing lawmaker with felony conviction from criminal justice panel

Image: Zach Stern / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Former House Speaker Bill O’Brien has attacked Speaker Shawn Jasper over his decision to remove a lawmaker with a felony conviction from the House Criminal Justice Committee. Rep. Albert “Max” Abramson, who moved to New Hampshire in 2004 as one of the first 1000 individuals to sign the […]

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Drama over N.H. House seating assignments: What goes around comes around

The latest drama between the warring factions of the Republican Party involves the House seating assignments. Lawmakers were quick to note that Bill O’Brien and his most ardent followers, who are challenging Speaker Shawn Jasper for control of the GOP caucus, are all sitting together in what one of his loyalists referred to as Murderers’ […]

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Newspapers Across NH Scold O’Brien for Destructive Antics, When Will Kelly Ayotte & GOP Leaders End Their Silence?

Concord, N.H. – Newspapers across the state have repeatedly blasted Bill O’Brien for his childish and harmful behavior, begging the question, when will Kelly Ayotte, Chuck Morse, and Republican Party leaders end their silence and stop endorsing O’Brien as he fights to destroy the New Hampshire House from within. “Bill O’Brien’s increasingly desperate attempts to […]

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