Saturday, June 16, 2007

Paul Hires Another NH Staffer

Ron Paul's New Hampshire campaign has made another hire. Paul has hired Jordan Brown. We're told that Brown will be working closely with field director Jared Chicoine.

Clinton Discusses Stem Cell Research At Dartmouth

This event summary was e-mailed to us by the group "Dartmouth for Hillary"

Upper Valley Conversation on Stem Cell Research:
Hundreds eagerly took their seats in Dartmouth College's Alumni Hall this Friday, while still more gathered in the courtyard outside to listen to the conversation with Hillary Clinton about stem cell research in Hanover. The senator was joined on stage by two New Hampshire families with a profound personal stake in the advancement of stem cell research, as well as by Dr. Jeffery Cohn of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Senator Clinton voiced her commitment to moving stem cell research forward, which garnered loud applause from the rapt audience. The question and answer session that followed was charged with emotion, as people offered their own stories and expressed hope that Clinton's commitment to the advancement of scientific research would come to be the norm in our country. To warm applause, Clinton promised to return to Hanover to continue her Conversation with Granite Staters.

Richardson Expands NH Staff

I don't know how I missed this, but New Mexico Governorm Bill Richardson recently hired a New Hampshire statewide director and a political director. Janis Hahn, previously the was the statewide director for Coalition for a Better Colorado, will serve as Richardson's statewide director. While, Derry State Representative, Daniel McKenna will be Richardson's political director. McKenna was a the Salem/Derry regional field director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.

Tancredo To Hold Town Hall, House Party

On Saturday, June 23rd Tom Tancredo will be holding a town hall meeting in Littleton. The Colorado Congressman will also be at a Westmoreland house party. Here are the event details:

What: Town Hall Meeting with Tom Tancredo
When: Sat Jun 23 10am - 11am
Where: United Methodist Church, 18 Main Street, Littleton

What: House Reception with Tom Tancredo
When: Sat Jun 23 3:30pm - 4:30
Where: The home of the Honorable Jack Laurent. 603 River Road, Westmoreland.

For more info, call the NH Tancredo Headquarters at 603-622-0044 or email

Chief Chamberlain To Speak For Tancredo

The Hollis Republican Town Committee

Chief Garrett Chamberlain
New Ipswich Police Department

Speaking on behalf of
Congressman Tom Tancredo
GOP Presidential Candidate

Wednesday, June 20th
7:30 p.m.

The Lawrence Barn Community Center
163 Depot Road, Hollis

Please join us for a lively discussion surrounding the "Illegal Immigration Issue".

Friday, June 15, 2007

Tommy Thompson Plans NH Visit

On June 25th, former Republican Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson will be returning to the Granite State. Thompson will be attending at $35 per person fundraiser at Jesse's Steaks, Seaford and Tavern. Jesse's is located at 224 Lebanon Street in Hanover.

Huckabee's Capitol Offense Launches NH Summer Concert Tour

Mike Huckabee's band "Capitol Offense" is planning another summer concert tour of New Hampshire. Here are the details:

On July 7, 2007 from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, former Governor Mike Huckabee and his band Capitol Offense will be playing some good old rock and roll. There will also be a Pig Roast and hamburgers and hot dogs. What a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon!

The festivities will take place at the ball fields behind Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord NH. To RSVP, or for more information please contact Periklis Karoutas at (603)799-6563, or at

General Admission
Includes: Great music and all the food you can eat! kids are free!

Silver Record Sponsor
Includes: VIP Seating, 2 Limited Edition Tour T-Shirts, a Signed 8x10 photo with you and Governor Huckabee, a signed copy of his book; From Hope to Higher Ground

Gold Record Sponsor
Includes: VIP Seating, Limited Edition denim NH Tour Jacket, 2 Limited Edition Tour T-Shirts, a Signed 8x10 photo with you and Governor Huckabee, a signed copy of his book; From Hope to Higher Ground

Platinum Record Sponsor
Includes VIP Seating, Guitar signed by Governor Huckabee, Limited Edition denim NH Tour Jacket, 2 Limited Edition Tour T-Shirts, a Signed 8x10 photo with you and Governor Huckabee, a signed copy of his book; From Hope to Higher Ground

To purchase a ticket please print out the attached document; NH Summer Tour Ticket Form, and mail to HEC, 7 Holbrook Road, Bedford, NH 03110. If you have any questions please contact Periklis Karoutas at (603)799-6563.

