Andy Sanborn

New Hampshire Senators Oppose Turnpike Toll Hike

by Op-Ed December 5, 2017

By Sen. Kevin Avard The New Hampshire Senate Republican Majority Office Senators oppose turnpike toll hike Concord, NH – The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) held a public hearing on Monday regarding the Department of Transportation plan for a statewide toll hike. Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem), Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Regina Birdsell […]

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CNHT Picnic: Andy Sanborn is Running for Congress in NH CD-1

by Steve MacDonald July 10, 2017

State Senator Andy Sanborn, speaking at the CNHT Picnic this past weekend, took a few minutes to offer a short, simple set of reasons to support him for Congress in New Hampshire CD-1 in 2018. Audio 5 min 14 sec. GrokTalk! and GraniteGrok contribute to the New Media Militia

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by Steve MacDonald June 13, 2017

PRESS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/13/2017 CONTACT: STATE SENATOR ANDY SANBORN ANNOUNCES RUN FOR CONGRESS A proven conservative Republican who can win and keep the seat BEDFORD, NH – State Senator Andy Sanborn (R – Bedford), Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, announced Tuesday that he will run for United States Congress in New […]

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As NH Senate Republicans consider a new President, please consider this:

by Skip August 18, 2013

“I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I […]

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Why Harrell and the NHDP Went Crazy Over Andy Sanborn’s Offhand Remark.

by Steve MacDonald July 16, 2013

What Andy Sanborn actually said was next to nothing in the grand scheme of crap issued from the mouths of Democrats and summarily ignored or dismissed.  But NHDP Spokes-Kid, Harrell ‘Jersey Shore’ Kirstein snapped like a dried twig stepped on by a troll looking for a bridge to terrorize.   Total over-reaction.  In fact,  the Democrat […]

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Hey Harrell! Hands, Feet, Blunt Objects…Account for Four Times More Murders than “Scary Rifles”

by Steve MacDonald July 12, 2013

As a follow up to this post, did you know, Harrell,  that when the now infamous (Democrat) Kevin ‘Wicked Cool’ Hodges said Democrat’s could Beat Republicans with a Bat, and with their hands and with their feet, that he had casually listed three methods (Blunt objects, and personal weapons–hands, fists, feet) that account for almost […]

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A Democrat Who Wouldn’t Know Sincere If He Heard It

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2013

New Hampshire Democrat Party Spokes-kid Harrell ‘Jersey Shore’ Kirstein, in response to State Senator Andy Sanborn apologizing for mistyping Governor Hassan’s name in a tweet, has questioned whether Senator Sanborn’s apology was sincere. (Hippo Press) (Sanborn Typed Haggie instead of Maggie.) Interesting tack for the Democrats if you consider that the Republican Sanborn’s Democrat opponent, […]

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GraniteGrok Endorsement – NH State Senate District 9: Andy Sanborn

by Skip September 3, 2012

Happy Warrior time!  We endorsed Andy Sanborn for NH State Senate District 8 last cycle and continuing to support one of our favoritist State Senators, we are doing it again.  As always, we don’t ALWAYS see eye to eye on all of his votes (and yes, he does gets that hang dog look when he […]

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Push It Real Good

by Tom August 27, 2012

Seems like Ken Hawkins (NH Senate Candidate, D-9 ) is getting a little pushy lately, and is working from the dark side of campaigning. Residents of Bedford, along with current Senator Ray White (read his letter here), have complained that Hawkins’ campaign is conducting negative “push polling” – against current Senator Andy Sanborn – and it’s not […]

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GrokTV – NH State Senator Andy Sanborn – Question 8

by Skip August 2, 2012

Accomplishments? We always try to spend “a little time with GraniteGrok” and with Andy Sanborn (running for reelection to the NH Senate in District 9), we came to the realization that we had spent a lot more time than just a little.  So, we decided to end our interrogation interview with him with this last […]

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GrokTV: NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 7

by Skip August 1, 2012

Question #7:  Adversarial relationship between State agencies vs ordinary folks? To fix a perceived problem (which Questions 5 & 6 brought up), you have to know all about the problem – or at least the biggest and most influential parts of the problem.  In discussing State Agencies, we wanted to know if there was a […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 6 – Why hasn’t anyone already streamlined NH State Agencies?

