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GrokTALK! – Carly Fiorina – CNHT Taxpayer Picnic

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2015
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Carly Fiorina spent some time at the annual Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers Picnic. This event is a magnet for grassroots activists and campaign operatives – especially in a primary year. Here are her complete remarks. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or Stitcher.  

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603 Alliance – How Do We Solve The Problem…

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2015
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What problem? Watch the video… Check them out at 603 Alliance.org, on Facebook, and Twitter. Discolsure: I am on the steering committee of the 603 Alliance

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Words have meaning, or something.

by Susan Olsen June 13, 2015

     

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Breaking News – Iowa Straw Poll Cancelled

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2015
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The traditional who can buy the most votes tickets and win Iowa straw poll has been cancelled.  This from Katie Pavlich at Townhall.com After much controversy and a lack of interest from candidates and voters, the 2015 Iowa Straw poll has been cancelled after a vote from the Republican Party of Iowa’s State Central Committee. The poll […]

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GrokTALK! – David Bozell From ForAmerica

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2015
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David Bozell from ForAmerica joins us, to talk tax policy, Republican Primaries and DC politics. David Bozell: “The president can declare whatever the heck he wants. He can declare that they sky is green and grass is blue. And it is up to the congress to determine whether or not they are going to appropriate […]

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Kidding ourselves

by Susan Olsen April 19, 2015

“The truth is the American citizen has no way to bestow her will on the political process any longer. Slowly and methodically over the past 100 years we the people have been relegated to just a logistical function in the political process i.e. we are the coin in the coin toss.. heads Dems or tails […]

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“The whole enchilada”

by Susan Olsen April 12, 2015

” I need to know two things about anyone’s political system: Does it prioritize human freedom, or human coercion?” Lets take a moment to consider political labels. All too often, they are used as simple pejoratives, not the least by me. If we’re talking and I tell you “You’re so progressive!”, chances are it isn’t […]

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Broken Chair

by Tom January 9, 2015

So, a fellow Republican, from your home town, attacks you on social media. He accuses you of being “a total Conservative fraud”, “working for Organizing for America”, being a “Conservative In Name Only”, and negatively equates you with “Obama’s second term”. These attacks were not only baseless; they were foolish and immature. These attacks were […]

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GrokTALK! Republicans Anonymous

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2014

This week the Bloggers from GraniteGrok.com are the guests as we explore the Conservatarian verses Establishment Republican throw-down nationally and in New Hampshire. And we announce our commitment to be the tip of the spear for those Republicans who’ve had enough of the GOP’s capitulation to media narratives and their support for the progressive agenda […]

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Budget Battle: Politically Connected Win, Everyone Else Loses

by Scott Morales December 12, 2014

Yesterday, I was reminded of a piece of music I have not listened to in a while.  So this morning I figured I’d put it on while catching up with things.  I sat down at my desk, logged on and searched to find out about the results last nights bill.  Who knew how apropos the […]

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Felony or misdemeanor?

by Susan Olsen October 20, 2014

H/T Powerline

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“Mairsy Dotes and Dosey Dotes and Little Lambsy Divey”

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2014
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There is bound to be some debate about what happens next.  Half of us, or close to half, will not be happy with the outcome of yesterday’s primary.  Some will be “not as happy as they could be.”  Others will be angry, put out, belligerent, even hostile.  Yes, there will be cries for unity.  Some […]

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Early Results on NH Primary Night 2014

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2014
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From WMUR Governor    249 of 301 Precincts Reporting    WMUR just called the race for Havenstein Havenstein   56% Hemingway     37% US Senate Race   249 of 301 Precincts Reporting   WMUR has just called the race for Brown Brown      50% Rubens       23% Smith         22% NH CD-1   91 of 113 Precincts Reporting UR has just called the race for Guinta Guinta    49% Innis         41% Kelly           8% […]

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NH Primary GrokPoll Update

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2014
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I’ll be off line for a few hours (Hope to be back by 8:30, 9pm ish, but before I go, here is an update on our Primary GrokPOLL results so far. Governor Hemingway 71% Havenstein 28% NH CD-1 Guinta 52% Innis 30% Kelly 18% NH CD-2 Garcia 64% Lambert 18% Lawrence 18% State Senate Dist […]

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Annie Kuster Edition

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2014
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Moe Lane PS: For the record: the problem here is not Ms. Partello.  It’s that Rep. Kuster is so hard up for cross-party appeal that she’s apparently willing to cut all the corners in the world to get the sound bites that she feels she needs. Woman in @RepAnnieKuster ad claims to be Republican, but […]

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Jane Cormier – The Conservative Candidate in Senate District 16

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2014
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Jane Cormier – The Conservative Candidate in Senate District 16

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Sununu Flack Does Kathy Sullivan Impression.

by Steve MacDonald August 23, 2014
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The Union leader is reporting a complaint filed against the Hemingway campaign.  Some names were omitted on their campaign finance report and a local attorney has asked the AG to investigate. The complaint has been filed by Sheridan T. Brown, a local “government and public affairs” attorney whose full time occupation prior to 2010 (for […]

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All Goffstown ‘Republican’ Candidates Should Just Take A Pledge or Two…or Three….

