Shawn Jasper

Jasper to seek another term as Speaker

by Ellen Kolb September 19, 2016

No shock here, but Speaker Jasper will make it official tomorrow. From WMUR’s John DiStaso: @NHSpeaker of the House Shawn Jasper confirms he’ll announce a second run for Speaker at presser tomorrow 930 a.m. #nhpolitics#WMUR .@NHSpeaker of the House Shawn Jasper confirms he'll announce a second run for Speaker at presser tomorrow 930 a.m. #nhpolitics […]

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The Speaker took sides, but…

by Ellen Kolb September 13, 2016

Following up on Steve’s post about New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper taking sides in a few Republican House primaries, let’s see how that’s working out.  The Jasper for NH committee filed a September 7 report of independent expenditures in eight districts, targeting certain GOP incumbents by omission – in Merrimack, for example, the committee’s […]

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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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Top NH House Republicans Want Republicans to Be Democrats

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2016
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Yesterday I reported on an inside move by Shawn Jasper and Dick Hinch to use the House PAC to back incumbent RINO’s and shun Conservatives in the Republican primary. That post produced a facebook comment that I responded to with this. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard party folk squawk about leadership […]

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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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NH Democrats For Shawn Jasper

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2016
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New Hampshire Democrat’s Democrat Renny Cushing is concerned for (Democrat elected) Republican House Speaker Shawn Jasper, and (believe it or not) the integrity of our elections because of how he is being treated during the primary.

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Landing in Hudson, NH Mailboxes Now…

by Steve MacDonald September 7, 2016
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These are showing up in the mailboxes of Hudson, New Hampshire voters. AFP-NH has people door hanging Democrat Elected House Speaker (r) Shawn Jasper’s district as well. Hudson voters have an opportunity to protect New Hampshire from this turncoat progressive shill next Tuesday. Please take that opportunity seriously.

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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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Chris Sununu Donated $500.00 to Democrat Elected Speaker Shawn Jasper

by Steve MacDonald August 24, 2016
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One of Chris Sununu’s “investments” in New Hampshire’s future was a $500.00 donation to Democrat Elected New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper. Yes. The ‘Republican’ who caucused with Democrats to rob the Republican caucus of the Speakers chair and then proceeded to repay NH Democrats for the favor. That Shawn Jasper. Chris Sununu gave $500.00 […]

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Republican House Speaker Shawn Jasper Endorsed By the SEIU

by Steve MacDonald August 22, 2016
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When you do the bidding of the Union Bosses they reward you. Hillary Clinton, Maggie Hassan, Carol Shea-Porter, Ann Kuster, Colin Van Ostern, Shawn Jasper. Republican NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper? Yup!    

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The 50 Worst “Yes-Men” In the New Hampshire House

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2016
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c/o Spec Bowers Spec just emailed out a list of the worst “Democrat-elected-Speaker-Jasper leadership-following” rubber-stamp (r)epublicans in the New Hampshire House, and we like to share. When the majority of Republicans vote No, and the Democrats vote Yes, odds are that No is the right vote. When Leadership votes Yes with Democrats, against the majority […]

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Kyle Tasker’s “Client” List

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2016
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The existence of the Kyle Tasker client list is still the subject of much speculation. The NH AG, as reported by the Union Leader on May 18th, doesn’t know anything about a credible list. “I don’t know where this thing about a list is coming from,” said Attorney General Joseph Foster. “I’ve heard rumors, but […]

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Kyle Tasker is Your Fault

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2016
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Kyle Tasker resigned his House seat Wednesday, probably before they voted to boot him out. Tasker was arrested for possession with intent to sell and soliciting sex from a minor over the internet, which we talked about here. And there is more to discuss on those points. But that’s not the story today. Today, according […]

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“…it’s what you do AFTERWARDS that’s most important”

by Skip December 15, 2015

Sighingly, I have to say that for many Republican politicians, that’s the part of the meme they either forget or wish that WE would forget.  However, more and more, the utter disdain and the [political] sins that many of the Republican “leadership” have participated in are, as Rev “G-D America” Wright used to say, coming […]

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Did The Union Leader Intend to Sell a Big Lie About NH Medicaid Expansion?

by Steve MacDonald December 11, 2015
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In one of Grant Bosse’s UL editorials this morning he takes Sen. Jeff Woodburn to task for exaggerating the value of Medicaid expansion. He’s right to do so but did he intend to sell another lie about the expansion in the process? (Emphasis mine.) Expansion supporters like Woodburn will have a chance to make their case in […]

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The Cost When Principle and Policy No Longer Matter

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2015
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We continue with RLCNH chair Aaron Day on his threatened third party challenge to NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the failure of Medicaid/ObamaCare, and the cost to New Hampshire if the Republican State legislature reauthorizes expansion. You can listen to the entire podcast here! GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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The Republican and Democrat hypocrisy over Frank Guinta’s FEC issue

by Kimberly Morin May 21, 2015

If you live in New Hampshire and breathe air, you probably have heard about Representative Frank Guinta’s FEC issues. They have been ongoing for the past 5 years and the FEC just decided this week that Guinta violated their laws and will have to pay back the money he put into his campaign and pay […]

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What a great day to be a RINO!

by Ed Naile May 19, 2015

Democrat NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper (RINO) and US Senator Kelly Ayotte (RINO) are asking Congressman Frank Guinta to resign from the US House of Representatives over a false FEC filing of his own family’s money used in his own campaign in 2010. Nice opportunity for them and the Democrats.

