Ovide Lamontagne

Ovide Lamontagne – strong words from the nicest guy in politics for the Jeanne Shaheen Machine (Nasty??)

by Skip April 3, 2013

Ovide Lamontagne was on WMUR’s Close Up this past Sunday (and yes, I DVR it and yes, I forgot that I had transcribed this, so putting it up now.  Josh McElveen, trying to wheedle out of Ovide whether or not he’s going to run for a specific office this time around.  Here, he tries to […]

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GrokTV – Right to Life Rally: interview with Ovide Lamontagne

by Skip January 21, 2013

Also at the Right To Live Rally this past Saturday at the NH State House was Ovide Lamontagne – easily the “Gentleman of NH Politics”.  He has always been a strong advocate for the Right To Life; thus, seeing him with his ready smile was not a surprise.  While he chided me a tad for […]

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Leadership and Humility – Ovide, We Salute You

by Mike November 7, 2012

Tuesday November 6th, Executive Court, Manchester, NH. The mood was somber as Ovide delivered a brief concession speech to his disappointed supporters. After the large turnout and easy victory in the primary, and after the sustained efforts of thousands of conservatives, including primary opponent, Kevin Smith, it was stunning to see the margin of defeat […]

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All-Star Rally for Ovide, Nov 3rd – Ovide’s Closing Pitch

by Mike November 5, 2012

Nothing more needs to be said, except to remind our Liberty and Freedom friends that Ovide is MUCH closer to your ideals than Maggie Hassan, and every vote WILL matter. If you’ve ever listened to Ovide in a smaller gathering, you’ll know that he’s also a quiet “tenther” – he doesn’t make a big deal […]

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All-Star Rally for Ovide, Nov 3rd – Ayotte and Jindal Endorsements

by Mike November 5, 2012

A spaghetti supper was held for Ovide at Londonderry North school on Saturday evening, where the GOP stars who had been touring the state for Romney that day, all came together for Ovide. The event was hosted by Kevin Smith, who has been gracious and tireless in his support of Ovide since the primary, perhaps […]

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NH Guv race – what’s the polling saying?

by Skip October 30, 2012

There’s LOTS of folks doing polls this year. I know this personally as every day I am getting between 2 and 8 calls / day wanting to know what I think (silly people, asking this ordinary schlub from Central New Hampsha, as if it mattered – heh!).  Of all the polls, I generally trust Rassmussen […]

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Common Core won’t improve education

by ambanfield October 26, 2012

This is a letter I wrote to the Nashua Telegraph.  Their version was edited.   Here is the original. When President Obama touts “education reform” as one of his accomplishments, most people do not realize that he is referring to the new Common Core State Standards being implemented nationwide, including in New Hampshire. Governor Lynch […]

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Maggie Hassan – Partisan Voting 98% of the Time

by Steve MacDonald October 24, 2012

Tom Cronin with Ovide for Governor sent out a press release today questioning this statement by Democrat Maggie Hassan.  “One of the things I really worked on in the State Senate was making sure that when we develop policy; everybody comes to the table to do it. … I’ve always found it really important that […]

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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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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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Early Turnout in Merrimack…

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2012

I hit the polls early this morning, arriving at 7:15, and the traffic in and out was steady, even brisk.  No long lines, and the presentation of ID posed no problems. I also ran into Lenette Peterson, Jeanine Notter, Chris Buda (Local GOP Chair), George Markwell (Merrimack School Board), saw a few other folks as […]

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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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Ovide: I’m Not Running to Hold Office; I’m Running to Make a Difference

by Mike August 28, 2012

And that, Ladies and gentlemen, is what distinguishes a commitment to serve from self-serving ambition. Hear the whole thing from a recent garden party held at the home of Elena and Roger Ball in Gilmanton Ironworks:

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 10 – Come to NH but vote like still in MA?

by Skip July 24, 2012

And the last question for Ovide Lamontagne who is running to be the Republican nominee for NH Governor, and the person who asked it was genuinely concerned that the traditional lifestyle and outlook of New Hampshire is changing due to folks moving into NH because of that attracton, but continue to vote as if they […]

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 9: Position on FRM being re-opened

by Skip July 23, 2012

Complete switch in topic – The FRM financial scandel that took a lot of people in NH to the cleaners.  We hear so much that Government has to regulate more and more and more; what seems to have happened is that the state failed to do anything in the way of regulation at all.   But […]

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 8: Citizens dealing with State Agencies?

by Skip July 22, 2012

Speaking of Commissioners and department heads, how about the agencies themselves?  Given our foray into Right To Know Requests to the NH Depart. of IT and Depart. of Environmental Services, I figured that I would venture a question / comment for a response: Question 8: GraniteGrok issued RTK requests against DES and DoIT for taxpayer […]

