Tag Archives | NH State House

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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Watching the election returns: Links and resources

Image: Marc Nozell / CC BY 2.0  Links to up-to-the-minute vote totals from Associated Press: U.S. Congress:  Total  |  Detail N.H. Governor and U.S. Senate:  Totals  |  Detail N.H. House and Senate:  Totals  |  Detail N.H. Executive Council:  Totals  |  Detail Miscellany Blue PVI data and maps: Executive Council Districts:  Map N.H. Senate Districts:  Map N.H. […]

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Michael Sununu’s false & deceptive smear campaign against a Democratic state House candidate

Michael Sununu, son of former governor John Sununu, is the author of a false and deceptive campaign mailer attacking Democratic state House candidate Ella Walichnowska. Toni, a Newmarket blogger, first reported on the mailer in which Sununu attacks Walichnowska for her actions during a Newfields Deliberative Session when she was successful in having an article […]

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Quote of the day: ‘Armageddon is the cure’

Jerry Bergevin is back. The former lawmaker who made national headlines in 2012 when he claimed teaching the theory of evolution led to Nazi atrocities and the Columbine school shooting is a Republican House candidate in Hillsborough District 45, which comprises Manchester Wards 10, 11 and 12. Bergevin, who emailed his House colleagues a message […]

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