Will it be Death by a Thousand Cuts for Jeb Bush in the New Hampshire Primary?

In order to understand the New Hampshire Republican primary, one first has to understand that there are at least two Republican parties in New Hampshire.  The simplest way to look at it is that there are “establishment” Republicans and there are  non-establishment Republicans.

Non-establishment Republicans, however, are a very eclectic bunch, which is why I wrote “at least two Republican parties.” Continue reading

About Those Numbers the Hospitals Say Prove Obamacare Medicaid Expansion is “Working”

The “New Hampshire Hospital Association” released a report that purports to show that Obamacare Medicaid Expansion is working and, therefore, it should not be allowed to terminate at the end of 2016 as current law provides.  It’s been all over the local news. Continue reading

If You Are Keeping Score in Maggie Hassan vs. Kelly Ayotte, It’s 2-0 Ayotte

Maggie Hassan’s campaign to take the United States Senate seat won by Kelly Ayotte in 2010 really began back on November 7, 2012, the day after Hassan was elected Governor.

Hassan’s reelection in 2014 can be seen as the end of the preseason and the beginning of the regular season because Hassan’s reelection eliminated any possibility of a competitive Democrat primary. Continue reading

Establishment’s Shock-and-Awe Campaign Against Guinta Fails

Shock-and-Awe is a military strategy that involves throwing everything you have at the enemy all at once in order to destroy his will to fight.

And that’s what the New Hampshire GOP establishment attempted yesterday with Congressman Frank Guinta.

Do you really think that it is coincidental that on the same day, spaced a few hours apart, the Union Leader, then Senator Kelly Ayotte, then Senate President Chuck Morse, then House Speaker Shawn Jasper, then Executive Councilor Chris Sununu all called for Guinta to resign? Continue reading

More Than 80 Percent of Money Raised by Maureen Mann Came From Outside the District

On May 19, 2015, a Special Election will be held to fill a vacancy in Rockingham District 32, which covers the towns of Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham. On the Republican side, Yvonne M. Dean-Bailey is running. While the Democrat candidate is Maureen R. Mann.

One of Maureen Mann’s campaign themes has been that Dean-Bailey is being financed by “outside money.”  We investigated Mann’s finances and found that over 80 percent of her funding came from outside Rockingham 32.  More particularly, only a little more than 16 percent of her prodigious $9,221.00 campaign war chest came from Candia, Deerfield, Northwood or Nottingham. Continue reading

Campaign Staffer of “Business-Friendly” Maureen Mann Part of “Occupy” Movement and Manipulated GE Stock

On May 19, 2015, a Special Election will be held to fill a vacancy in Rockingham District 32, which covers the towns of Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham. On the Republican side, Yvonne M. Dean-Bailey is running. While the Democrat candidate is Maureen R. Mann.

Mann’s campaign recently was linked to a bogus email announcing that Dean-Bailey had withdrawn from the race: Continue reading

Maureen Mann Campaign Operative Confesses to Hoax Email

As readers of this blog know, I have been following the May 19, 2015 Special Election to fill a vacancy in Rockingham District 32, which covers the towns of Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham. On the Republican side, Yvonne M. Dean-Bailey is running. While the Democrat candidate is Maureen R. Mann.

Yesterday, a reporter from the Concord Monitor tweeted that Dean-Bailey had withdrawn from the race: Continue reading