Unofficial results have Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh defeating Republican David Boutin by a very comfortable margin of 55% to 45% in the Special Election for State Senate District 16.
The result should serve as a wake-up call to the NH GOP because Boutin held the seat from 2010 to 2016 and Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton essentially battled to a draw in 2016, with Clinton eking out a 15,150 to 15,040 win.
The difference in performance between Trump and Boutin is even more striking because Trump had to contend with hordes of out-of-State college students from Southern New Hampshire University and Saint Anselm voting in his election, while Boutin had the benefit of many of these students being home for summer break.
Say what you will about Donald Trump, but I can’t remember any other Republican Presidential candidate ever standing up to Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid:
Indeed voters everywhere owe Trump a thank you for exposing that the “coveted” Union Leader endorsement required taking #StinkyJoe golfing (in the case of Trump and who knows what else in the case of the others). But this post isn’t about Trump. I just wanted to explain the title.
Recently, the Union Leader editorialized glowingly about a New Hampshire Supreme Court decision Continue reading →
The New Hampshire Union Leader, also known as #DyingPaper:
ran a guest op-ed yesterday by former Governor Sununu about -surprise, surprise, surprise- Donald Trump.
Some comments, but first I want to make clear that I am not planning on voting for Trump in the primary. I have narrowed my choice down to three candidates and Trump is not one of them. Continue reading →
Remember William Baer? He was the man who was arrested at a school board meeting in Gilford in 2014, supposedly in violation of his First Amendment rights. As reported by WND, when Baer’s criminal charges got tossed by a New Hampshire judge in December, 2014: Continue reading →