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2014
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I’ve been having an invigorating debate on Facebook with Pam Manney about some candidates running as Republicans in Goffstown.  I like Pam, but I think we’re just going to have to disagree on a few things.  She seems to think I am making claims without evidence, particularly with regard to candidate Barbara Griffin.  I guess […]

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GrokTALK! Dan Hynes – NH State Senate Candidate

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! – Dan Hynes is running in a Republican Primary for the NH State Senate.  Dan is in a four way race with Gary Daniels, Maureen Mooney, and Dan Dwyer.  Dan stops in to share some thoughts about the race, policy, the proper role of government, and Republican principles.  (And an apology.) […]

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Andrew Hemingway – Unwilling To Play By ‘Their’ Rules

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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Real Clear Politics has an interview with New Hampshire Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Hemingway. With his ardent small-government views and outsider bona fides, Hemingway brings a distinctive perspective to the governor’s race here. And as a candidate born during the Reagan administration, he is offering a glimpse at how a new generation of political contenders may […]

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Darius Foster

by Steve MacDonald June 28, 2014
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Meet Darius Foster, Conservative Republican.   Hot Air

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Dems for Dave Boutin?

by Susan Olsen June 23, 2014

So hypothesizes Rep. Steve Vaillancourt in one of his funner pieces.  Truth be told, Mr, Boutin kinda votes like one…  

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GrokTALK! June 7th, 2014 – Steve Kenda, Gary Daniels, and Sen. Bob Smith

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2014
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This week the answer is, People running for a Senate seat, and the question is–who are Steve Kenda, Gary Daniels, and Bob Smith. We have two candidates for the NH State Senate–Steve Kenda (Senate District 24), and Gary Daniels (Senate District 11) , and one candidate for the US Senate from NH–Senator Bob Smith.  (Plus […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream for June 7th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2014
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Tune in this week for two candidates for the NH State Senate–Steve Kenda (Senate District 24), and Gary Daniels (Senate District 11) , and candidate for the US Senate from NH–Senator Bob Smith, live streaming Saturday June 7th from 9 – 11am. Live broadcast by Ustream

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Dan Hynes Running for Dist 11 NH State Senate Seat

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2014
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Just the Press release for now…. For Immediate Release Date: 6/2/2014 Contact: Nick Zaricki, NickZaricki@gmail.com Merrimack based lawyer Dan Hynes declared his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the District 11 State Senate seat today. Hynes, 33, a liberty activist and small business owner, cited the increase in spending and pressure on small businesses […]

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NH State Sentor Jim Rausch – ‘My Work Here is Done’

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2014
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Another NH State Senator has gazed across the wreckage of the 2014 legislative session and called it a day.  Sometime Republican State Senator Jim Rausch has announced that ‘his work here is done.’   The NH State Senate proposed or supported Cell phone Bans, ObamaCare expansions, Gas Tax, assaults on free speech and guns rights (to […]

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Dr. Monica Wehby for US Senate – And A Political Ad that Might Make You Cry

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2014
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Monica Wehby is a Republican running for the US Senate in Oregon and this ad will be hard for the Democrat to top.  Dr. Wehby is a woman, professional, top of her field, tear-jerker of a life-saving story…   H/T NRO

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Poison Poll Results – Which NH Candidate for US Senate Keeps the Base Away…

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2014
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We asked… What NH Candidate for US Senate, if any, would chase the base away in the General election ? 899 People Voted (or was it 7.1 Million?), and the candidate they think will most likely keep the base home in the General Election is… Scott Brown – 60% Jim Rubens – 15% Bob Smith […]

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Brown Note

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2014
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I like some variety in the posts but sometimes you have to follow the wave, so here’s my latest contribution. I took a look at GovTrack.org to see where some folks fell on their US Senate ideological graph–based on voting records.  Visuals can be very helpful in times like these. Senator Brown is left of […]

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Amherst Republican Town Committee Opposes Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2014
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The list of local NH-GOP committee’s against Medicaid expansion is growing.  I don’t have a complete list, but here is the most recent one to cross my desk. At the monthly meeting of the Amherst Republican Town Committee, held earlier today, the following resolution was passed unanimously. The New Hampshire Republican Party, State Senate, and […]

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