Kelly Ayotte

Ayotte Takes a Page From Jeanne Shaheen’s Campaign Playbook

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2016

Kelly Ayotte has announced her support for ‘The People’s Pledge’ by asking Governor Hassan to sign on. If you forgot what that is, Jeanne Shaheen tried to foist in on Scott Brown in the 2014 US Senate race after he lost to Liz Warren when they both signed on in 2012. If an independent third […]

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Ayotte Camp Provides List of Known or Potential Threats to State Sovereignty

by Steve MacDonald January 11, 2016
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Over the past 5 years Sen. Kelly Ayotte has proven herself to be a threat to local control, local politics, state sovereignty, the party platform, and our State and Federal Constitutions. Perhaps not as much of a threat as Maggie Hassan but the bar is set so low at this point as to be more […]

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Since You Brought It up, It Was the GOP That Moved The Goalposts

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2016
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Does the Union Leader consider Sen. Kelly Ayotte to be an ‘actual Republican’? I’d really like to know because the other day they published an editorial titled 11 Conservatives and Trump. In it they posit the notion that all the Republican presidential primary candidates are conservatives (except Trump I suppose) and that those who claim otherwise […]

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“I wanted to share a look back at some of the work I’ve been doing for you in Senate”

by Skip January 5, 2016

That was from an email I received from Kelly Ayotte, the junior Senator from NH.  She’s running for reelection and I’ve been getting a bunch of her emails touting her “accomplishments”.  No, I’m not going to post it here – especially as it leaves out some of her accomplishments that, well, don’t sit well with […]

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Says the guy solidly from the Republican Establishment…

by Skip December 14, 2015

Seriously, he’s just got to be funnin’ us all, right?  And I bet he said the same thing about Havenstein and Brown, too: “Kelly’s support among the Republican grassroots runs deep, and any suggestion to the contrary is obviously false,” said Steve Merrill, a former governor and chairman of Ayotte’s campaign. “She continues to deliver […]

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NH Senate Race: Two pathetic candidates in an historical cat fight

by Kimberly Morin December 12, 2015

Yesterday WMUR released an update on their campaign reports in which they discuss the dueling petitions between incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte and Governor Maggie Hassan, running for the same seat. Apparently each candidate has a petition out this week. Hassan’s is about taking rights away from innocent people on the ‘No Fly List’ and Ayotte’s […]

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Well, GraniteGrok has been Twitter blocked by US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

by Skip December 7, 2015

Last nite, like a lot of TV political events, I tried to tweet out thoughts that come to mind and last nite’s totally useless Obama speech was no different. In fact, I summarized it like this: #GROK #NHPOLITICS #OBAMA Typeical Obama – nothing new and no change. #Blockhead and #Blinkered — GraniteGrok (@GraniteGrok) December 7, […]

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Kelly Ayotte on last week’s CLOSEUP:

by Skip December 6, 2015

Yeah, blogging has been light from me lately – let’s just chalk it up to a constantly changing schedule lately beyond my control and with it, too many interruptions to be able to concentrate properly on this “hobby”.  Thus, this has been sitting for almost a week, and to be frank, I forgot what my […]

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Sen. Ayotte on the hook if New Hampshire expands Medicaid

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is on record opposing Obamacare, but her recent actions could be helping to expand its reach into her home state of New Hampshire. That has one political leader prepared to challenge her as an independent in 2016’s elections. Keep reading at Watchdog.org…

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The Cost When Principle and Policy No Longer Matter

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2015
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We continue with RLCNH chair Aaron Day on his threatened third party challenge to NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the failure of Medicaid/ObamaCare, and the cost to New Hampshire if the Republican State legislature reauthorizes expansion. You can listen to the entire podcast here! GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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GrokTALK! – Will Kelly Ayotte Pay a Political Price For Meddling?

by Steve MacDonald November 23, 2015
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NH Senator Kelly Ayotte meddled in the race for NH Speaker of the House. As a result, moderate Republican leadership took command with plans to extend Medicaid Expansion. RLCNH Chair Aaron Day has a plan to make her pay a  political price. You can listen to the entire podcast here! GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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GrokTALK! November 21st, 2015 – Podcast

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2015
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This weeks guests are Aaron Day, on his threatened third party challenge to NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Roger Wilkins from Concerned Veteran for America talks VA reform. And refugee resettlement investigative journalist Jim Simpson is back to talk Syrian refugees and the larger refugee resettlement agenda. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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Paging GOP Committeeman Steve Duprey

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2015
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GOP National Committeeman Steve Duprey should be happy to know that his support for Planned Parenthood will not be wasted. CNN | Planned Parenthood plans $20 million election fight Washington (CNN) Planned Parenthood is planning to spend at least $20 million fighting Republicans at the ballot box next year as the group punches back against GOP […]

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This Week on GrokTALK! November 21st, 2015

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2015
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This week’s guests are Aaron Day, on his threatened third party challenge to NH Sen. Kelly McAyotte. Roger Wilkins from Concerned Veteran for America talks VA reform and the Veterans Independence Act. And refugee resettlement investigative journalist Jim Simpson is back to talk Syrian refugees and the larger refugee resettlement agenda. Tune in 9-11am EST, right […]

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Ayotte Gets More Support From the Left

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2015
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  I found a fine glossy piece of mail in my mailbox today, addressed to my wife. It promotes Senator Ayotte’s environmental street cred as a way to build a mailing list. The purveyors want you to “say thank you” to the Senator for her defense of statist environmental policy the environment. By defense, they mean her […]

