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Kass Ardinger running for the District 15 State Senate seat.

At community forum for primary race, District 15 state Senate candidates line up on the issues

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The road to former state representative Christine Hamm’s house in Hopkinton last night was peppered with campaign signs. Purple and white for Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger; red, white and blue for Concord attorney Dan Feltes. At the end of Hamm’s driveway were two tables staffed by supporters with spare signs. One table for Feltes, one table for Ardinger. … 3

Texas Gov. Perry joins N.H. GOP for call on border crisis

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Texas governor and possible Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry joined the New Hampshire Republican Party yesterday in blaming the border crisis on the policies of President Obama and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Perry’s comments, given during a press call with party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn, came the day after Scott Brown released a TV … 2

Mayday PAC backs Rubens in Republican U.S Senate primary

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A national PAC aimed at curbing the influence of money in politics announced yesterday it will throw its support behind Jim Rubens in the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate. The bipartisan Mayday PAC said it would spend an estimated $2 million on media buys in support of Rubens – over challengers Scott … 0

Judicial branch to offer e-filing in 2 courts

Monday, July 28, 2014

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch will begin pilot programs this week to push small claims courts toward going paperless. Officials said small claims courts in Concord and Plymouth will switch to electronic filing and processing tomorrow. The goal is to have all 32 small claims courts statewide go … 0

Brown calls for securing the border in new ad

Monday, July 28, 2014

Scott Brown released his sixth TV ad in his U.S. Senate bid yesterday, this one focusing on immigration and securing the border. His call to secure the border comes on the heels of recent discussions over how to handle the flood of immigrant children from Central America now … 1

Capital Beat: Republicans, Democrats mark battleground in race to control state Senate

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Political junkies have surely noticed the uptick in campaign activity between Democrats Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes, who are competing to secure endorsements in a battle to replace Concord’s outgoing state senator, Sylvia Larsen. It’s the first seriously competitive state Senate race Concord has seen in 20 years, … 0

Rubio: Same-sex-marriage foes face ‘intolerance’

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives. In remarks he said were … 0

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

Saturday, July 26, 2014

President Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House – six years in – still doesn’t get … 0

Despite Clinton: O’Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow … 0

Post office changes reach Canterbury, where tiny office a part of town fabric

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Canterbury Post Office is located in a white clapboard building, where it rents space from the town’s country store. A blue mailbox with the U.S. Postal Service logo and a small painted sign hanging from the awning … 1

Obama urging Central American leaders for help

Saturday, July 26, 2014

President Obama met with Central American leaders yesterday to urge them to help slow the stream of unaccompanied children from their countries to the U.S., as House Republicans tried to agree on their own proposed solution to the … 0

Former LGC entities agree to tentative arrangement including more state oversight

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The two public risk pools that used to make up the Local Government Center have come to a tentative agreement with the state that would subject them to more state oversight. HealthTrust and Property-Liability Trust released the terms of the agreement yesterday, but hearing officer Don Mitchell has … 0

Ardinger, Feltes collect endorsements from female supporters in District 15 state Senate race

Friday, July 25, 2014

The two Democrats running for the District 15 state Senate seat lined up endorsements from female supporters yesterday. EMILY’s List, a national group that raises money for pro-choice Democratic women, endorsed Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger yesterday morning. Just hours later, the campaign for Concord attorney Dan … 0