US Senate

Rubens Campaign Announces Policy Initiatives

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2014

Seeing as I posted one of these for Senator Bob Smith today, seems only right to do the same for Jim Rubens… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2014 Contact: Brian Tilton, Communications Director 603-504-2753 brian@jimrubens.com Rubens Campaign Announces Policy Initiatives Energy independence, reducing gun violence among issues highlighted on newly designed website This week, the […]

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Scott Brown Supporter Mayor Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $50 Million…

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2014

I just found this in my In-Box… For Immediate Release Contact: Peter Schweitzer 727-421-0718 Friends of Senator Bob Smith www.bobsmithforussenate.com peter.schweitzer@bobsmithforussenate.com Scott Brown Supporter Mayor Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $50 Million to Fight NRA and Gun Rights Tuftonboro (April 17, 2014)-Former NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the same mayor who wholeheartedly endorsed Scott Brown in […]

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Jim Rubens Statement On Scott Brown Entering Race For US Senate in NH

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2014
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2014 Contact: Brian Tilton 603-504-2753 brian@jimrubens.com Jim Rubens Statement on Brown Entering Race Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement on Scott Brown’s declaration of candidacy: “We now have a two-man race between Washington’s pick and grassroots New Hampshire voters who will make their choice […]

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Senator Bob Smith to Senator Scott Brown – “Let’s Debate!”

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2014
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Senator Bob Smith has issued another debate challenge to Senator Scott Brown… As Scott Brown Announces Again, Senator Smith Issues a Debate Challenge to Him. . .Again! Tuftonboro-“Let’s have ten debates in the ten counties of New Hampshire. We can have Lincoln-Douglas style debates in ten New Hampshire towns and cities.” said Senator Smith. Senator […]

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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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Senator Bob Smith Announces Endorsements

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2014
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From my In-Box. Bob Smith For Senate has released a list of current and former elected New Hampshire officials who are endorsing Bob Smith as their choice to challenge Jeanne Shaheen for the US Senate. You can view the announcement here: Elected Officials Endorsements (pdf) State Senator Sam Cataldo, Farmington State Representative Ralph Boehm, Litchfield […]

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Chuck Schumer’s ‘Shield Law’ Makes Some “Journalists” a New Protected Class

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2014
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Chuck Schumer’s shield law is meant to protect journalists from being dragged into court or intimidated by the legal system into giving up their confidential sources (among other things).   In reality, this is nothing more than the closing chapter of a ‘drama’ by which Democrats create statute that allows the government to define who gets […]

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Joni Ernst – ‘Let’s Make Em’ Squeal’

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2014
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Charles Cooke is probably right.  This ad does have the greatest opening line in the history of political ads.  And if it’s not the best opening, it is damn close. H/T Ace of Spades

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The Next Best Least Worst ObamaCare Strategy For Troubled Democrats?

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2014
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There is a good deal of debate about what Democrats running for office should do about ObamaCare.  That, in and of itself, is instructive; there was an aggressive disinformation campaign against the legislations opponents, supporters of the bill lied or repeated lies, the President has had to break the law–literally, and now faced with re-election, […]

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Only the RIGHT has Yahoos….so says ABC’s “This Week with Geoge Stephanopolous”

by Skip March 23, 2014

The discussion was about the US Senate elections coming up later on this year and whether or not control would shift to to the Republicans… Sidenote: and Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com is now saying that is a 60% chance that will happen; I’m unsure of that percentage but probably good with his assessment that even […]

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All Aboard

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2014
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The NRSC is feeling pretty good about itself these days.  The political climate is shifting their way.  That makes it a good time to release a ‘momentum’ Ad.  If nothing else, it will irritate that rash every Democrat has on their….

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Governor Hassan Takes Dig at Scott Bown – But She Was Born in Boston….

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2014
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I wonder if Governor Maggie Hassan grasps the irony of her dig at former MA Senator Scott Brown. “It’s great to be here in Salem, straddling the border of New Hampshire and Massachusetts,” the governor said. “But enough about Scott Brown.” Maggie Hassan was born in Boston, raised in Massachusetts, went to college at Brown, […]

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Jeanne Shaheen is really calling Scott Brown Obscene? Forked Tongue!

by Skip March 14, 2014

Ah yes, that VAUNTED Democrat value called “Civility”!  Jeanne Shaheen called for it here: …During an informal bipartisan get-together we hosted earlier this week for our women colleagues in the Senate, there was unanimous agreement that members of both parties need to put politics aside and act in the best interests of our country….Washington could […]

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Up4Climate

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2014
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Cartoon By Eric Allie Caption by yours truly

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GrokTALK! March 8th, 2014 – Scott Brown – Welcome To Join the Primary…as a Democrat

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2014
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In Segment Three US Senate Candidate Karen Testerman Joins us to discuss the primary to challenge Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.  Karen invites Scott Brown to join, as a Democrat.  We also explore Health Care bullies, Supporters of Cop Killers, the anti-military Democrats, our other Representatives to New Hampshire from the Federal Government, and the sort of […]

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Data Point: Jeanne Shaheen the Liberal Queen

by Tom February 2, 2014

GovTrackUS.com has a neat little feature where they show the “Ideology Score” of members of Congress (Senate, in this case) in a scatter plot diagram. This score is based on sponsorship and co-sponsorship of bills, not the member’s voting record.  It doesn’t even factor in the content of the bills – it simply plots ideology […]

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Ruh-Roh! No Democrat Money Left Over For House Races?