Dodd Returns June 23rd, 24th

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd will be back in New Hampshire on June 23rd and 24th. This will be Dodd's 14 visit, since November 2004.

Details to be released

Presidential Staffers Participate In City Year's Day of Service

Staffers from Chris Dodd and John McCain's campaigns participated in City Year's 2007 Day of Service. Chris Dodd's campaign helped out with the Manchester Police Athletic League, which provides opportunities outside of school for the youth of Manchester. While, the Clinton team went to the Middle School at Parkside to clear away brush / landscape and to paint a map of the US for the school. This day of service was a also bi-partisan event. John McCain's State Director Jim Barnett said, “We view it as a great opportunity to help improve our community and show our civic spirit. We are proud to stand with Senator McCain and proud to assist our friends and neighbors in New Hampshire.”

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Richardson Announces Latino Committee

Today, Bill Richardson announced his New Hampshire Latino committee. Here is the list:

Representative Lily Mesa (Manchester)
Former State Representative Carlos Gonzalez (Manchester)
Jose Parra (Goffstown)
Sonia Parra (Goffstown)
Diane Padilla (Weare)
Anna Lopez (Manchester)
Eva Castillo (Manchester)
Fernando Hilarion (Manchester)
Erlyn Martinez (Manchester)
Angel Colon (Manchester)
Cesar Fernandez (Manchester)
Pete Escalera (Manchester)
Margarita Fernandez-Letkowski (Manchester)
Rodrigo Mena (Nashua)
Juan Carlos Munoz (Nashua)
Gustavo Moral (Bedford)
Ernesto Sagas (Manchester)
Ron Abramson (Concord)
"Governor Bill Richardson is by far the most qualified candidate in the race for President," stated Former State Representative Carlos Gonzalez, a registered Republican who is changing his party registration in order to vote for Richardson in the Democratic Presidential primary.

The 411 on The 603

Photo is: ©Chris Fitzgerald/

The 411 on The 603

Tonight, Hillary Clinton spoke before Central High School grads and told them that they're 99.9% alike. But isn't it the .1% that makes life interesting?

Is Al Gore a Phoenix? I'm not sure, but...

What I do know is that no news must be good news for Hillary Clinton. At least, that much must be true because that is what the GraniteProf writes.

McAuliffe To Visit Manchester

From the Clinton camp:

Hillary Clinton for President National Campaign Chair Terry McAuliffe will be the special guest speaker at the Manchester City Democrats’ Annual Flag Day Dinner tomorrow, Friday, June 15. McAuliffe’s appearance comes on the heels of Senator Clinton’s ninth visit to Granite State.

WHAT: Remarks by Clinton Campaign Chair Terry McAuliffe
Manchester City Democrats' Annual Flag Day Dinner
WHEN: Friday, June 15, 2007 – 6:00 pm
WHERE: St. George's Greek Orthodox Church
650 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Biden Hires NH Chair

We've learned that Franklin State Representative Jim Ryan is now the state Chairman for the Joe Biden For President campaign.

According to the Biden campaign,

"Rep. Ryan has played a key role in recent Democratic successes in New Hampshire. As the Grassroots Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic State Committee since 2002, Rep. Ryan has visited over 200 town or county committees, working closely with local leaders to build a critical electoral infrastructure for future campaigns. Since 2004 he has led the Committee to Elect House Democrats, and in the 2006 midterm elections, Democrats picked up 87 seats and regained control of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives for the first time in over a century."

Lamontagne, Vicinanzo Members of Romney Faith and Values Committee

According to a Romney press release, "Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced the members of the Romney for President National Faith and Values Steering Committee, a coalition of supporters who will advise Governor Romney on matters of faith and values." New Hampshire's Ovid Lamontagne will serve as a Chair of the Steering Committee and David Vicinanzo will be a Vice-Chair.

