Sunday, January 27, 2013
Newly elected NH GOP chair promises to take her party in a forward direction.
BEDFORD – Jennifer Horn's message was loud and clear. For the GOP to find success and regain a strong foothold in both the New Hampshire and national political arenas, Republicans must change their thinking and their tact. "We must put to rest forever the notion that the Republican party does not care, that we don't care about women, that we don't care about the elderly, that we don't care about children, that we don't care about the most vulnerable among us," said Horn. We must put to rest forever the notion that the Republican party is the party of old white guys. It is time to renew the GOP to the 'Great Opportunity Party.'" Horn, speaking to roughly 450 of the Granite State's most influential conservatives Saturday afternoon, promised …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Jennifer Horn elected chairman of the NH Republican Committee.
BEDFORD – The gesture, at the very least, proved Andrew Hemingway was willing to walk the talk. The race to become chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee has been hotly contested since Hemingway challenged former congressional candidate Jennifer Horn for the position in late November. Yet when the votes were tabulated at the conclusion of the state GOP's annual meeting Saturday afternoon at Bedford High School, and Horn had emerged victorious, Hemingway agreed to throw out all other votes in exchange for one, his. Hemingway stood at the microphone and cast an affirmative nod to his opponent, shook her hand and swiftly exited stage right. Horn thanked Hemingway and promised to work with he and other Granite State …
NH GOP leaders call for party to unite behind new chairman.
The vote on the next chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Committee party was still hours away, but the message among local GOP leaders was clear. "When we stop fighting ourselves, we win," said U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Ayotte joined former congressman Frank Guinta, outgoing NH GOP Chairman Wayne MacDonald and hundreds of Granite State conservatives at Bedford High School for the New Hampshire Republican State Committee Annual Meeting on Saturday morning. Most agreed the party is split among traditional New Hampshire conservatives and a younger, more liberty-minded sect of Republicans, a reality played out in the race to become the next leader of the state committee. Indeed, the election between former congressional candidate Jennifer …
Monday, November 26, 2012
House Majority Leader Pete Silva says newly elected legislator should have come clean on her criminal history.
House Majority Leader Pete Silva, R-Nashua, is calling on newly elected State Rep. Stacie Laughton, D-Nashua, to resign her post after "not coming clean" with constituents about her past conviction in 2008 for credit card fraud, for which she served four months in Belknap County House of Corrections. That news came over the weekend in a story published by the Laconia Daily Sun. The Daily Sun's Gail Ober, who wrote the story, said that while Laughton's criminal history was well known in Laconia, she was unaware Laughton was running for office in Nashua until after the election results came in. "None of us realized it until two or three days after the election," Ober said. "I also didn't realize he'd legally changed his name to Stacie …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan tells voters in Dover he and Mitt Romney want to empower people to get out of poverty and find jobs.
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said he and Mitt Romney understand the importance of having a safety net to help those in need, but only if they can provide them with the ability to realize their full potential. Ryan held a town hall event at the McConnell Center in Dover on Tuesday morning where he stressed that he and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney want to cut the national debt and help Americans find jobs by creating real economic development. "Our main goal is to treat the root cause of poverty, not just the symptoms of poverty," the Wisconsin congressman said. Ryan's comments came as the Romney campaign attempts to minimize the damage caused by the release of a secret video obtained by Mother Jones magazine…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Past differences aside, former Arkansas governor says it's time to eye common goal.
Prior to serving as keynote speaker at Wednesday's New Hampshire GOP Victory Dinner in Manchester, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee insisted to members of the press that there is no bad blood between he and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "You know what? Four years ago, we were opponents in a race. This time we are on the same team to see a new direction for this country," said Huckabee. "There's a lot of things that happen when you are running with and against somebody in a primary, but it's not about anything personal between Mitt Romney and me. It's really about our country, and quite frankly, you know, Mitt has worked hard. He's the nominee by having earned it. And he has my absolute and total and full support." "No," …