State Senate

Jerry Little – Telling Little Lies About His Primary Opponent

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2014
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One of the State Senate primary races we are following is between JP Marzullo and Jerry Little.  JP is the Republican Candidate in the race.   Jerry is a guy the NHGOP found who has some money, a history of supporting Democrats, with support from people who have a history of supporting Democrats, but who […]

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GrokTALK! July 26th, 2014 with Doris Hohensee

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! Doris Hohensee, who is running against Democrat Betty Lasky for New Hampshire State Senate District 13.  We talk about the campaign, jobs, economic growth, education, and teacher’s growing opposition to common core.  We touch Federal interference, expanding Granite State commerce and real growth in exports, and where Doris stands on taxes, […]

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Does This Violate the NHGOP By Laws?

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2014
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Jim Foley is running for New Hampshire State Senate.  His campaign recently paid for mailers to advertise a free event that claims to be in honor of some former NH State Senators from his State Senate district. The Treasurer listed on the campaign funded mailer is Jim McEachern (still listed as the Derry GOP Town […]

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NH GOP State Senate Candidate Jerry Little – Is a Longtime Democrat Donor

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2014
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The Republican state party sure knows how to pick em.  Take Jerry Little, Gerald H. Little, the NHGOP establishment’s banker/cash mule for the State Senate seat in District 8.  If you wanted to make another case for a candidate who contradicts a commitment to Republican principles (for state office), Jerry Little the NH GOP establishments […]

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Jim Lawrence Files To Run in NH- CD 2, Eddie Edwards files for NH State Senate

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2014
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Jim Lawrence Files To Run in NH- CD 2, Eddie Edwards files for State Senate. Jim Lawrence and Eddie Edwards have officially filed with the Secretary of State to run for public office.  Jim is running for Congress in NH CD-2, and Eddie is running for the NH State Senate in District 4. Eddie is […]

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Steve Kenda: State Senate Candidate – Dist 24 (GrokTALK! June 7th, 2014)

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2014
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In segment Two Republican  Steve Kenda joins us to talk local and national issues and his campaign for the New Hampshire State Senate (District 24) currently held by (r)epublican Nancy Stiles.  We talk spending priorities, cross-border insurance, the cost of doing business, Medicaid, lowering the BPT, advancing efficiency with technology, the 10th amendment, education, and […]

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GrokTALK! Segment One – June 7th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2014
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In segment one we announce some new additions to the Grok team, Steve Kenda arrives early, Mike joins us by phone, and we talk about why we got involved in politics, the damage Baby-Boomers have done to America, how Steve MacDonald feels about being on video, how you can help us get the ads off […]

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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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When (NH State Senate Candidate) Jerry Little Was asked His Position On Right to Work….

by Susan Olsen May 16, 2014

When asked recently his position on Right-to-Work, NH Republican Senate Candidate Jerry Little (the guy in the middle) replied: “I can’t answer that yet. I don’t know a lot about it. I think if someone doesn’t want to join a union,they shouldn’t have to, but I need to research it. As I understand the situation […]

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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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GrokTALK! April 26th, 2014 JP Marzullo and the Race for the NH Senate

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2014
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JP Marzullo recently announced his run for the NH State Senate in District 8. JP Joins us to talk about the race, his primary opponent, the NH-GOP, and of course, the issues. Listen to Segment Four Listen or Download Segment Four Here Here You can get the entire podcast here. If you are having problems […]

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NH State Senate Votes To End Democrat Paint Tax

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2014
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The NH State Senate today, has voted to kill the NH Democrat Paint Tax… From Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire (May 1, 2014)- Today, the New Hampshire State Senate took up House Bill 1570. This legislation, which was passed by the State House in March by a vote of 161-142, would have created a […]

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Breaking News: NH State Senator Bob Odell is Retiring

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2014
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Alternate headline.  Bob Odell – “My work here is done.” After trashing New Hampshire by guaranteeing a future broad-based tax to pay for his embrace of Medicaid expansion (see also ObamaCare), too-long term State Senator Bob Odell has reportedly announced his retirement– days after JP Marzullo announced he would challenge Odell in a primary. (Happy […]

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Guest Post – JP Marzullo (Candidate for NH State Senate Dist 8)

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2014
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Like many of us in Liberal Bob Odell’s State Senate District 8, I am disappointed that our Senator is devoting so much time trying to find new ways to raise taxes on the hard-working people in New Hampshire.  You’d have thought that voting to expand Obamacare was enough. It was not. In his never-ending quest […]

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SB 120 – Speech Limited In NH By Those Most Threatened By It (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
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I have been following the New Hampshire Political ruling class efforts to stifle political speech for years.  It is a bipartisan effort to erect barriers to free speech.  So what do you call that?  Almost free speech?  Sort of Free speech?  Selective Free speech?  Speech that’s free but only during the calendar days defined by […]

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32 Million Dollars New Hampshire Families Didn’t Deserve To Keep

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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The NH State Senate has passed a hike in the gas tax which is guaranteed to pass through the NH House like s**t through a goose.  This will extract an estimated 32 million dollars out of the New Hampshire economy, affecting tourism, jobs, and wages. So as we approach November, in a year expected to […]

