Frank Guinta

GrokPOLL! Name Your NH CD-1 Poison

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2014
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This week our poll question is…If the election were today who among these New Hampshire Candidates would you vote for in Congressional District One.

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No, they DIDN’T take it off the table – they just gave them ANOTHER club

by Skip March 6, 2014

This will be the gift that will keep on giving – the Kiss of Death, that is.  To the Republicans, that is.  They just didn’t realize it, all those Smart People in the NH State Senate with Rs after their names that voted to implement Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion (even though they tried to call it […]

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What makes that a great idea?

by Skip December 29, 2013

The NH GOP should go “X Contests” a la the Ansari X Prize that was offered by the X Foundation Frank Guinta was on WMUR’s (just like the logo says) “Close Up” – no big surprise as like all shows, we are now in the “wrap up for the year” time slot for all the […]

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GrokTALK! 11-9-13 More With Skip, Steve, and Josh…

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2013
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In the final half-hour…Josh, Skip, and Steve visit a few more foxholes including angels for office, what if Bill O’Brian mowed down a 67 year old woman on the sidewalk, Object lesson Frank Guinta and not cutting spending after running on cutting spending, the real role of government- simplified, outsourcing, free assoicaition, the other roles […]

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GrokTALK! 11-9-13 Guest Josh Youseff

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2013
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In segment Three Josh Youseff joins us (be sure to check out the video version–when Skip posts it-for what transpires during the break before this segment). Skip, Josh, and Steve talk about finding conservative candidates, the problems with running for office, what you can or should expect from the state Republican Party as a candidate, […]

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GrokTALK! 11-9-13 Segment Two with Lenette Peterson

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2013
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In segment Two we continue the conversation with NH House Republican Lenette Peterson.  Lenette tells us about three bills she has sponsored this session; one on prohibiting federl gun laws which ban certain firerms or limit magazine size; a bill relative to vulnerable users of NH highways, like pedestrians who might suddenyl find themselves bounced […]

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GrokTALK! 11-9-13 Segment One – Skip, Steve & NH House Rep Lenette Peterson

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2013
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In Segment One Republican NH House Rep Lenette Peterson joins the conversation as Skip and Steve touch on some local headlines–Chris Christie aid hired by the NH-GOP, Democrats voting on bills without reading them, Committee chairs who are not in office to defend people’s liberty, Republican spin on a greedy grab for Federal dollars, and […]

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GrokTALK! November 9th, 2013

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2013
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This week we tackle regional planning, starting with some very revealing audio that tells us exactly what to expect if we just sign on to a Granite State Future or anything like it. Guest Lenette Peterson (NH House Rep Hills-21 Merrimack) drops in to talk RPC’s, top down planning, federal strings, personal responsibility, and then […]

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First for Ted Cruz, now for Mike Lee? How DARE those crowds react that way!

by Skip November 3, 2013

Another skirmish in the Establishment – grassroots Civil War.  I point out that while the DC Establishment is now out to crush those of us that pose a risk to their power, outside the beltway, those that are drawing their ire are hardly getting the cold shoulder from those that “brung them to the dance.”  […]

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Interesting phone poll for NH CD-1

by Skip October 26, 2013

Earlier today I received an interactive phone poll from Norwalk, IA and it was clear that somebody was polling for the upcoming Congressional Republican primary race here in CD-1. All the regular blather of “if you feel strongly about this issue, press 1….” and the like.  Most of us have hung up on these kinds […]

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The odds of either of them doing this is…

by Skip October 20, 2013

…slim and none.  Methinks Pindell might have just been looking for a word count: Jack Kimball/Jeff Chidester: If this pair of friends decides to publicly get behind someone in a Republican primary, it will serve as a clear signal to tea party activists of which way to go. Kimball is the former state Republican Party […]

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Guinta’s name didn’t show up in the list when he had the chance – and neither did Ayotte’s now

by Skip October 16, 2013

The Senate vote on the Continuing Resolution  and to allow the Obama Administration to spend even more of our kids’ money had the following Republicans voting “NO!”: The 18 Republicans voting no were: Senators David Vitter (La.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), John Cornyn (Texas), […]

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Guinta Announces Bid to Retake Congressional Seat

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23rd, 2013 Contact: Ethan Zorfas, Frank Guinta Announces Campaign for New Hampshire’s First Congressional District We Must Put People First: Rising healthcare costs, higher tuition bills, less take home pay are really hurting the middle class and our government cannot get anything done.   Manchester, NH—Through a web video, Frank […]

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Well, if you are sitting right next to him as you’re typing this…

by Skip September 21, 2013

How stupid do they think we are?  From an email I recieved from “Draft Frank Guinta 2014″ We are hearing strong rumors that Guinta will announce this week for Congress. These rumors only became stronger when political writers reported that 2012 Vice-Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is coming to the state on behalf […]

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Data Point – Obamacare still not liked

by Skip August 4, 2013

I guess that’s why Obama is about to spend $750 million to convince is “Smile!  It’s GOOD for you!”.  From Powerline, this part of a poll on Obamacare, a commentary on “government shutdown” or Obamacare.  There’s nobody that has submitted legislation aligned with this question, it is still an interesting result from LIVs that wouldn’t […]

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Finally, Frank decides to listen.

by Skip January 2, 2013

I have been ragging on Frank Guinta since he voted to support the first Continuing Resolution that raised the debt limit (and did not stand with the Patriots who said “No” as in “no more spending” and “this  is not how we fund Government).   And then duplicated it again with the second Continuing Resolution.  And […]

