Tuesday, May 21, 2013
RNC Chairman Priebus calls for permanent, political machine to challenge Democrats.
The New Hampshire Republican Party held a sold-out dinner on May 20, raising thousands of dollars for party coffers and bringing the RNC chairman and a potential 2016 presidential candidate to Concord for the occasion. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, gave rousing speeches, moving from poignant, thoughtful strategy sharing to passion filled indictments of the Obama presidency that they suggested was violating the Constitution and harming the future of the country. Story and video: Rand Paul in NH to ‘Grow’ Republican Party Story and video: RNC Chairman Mangles NH Senator's Name Priebus said the state was full of “great people who care about this party” and explained how he planned on rebuilding the GOP’s brand …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Windham selectman has seen his condition go from bad to worse to much better.
Windham Selectman Bruce Breton has one goal in mind as he waits to be discharged from Parkland Medical Center – make it to his final board meeting. The three-time board member will step down in March after he was admitted to the hospital for an infection on Jan. 17. Taking his place will be one of two candidates – Al Letizio Jr. or Alan Carpenter. Making it to that last meeting might not seem like much, but four weeks ago Breton could barely walk. He had bladder cancer in the month of October, and antibiotics given to him to fight the disease left what he called an "empty shell" in his stomach, where the good stuff was done away with along with the bad stuff. That led to his being rushed to the hospital after his wife Marcia Dipaolo dialed…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
New officers were elected on Jan. 15.
The Windham Republican Town Committee elected its new officers for the 2013-2014 term on Jan. 15 at the organization's monthly meeting. Bruce Breton was elected to serve as Windham GOP Chairman, taking over for former Chairman Travis Blais. Breton also serves as chairman of the Windham Board of Selectmen. "I am both humbled and honored to receive the overwhelming support of so many staunch conservatives," Breton said. "Together wer will work to elect conservative candidates. Former Windham Rep. David Bates, who stepped down from that position after his last term, was elected vice chairman of the Windham GOP. "I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Windham in this new capacity and to working with the Committee members to …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Larsen to remain Democratic Minority Leader; Vote to be held Dec. 5.
Barring any major changes in a recount, state Sen. Peter Bragdon, R-Milford, will return to lead the State Senate as president. Republicans caucused recently and decided that Bragdon deserves another two-year term, according to a press statement. After the general election, Republicans appear to hold a 13-11 vote in the body of 24 members. In the District 9 race, Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford, beat Democrat Lee Nyquist by 210 votes. Nyquist filed for a recount which will need to be held before Nov. 14, at the latest, according to state law. If the GOP hold the seat and there isn’t a last minute revolt, Bragdon is a shoo-in for the presidency. Bragdon stated that he would be focusing on working with Democrats to craft a balanced budget and pursue…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The gubernatorial candidate will be in Windham on the final weekend before the election.
A long and winding road of campaign appearances today will take Ovide Lamontagne through Windham, as the election looms just days away. The Republican candidate for governor will pay a visit to Windham Junction Country Gift Shop and Kitchen. The appearance will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The stop near the Derry border will be one of six public appearances for Lamontagne today. He will start the morning at a victory rally for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Newington. There he will travel to Rye and Hampton before the Windham stop. Lamontagne will close out his day in Manchester before attending a spaghetti supper hosted by former GOP opponent Kevin Smith in Londonderry.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
View some photos from his visit.
On Thursday, October 18th Congressman Charlie Bass, (R-NH), Selectman Bruce Breton and businessman Al Letizo Jr. toured Pugliese Contracting. Pugliese Contracting is a full-service general contractor serving New England. The company has completed its new 8,000 square foot corporate headquarters at 4 Ledge Road.
Monday, October 22, 2012
All 10 county sheriffs in New Hampshire back Lamontagne, say he will bring leadership, respect to the office.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne received the endorsement of all county sheriffs in New Hampshire. On Oct. 18, nine of the 10 sheriffs got together for a short presser at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council to show their support for Lamontagne and explain why they were endorsing him. Belknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin, the president of the New Hampshire Sheriff's Association, said Lamontagne “came to us early in his campaign” adding that he wanted to continue to make New Hampshire “the safest state in the nation.” He said that the most important factor in endorsing Lamontagne is that he was “a leader … who treats people with respect,” something, Wiggin said, the sheriffs had not always seen at the …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Wisconsin governor gave the keynote address at Pinkerton Academy.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joked to New Hampshire Republicans on Saturday that he has to stand in at their state convention because the Granite State doesn't have a GOP governor to call its own. But he told delegates in the audience that will change come November, when he said Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne will be elected into office. Walker went after Lamontagne's opponent Maggie Hassan, slamming what he thought was her involvement with 53 tax increases, until the crowd abruptly corrected him that it was 99. "It is amazing to me that someone who was for an income tax before she was against it can somehow now say she's an anti-taxer in this state," Walker said. Walker also drew ties to himself and GOP vice …
About 725 supporters came to Pinkerton Academy to see the Republican vice presidential candidate.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan knows how important New Hampshire is to the outcome of this year’s election, and he didn’t hesitate to send that message to a crowd of supporters at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. “A handful of states will settle this election,” Ryan said. “You are the Granite State. You have an enormous responsibility and you have an enormous opportunity.” A crowd of 725 supporters squeezed into the school’s field house, with at least a hundred stationed on rows of bleachers behind Ryan with a sign above reading, “We can’t afford four more years.” Ryan told those in attendance that they are faced with two possible outcomes for the future of the United States, and the choice is clear. “It’s not too late to get …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The two clashed in a debate at Windham High School hosted by AFP-NH.
With just two days until the primary, Republican gubernatorial candidates Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith turned up the heat on Sunday in a final debate at Windham High School. The GOP clash, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire, saw both hopefuls trade blows from beginning to end, mostly calling each other out for flip-flopping on various issues. Smith also pushed back at Lamontagne for his comment during a debate at St. Anselm College last week when he said that he wanted to be a combination of Gov. John Lynch and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, or "Scott Lynch." "I took issue with Ovide the other night," Smith said. "I want to be a governor more in the mold of someone like John Sununu and not somebody like Governor Lynch…