Primary

“Bernie Needs to be Ground to a Pulp”

by Steve MacDonald November 4, 2016

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/44131 “Re: Friendly advice. No mercy.” “Bernie needs to be ground to a pulp. We can’t start believing our own primary bulls**t. This is no time to run the general. Crush him as hard as you can.” “I agree with that in principle. Where would you stick the knife in?” “Obama betrayer (Wh will affirm). […]

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Apparently we knew something the pollsters didn’t.

by Ed Naile October 1, 2016

Remember the NH Primary Election way back in September? I took a look back recently. WMUR had a poll released on August 30 that measured the candidates for governor. Here is the opening paragraph. August 30, 2016 TWO WEEKS FROM PRIMARY AND NH VOTERS ARE STILL UNFAMILIAR WITH GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES By: Andrew E. Smith, Ph.D. […]

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Greg Moore – Post NH Primary Analysis

by Steve MacDonald September 19, 2016
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Last week I sought out Greg Moore, the New Hampshire State Director of Americans for Prosperity for some post-NH Primary Analysis.  We had a great conversation with plenty of insights. Please check it out. Download this segment | Listen to the entire Podcast Music c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License […]

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Edelblut for Governor

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2016
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I’ve already, technically, endorsed Frank Edelblut as a member of the 603 Alliance Steering Committee, but I never made any formal declaration on GraniteGrok. This is my personal endorsement of Frank Edelblut for Governor. It is my opinion that the other primary candidates are far too cozy with the establishment money and the Party Pimps who […]

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Interview: David McCray – Hillsborough 21

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016
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This is the last of the interviews I had to post before the primary tomorrow. Dave McCray is a small business owner who is running for the state house. We talk about the burdens the state puts on job creators and how Dave would like to relieve them. Music c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under […]

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Interview: Steve Kenda State Senate Dist. 24

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016
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Steve Kenda is in a 4-way primary to represent the Republican Party in State Senate District 24. Steve and I discuss concealed carry, accessibility of public documents, domicile and voter ID, and policies detrimental to New Hampshire businesses. Music c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Interview: Joe Duarte – State Senate Dist. 16

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016
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Joe Duarte is running for the NH State Senate in District 16. Joe has served in the NH House for years and took some time to talk with me about local and national issues before tomorrow’s primary. Music c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Interview: John Washburn – Hillsborough 21

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016
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John Washburn is one of 13 primary candidates running for 8 seats in Hillsborough County District 21. We talk gun rights, domicile law, the real economy, and judicial reform. Music c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Use Liberty Ballot

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016
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Liberty Ballot is about as good a guide as you are going to get for every town and Ward in New Hampshire if you are uncertain who in your Tuesday Primary races are more likely to fight for your property rights and individual liberty. Update: If you think Liberty Ballot is off the Reservation add it […]

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NH House Speaker Still Taking Sides in Primary

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2016
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Earlier this week I reported on how the Speaker of the NH House, Shawn Jasper, is using the House PAC to take sides in a Republican Primary. He is doing the same thing with his personal PAC. A recent mailer into Hillsborough District 21 not only leaves out conservative incumbents in the primary it also implies […]

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Podcast #158 Primary Candidate-Palooza

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2016
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This week we chat with Republican candidates in New Hampshire primaries including, Andy Kohlhofer, John Washburn, Joe Duarte, Steve Kenda, and Dave McCray. The topics range from support for constitutional carry to the broken legal system, health insurance premiums, right to know, domicile and voter fraud, and–most importantly–what voters are saying concerns them most in […]

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Gardner Rules Both Winterton and Gill Ineligible to Run [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2016
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I interviewed State Senate District 16 candidate Joe Duarte (Do-Art) last night for this week’s podcast, and the first topic was Secretary of State Bill Gardner ruling his primary opponent ineligible. Don Winterton did not meet residency requirements for the office and had to drop out. Gardener says that the ballots are being reprinted for […]

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Are Dick Hinch and Shawn Jasper Choosing Sides In Republican House Primary Races?