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Does The NH House GOP Establishment Want Democrat Maureen Mann To Win?

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2015
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There is a special election for an open seat in the NH House next Tuesday with a solid conservative candidate running.  But by all accounts the establishment GOP in New Hampshire is AWOL in support of Yvonne Dean-Bailey in Rockingham district 32. (Ed Mosca Blog) Conspicuously absent from Dean-Bailey’s list of donors is the GOP […]

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Laurie Sanborn Wouldn’t Toe Jaspers Line – Gets the Boot

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2015
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This isn’t new or unusual but given the tolerance promised in the age of the Jaspercrats–which is to say none: Republican Majority leadership less tolerant of Republicans than Democrat Majority leadership ever was– this seems appropriate. Rep. Laurie Sanborn was removed this morning from the House Finance Committee for her refusal to support the leadership's […]

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Jaspercrat Jamboree

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2015
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Good Republican legislation is getting pigeon-holed by (r)epublican leadership because, well, they are spineless Jaspercrats dancing the tune of the Democrats that put them in power; plus the consent calendar, and keeping tabs on legislators, all in this weeks legislative update.  Listen to the entire podcast here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter […]

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GrokTALK! February 21st, 2015

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2015
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This week we talk about mini-dictator Shawn Jasper and the consent calendar; House leaderships approach to legislation they don’t want to defend; some painful facts about civil Asset Forfeiture and the NH House clerks office, and some good things about Industrial Hemp and Beer with Kevin Bloom and Kirk McNeil. We also talk to Doctor […]

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GrokTALK! Max Abramson Part I – “An Interesting Week”

by Steve MacDonald January 9, 2015
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Rep Max Abramson made the news last week for having been removed from the Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee.  We talked to Max about that; and about how House leadership has taken a number of seasoned Republicans off committees they have served on for years.  This is something former Democrat Speaker Terri Norreli (we […]

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Why Wouldn’t Shawn Jasper Want Any Witnesses?

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2015
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From “The Desk” of Rep Max Abramson (re: Democrat Elected Speaker Shawn Jasper) After responding to your office’s request for meeting, I was disappointed that you would not meet with me to discuss the issue of committee assignments with a witness present, either Representative Baldasaro or House Leader William O’Brien… I was strongly cautioned by […]

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Jan 3rd 2015 Legislative Update

by Steve MacDonald January 5, 2015
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NH House Rep Guy Comtois rings in the New Year with our first installment of the weekly Legislative Update.  We talk leadership, seating assignments, committee changes, and more from inside the NH House.  It’s only 12 minutes.  Give it a listen.   If you’d like to check out the entire podcast – listen here! Follow […]

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Shawn Jasper – “Unfortunately, There Are Those Looking To Distort and Distend The Story…”

by Steve MacDonald January 5, 2015
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Republican Rep Al Baldasaro has a bad hip, and speaks at the well often, so he always requests an aisle seat on the House Floor so he can get to the podium to speak with less discomfort to himself or to others;  Democrat elected House Speaker Shawn Jasper assigned him a seat in the middle […]

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Is This Another Jasper “Gift” To His Democrat Masters

by Steve MacDonald January 3, 2015
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This Week on GrokTALK! Brian Demyanovich updates us on the suit filed against him by NHGOP Chair Jennifer Horn.  NH House Rep Max Abarmason joins us to discuss getting yanked off his committee assignment, and how Democrat elected Speaker Shaw Jasper (R-Hudson) may be keeping more ‘experienced’ Republicans off many of the committees they have […]

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The Rules Change on Roll Call Votes is A Smoking Gun

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2014
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One of the important debates in the shadow of Democrat elected Speaker Shawn Jasper’s (R-Hudson) ascension to the gavel is what degree of tolerance should conservatives have for Republicans disinclined to let the party platform temper their legislative passions.  Everyone had valid observations (in the email thread) up to a point but after reading a […]

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Moments of Supreme Irony

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2014
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(Breitbart) In a moment of supreme irony, Michael Mann, the climatologist who constructed the now debunked hockey stick graph designed to make the case for global warming, has today delivered a lecture on “professional ethics for climate scientists”, Watts Up With That has reported.   In another supreme irony Democrat elected Speaker Shawn Jasper, the […]

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WMUR CloseUp – Democrat appointed Speaker Shawn Jasper

by Skip December 28, 2014

Thoughts on Democrat appointed Speaker Jasper on CloseUp this morning: Overall, he seemed to be, right from the start, to have Bill O’Brien under his skin and the majority of Republicans that didn’t vote for him (and lest you have forgotten, it was the Democrats that appointed him Speaker).  Not a single word about the […]

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