Gene Chandler

Video: US Senator Kelly Ayotte, on CloseUp,doubling down on having endorsed Gene Chandler for NH House Speaker

by Skip December 1, 2014

Kelly Ayotte was on CloseUp yesterday speaking about a number of things and as I noted here. One of those items was her seemingly defending signing the letter (along with last century’s NH GOP luminaries) endorsing Gene Chandler for NH Speaker over Bill O’Brien.  Here’s the video: (H/T: Mike and his Tivo)

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The former and present Speaker of the NH House: Bill O’Brien

by Skip November 18, 2014

Barring any Doug Scamman type hijinks in two weeks (Organization Day for the NH House when the full House votes on the Speakership), Bill O’Brien will be this session’s Speaker (having won the majority Republican nomination race).  As with the rest of the Groksters, I congratulate Bill! NOW it is Happy Feet dance time and for […]

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Breaking News – Republicans Nominate Bill O’Brien for Speaker of the NH House

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2014
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Bill O’Brien  has been nominated by the Republican majority to be speaker of the NH House. Congratulations to Bill O’Brien. The question now?  Does Chandler’s unifying “power” unite them all behind O’Brien?    Do Ayotte, Sununu and company throw support behind the Republican candidate for Speaker of the NH House now that it is not Chandler? […]

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Guest Post: GOP BIG-WIGS DEMEAN THE STATE HOUSE

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2014
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by RLCNH Chairman Aaron Day History was made in advance of the election battle for Speaker of the House between past Speakers Bill O’Brien and Gene Chandler…and it’s not pretty. On November 12, 2014 a group of six “big name Republicans” besmirched themselves and their party by attempting to interfere in the Speaker’s race. The […]

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Gene Chandler: like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, I’m in my last innings

by Skip November 17, 2014

Josh McElveen: “…why did you decide that you think that your leadership is what is required?” Gene Chandler : …I’d like to put my experience to good use. As the pro golfer Roy Maclroy said that about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, they’re in their last innings THAT’s what I am, kind of.  I thought […]

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US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should have stayed”butt’d out” of the NH Speaker of the House race

by Skip November 17, 2014

Or say both Bill O’Brien and Laurie Sanborn on Kelly Ayotte’s endorsement of Gene Chandler (“Right After That Nap”) for NH Speaker of the House.  While Bill (who, for full disclosure, GraniteGrok endorsed in this race) talked about passe moderates (one of which, Doug Scamman, conspired with the Democrats to seal his fate) of last […]

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RINOs Seek “Easy Button” From NH Speakers Race

by Steve MacDonald November 17, 2014
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Gene Chandler says he’ll bring unity–Skip just reminded us yesterday right here. Chandler said he’d be Mr. Unity in the same article in which the sour cream of our RINO crop endorsed Mr. “Anyone with an ‘R’ is a good Republican” Chandler.  So I assume the unity of such ‘any old ‘R’ Republicans is a […]

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Gene Chandler Priorities ‘If Elected Speaker’ – Part 2 (Unify)

by Skip November 16, 2014

Steve said “A picture is worth a thousand words, and at least a post or two…or three….and so on” concerning Gene Chandler; I’m willing to oblige.  From the UL: “…while U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and former Govs. John H. Sununu and Stephen Merrill, in a joint letter, urged elected representatives to support Chandler. Former […]

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Gene Chandler’s Priorities ‘If Elected Speaker’

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2014
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A picture is worth a thousand words, and at least a post or two…or three….and so on. If elected speaker again, Chandler said creating jobs and improving the state’s business climate would be his main priorities. What sets him apart, he said, is his ability to get along with all members.  -Concord Monitor

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Really, that’s what they think Gene Chandler should do as NH Speaker?

by Skip November 13, 2014

NH State Rep. Debra DeSimone (R): “The Constitution is a guideline” NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”.   This caught my eye from Steve’s post where a number of Establishment Republicans lined up […]

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And his first initial act as Speaker of the NH House will be!

by Skip November 13, 2014

Active GOP Speaker of the NH House Leadership at work according to Papa Smurf (John H. Sununu), Kelly Ayotte, Steve Merrill, Charley Bass, Donna Sytek and Doug Scammon (he who colluded with the Dems to become the Speaker in his time): (H/T: Kimberly)  

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NHGOP Leadership Publicly Announces Plot to Deceive Republicans in The NH House

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2014
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From the “Republicans” who couldn’t be bothered to stop Medicaid Expansion, impositions on free speech, attacks on gun rights, all bucket list items for the Democrat party, we get the official endorsement of Gene Chandler for Speaker of the House. The letter is addressed to “representative-elect,” signed by Ayotte, former Govs. John H. Sununu and […]

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NH Speaker of the House Race – incoming rumors

by Skip November 12, 2014

“NH Voters Embraced ‘O’Brien’ Budget & Agenda in 2014“: Attention: newly elected Conservative & Libertarian leaning NH House Republicans considering for whom to cast their votes for Repubs Bill O’Brien, Gene Chandler, or Lori Sanborn: NEW: “Also, I have heard that Merrill, Duprey, Ayotte, Guinta, and Benson are working on a joint letter in support […]

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Jim Rubens should actually be relieved: “State Rep. Ladd moves from Rubens to Brown camp”

by Skip June 17, 2014

Why?  When I circulated this around to the other Groksters, Steve immediately replied: “Guy who barely voted with Republicans 6 out of 10 times supports Scott Brown who voted with Democrats 6 out of 10 times.”  Indeed!   NH Rep. Rick Ladd, Grafton 4, had an HRA score of 64.2% – FAR less in line with the […]