Kucinich, Paul, Tancredo To Appear on MCACM's Policy-Watch

MCACM-TV23's Policy-Watch recently interviewed Congressmen, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo. These one-hour interviews will be shown in full this Sunday, June 17th, at:

6:00 pm: Dennis Kucinich
7:00 pm: Ron Paul
8:00 pm: Tom Tancredo

Clinton To Speak At Central HS, Hold "Upper Valley Conversation on Stem Cell Research"

From the Clinton campaign:

Senator Hillary Clinton will return to New Hampshire on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15 to continue her conversation with Granite Staters. This will be the Senator’s ninth visit to the state since mid-February.

On Thursday evening, Senator Clinton will address approximately 5,000 students and their families gathered at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester for Central High School ’s graduation ceremony. On Friday, the Senator will visit the Upper Valley with a town hall style Conversation on Stem Cell Research at Dartmouth College in Hanover , NH .

Thursday, June 14, 2007
Keynote Address at Central High School Graduation Ceremony
June 14, 2007 – 6:30 p.m.
Verizon Wireless Arena
555 Elm Street
Manchester , NH

Friday, June 15, 2007
Upper Valley Conversation on Stem Cell Research
June 15, 2007 – 1:30 p.m.
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Alumni Hall
Dartmouth College
2 East Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH

RSVP here:

Obama Back To Granite State on June 22nd

Barack Obama will be back in New Hampshire on Friday June 22nd. Obama will be participating in a Conversation with the Candidates. The series is sponsored by WMUR-TV, the Citizens Bank Foundation and the New Hampshire Political Library.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The 411 on the 603

The 411 on the 603
Apparently, Rudy beliefs that America is in need of its own 12 step program. We suggest the name, "Americans Anonymous."
While, the Primary Dad recounts his experiences with presidential campaigns. Why more campaigns are not helping him out is beyond me. Get those campaign staffers on the phone!!
A week after hosting the CNN debates, St. Anselm's Sullivan Arena was home to another rock star: Bill Clinton
For a comprehensive news collection, we suggest going to:

Rudy Outlines A 12 Point Plan For America

Photo is: ©Chris Fitzgerald/

Today, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani delivered a 12 point plan at the Bedford Old Town Hall.
Here are his 12 points:

I will keep America on offense in the Terrorists' War on Us.
I will end illegal immigration, secure our borders, and identify every non-citizen in our nation.
I will restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending.
I will cut taxes and reform the tax code.
I will impose accountability on Washington.
I will lead America towards energy independence.
I will give Americans more control over, and access to, healthcare with affordable and portable free-market solutions.
I will increase adoptions, decrease abortions, and protect the quality of life for our children.
I will reform the legal system and appoint strict constructionist judges.
I will ensure that every community in America is prepared for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
I will provide access to a quality education to every child in America by giving real school choice to parents.
I will expand America's involvement in the global economy and strengthen our reputation around the world.

Elizabeth Edwards To Attend City Year, Meredith House Party

From the Edwards campaign:

On Friday, June 15th, Elizabeth Edwards will speak at the City Year's annual convention in Manchester , participate in a community service project, and attend a house party in Meredith.

The Edwards’ son, Jack, will be joining Elizabeth during this trip.

Elizabeth Edwards will speak at Cyzygy - City Year's Annual Convention
Veterans Park , Manchester .

Community Service Project
333 Beech St. , Manchester .

Meredith House Party
32 Barnard Ridge Rd. , Meredith.

Dodd To Launch Two New New Hampshire Ads

From the Chris Dodd campaign:

Today, the Dodd for President Campaign announced two new ads, which will begin running today in Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads highlight Senator Dodd's experience and his vision for America as President.

The first ad, "Amazing Grace", which is narrated by Senator Dodd, features Grace Dodd, his eldest daughter, and details why Dodd is running for President. The second ad, "Split", draws attention to Senator Dodd's long commitment to public service, beginning when he was 22 and joined the Peace Corps and extending throughout his career in Congress. Dodd served in the Dominican Republic while in the Peace Corps, where he became fluent in Spanish.

