Friday, May 10, 2013
The Republican governor of Louisiana appeared at a PAC fundraiser in Manchester Friday.
MANCHESTER, NH – A crowd of about 50 Republicans trickled into the Radisson Hotel Ballroom here Friday night to hear what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal had to say about the future of the GOP. "We lost an election, it's time to get over it," he said. "The reality is I'm tired of the navel-gazing. I'm tired of all the public confessions. The reality is we already have one liberal party in America. We don't need two liberal parties." As the head of the Republican Governors Association, Jindal has been making regular appearances for various groups across the country. The governor has been kicked around as a possible presidential hopeful in 2016. Jindal's New Hampshire visit, the first this year for a potential 2016 candidate, was for a …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
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It's still very, very early, but to this point, it looks like Hillary Clinton is almost a lock for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. A Quinnipiac University poll released this week had her with 65 percent of her party's support, with Vice President Joe Biden a distant second at just 13 percent. Polls of New Hampshire voters by Public Policy Polling and the University of New Hampshire Survey Center have shown similar results. Clinton also fares well in potential match-ups with top Republican presidential contenders like Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie. She leads Paul 52 to 41 percent and Rubio 52 to 38 percent in New Hampshire, according to PPP. That begs the question: Is there anyone who stands a chance against Clinton…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Reps Kuster and Shea-Porter's favorability ratings still in the basement in latest UNH poll.
Net favorability ratings for U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster, Democrats from the 1st and 2nd Districts, respectively, are at –1 percent in the latest poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. The findings are fueling a new wave of questioning whether the two are vulnerable in the mid-term elections – much to the delight of Republican State Committee Chairwoman Jennifer Horn. The WMUR Granite State Poll found much higher public opinion of U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat up for re-election in 2014, and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican who is not up for re-election until 2016. The UNH release Wednesday was titled, "Shaheen and Ayotte Remain Popular." The Ayotte numbers are in some contrast to the recent …
Friday, April 12, 2013
A long list of CEOs, entrepreneurs and Republicans have donated in the past.
If Scott Brown ever does decide to run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, he'll likely have some donors already lined up. In his recent failed re-election bid, former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) collected hundreds of checks from New Hampshire residents–totaling at least $286,076, according to FEC records from 2011 to 2012. It's a slice of the itemized contributions of $18,623,227, but notable given the long line of federal candidates already asking Granite Staters to get out their checkbooks, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney among them. A quick review of the FEC reports–after Brown told reporters he would not rule out anything from his political future, such as a campaign in New Hampshire–shows the man with a second home in Rye…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) dropped a bombshell on Thursday night when he told reporters following a speech in Nashua that he wouldn't rule out a run for Senate in New Hampshire. "I'm not going to rule out anything right now," he said. Brown, who represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 2009 to 2012, owns a vacation home in Rye, N.H., so it's not that far fetched. His announcement drew an immediate response from Democrats, who flooded the Twitterverse with comments and jokes about the former Massachusetts Senator's prospects should he choose to take on incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in 2014. What do you think? Should Scott Brown run for Senate in New Hampshire in 2014? Or should he stay in Massachusetts? Vote in our poll below, and …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Democratic U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter are both seen as potentially vulnerable.
The emails come almost daily, blasting Democratic Congresswomen Annie Kuster and Carol-Shea Porter and attempting to tie them to everything from sequestration to our nation's economic woes. “Annie Kuster Votes Against Only Plan to Balance Budget,” reads one. “BAD VOTE ALERT: Kuster and Shea-Porter put Washington bureaucracy before American workers,” reads another. No sooner had the dust settled on the 2012 election than the National Republican Congressional Committee started targeting Kuster and Shea-Porter. The 2014 mid-term elections are still a year and a half away, but already, national and local political organizations are beginning to ramp up their operations. “It never really ends anymore,” veteran political scientist Dean Spiliotes…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Voters approved all of the zoning amendments across the board.
PLANNING BOARD AMENDMENTS AMENDMENT 1 AMENDMENT 2 AMENDMENT 3 AMENDMENT 4 AMENDMENT 5 AMENDMENT 6 AMENDMENT 7 AMENDMENT 8 AMENDMENT 9 AMENDMENT 10 AMENDMENT 11 AMENDMENT 12 AMENDMENT 13 AMENDMENT 14 AMENDMENT 15 AMENDMENT 16 AMENDMENT 17 AMENDMENT 18
Al Letizio, Jr. beat out Alan Carpenter for the open Board of Selectmen seat.
A solid turnout of Windham voters saw 3,744 ballots cast on the town side. The big item on the ballot was the race for the vacant Board of Selectmen seat, which was captured by Windham businessman Al Letizio, Jr. He beat out former selectman Alan Carpenter. Residents supported all but two ballot items. Article 3, which called for funding for Searles Renovations and repairs, and Article 5, which was related to the Earned Time Expendable Trust Fund, both failed. The operating budget passed yet again in 2013. A total of 10,017 voters are now registered in Windham. BOARD OF SELECTMEN, CHOOSE ONE PLANNING BOARD, CHOOSE TWO ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, CHOOSE TWO TRUSTEE OF THE LIBRARY, CHOOSE THREE TRUSTEE OF THE CEMETERY, CHOOSE ONE ARTICLE …
A total of 3,744 residents cast ballots.
Many Windham voters in attendance were shocked to hear a wave of ballot items knocked down on Tuesday night. Voters not only nixed a $31 million bond item for a new school and a corresponding turf field, but also warrant articles for a teacher contract and the operating budget. This is the second straight year that voters nixed many money items on the school ballot. A total of 3,744 residents cast ballots in total. Also catching some by surprise was the school board seat lost by Dr. Bruce Anderson, a three-term member of the board who served the district during the adoption of Windham's first high school. See below for the complete school results. || Get the free Windham Patch newsletter and breaking alerts sent to your email box and …
The two friends have run a clean race for the board.
Selectmen candidates Al Letizio, Jr. and Alan Carpenter have run a cordial race for the board this winter, so much so that the two even held each other's signs for a photograph this morning when the polls opened. Both candidates are outside the polls talking to voters as they stream in. The two friends both spoke to Windham Patch about their campaigns, the needs for Windham and what they can bring to the Board of Selectmen seat being vacated by departing Chairman Bruce Breton.