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2014
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There is an article up at Michael Graham.com that talks about the concern among Democrat strategists that they can’t win the House and they could lose the Senate. They are.. .”..so dispirited about any chance of picking up the US House–that they’re writing off the latter and shoving all their chips (and cash) on the […]

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GrokTALK! January 25th, 2014 With Senator Bob Smith, Chairman Ed Naile, and Special Guest Ian Underwood

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2014
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Individual segments added! This week we talk about Harrell Kirstein, the Free State Project, Vote Fraud, Jury Nullification, keeping the bacon here so you don’t need legislators to bring it home, Geoff Wetrosky, what words mean, illegal immigrants, absentee ballots, why laws might not matter (and a lot more), and we do that with Senator […]

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And sometimes, something just catches my eye – so read about Reid

by Skip January 15, 2014

“.and giving Obama the ability to whine “I can’t wait for Congress“.” A “do nothing Congress”?  How ’bout obstructionist Senate – Leader, that is: Moderate Republicans who occasionally vote with Democrats and help broker bipartisan compromise are annoyed as well. Senator Lisa Murkowki of Alaska told the New York Times she was “kind of fed […]

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How about THESE Democrat Senators – as role models, are they showing that they respect the Constitution?

by Skip January 14, 2014

AGAIN???   Don’t they ever think of this FIRST?  the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of […]

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Jeanne Shaheen – The Lie of The Year

by Steve MacDonald January 2, 2014

 

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A fact – but not an answer

by Skip December 29, 2013

Advantage Guinta in the “Answer the Question” category.  Host of WMUR’s Closeup, Josh McElveen, asked what I thought was a simple straight-forward to US Senator Kelly Ayotte:  Is there a collective unity or is it still as fractured as it was Nov 7? Well, you know, just like any place, there are divergent views within […]

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GrokTALK! with Guest Pete Ingemi (Da Tech Guy)

by Steve MacDonald December 25, 2013
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Segment Four: We talked with DaTechGuy, Pete Ingemi about this past Thursday’s Pro-First and Second Amendment rallys in Nashua contra former US Senator Scott Brown’s (R-MA) headlining an NH GOP fundraiser – across the street. We talked about both crowds (outside in hunter orange and those GOPers inside) and how this could be setting a […]

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Oh, one last thing from last nite – US Senator (R-NH) Al Baldasaro??

by Skip December 20, 2013

Maybe!  I didn’t get a lot of the speakers last night – hobbled by Nashua’s Mayor Donnalee Lozeau (R), there was no staging, podium, or lights (heck, no snow was supposed to be moved – hmm, it did look as if that snow moved itself).  Given the traffic and the parking, a number of the […]

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Pro-Second Amendment / Anti-Scott Brown rally – regular folks have a message for Scott Brown

by Skip December 20, 2013

I also learned one other thing last night – I realized how old my vidcam is given how fast the battery ran down in the cold – thus, the paucity of interviews from last night.  However, before it died, I did get the chance to ask a few folks two questions: What question would you […]

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Pro-Second Amendment / Anti-Scott Brown rally – a couple of thoughts

by Skip December 20, 2013

I learned a couple of things last night while at the rally: The folks that came out last night are fired up – they DO take politics personally because politicians have been making legislation more and more personal I think politicians on the Right are going to get caught by surprise at this – because […]

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Pro-Second Amendment / Anti-Scott Brown rally – NH State Reps JR Hoell and Dan Itse

by Skip December 20, 2013

Both of these gentlemen are Patriots by dint to their adherence to the values expressed by our Constitutions and what they see to be the Proper Role of Government – a limited one that allow the most individual Freedom and Liberty for people to live their lives the way that THEY want to (versus those […]

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Pro-Second Amendment / Anti-Scott Brown rally – The Patriot Pastor

by Skip December 20, 2013

Certainly someone who looms large over the Conservative / Liberty and Freedom movement here in NH is The Patriot Pastor, Garrett Lear (at 6’8″, he literally does).  I am used to seeing him in his Colonial outfit but I noticed something this night that I had not seen before.  I keep mentioning him being a […]

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Pro-Second Amendment / Anti-Scott Brown rally – DaTechGuy!

by Skip December 20, 2013

The next person that I spotted was kinda in camouflage – normally it is his trademark Fedora hat I see but he had hidden it, given the season, under a red and white Santa hat.  To be honest, I was a bit surprised to see this MA based blogger (head of the DaTechGuy site and […]

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Pro-Second Amendment / Anti-Scott Brown rally – Rick Olson

by Skip December 20, 2013

Rick Olsen, to the readers here at GraniteGrok, is a writer here at the ‘Grok, was the MC for last  night and the first person I could grab for an interview.  However, he may be better known as a prior Marine, President of the Londonderry Fish and Game club, and President of the NH Wildlife […]

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