Monday, February 26, 2007

DC, Beantown then the 413

Due to a hectic travel schedule, I will not be updating the site for the next two weeks. Over the next two weeks I will be down in D.C., then Boston then Western Massachusetts. However, If you are need of a New Hampshire buzz I recommend you check in with Bill Siorty's "New Hampshire News Links" at See you on the flip side!!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Lynch Supports Primary on C-SPAN

Governor John Lynch appeared on C-SPAN Saturday morning. His appearance was focused on the status of the New Hampshire Primary. The good folks of The Concord Monitor had the following story on his appearance:

"Appearing on C-SPAN yesterday morning, Lynch reiterated his belief that New Hampshire should retain its lock on the first primary and that contests in other states should be more spread out.

Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack's departure from the presidential race Friday is proof that the increasingly crowded calendar hurts qualified candidates who are unable to raise the money to compete, Lynch said. But he rejected a suggestion from one caller that the fierceness with which New Hampshire protects its primary - state law requires the primary to be held at least a week ahead of any other similar election - has contributed to the front-loading.

"The problem we see is other states moving up in the process," he said. "It's not what New Hampshire's doing, it's the fact that other states are moving up."

"We certainly don't want to be or don't position ourselves as king-makers, but we do think New Hampshire is the place to start because we offer candidates a level playing field," he said."

For a copy of the program, go to C-SPAN's Washington Journal website:

Dodd To Speak At Manch Dems St. Paddy's Day Dinner

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd will be speaking at another Saint Patrick's Day dinner. This time around, Dodd will be the keynote speaker at the Manchester City Democratic Committee Saint Patrick's Day breakfast. The feast will be taking place on March 18th at 9 a.m. at the Tower Cafe. Dodd is also scheduled to speak at Merrimack County Democrats St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on March 17th, in Concord.

Edwards Visits Salem

The Union Leader today had an article focused John Edwards trip. At a house party in Salem, Edwards discussed his universal health care proposal and his definite policy stances. The former North Carolina senator said "There will not be a voter in America that doesn't know where I stand on anything." Here is an excerpt of the article:

"More than a hundred supporters packed the home and living room of a Corinthian Drive home yesterday to pose questions and hear more about John Edwards' Presidential primary run.

Edwards described his plan for universal health care as a solution to make health care spending more effective in the country while making it available for all Americans by repealing Bush tax cuts made for Americans earning more than $200,000 a year.

"Universal health care is not cheap," Edwards said. "I'm not saying it isn't. But I think it's critical for America to remain strong in the long run."

Edwards said his plan would cover preventative care, chronic care and long-term care while driving down administrative costs that account for 40 cents on every dollar spent on health care in America."

***The Photo is ©Chris Fitzgerald/*** The photo was taken at a house party in Concord.

Paul Speaks In Pembroke

Below is a press release about Ron Paul's New Hampshire Trip.

US Congressman Ron Paul wows crowd of 150 in NH
Pembroke, New Hampshire
Saturday, February 24, 2007

US Congressman Dr. Ron Paul was still hearing applause as he walked out the door of a private home in Pembroke on Saturday evening after speaking to 150 supporters who donated thousands of dollars to seed his bid for the presidency. Paul arrived at 9 PM and stayed to mingle with the adoring crowd until 11:30 PM as they drank coffee and dipped fruit from a large arrangement into a chocolate fountain.

While visiting New Hampshire on a presidential exploratory trip, he also appeared at the NH Liberty Forum in Concord, where he had been endorsed for the presidency on the Friday evening before by former Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik.

Paul’s speech, which was recorded professionally by California filmmaker Bill Dumas, centered around the financial state of the country, the war in Iraq, and the limited roll of government, and was met with long bouts of applause by the standing-room only crowd.

Supporters believe that Paul’s message can unite fiscal conservatives, republicans, libertarians, constitutionalists, and others who are disillusioned with the direction in which the country is headed, in the cause of less government and reasonable spending and on getting the country back on track with regard to foreign policy.

***The Photo is ©Chris Fitzgerald/*** It was taken at an event in Derry, NH.