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MacDonald’s N.H. Supreme Court Nomination Defeated

The Executive Council today rejected Governor Sununu’s nomination of Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The vote was along party lines, with Councilors Russell Prescott and Ted Gatsas in favor, and Michael Cryans, Andru Volinsky, and Debora Pignatelli opposed. The vote follows Cryans’s announcement in a Valley …

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New Hampshire Supreme Court

Who’s Influencing State Supreme Court Nomination?

What follows is cross-posted from a Cornerstone alert sent out today, with fair warning about Executive Councilor(s) trying to inject abortion into the nomination of Gordon MacDonald to the state Supreme Court, and with due acknowledgment that I’m a Cornerstone consultant. Governor Sununu has nominated Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice of the New Hampshire …

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Andru Volinsky – trying to outdo Grimm’s fairy tales?

Recently, Executive Councilor Andu Volinsky suggested that gubernatorial vetoes should be subject to Executive Council approval. Fortunately, there is one thing that stands between Councilor Volinsky and vetoes: The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire. This isn’t the first time Councilor Volinsky has tried to end run the Constitution. Most of you may not …

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EmptyChair

I’m now betting that the NH GOP wished Jane Cormier had won

I’m speaking of the race now between Ted “The Empty Chair” Gatsas, who beat Jane in the primary, and Democrat Gray Chynoweth for NH Executive Council.   (reformatted, emphasis mine): The debate over debates has infiltrated the open seat for Executive Council that Pappas is leaving to run for Congress, the 4th District. Democratic nominee and Manchester …

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Chris Pappas – Spoken like a true Collectivist! He’s not grooving to “Live Free or Die”

UPDATED and BUMPED (from 10/16/2012): Chris Pappas, now running for Congress instead of NH Exec. Council back then, hates our “Live Free or Die” motto – said so himself. He’s all about putting the “Common Good” above your Freedom. You need to send him a message of “no, it isn’t”:

“…it is clear that the idea of Freedom necessarily is subservient to what he believes to be the constant Progressive Ideal: “the Common Good”.

Cornerstone Action: endorses Jane Cormier in the NH Executive Council District 4 Primary race

Cornerstone Action Political Action Committee Announces Candidate Endorsements for September 11 Primary Election Cornerstone Action PAC endorses the following candidates for state-level offices. Each of these candidates has a contested primary race. Endorsements are based on high scores on the Cornerstone candidate survey, on voting records, and on consistency between surveys and votes. The Cornerstone Action PAC …

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GrokEndorsement Executive Council, District 4. This is Very Impressive!

To date, we have only issued one endorsement: Steve Negron running to represent New Hampshire from NH’s Second Congressional District (“CD-2”).  Today, we add another. While all writers have the freedom to endorse anyone they want as individuals, official GraniteGrok endorsements require a majority of all of the writers voting (not everyone votes).  While we …

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GrokDebates – yes, we want to do them. We ARE going to do them going forward

Over the years, GraniteGrok has made it part of our Citizen Journalism to cover debates.  One reason is that we like listening (and critiquing) who was there, what was said, and to determine their political philosophies with respect to the NH Constitution, US Constitution, and to date, the NH GOP. We did debates, and covered …

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CNHT Taxpayer Family Reunion Picnic – NH’s Executive Council candidates: Jane Cormier and Jim Beard

To be honest, I would have thought a few more prospective Republican candidates would have shown up at the CNHT Annual Taxpayer Picnic: Like my Exec. Councilor, Joe Kenney who has a primary with Kim Strathdee in District 1 (yes, my personal “please vote for Joe Kenney”) Russell Prescott (who went to the Dark Side …

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