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 7: Why is the resigned Commissioner of Employment Security still on the payroll?

by Skip July 21, 2012

The next question that the attendees asked of Ovide (after asking if he’d keep Attorney General Delaney on) was a similar one concerning the Commissioner of Employment Security that resigned under a cloud of nepotism and a “bending” of the rules for unemployment insurance afterwards: Question 7: Why is the resigned Commissioner of Employment Security […]

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GrokTV Event-Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Gov.) – Question 6 – Attorney General Delaney?

by Skip July 20, 2012

Giving the talk of healthcare and the (now settled) Obamacare lawsuit, the question came up about NH Attorney General Delaney, as well as other department heads.  Should they all be replaced? Question 6: Do you anticipate keeping Delaney as the Attorney General?  For all Dept heads? Previous: Ovide’s talk Question 1:  The Speaker has announced […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 4: UN Arms treaty mean US gun control imposed on us?

by Skip July 19, 2012

The folks who attended the home event in Rumney, NH for Ovide Lamontagne (vying to be the Republican nominee for NH Governor) changed the topic to one that is near and dear to many (if not most) New Hampshire-ites: Guns and the ability to possess and use firearms.  Why?  In some cases, like moi, simply […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 4: Pricing and access competition in the medical industry.

by Skip July 18, 2012

The questioners at the Rumney home event held for  Ovide Lamontagne  were not done talking about medicine, Obamacare, and how Ovide Lamontagne would try to address their concerns in this time of medical uncertainty here in NH as he runs to be the net NH Governor.  They are scared of Obamacare, having to outsource decisions […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 3 – Do any tort reforms in the State in order to help us?

by Skip July 17, 2012

The last question was on Obamacare and how to protect NH business owners from it; this question concerns the legal ramifications as well – tort reform.  It is almost obligatory to say that the Democrats are so beholden to the trial lawyers (along with Big Unions, Big Environmentalism, and Wall Street) that their legislation often […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 2 – How protect NH against Obamacare?

by Skip July 16, 2012

Continuing from the last post (Ovide’s speech and the first question), there is another question asked of Ovide.  Sure, Obamacare has now been judged Constitutional but a lot of small business owners are fully concerned of the danger it poses to their viability.  This one was asked by someone, fully cognizant that Obamacare was supposed […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor)

by Skip July 15, 2012

Last nite GraniteGrok was invited to cover a house event for Ovide Lamontagne (candidate for the Republican nomination for NH Governor) that was hosted by Jerry Thibodeau of Rumney, NH.  These tend to be small, intimate affairs where the attendees are much more in tune, politically, than most and it showed in the question and […]

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GrokTV Event-Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate – Last question and Candidate closing remarks

by Skip July 13, 2012

Indeed – Question 13 and closing candidate remarks from the Question 13: “What would you do so that the Veterans finally get a full service VA here in NH?“ Closing remarks by Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith, vying to become the Republican nominee for NH Governor:

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GrokTV Event-Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate – Questions 9 – 12

by Skip July 12, 2012

And now for the third set of four questions (list of previous questions and their links after the jump) from the Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate that was hosted by John Burt, questions asked by Speaker Bill O’Brien and  Alex Talcott , and answered by the Candidates for the Republican nomination for […]

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GrokTV Event-Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate – Next Four Questions for the Candidates

by Skip July 12, 2012

Continuing on with the questions from the Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Debate featuring Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith, here are the next four questions: Question 5: “Got my hair cut. Stylist complained about high gas costs. General thoughts on energy costs?” Previous Posts: Live Stream – GrokTV Event: The Granite State Institute of […]

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GrokTV Event-Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate – First Four Questions for the Candidates

by Skip July 12, 2012

Debates are all about the questions – and Speaker Bill O’Brien and  Alex Talcott asked some pretty good questions of Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith.  .  The first four are here (questions 2 – 4 are after the jump). Question 1: “What names are Democrat politicians or others calling you that distort or oversimply what […]

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GrokTV Event-Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate – Intro Ceremonies and Candidate Opening Remarks

by Skip July 12, 2012

Last night was the Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate that was hosted and moderated by John Burt.  The two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for NH were Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith.  Questioners were Alex Talcott (Communications Director for 4RG) and Speaker of the NH House Bill ‘Brien.  The debate lasted about […]

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GrokTV Event-Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate – If you couldn’t make it and want to watch the whole thing…

by Skip July 12, 2012

Last night, it was a full house at the Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate  hosted by John Burt.  In fact – it was an overflow event; over 500 tickets sold when the event was estimated to pull in 400.  It goes to show that the intensity is quite high on the Republican […]

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