NH Governor Race

GrokTV: Hemingway for NH Gov: Andrew Hemingway

by Skip January 31, 2014

And of course, there was Andrew Hemingway‘s address to the crowd announcing that he was running and what his reasons were for running: Previous video here.

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Voting – 11/6/2012 Results compendium

by Skip November 6, 2012

Fox News calls it: President Obama has been re-elected Romney does not have a mathematical road to victory My unexpected guests have left, the ‘Grok dogs have had some attention paid to them, hopefully the laptop problems have gone to sleep.  Long nite ahead, so time to see what polls are doing.  Pretty much will […]

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Not zookeeper – that would have meant Gov. Lynch could actually do something other than just being in the Corner.

by Skip September 12, 2012

Blue Hampshire is really starting to moan and groan: We have seen over the past two years that the Governor’s role is often that of zookeeper The past two years: republican super-majority in the NH House.  Republican super-majority in the NH Senate.  Republican super-majority on the NH Executive Council.  Gov. John “Do Nuthin” Lynch only […]

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LIVE blogging – Ovide Lamontagne Victory Party

by Skip September 11, 2012

We are at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH and starting to yak with folks.  Given that the other Groksters are out and about at the different event / parties / gatherings,  go see the live stream after the jump!

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LIVE BLOGGING – The AFP Gubernatorial Republican debate between Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith

by Skip September 9, 2012

We are at the Windham High School in Windham, NH and getting ready to live stream the event (caveat – it ALWAYS depends on the quality of the Internet connection from here and how well the UStream servers are behaving).  Cory Lewandowski has been here for a while doing his staging along with his assistant, […]

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Democrat Lee Nyquist’s Campaign Manager Kevin ‘Awesome-Cool’ Hodges Identified as Maggie Hassan’s ‘Bat-Boy.’

by Steve MacDonald July 26, 2012

Goffstown, New Hampshire Democrat Kevin Hodges, former House Rep from (D-Awesome Cool), has been identified as the Democrat in this video who wants to “Beat  Republicans with a bat.”  This isn’t all that surprising.  Hodges has a history of disrespecting Republican opponents… “You should vote for me because I’m awesome and cool. The House is […]

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GrokTV Event: The Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gubernatorial Debate tonite!

by Skip July 11, 2012

We will be at the debate later on tonite and will be live streaming (Internet bandwidth and UStream servers , God willing) as well as recording it.  Grokster Steve and I are planning on being there, and others may be as well.  Certainly, we’ll be recording it for later posting and trying to get some […]

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NH Governor race – let’s start talking about it

by Skip April 26, 2012

This November, voters in NH are going to have a stark choice for Governor: On the Left, it will be one of two extremely hard Left, Progressive, “Government-centered society” candidates: Jackie Cilley or Maggie Hassan – both who are trying to “out-Progressive” each other On the Right, it will be either Ovide Lamontagne or Kevin Smith.  […]

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GrokTV Event: Meredith Republicans host the NH Gov Republicans candidates

by Skip April 15, 2012

Before the NH GOP Annual meeting yesterday at the Inter-Lakes High school (Meredith, NH), the nascent Meredith Republicans decide that they’d host the announced candidates to replace Gov “Do Nuttin’ Lynch: Ovide Lamontagne Kevin Smith

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GraniteGrok Endorsement: Ovide Lamontagne for NH Governor

by Skip April 13, 2012

We have known Ovide Lamontagne for a number of years now, and the longer we have known him, the surer we are of his Conservative Principles and his stances on current events based on those Principles.  We have seen him refuse to take more politically expedient paths, ways the could yield better political outcomes for […]

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Ovide LaMontagne at the Rye Republicans, March 10th, Talks Candidacy and Education (CACR12)

by Mike March 11, 2012

NH Gubernatorial candidate, Ovide LaMontagne, spoke to the Rye Republicans this morning on his candidacy. Topics covered included Ovide’s background, the NH constitution and education, the claremont decisions, and CACR12. In particular, Ovide spoke about the historical relationship between the state and town governments under the NH constitution, the damage done by Claremont, and how […]

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Cilley Jackie Enters The Governor’s Race

by Rick Olson February 8, 2012

“The problem with political jokes is they get elected.”—Henry Cate MANCHESTER — Former District 6 Democrat state Senator Jackie Cilley has thrown her hat into the gubernatorial ring for the Granite State’s Corner Office. Joining Maggie “the Marxist” Hassan, she seeks to replace Governor John “Lefty” Lynch who will not seek another term. “Silly” Jackie […]

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GrokTALK! Special Interview – DaTechGuy (Pete Ingemi) and Jack Kimball / Jeff Chidester

by Skip January 17, 2012

The ‘Grok went to the Ovide Lamontagne reception last Saturday evening and the videos are here, here, here, and here). We also had the chance to do a couple of GrokTALK! Special interviews.  First one was with DaTechGuy (Pete Ingemi) and being from Massachusetts, he wanted to discuss what he had just observed (his post […]

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GrokTV Event: Ovide Lamontagne Reception – Mike Rogers (host)

by Skip January 16, 2012

Mike Rogers (Grokster!) decided that he also wanted to speak on Ovide’s behalf (and why not, it was his event!) and made it clear that Ovide is his choice for NH Governor: There was also one other speaker at the event: Nancy Elliot (after the jump):

