Tag Archives | John Lynch

About Stacie Laughton And The People She Helped

I don't personally know Stacie Laughton, who was elected as N.H.'s first openly-transgender political candidate, winning a race in Nashua for State Representative on November 6th.  She won't be accepting the position in light of some incidents in her past, which I won't go into.  But I have seen her many public comments and interviews […]

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Chris Pappas And David Pierce Continue A Story That Is Part Of The American Dream

On Tuesday, I spent a couple of the early-morning hours in Maine, where I had gone door-to-door chatting with voters for the past several weeks about the gay marriage referendum. On my ride there and going over the N.H.-Maine high-level bridge on the Interstate, which gives one a grand view of Portsmouth, the Navy Yard, […]

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Wow — A Great Job By Maggie Hassan In WBIN/AARP Debate

Amazing.  That's my one-word description of Maqgie Hassan on the WBIN/AARP debate Monday night.  She did incredible.  I'm sure Jackie Cilley would have been as good in off-setting Ovide Lamontagne's right-wing agenda, and I'm so proud of our Democrats across the board. . I thought Charlie Sherman and the six journalists — it's amazing how […]

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Maggie Hassan: “Most Valuable Player” In The State Senate On Marriage Equality

This past weekend, I spent a few hours with three New Hampshire friends as we went to Maine to help with the effort to pass the referendum question that is on the ballot for marriage equality.  It was a sometimes tough, but invigorating experience.  They need more of our help, and more on that in coming weeks. While walking around […]

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Agenda 2013: How Jackie Cilley or Maggie Hassan Would Compare With Ovide Lamontagne or Kevin Smith

Here is my column from The Portsmouth Herald Sunday, taking a look at how Democrats under either a Governor Jackie Cilley or Maggie Hassan would compare with Republicans with a Governor Ovide Lamontagne or Kevin Smith.  Elections do matter.  – Jim ——————————————————————————– AGENDA 2012:  AFTER JOHN LYNCH I was there on Jan. 6, 2005, when […]

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New Hampshire Without 100 Years Of Democrats

Every two weeks for the past two years I have written a column in The Portsmouth Herald.  Here is my most recent post: . What would New Hampshire be like today without Democrats these past 100 years? While some of my Republican friends would like to offer their answer to that, perhaps with a bit of a […]

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Hurray for Governor Lynch Again!

Governor Lynch continues to draw the line with the O’Brien legislature, this time taking a veto pen to SB 318, which would interfere with the right to vote by requiring new registrants to state that they are declaring NH as their domicile, and subject to NH laws requring drivers to register motor vehicles and apply […]

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Two Cheers for John Lynch!

Governor Lynch has vetoed SB 372, the “tax credit” bill that would funnel education dollars away from public schools and into private and religous schools. in his veto message, the Governor said, This bill shifts limited state funds away from public school districts, it will downshift the cost of reduced adequacy payments to local communities […]

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N.H. Democratic Party Convention Should Oppose Death Penalty

I know those of us who keep up-to-date on the commentaries on BlueHampshire.com have a number of important overriding issues of late, but this is one that should not be put aside.  I wrote the following to the Resolutions Committee of the N.H. Democratic Party Convention, as followup to similar comments against the death penalty […]

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