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2016
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I wonder how the “other” incumbent New Hampshire House Reps. from Merrimack feel about this? Dick Hinch, a member of the Merrimack Republican delegation, and House Speaker Shawn Jasper filed an independent expenditure report with the Secretary of State (for the Committee to Elect House Republicans) listing the names of only eight of the thirteen […]

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Democrat Elected Speaker Endorses Susan Emerson

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2016
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Democrat Elected Speaker of the NH House, Shawn Jasper, has openly endorsed Democrat water-carrier and self-declared Republican Susan Emerson, of Rindge. Rep. Emerson, a veteran of seven terms in the N.H. House of Representatives, has not only served on the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs committee, but has readily stepped up to serve […]

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Candidate Interviews for this Weeks Program

by Steve MacDonald September 5, 2016
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I am booking 10-minute phone interviews with Conservative/Republican candidates who have a primary for this week’s podcast. If you are interested email me at steve@granitegrok.com  

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RLCNH ‘Hall of Shame’ (The RINO’s among RINO’s)

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2016
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Spec Bowers, Chair of the RLCNH, has been publishing the voting records of ‘Republicans’ who ran as Republicans but spend far too much time voting with Democrats. Today he sent out a list- The Hall of Shame. These are the ‘Republicans’ with the worst records, and how often they voted with Democrats or against Republicans. Alphabetical […]

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Edelblut for Governor Releases First TV Ad

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2016
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Jim Rubens is Challenging Kelly Ayotte for US Senate

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2016
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Jim Rubens is a long-time political activist, former NH State Senator, slayer of Corporate-Casino-cronyism, and a founder of the secret ballot in town elections in New Hampshire. He is challenging sitting Republican US Senator Kelly Ayotte. We speak with him about his qualifications and why Ayotte must go. Download this segment – listen to the […]

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NH GOP RNC Committeeman Steve Duprey shows fundamental problem in understanding the US Constitution

by Skip May 26, 2016

The UL has yet another evergreen piece on if NH would keep its FITN status during Presidential primaries as the RNC is already contemplating changing things up for the next primary.  Nothing new but what caught my eye was the complete idiocy on the part of  NH GOP RNC Committeeman Steve Duprey – it’s like […]

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Trump or Bust or… [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2016
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Trump is presumptive nominee. Cruz suspends his campaign. Kasich has nothing else to do. Kasich is out.  

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Tuesday’s Primary – Trump and Clinton

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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Tuesday c/o AP and Politico.

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Trump Easily Wins New York Primary

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2016
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And it’s….out of here. Mr. Trump has no problems sweeping up all but three delegate in his home state. The win secures his lead and is the beginning of what could be a long series of wins in similar moderate-leaning states. Oh, and Hillary won, which is a foregone conclusion because even when she loses she […]

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Cruz Should Be Trump’s Vice President

by Steve MacDonald April 12, 2016
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I’ve suggested this a handful of times going back months, as a very reasonable solution to the biggest problem; stopping the Democrat party from having the opportunity to finish what Obama started. Recalling that Ronald Reagan overcame a 30-point polling deficit to defeat Jimmy Carter in 1980 by winning in the Northeast, Lord said, “He carried […]

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The Delegate Rules Differ From State to State

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2016
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You’d think that Federalism loving voters would get this, if not understand it. Rules (some laws, customs, habits) will and should differ from state to state, including how delegates are elected by state parties and how they are expected to behave. And they do differ! Jim Geraghty wrote about it, and shared some more thoughts […]

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Guest Post – 100% GUARANTEED Predictions

by GrokWatch News Desk April 6, 2016

Dennis Hamel | GrokWatch News Desk I’ve been hinting around about this for several days now and I’m ready to COMMIT my 100% GUARANTEED predictions on how the GOP primaries will unfold from this time forward. Note for the record, I am making these predictions (promises really) of what will happen all 100% ABSOLUTELY guaranteed and […]

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[Updated] Cruz 36 Delegates, Trump 6

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2016
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Updated delegate counts with 100% of precincts reporting   Bernie ended up with 47 Delegates to Hillary’s 41

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Arizona Goes Trump, Cruz Takes Utah

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2016
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No surprises here. Arizona Utah

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Trumpmentum Returns, But…

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2016
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Congratulations to Donald Trump who had a great night on March 15th, winning four races and sweeping up 161 Delegates. Kasich won his home state of Ohio and Missouri is still too close to call (Trump is ahead by 0.2% or 2000 votes as of this writing with precincts left to report). So, all-in-all, an impressive display. But? Team […]

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Trumpmentum Takes A Saturday Off

by Steve MacDonald March 13, 2016
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There were a handful of primaries on Saturday, including Wyoming, Washington DC, and Guam. Mr. Trump did not do well in any of them. (RedState) Wyoming: Ted Cruz won by a huge margin with 66.3% of the vote, followed by Marco Rubio in second place with 19.5%, and Donald Trump in third at 7.2%, with […]

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March 8th Primary Results

by Steve MacDonald March 9, 2016
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Donald Trump’s delegate lead sits at 99 as he wins three more states on March 8th. Ted Cruz took second in those contests, winning Idaho by 17 points over Trump. Rubio and Kasich took turns being in last place, splitting third and fourth among all four contests. Kasich came close to Cruz in Michigan (Cruz […]

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