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I always have answers for WMUR Political Scoop (no matter its inanities)!

by Skip May 23, 2014

Well, it’s Friday and once again WMUR Political Scoop has questions and lots of softballs were served up.  So I have answers…and in a couple of cases, I question the question or perceived observation: If you watched Marilinda Garcia, the national Latino rising star, on CNN en Español to check out her Spanish speaking skills… well […]

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NH Legislature Seeks to ‘Maximize’ Benefits of 1st in Nation Primary100th Anniversary

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2014
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Manchester Union Leader At a public hearing on House Bill 1400 Tuesday, Norelli told the House Election Law Committee the state’s first-in-the-nation primary is a source of great pride and has put New Hampshire at the center of many historic events. “The formation of this commission is an important step to position our state to […]

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How Much Mileage Can We Get Out Of This? (Updated & Bumped)

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2013

Update! – The Democrats claim they needed the Monday Caucus so that both sides could give their views on the Casino Bill, and that this was a legitimate purpose for which they could exact a mileage reimbursement on a Monday, but Wednesday morning of the same week, before the session and vote on the Casino Bill,  the […]

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Facebook Doodlings…How To Treat Your “Republicans”

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2013

If you are a Republican in New Hampshire the official party response to Stella Tremblay’s “opinion” (regardless of your opinion about her opinion) is a stark reminder of how you will be treated by them, regardless of your value to the parties so-called political goals (the platform). I mention it only because of a relatively recent […]

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NH GOP RINO’s, State Representative Stella Tremblay, and the Destructive Democrats….

by Tim Condon May 10, 2013

High-level NH RINO’s (“Republicans In Name Only”) are at it again: Jennifer Horn, Gene Chandler, Steve Duprey, and Fergus Cullen are all in a tizzy over state Rep. Stella Tremblay’s recent thoughts on whether the Boston bombing might have elements of an “inside job.” In the Union Leader today, Cullen called Rep. Tremblay “delusional.” Well, […]

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Well, NH Constitution Article 10 does provide for a Revolution, doesn’t it? Was HB617 the flashpoint? Part 1

by Skip March 10, 2013

[Art.] 10. [Right of Revolution.] Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress […]

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Steve? Here’s the Republican names that voted for the HB617 Gas Tax:

by Skip March 6, 2013

Yeah Steve, the figure I’ve seen is up to $1 Billion in new taxes embedded in HB617 over the next few years – and YOU get to help pay for them each and every time you put the gas nozzle into tank for a fill-up (that is, if you can afford the 83% rise in […]

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A correction on the Republican vote on HB617 (the gas tax hike)

by Skip February 27, 2013

I was just sent this by a loyal reader (emphasis mine): Skip, you had a fact wrong in your blog about Jennifer and the stupid committee vote. You included the minority leader. Chandler did not vote; he had to be elsewhere. Two days earlier he had signed in opposition to the bill. Your larger point […]

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Update: Email Doodlings – “Who for NH House Minority Leader”

by Skip November 11, 2012

As the saga continues – two updates on who will be the face of the NH GOP in the NH House: At a gathering this weekend, the consensus was that the Party would be ill served; given how Obama and Dems have characterized the GOP, methinks he’d be called by the Dems and the Media […]

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Email Doodlings – “Who for NH House Minority Leader”

by Skip November 8, 2012

“I have a question for RLCNH legislators. Gene Chandler, or Pam Tucker? What are your thoughts? They seem to be the only two running…” That was the question posed in an email list I’m in.  It was kinda interesting, as I had a phone conversation earlier this afternoon on this very subject and I spoke […]

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Elephant Innards

by Steve MacDonald November 23, 2010

Any migration of Republicans away from a vote for “Speaker O’Brien” might say more about Gene Chandler than it does Bill. It might mean that Gene was either insincere in his request for unity–and I am on the record both commending him and taking him at his word for that stance–or it demonstrates his inability to control even those who would have chosen him as their House Speaker.

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The Three Amigo’s

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2010

So three of the four candidates have arranged a lunch (those three seem to do everything together now) at 11:30 the day of the vote for speaker–which happens at 1pm–to do a meet and greet, and have purposefully excluded William O’Brien.

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What Was He Thinking?

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2010

Gene Chandler has been taking a good deal of heat lately.  He deserves it in my opinion.  He knows full well the Democrats will make the same hay over the trumped up corn roast scandal, just like they did back then.  That means if he wins he’s on the defensive every single day instead of […]

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Can Gene Chandler Salvage The Liberal Agenda?

by Steve MacDonald November 10, 2010

Provocative title, yes?  Well before you complain about it ask yourself a question.  Why does Dean "Bob" Barker, and the leftistas prefer Chandler over O’Brien?  "That the Dems, if unified, can play a role in preventing him [O’Brien]from being House Speaker, is good news. Dean is part and parcel to the entire Buckley/Sullivan progressive fringe […]

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HB 1693 – Time To Roast Some Weenies

by Steve MacDonald March 8, 2010

The best course of policy for a any liberal is to use the law to disadvantage law abiders at the expense of law breakers.  Speech, choice, rights, and even self defense should be filtered, tempered, or simply prohibited to people inclined to follow the rules.  This makes you beholden to the state for everything, including […]

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