by Skip July 31, 2012

In our last question, we were curious to see why Andy Sanborn thought about State Government and if the State Agencies in the Executive Branch were doing the right things and in the right ways.  Continuing on in that vein, we then extended that question to try to understand why no one else had yet […]

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Guess who else is joining Andy Sanborn in going “Beep Beep” as they campaign for the NH House?

by Skip July 29, 2012

Like I said before, I just giggled when I learned that big Andy Sanborn was going around his NH Senate District 9 on a wee scooter  in his bid for re-election to the NH senate (watch his explanation here).  Well, another candidate is now following in his footsteps burnt rubber (can a scooter actually lay […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 5: Reforming what State agencies are tasked to do and how to do it?

by Skip July 29, 2012

Most people want to see that the potholes are filled, the snow is plowed, and that the police and firemen are there when needed.  That’s how most decide who to vote for – its the stuff they see.  To us, however, philosophy counts as well – for that leads to the next “upward” step of […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 4: Administrative based taxes: have all taxes, fees, and fines set by the Legislature?

by Skip July 28, 2012

Increasingly, we see NH State Agencies setting their own level of taxation (fees, fines, et al) outside of authorization of the Legislature.  It is the Executive Branch to self-fund and making itself independent of the taxation authority of the Legislature.  And of course, it goes without saying that while Legislators are accountable to the voters, […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 3: RGGI. What happened and why RGGI didn’t get deep sixed?

by Skip July 27, 2012

One of the hot button issues this past legislative session (the last two years here in NH) was to get rid of RGGI – Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  Simply put, it is an aggregation of States here in the Northeast that decided to put a broad based carbon tax on anyone using electricity in those […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 2: Where did the idea of using scooters for door-to-door campaigning; why not Segways?

by Skip July 26, 2012

I HAD to ask this question, based on his Presser showing the cute little scooters that he is using in meeting the folks (“residents tell me that I am the first politician to ever stand at their door step and introduce myself,”) in Bedford that is the new NH Senate District 9.  Why would he […]

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That’s right, Andy has some experience with taxes

by Skip July 25, 2012

As this post points out, the ‘Grok started an interview series with NH State Senator Andy Sanborn which stimulated the hidden parts of the memory banks that brought up that Andy had been captured in a YouTube talking about all of the ways that the State of NH taxed him.  Here’s the link to that […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 1: With everything thrown your way, why are you running again?

by Skip July 25, 2012

The ‘Grok was welcomed to The Draft (Concord, NH) when we interviewed NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (owner) as to why he was running for “virtual” re-election in a newly constructed district (“virtual”, as his original district was drawn out of existence).  We had all kinds of questions but did not get the chance to […]

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Sigh…everyone is allowed to get it wrong once in a while. Ryan O’Connor of Bedford Patch just took his turn.

by Skip July 19, 2012

“Andy Sanborn Earns Granite Grok Endorsement“ Er, no.  I just emailed, via the form email at Bedford Patch, Ryan this message: And you didn’t read the whole post, did you? “Note: This is a personal endorsement.  I do not at present speak for anyone else at GraniteGrok.” All of the writers at GraniteGrok are free […]

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GrokTV Special Interview: Susan Olsen,NH House Candidate (Merrimack-7) – Question 8: Platform – Top Issues?

by Skip July 19, 2012

This interview series with Susan Olsen (Candidate for the NH House in Merrimack-7) has seemingly concentrated not on State Government and looking outward to its effects on citizens (e.g., what new laws are we passing or should pass?) but on the relationship between State Government and its citizens – does it work and does it […]

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Endorsement: Andy Sanborn for New Hampshire State Senate District 9

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2012

There are fundamental problems with the way the New Hampshire government conducts its business, from the glut of agencies, the redundancy, inefficiency that has grown over the years, and the inability to coordinate information that was built into the system, not out of forethought or malice, but simply because that is how disparate empires grow […]

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GrokTalk! Saturday January 29th 2011 [UPDATED]

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2011

Live Streaming local and National News from Former GOP gubernatorial candidate and Tea Party favorite Jack Kimball was elected chairman of the NH Republican Party. So…what’s it all about? What does it bode for the NH GOP? What’s it mean for the state of New Hampshire? We’ve got a star-studded cast coming on the show Saturday morning to […]

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