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Kelly Ayotte Went “Washington”

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2015
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In Part II of our conversation with Bill O’Brien we explore how NH Senator Kelly Ayotte ran as a conservative but quickly demonstrated (once elected) that what “Washington” wants comes before campaign promises, GOP Platforms, or even the US Constitution. The  entire podcast is available here. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast  

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Ending Sen. Ayotte’s Republican Reign of Error

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2015
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Bill O’Brien joins us to talk about last weeks meeting of grassroots activists; they are looking for a single Republican candidate to primary NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte. We discuss why she can’t win the General and how she got here from there–after running in 2010 under the Tea Party banner. The  entire podcast is available […]

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New Hampshire Joins 18 State Coalition Looking to Screw the Rest of the Nation

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2015
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On November 4th the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office issued a press release announcing that it will join “24 States, Cities, and counties” in defense of  the EPA’s clean power plan (CPP). There are 18 states involved in this ‘defense’ posture, half of whom are already bound up by a the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. These RGGI […]

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MicroInterview: WMUR’s Adam Sexton

by Skip November 4, 2015

At a “secret” meeting (again, who opened their big yammer??) that was blasted all over the political world here in NH of a group of conservatives, WMUR’s Adam Sexton showed up with his cameraman trying to get the jist of what was going on (and if someone was going to spill the beans as to what’s […]

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John DiStasio may have the story – but backwards?

by Skip November 2, 2015

I read this post that seemingly has blown the cover of a “secret” meeting concerning Sidenote:  if this was supposed to be “secret”, who couldn’t keep their mouth shut?  Or is seeking “fame by proxy” by running to blab?  Either way, I hope they feel great about themselves in betraying a Trust that is no longer […]

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The Party Of Fiscal Discipline, Eh, Kelly?

by Mike November 2, 2015

Into my mailbox this morning popped confirmation of what I’d heard during the weekend – not only can’t the GOP muster a quorum to resist Obama’s spending plans, but Mitch McConnell and his trusted lieutenants like ‘our’ Kelly Ayotte led the charge for piling up debt faster than ever!!

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ACCCE Statement on Senator Kelly Ayotte’s Support for President Obama’s Costly and Illegal Clean Power Plan

by Steve MacDonald November 2, 2015
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For Immediate Release: 10.29.15 Contact: Laura Sheehan (202) 459-4867 lsheehan@americaspower.org @Laura_A_Sheehan ACCCE Statement on Senator Kelly Ayotte’s Support for President Obama’s Costly and Illegal Clean Power Plan Washington, D.C. — American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Senior Vice President of Communications Laura Sheehan today issued the following statement regarding Senator Kelly Ayotte’s support for President Obama’s costly […]

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But Kelly Ayotte is With Us On Everything Else

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2015
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The abandonment of first principles by New Hampshire Republicans in congress is a point of contention and it should be. Speaking for myself, and I’d bet most of the writers here at GraniteGrok, we’re about principles before people or party. With that in mind I recently wrote that Senator Ayotte’s embrace of Obama’s Clean Power […]

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Guinta Votes to Reauthorize Export Import Bank

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2015
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New Hampshire Congressman Frank Guinta voted yesterday in favor of reauthorizing the Export Import Bank. Bad Frank. Bad. I’m not saying I expected my ‘Republican’ congressman to oppose the refunding of a crony machine like Ex-Im. That would be crazy. What I will say is that, much like Sen. Ayotte’s embrace of Obama’s Clean Power Plan the […]

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Sen. Ayotte Miscalculates in Supporting Obama EPA’s Clean Power Plan

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena New Hampshire’s U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte announced her support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan earlier this week, presumably to help her reelection campaign. But in the process, she may have already lost the election. Keep Reading at Watchdog.org

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Maggie Hassan touts vile, sexist satire blog as a ‘hit piece’ on Kelly Ayotte

by Kimberly Morin October 15, 2015

Maggie Hassan has always been out of touch in New Hampshire but apparently she’s out of touch with national politics as well.

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U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte announces the “End Government Shutdown Act”

by Kim Gilbert October 7, 2015

Senator Ayotte doesn’t want any more inter-party bickering about funding for Planned Parenthood at the expense of a government shutdown. According to her recent radio ad, she’s putting forth the “End Government Shutdown Act” to make sure she keeps her party in line.  This is so fresh that the text isn’t available yet, but they […]

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Maggie Hassan Challenges Kelly Ayotte for US Senate

by Steve MacDonald October 5, 2015
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I saw a handful of emails on this from other Groksters but no one wrote about it so here you go. Governor Maggie Hassan has announced that she will challenge (sometime) Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte. The Senate seat is up for grabs in 2016 and it has been speculated for sometime that Hassan planned to […]

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Just Who is Sen. Ayotte Fighting For?

by Jane Cormier October 3, 2015

Why is Senator Ayotte leading the fight in the Senate against those who stand for life? Not since revelations about Dr. Kermit Gosnell shocked the nation has the pro-life movement had such an opportunity to expose the gruesome and barbaric practices of the abortion industry – which the recently released videos of Planned Parenthood have […]

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Hmm, and where would this be in the Constitution?

by Skip September 9, 2015

31. Belittle all forms of American culture… 32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs… 40. Discredit the family as an institution 41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding […]

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