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Decisive Flip Flops From Candidate for NH-GOP Chair

by Steve MacDonald January 1, 2013

Given all we know already about Andy Leach (Senator Ayotte’s Office) making calls to candidates running against Jennifer Horn for NH-GOP Chair, who then suddenly dropped out of the race for NHGOP chair leaving Jennifer to run un-opposed, until Andrew Hemingway stepped up, this seems relevant. Candidate Horn, on her Facebook page, provided two updates […]

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Frank Guinta – perhaps a last thought

by Skip November 8, 2012

GraniteGrok worked extremely hard for Frank back in the 2010 campaign – both in the primary as well as during the general.  He said the right things and said them in such a way that was convincing.  Yes, the TEA Party and the 9-12 Project folks got behind him and helped in doing the online […]

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Guinta Calls Shea-Porter

by Steve MacDonald November 7, 2012

Congressman Guinta called Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter to congratulate her on her win. (From the Guinta Press Release) “I would like to congratulate President Obama, Governor-elect Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman-elect Anne McLane Kuster and Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter on their victories. “What’s important in these races is the future of New Hampshire. I am committed to continuing my […]

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Honoring Ambassador Joseph and Augusta Petrone – Part 4

by Skip October 21, 2012

And the list of folks that came to speak continued at the event to honor Ambassador Joseph Patrone and his wife Augusta.  This post has Congressman Frank Guinta (R, NH-CD1), former NH State Rep. Fran Wendelboe and former radio host Jennifer Horn: Congressman Frank Guinta Fran Wendelboe, Jennifer Horn after the jump

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GrokTV: NRA President David Keene at the Londonderry Fish & Game – Part 2

by Skip October 20, 2012

Continuing with the event, having received the NRA Endorsements from David Keene, Ovide Lamontagne (Republican Nominee for NH Governor), Congressman Frank Guinta (R, NH-CD1, running for re-election), and Charlie Bass (R, NH-CD2, running for re-election) had their opportunity to address the NRA members at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club :   Ovide Lamontagne:

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GraniteGrok Endorsement: Rick Parent for US Congress

by Skip August 27, 2012

We had endorsed Ovide Lamontagne in the Republican Primary for NH Governor early in this election cycle; it is now time to roll out additional endorsements. We reviewed a number of races, talked with a number of candidates, reviewed objective ratings done by groups that mirror the ‘Grok philosophically (e.g., Republican Liberty Caucus of New […]

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Where Congressman Frank Guinta helps to make Congress even MORE irrelevant and Obama more powerful

by Skip August 14, 2012

“Or are you that hellbent in giving Obama and the Progressives the tyrannical Administrative State they so ever desire?“ US Constitution, Article II, Section 2, paragraph 2: …shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, […]

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GrokTV Event – Seacoast Republican Women Congressional Forum – Opening Remarks

by Skip August 9, 2012

Last night, the ‘Grok had been invited to cover the Congressional Forum sponsored by the Seacoast Republican Women – a well respected non-partisan (with respect to the Republican Party events) organization whose events are usually open and well attended as their execution in having an event is normally flawless.  The event, held at the most […]

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GrokTV Special Interview – Rick Parent (candidate, Congress NHCD1) – Question 4: Vote yes on bills that would raise the national debt?

by Skip July 19, 2012

The fiscal maw of the US Federal debt crisis is staring us in the face – $16 Trillion dollars and not one peep of a credible plan to pay it back;  All we get is platitudes about winding down the annual deficit of $1 trillion-plus that is plaguing our nation’s future year after year with […]

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So, are Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass Conservative heros or zeros for their voting records?

by Skip June 21, 2012

Over at RedState, I learned of this new site, The Madison Project, whose purpose is to measure our Federal Representatives to see if they measure up to their districts.  Put it another way, are they acting as Conservative as their District is, worse, or better.  For instance, if a Rep is very Conservative Republican but […]

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That WMUR mention last night? Enthusiasm Drop-down?

by Skip June 12, 2012

“I can tell you that there is an enthusiasm drop-down compared to last time around.  Now, what will happen as we get close to the race, who knows?” In trying to get caught back up from the weekend in Providence, I failed to see this email when it first came in (reformatted here): Skip – […]

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Breaking News: Rick Parent is going to challenge Frank Guinta in NH’s First Congressional District.

by Skip June 7, 2012

Rick, a chief engineer on a ship that has been ferrying supplies to our troops in the Middle East, signed on for the campaign yesterday at the NH Secretary of State’s office.  While he ran in the last election cycle, and held good positions on issues, he just did not have the name recognition to […]

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GrokTV Event: Live blogging at the Rye Republican Town Committee

by Skip May 6, 2012

There’s GOT to be a conservative TEA Party leaning person showing up for RRTC (Diane Bitter, Chair (and new NH GOP Assistant Secretary) at this event, so GraniteGrok is here.  We were asked if we could provide live stream and record the event by ‘Grok friend Diane, so we are attempting to oblige.  Unfortunately, the […]

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Last I remember, NH sent both Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass to CUT THE SPENDING.

by Skip April 27, 2012

Low expectations for Charlie on my part – am not enthused that he has failed to meet that height challenged standard.  For Frank, however, who campaigned hard with TEA Party constituencies, the bar was higher – MUCH higher.  Sigh….Today, I get to repeat my lament: why isn’t your name among the other Conservatives that voted […]

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