Both ads can be viewed at The scripts for "Amazing Grace" and "Split" are below.

"Amazing Grace"

"I was blessed to become a first time father at age fifty-seven. Our daughter Grace was born two days after 9/11 into a very changed world. I want my campaign to be about all of our children and the kind of world we give them. I intend to offer the boldest most creative approaches I can to make our country more secure, to stop global warming and to restore our moral leadership.

"I'm Chris Dodd, I'm running for President, and I approved this message because I know that America can lead the world again."


"At 22 he joined the Peace Corps building schools and trust.

"His Family and Medical Leave Act has allowed fifty million Americans to take time off to care for a newborn or sick family member.

"He's worked with world leaders to build alliances and end conflicts.

"Now Chris Dodd is running for President, with the strongest plan to get us out of Iraq, and the boldest plan for energy independence.

"Have you asked what the others have done?"

"I'm Chris Dodd and I approved this message."

Monday, June 11, 2007

The 411 on the 603

The 411 on the 603:


The Primary Source covers the new CNN/WMUR poll

While, Howard Dean proclaims that we're still important

In case you didn't know, John Edwards visited Exeter and had this to say, "We desperately need to end the war in Iraq."


The Clacker ponders whether or not Ron Paul is poised to move up in the polls: Ron Paul - Moving Beyond A Blip In New Hampshire?

And a Ron Paul RV was spotted at the Laconia Bike Week

The folks over at the Carbon Coalition, explain Edwards loves renewable enegy

DemocracyFest, aka DFest, was held this weekend and here's a run down of articles on the event: Compendium of DFest articles

For a comprehensive look at Granite State news, please visit:

Mark Penn: Strenghts of Hillary Emerging

Mark Penn's not so private campaign Memo, on Hillary's polling numbers:

To: Interested Parties
From: Mark Penn, Chief Strategist
Date: June 11, 2007
Re: Strengths of Hillary Emerging

The public polls taken following last week’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire are now being reported on.

Hillary’s strength as a leader is emerging in the face-to-face forums and in that debate. Today’s WMUR/CNN poll is the second post-debate poll to give Hillary a commanding lead in New Hampshire – at 39% for Hillary Clinton to 24% for Obama and 14% for Edwards.

Hillary Clinton is up 9 points from their previous poll and this trend follows a Franklin Pierce poll done earlier in the week that had similar results and which showed her as overwhelmingly winning the debate.

What makes this so important is that when the candidates are on the same stage, Hillary Clinton’s strengths as a leader clearly emerge. They are reshaping the dynamic of the race because those appearances emphasize the qualities that the next president will need to be ready to implement a program of change.

The whole release can be read here:
CAMPAIGN MEMO: Strengths of Hillary Emerging

CNN/WMUR: Clinton Leads Obama

A new CNN/WMUR poll, conducted by Andy Smith's group at UNH, shows Hillary Clinton leading Barack Obama with 36 percent versus Obama's 22 percent. The poll also shows Al Gore tied with John Edwards at 12% and Bill Richardson gaining 10% of voters. Biden comes in with 4% and all others are below 2%.

The telephone phone had a margin-of-error of 5.5 points. UNH polled 309 likely primary voters.

Obama Offers Intimate Dinner For Five

Barack Obama's campaign announced that any person who donates money before 11:59 on Wednesday, June 13rd, will be offered an "intimate dinner" with Obama and three other supporters. Here is the release and details:

If you've ever thought about making a donation to join our campaign, now is the time. This week, four supporters will be selected for a new kind of fundraising dinner. We're reserving two of those seats for new donors like you.

If you make a donation in any amount between now and 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, June 13, you could join Barack and three other supporters for an intimate dinner for five.

Swindle Visits NH on behalf of McCain

From John McCain's campaign:

U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign today announced that Lieutenant Colonel Orson Swindle, USMC (Retired) visited New Hampshire on behalf of the Arizona Senator and met with local leaders and veterans.

