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N.H. GOP: A criminal subculture of bullying & extortion

An explosive email exchange between New Hampshire GOP chair Jennifer Horn and party treasurer Robert Scott has exposed a profoundly dysfunctional party organization. The email messages, first reported by James Pindell and published in full by Skip Murphy, document a bitter dispute over Horn’s access to party bank accounts. The messages begin with Scott accusing […]

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N.H. GOP in a ‘rut of inconsequentiality’

At the conclusion of Saturday’s Republican State Committee meeting, Jennifer Horn, the party’s new chairwoman declared, “We are a united party. Long-term Republican activist, new voices who have come to effort more recently, we’re walking out the door today united…” Mary Bonser didn’t get the script. After the meeting, Bonser wrote an open letter to […]

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Jennifer Horn: We care (all evidence to the contrary)

In her acceptance speech, Jennifer Horn, the New Hampshire Republican Party’s new chairwoman, said Republicans will no longer allow Democrats to define the Republican party. ‘‘We must put to rest forever the idea that the Republican Party is the party that does not care.” she declared. “…that we don’t care about women,” House Bill 483.Requires the physician […]

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HB143 – Straight Ticket Voting – Today’s Hearing

(Thanks for posting this Susan. Part move below the fold) This morning the Election Law Committee heard testimony on HB143: An Act Allowing Straight Ticket Voting.  This bill is sponsored by Representatives Notter, Peterson, LeBrun, and Rice – all Republicans. The NH legislature abolished straight ticket voting in 2007, after the Democrats took control of […]

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Flat Earth Mode

This was published as an op-ed in the July 20, 2012 edition of the Conway Daily Sun newspaper. Every year, business network CNBC releases a report called “America’s Top States for Business.”  CNBC examines a number of factors (cost of doing business, quality of life, cost of living, etc) and ranks states accordingly. The results […]

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NH GOP Hurting NH Families – Intentionally

This is a friend’s reaction to news about her son’s financial aid package at Keene State: How did the NH Republican legislature’s 48%, 32.5 million dollar cut (the deepest cut to higher education in the country EVER) effect real live college students? Well, my son finally got his financial aid package from Keene. They cut […]

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Let’s Be Frank About Frank’s Franking

Remember the Great Franking Outrage of 2010? Suddenly Guinta and the rest of the teanuts were everywhere, barking about Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s abuse of the so-called franking system. This is the system (enacted in 1775) which allows members of Congress to send out mail under their signature, with no stamp or postage. Congress reimburses the […]

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