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Notable Quote: Aaron Day – Please Send Someone A Copy of the Party Platform

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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Can someone point me to the sections in the NH Republican Party Platform that support Obamacare, Common Core, excessive gas taxes, gun regulation, and are anti Right to Work? If not, can someone please forward the platform to the Republican Reps and Senators that voted for such legislation? Also from Aaron… “Had great meetings in […]

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Democrats say Yea to Gas Tax, No To Study the Definition of Domicile

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2014
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The New Hampshire Senate voted to pass SB367 (with 4 Republicans–Boutin, Odell, Stiles, and Rausch).  SB 367 is a hike in the gas tax that is estimated to extract an additional 31 million dollars per year from New Hampshire Families and small business owners.   Business owners will have to eat the increase or pass it […]

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Who’s In Your Wallet!?

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2014
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The Republican party has no interest in receiving advice from me, and not just because we’re not exactly on speaking terms.  As a rule, I don’t speak to ‘The Party” I speak to folks who run as Republicans, activists, and voters, who may or may not be Republicans but have traditionally prefered what Republicans run […]

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GrokTALK! March 1, 2014 With Jenn Coffey on The Medicaid Trap & The ObamaCare Trap

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2014
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Jenn Coffey joins us in segment three to talk about more issues with expanding Medicaid in New Hampshire. We talk about the importance of not depending on federal dollars that can and do get cut and how no lessons appear to have been learned from special Ed dollars that ended up being a fraction of […]

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Missouri State Senate Votes to Nullify All Federal Gun Laws

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2014
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While our NH State Senate is erecting various barriers to speech, while using speech to articulate creative excuses for accepting ObamaCare bribes and future tax hikes, the Missouri State Senate just passed SB613. This act declares as invalid all federal laws that infringe on the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the […]

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Strong NH Radio Ad – Ask Your State Senator to Vote No on Medicaid Expansion in NH

by Steve MacDonald February 18, 2014
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Citizens for a Strong NH has a new radio ad urging everyone to contact their State Senator and ask them to vote NO on SB 413, the bill to expand ObamaCare in New Hampshire. Listen to the Ad Here

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I voted for Medicaid Expansion In New Hampshire And All I got Was…

by Steve MacDonald November 18, 2013
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Just Looking to keep things simple. (Variations on this theme are inevitable)

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NH Senate Votes 19-5 to Table HB 135

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2013

The NH Senate has tabled HB 135, the Deputy Dawg Shurtleff House passed bill that would have repealed stand your ground in New Hampshire and replaced it with Run Away or else go to court and have them tell you a year later…yeah, you should have run away. Bad bill. Tabling is not death, however. […]

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New Hampshire State Senate Nixes Medicaid Expansion in Budget

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2013

By a vote of 4 – 2 Senate budget writes have ‘Just said No’ to the proposed Medicaid expansion option tied to the “Eliminate Any Hope Of Affordable Care Act,” frequently misrepresented as the ‘Affordable Care Act,’ or ObamaCare.  Speaking for the majority, State Senate Majority Leader Peter Bragdon, who happens to be State Senator, said something incredibly intelligent. […]

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Why Would NH State Senator Jeb Bradley Want to Harpoon the Nano-Brewery Bill?

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2013

Word has it that a backroom deal has been ‘crafted’ to harpoon the nano-brewery bill. I say ‘backroom’ and ‘crafted’ because a recent executive committee session for HB253 did not attract a single lobbyist.  The New Hampshire beer cartel didn’t send any hired guns to pimp their interests.  No one from the liquor commission bothered to show […]

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HB 135 Deputy Dawg Shurtleff ‘Stand Your Ground Repeal’ – NH State Senate Hearing is Tomorrow

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2013

c/o Scott Smith / Facebook New Hampshire: Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing in Concord on Tuesday On Tuesday, April 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 135. Introduced by state Representative Stephen Shurtleff (D- Merrimack 11), HB 135 will render law-abiding citizens defenseless victims by removing consequences […]

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State Senate Votes 13-11 to Table HB 370 – The Education Scholarship Credit Lives!!!

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2013

HB 370, the government-school monopoly, anti-education-choice-bill from the union-owned Democrat House, that would have repealed the education scholarship tax credit that passed last year, has been tabled by the New Hampshire State Senate.    Tabling a bill is not legislative death but it is not unlike locking a prisoner up in a dungeon and forgetting they are there.  Someone might wander […]

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Tom Brady (Not that one) Can’t Be On The NH-GOP State Committee

by Steve MacDonald December 17, 2012

Actually, the other Tom Brady can’t be  an NH-GOP voting Committee member either but let us not get distracted. NH-GOP Bylaws, Article 1, section 4A: A.  Any registered Republican who, at the same time joins or allows his or her name to be used in support of a political committee or a defined group of […]

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Early Turnout in Merrimack…

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2012

I hit the polls early this morning, arriving at 7:15, and the traffic in and out was steady, even brisk.  No long lines, and the presentation of ID posed no problems. I also ran into Lenette Peterson, Jeanine Notter, Chris Buda (Local GOP Chair), George Markwell (Merrimack School Board), saw a few other folks as […]

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