Tag Archives | Charlie Bass

About The Debates, And A Mention About My Big Brother John Splaine

Democratic candidates nationally, statewide, and locally have it so over the Republican candidates in all these debates. Okay, I’m somewhat biased, but I think that an objective view might come to the same conclusion. In the final three days of this final week before Election Day, I’ve maxed out on debate-watching. But to me it […]

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Is this the Softer Side of Charlie?

Charlie Bass has added his signature “Charlie” to his latest batch of yard sign across NH-02. Perhaps it’s supposed to intone a kinder gentler Charlie? Meanwhile his field staff get aggressively bully Ann McLane Kuster with video cameras. Not cool. I suppose I could have gotten in the face of Congressman Bass while he was […]

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Term Limits? Who Cares?

Charlie Bass has filed papers to run for another term as Congressman for CD-2. Telegraph: “Americans are crying out for independent leadership,” Bass said.Democratic candidate Ann McLane Kuster of Hopkinton kicked off her 2012 campaign last week attacking Bass as a captive of an extreme, right-wing agenda.“Annie Kuster’s campaign is basically the 2010 campaign,” Bass […]

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Annie McLane Kuster On WMUR’s CloseUp: WOW!

Annie McLane Kuster was on Sunday's WMUR CloseUp, and WOW — she did fantastic. I'd feel jealous except that those of us in the 1st CD also have an excellent candidate for November 6th — which, by the way, is just 190 days from now — Carol Shea-Porter. Kuster answered every question that Josh McElveen […]

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On Push Polls, Red Herrings and Missing Email Records

As Kathy noted earlier, the state’s attorney general has filed a civil suit against Congressman Charlie Bass’ campaign for failing to identify itself as the sponsor of a “push poll” during the 2010 campaign. “The poll in question was a legitimate message testing survey, not a push poll,” claimed Bass spokesman Scott Tranchemontagne. Former New […]

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Oops – Charlie Bass Campaign In Trouble

The NH Attorney General announced today that his office is suing the Bass Victory Committee for push polling violations. This is not the run of the mill push polling violation where a polling company doing message testing did not understand the NH push polling disclosure requirements. In this case, the Bass campaign knew and tried […]

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N.H. Congressional Redistricting Plan Released

UPDATE: The PVI for the town of Merrimack was originally misidentified. The correct PVI for Merrimack is R+4. New Hampshire has been one of only two states (along with Kansas) still dragging her feet in the Congressional redistricting process. Gumming the works has been a behind-the-scenes tug-of-war between Congressmen Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass. James […]

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The Case for Contraception

For the past 25 years as an adoption attorney, I have witnessed the extraordinary courage and compassion of women – from age 14 to 40 – facing unplanned pregnancy. Not once did I believe that the government should interfere with their personal and private decision. In fact, I believe in less government interference in people’s […]

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Charlie Bass Milks Presidential Candidates for Cash

Charlie Bass has been one of the most successful lawmakers in Congress at leveraging his influence in the presidential race for campaign fundraising. Prior to his endorsement of Mitt Romney last month, Bass raised $10,000 from Romney and $20,000 from Newt Gingrich. The Center for Responsive Politics reports that of the 223 lawmakers who have […]

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