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GrokTV Event: Reception for Ovide Lamontagne (candidate for Republican nomination for NH Gov) – Honoree, Ovide Lamontagne

by Skip January 15, 2012

Well, if the reception was for Ovide Lamontagne (thrown by Grokster Mike and Mar-Mar Rogers), it would be great and fitting  for Ovide to speak, and indeed, he did.  Topics centered on his background, his guiding philosophies, and how he would carry out the duties and responsibilities of NH Governor:

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GrokTV Event: Reception for Ovide Lamontagne (candidate for Republican nomination for NH Gov) – Keynote Speaker, Jack Kimball

by Skip January 15, 2012

Following on the heels of the Intro Ceremonies and speech by Sandra Zimm, ‘Grok (and personal) friend, Jack Kimball, was the Keynote speaker of the night. Previously having endorsed Ovide, he gave one of his classic stemwinder of a speech:

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GrokTV Event: Reception for Ovide Lamontagne (candidate for Republican nomination for NH Gov) – the video

by Skip January 15, 2012

Last night, GraniteGrok went to the reception for Ovide Lamontagne.  It is our understanding that about 80 odd folks had RSVP’d but by my count, over 160 were in the room as the evening’s proceedings played out.  The downside to trying to live stream the event was that Windows 7 just would not attach to […]

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Announcement – A reception for Ovide Lamontagne (candidate for the Republican nomination for NH Governor)

by Skip January 14, 2012

RSVP: Laurel@Ovide2012.com                                         Ovide2012.com

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2012 NH Governor Race – Maggie Hassan calls the opposition “extremists”

by Skip January 11, 2012

A friend of mine sent me this email missive from Maggie Hassan (candidate for the Democrat nomination for NH Governor): Dear Friend, After watching the GOP Primary, I got tense thinking about all of the damage some of these candidates could do to progressive causes and values across the country. That’s why we need President […]

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WMUR’s Closeup – Maggie Hassan on 10/30 edition

by Skip December 24, 2011

Yet another post that kinda got away from me – I forgot about it (D’oh!) and with everyone writing at full steam, the posts (like emails in my Inbox) keep moving further and further down the list.  Face it, if an email goes three or four “page downs”, it pretty much is gone from sight […]

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NH Gov. race – Maggie the Marxist – the Gift that will keep on giving ALL CAMPAIGN LONG!

by Skip November 3, 2011

This past Sunday, Maggie Hassan was on WMUR’s Close up with Josh McElven as she is now the only announced competitor to Ovide Lamontagne to be the next NH Governor (he being the Conservative and she the (to use her favorite word) extremist Progressive.  I listened to the show and then transcribed what she said […]

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“Maggie the Marxist” – she choose diapers over students??

by Skip October 30, 2011

I just shake my head at stuff like this; from the Daily Caller: “Diaper Need Awareness Day” comes on the heels of Connecticut Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s introduction of the “Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER) Act,” which would provide diapers and supplies to low income families via child care providers […]

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But Tony, we JUST got rid of “Republicans for Lynch”- and yer gonna be a Founding member of “MaggieRINOs”?

by Skip October 27, 2011

Yep, that would be this guy: " former Republican state Rep. Tony DiFruscia".  he’s front and center for the first dump of 125 "community leaders" for Maggie "HassanSpeech" Hassan. We’ve written or mentioned him before (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here; he’s a Fav!).  He got rather peevish when these went […]

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by Rick Olson October 25, 2011

“Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins.” ­—Joan Didion  Defeated Democratic state Senator Maggie Hassan made it official today that she will be running for governor in […]

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GrokTV on Location: Ovide for Governor House Party

by Mike October 22, 2011

Hollis Friday October 21st: Grokster Mike was privileged to hold a house party for Ovide LaMontagne as he ramps up his campaign for NH Governor. As well as old and new conservative friends from around the greater Nashua area, we had people from as far away as Concord, and he got a great reception as […]

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GrokTV Special: Ovide at the Nashua City Committee

by Mike October 15, 2011

Friday night, the Nashua City Committee hosted Ovide LaMontagne, candidate for NH governor, as the keynote speaker of their monthly meeting. Ovide expounded on his governing philosophy, and then took questions. The Grok was of course invited, and had a ringside seat – please enjoy the video: Question time after the jump……

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Grok TV Event: Grafton County Republicans – Ovide Lamontagne

by Skip October 11, 2011

At last night’s Columbus Day Dinner, Ovide Lamontagne was there.  Although I got the sense that he was there to give the Invocation (yet to be posted), he was also given the opportunity to address the crowd as he is currently the only Republican who has entered the race for NH Governor (actually, the only […]

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NH Dem Narrative: Maggie Hassan Is A Moderate

by Steve MacDonald October 5, 2011

They are already trying to sell presumptive Democrat candidate for governor Maggie ‘The Red’ Hassan as a moderate. (If you believe that I have a shovel ready project for you.)

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GrokTV Special Interview – Ovide Lamontagne at the Granite Oath / Gov. Perry

by Skip October 2, 2011

Ovide Lamontagne is not just the Chair of the Granite Oath PAC that has been doing a valuable service by inviting all of the Republican candidates for President – he is also the only candidate for NH Governor actually in the race.  We talk about that run here in this micro-interview, especially on the tendency […]

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by Rick Olson September 22, 2011

“Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.” —Bo Bennett  In a letter to French Scientist Jean-Baptiste Le Roy in November of 1789, Benjamin Franklin quipped those ever long-enduring and famous words, “[B]ut in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes … ” It would appear Franklin had not contemplated […]

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