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Chris Pappas

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GOP support for Democrat Pappas causes dustup

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Attracting endorsements can be a savvy political move and is a staple of every election cycle. But they can sometimes cause a stir, as they did this week when 50 Manchester-area Republicans endorsed Democrat Chris Pappas in the race for Executive Council in District 4. The endorsement drew a blistering response from Republican State Committee Chairwoman Jennifer Horn, who said she would enforce party bylaws that prohibit Republicans who support Democrats in 2014 elections from serving on the committee. The dustup began Tuesday, when incumbent Pappas, of Manchester, announced the Republicans for Pappas Committee, made up of current and former elected officials, business leaders and … 2

Hassan names Odell, Merrill to committee that permits Northern Pass, wind projects

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan has nominated Republican state Sen. Bob Odell and Democratic state Rep. Amanda Merrill to sit on the committee in charge of permitting Northern Pass and any future wind farms or pipeline projects in the state. The legislators would be among the first public members to serve on the newly reorganized Site Evaluation Committee, which sites and permits commercial-scale energy projects … 0

Poll: Democratic incumbents leading in U.S. Senate, governor races

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Democratic incumbents are leading in the U.S. Senate, congressional and governor races, according to a New England College Poll released yesterday. In the tightest race, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter leads Republican challenger Frank Guinta 46 percent to 41.6 in the 1st Congressional District race. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is leading her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, by about 10 points, according to the poll. … 0

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hillary Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats yesterday to choose shared economic opportunity over “the guardians of gridlock” in an high-profile appearance that drove speculation about another … 1

Mayday PAC’s campaign finance reform goal: End big money with money

Sunday, September 14, 2014

When Plymouth resident Steve Rand first heard about the Mayday Political Action Committee, he was inspired by the bipartisan PAC’s mission to end big money in politics with big money of its own. Rand, who normally votes Democratic, began organizing campaign outreach for the Mayday-backed U.S. Senate candidate … 0

Roll Call

Saturday, September 13, 2014

By Voterama in Congress Here’s how New Hampshire’s members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Friday. House DELAY OF AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: Voting 247 for and 167 against, the House on Thursday passed a Republican-drafted bill (HR 3522) delaying until Dec. 31, 2018, the … 0

Friday, September 12, 2014

In addition to headlining the state Republican party’s “unity breakfast,” Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made a stop in Durham yesterday where he endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. “Scott Brown is famous for his opposition to Obamacare. We need to send him back to Washington to repeal Obamacare,” … 0

New Hampshire GOP candidates pledge solidarity at unity breakfast

Friday, September 12, 2014

For months, New Hampshire Republicans seeking the party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate, Congress and governor have battled each other in contested primary races. Yesterday, both the winners and losers from Tuesday’s election joined together at a … 5

Francis Scott Key has the anthem constantly asking: Have we survived as a nation?

Friday, September 12, 2014

The firing had stopped more than an hour earlier, after an all-night shootout in the rain between 16 British warships and the rugged American citadel of Fort McHenry. But at 9 a.m. Sept. 14, 1814, amid the mist … 0

Nation & world briefs, Sept. 13

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pakistan 10 militants accused of attacking teen Pakistan’s army said yesterday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and … 0

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

Friday, September 12, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid yesterday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit … 6

New Hampshire primary turnout was 19 percent

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A little more than 19 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primaries, Secretary of State Bill Gardner said. Gardner said the 121,881 Republican ballots cast was the third-highest number of votes cast in a Republican primary. In contrast, only 43,556 ballots were cast in the Democratic … 0

Data on $800 billion in stimulus spending will disappear this year. Here’s why.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The government website created “to foster greater accountability and transparency” in federal stimulus spending has for years allowed anyone with an internet connection to follow the money. But by the end of the month, the ability to see what entities received contracts and grants through the American Recovery … 3