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GOP lawmakers vote to reverse State House gun ban

Rep. John Burt (Image: youtube.com) The House Rules Committee today approved a proposal to allow lawmakers and members of the public to carry firearms on the House floor and in the visitors’ gallery. The rule change was proposed by Rep. John Burt (R-Goffstown), who attempted to enact a similar proposal in 2013. “If we become […]

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Quote of the day: Assume the position

State House Rep. Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry), announcing plans to run for House Republican Leader when the party caucus called by former Speaker Bill O’Brien meets: Fellow Republican Team Members, I was hoping that Rep O’Brien assumed the position, which in accordance with our caucus is the right person to serve as our Republican Leader. Since […]

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Rep. Al Baldasaro: ‘I will never sell my soul to the devil for any chair position or a parking spot’

Image: youtube.com In an open letter he posted on Facebook, state House Rep. Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry) explains why he will not accept a committee chair position under Speaker Shawn Jasper. An excerpt: I can not accept a chairs position, nor do I expect to be asked because I couldn’t live with myself knowing that the […]

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Bill O’Brien loyalists plot to overthrow N.H. House Speaker Shawn Jasper

Image: youtube.com Bill O’Brien loyalists are plotting to replace House Speaker Shawn Jasper when the House reconvenes in January. In a public, online message board, Rep. JR Hoell (R-Dunbarton) described plans for a coup. “It only takes 201 [votes] to unseat the @#$#$@^%$&^%*&,” he wrote. “Don’t give him the benefit of assuming he is in, […]

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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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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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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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