While in New Hampshire, Orson Swindle was the featured guest at a New Hampshire Veterans and Leadership for John McCain luncheon. He also participated in the Manchester American Legion Post’s Flag Day Ceremony and attended an American Legion meeting in Londonderry.

“I am honored to come to New Hampshire and meet with veterans and supporters in the state on behalf of my friend John McCain,” Mr. Swindle said. “I have never known John to be anything short of a man with the utmost courage and conviction. He has dedicated his life to serving his country and I look forward to the day that he leads our great nation from the White House.”

Dodd Creates NH Steering Committee

From the Chris Dodd campaign:

Senator and Presidential candidate Chris Dodd released the first members of his New Hampshire Steering Committee today. The list of 35 individuals includes elected officials, Democratic activists, labor leaders, small business owners, former Democratic Party officials, and a former United States Congressman. Dodd's Steering Committee will assist the campaign in organizing and building on Senator Dodd's support here in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Co-Chair:

Joe Keefe - Former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair (Manchester)

Steering Committee Members:

-Former U.S. Representative for the 1st Congressional District Norm D'Amours
-State Rep. Mike Brunelle - Former Executive Director, Manchester City Democratic Committee (Manchester)
-State Rep. Mike Farley - Former John Kerry '04 NH Steering Committee Member, Democratic Activist (Manchester)
-State Rep. Maureen Nagle - Administrator, NH Community Technical College (Manchester)
-State Rep. Mike O'Brien - Deputy Fire Chief, Nashua Fire and Rescue (Nashua)
-State Rep. Sandra Smith - (Manchester)
-State Rep. Dan Sullivan - Lieutenant, Manchester Fire Department (Manchester)
-State Rep. Frank Sullivan - Retired Teacher (Manchester)
-Kathleen Kelley - Manchester School Board Member-at-Large (Manchester)
-Sherri Basso - Democratic Activist (Hampton)
-Dan Calegari - Former NH Field Director for Gary Hart '84, veteran of five NH Presidential Primaries, Small Business Owner (Deerfield)
-Beth Campbell - Former 1st Vice Chair, NH State Employees Association, Treasurer, Merrimack County Democrats, Co-Chair NH Democratic Party Labor Caucus (Concord)
-Janet Cataldo - Democratic Activist (Hooksett)
-Pat Clark - Democratic Activist (Tilton)
-Fran Egbers - Former State Representative (Manchester)
-Edward and Mary Lou Grevatt - Democratic Activists (Gilford)
-Kevin Hampsey - Vice Chair, Jaffrey Democratic Committee (Jaffrey)
-Skip Hebert - Retired Captain, Manchester Fire Department, Democratic Activist (Hooksett)
-Dick Kelley - Small Business owner (Manchester)
-Patsy Kendall - Treasurer, Plymouth Area Democrats (Plymouth)
-Chris Kennedy - NH State Senate Legislative Aide, veteran of the 2006 NH Senate Democratic Caucus Field Operation for the Lakes Region (Manchester)
-Mike Knapp - President, Dartmouth College for Dodd (Hanover)
-Scott D. McGuffin - Attorney, Activist (Northfield)
-Valery Mitchell - Former John Kerry '04 NH Steering Committee Member and Organizer of Democratic Network (Concord)
-Richard Molan - Esq., Attorney, Cook and Molan, P.A. (Concord)
-Henry Mullaney - Town Democratic Chair (New Boston)
-Bill Murray - Democratic Activist (Alton)
-Bobbi Ricci - Democratic Activist (Exeter)
-Sara Smith - Treasurer, New London Democratic Committee (New London)
-Joe Sullivan - Manchester Ward 12 Democratic Committee, Retired Teacher (Manchester)
-Lisa Sullivan - Vice President, New Hampshire Association of Nurse Anesthetists (Manchester)
-Cynthia Sweeney - NH Democratic Party State Committee member, Treasurer, Sullivan County Democratic Committee, Former State Representative (Charlestown)
-Barbara Tsairis - Former Lobbyist, NH Women's Lobby, Dean Delegate to 2004 Democratic National Convention, Seacoast Activist (Exeter)