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Dan Hynes – Republican Candidate for State Senate in District 9

by Op-Ed August 7, 2018

By Dan Hynes, My name is Dan Hynes, and I am running for State Senate in District 9 covering Bedford, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Greenfield, Hancock, Jaffrey, Lyndeborough, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Peterborough, Richmond, Sharon, Temple, and Troy. I will be a strong conservative voice in Concord. While a State Representative, I received a score of 100% from the […]

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Son of Sanders Has a Lackluster Congressional Campaign in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2018

Levi ‘s Sander’s is running for Congress in New Hampshire. And he says, “we’re reaching out to a lot of low income and working class folks. I’m starting to get a good group of folks in New Hampshire, and I’m feeling very good.” But no one else is feeling the vibe. Sanders grabbed national headlines in late […]

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Granite Grok Endorses Steve Negron in NH’s Second Congressional District

by Op-Ed May 30, 2018

Every election in NH is really a race in three parts: 1) for political activists to serve on campaigns, endorsements, and donors, 2) to win the primary election, and 3) to win the general election. That first race is nearing its end. We at the ‘Grok have been studying the candidates, listening to their words, and […]

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Levi Sanders Challenges NH Democrats To Run Left- Can They Keep Up?

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2018

I’m not picking sides in CD-1 (on the Republican side), but the race is still interesting. When Levi Sanders hinted at and then promptly entered that race a day later as a Democrat I think he did so with the number one seed. He’s the guy to beat. And he’s just like Dad, or maybe […]

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Steve Kenda Considers Primary Challenge to Russell Prescott for EC District 3

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2018

Steve Kenda is taking a serious look at challenging Republican incumbent Russel Prescott for the Executive Council Seat in District Three. “Several prominent Republicans have approached me and suggested I take a serious look at Prescott’s seat. Most are shocked at his recent voting record and are looking for a credible candidate to give voters an […]

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When Are They No Longer Republicans?

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2018

The Republican party in New Hampshire has a problem about which its hands are tied, but you can help. Within its ranks are individuals who have registered and run under their brand but either refuse or are incapable of living up to the ideals. On issues of free association, life, speech, taxes, elections, transparency, regulation, and […]

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NH Poll: Kasich leads Trump among likely GOP primary voters? I don’t Think So…

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2017

So there’s a poll out putting John “everyman™” Kasich ahead of President Trump among “likely” Republican primary voters… Ohio Gov. John Kasich leads President Trump in a hypothetical New Hampshire Republican presidential primary matchup, according to a new poll. An American Research Group poll found that if the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary were held today, Kasich […]

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Socialist Bernie Sanders Has a Democrat Primary Opponent in Vermont!

by Ed Naile July 10, 2017

In a pathetically liberal state run by New Yorkers and rich Connecticut elites, anyone wishing to run against the establishment must do more than take the Socialist Party Purity Pledge. (New Hampshire has something not similar called the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”) In Vermont, to even stand a chance against a lifetime appointment Senator like Sanders you […]

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“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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Post NH Primary Analysis

by Steve MacDonald September 19, 2016

Greg Moore, the New Hampshire state Director of Americans for Prosperity, provides some post-NH Primary Analysis. Winners, losers, Surprises, and more.  

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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

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016

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.

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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 – NH State Senate

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016

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. http://granitegrok.com/GrokTalk/By-Snippets/2016-09-10%20Joe%20Duarte.mp3

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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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John Washburn

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016

John Washburn is running for the NH House in Hillsborough County District 21. John took a few minutes to talk to me about Judicial reform and other state and local issues.  

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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

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2016

With the New Hampshire Primary this Tuesday we’re talking to Republican candidates in primaries this week about local and national issues and what voters are telling them matters most to them in 2016.

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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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