Shawn Jasper

Where’s your 10-20%?

by Ellen Kolb December 7, 2016

Rep. Shawn Jasper is Speaker for a second term. He and Democrat Steve Shurtleff were the only nominees on the one and only ballot, with Jasper prevailing 214-165 before Shurtleff called for acclamation. Eight votes were scattered among other candidates. That accounts for all the reps present. Whatever divisions marked the GOP caucus last week […]

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NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper burnishes his reputation as a…

by Skip December 1, 2016

…petty, little, nitwit with grandiose self-assuredness of his ability to blunder about.  A STERLING example of absolute power (in his case, in very small ways) over those that have no power at all – the definition of a tyrant.  Seriously, Jasper, the height of blatant “Retribution – I shall do it….because I can“!  And against someone […]

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Bride of Crankenstein – The Return of Speaker Jasper

by Steve MacDonald December 1, 2016

NH House Republicans voted yesterday to keep Democrat Elected Republican House Speaker Shawn Jasper. He won by just a few votes, then is reported have begun ripping into the 49% of his caucus that wanted someone else. Perhaps Chris Sununu can have a word with him about not mistreating the only people in the room who […]

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And this NH “political” story absolutely misses the REAL point entirely

by Skip November 29, 2016

Let us first contemplate this from Ian Underwood (emphasis mine) – which was (in part): But I urge the committee to consider a couple of deeper, less obvious consequences, not just of passing a bill like this, but of even bringing it up for consideration. The first is that a bill like this undermines respect for the […]

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Former State Rep has WARNING for the House about Shawn Jasper as Speaker

by Kimberly Morin November 21, 2016

Dan Tamburello, former New Hampshire State Representative, has some words of wisdom and warning to the incoming house Republicans about electing Shawn Jasper as their speaker. Honorable Members of the General Court, I am writing to you today to illuminate to you the critical importance of your vote for the Speaker of the New Hampshire […]

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Dear Mr. Speaker,

by Steve MacDonald October 6, 2016

Forty-Three Republican members of the New Hampshire House sent a letter to Speaker Jasper asking that he pledge his support for whoever the Republican caucus chooses to be their speaker on Organization Day. He has not, as of this writing, done so. The complete letter follows, listing all the signatories.

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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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