Saturday, June 23, 2007

Edwards Releases Statement on NH National Guard Unit

Thank goodness for Saturdays because they allow me to catch-up on reading. This statement was from June 21st, but better late then never.

Here is a statement from John Edwards on the deployment of New Hampshire National Guard troops to Iraq:

"As these brave National Guard troops from New Hampshire depart for Iraq, Elizabeth and I keep them, their families and their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.

"We all join together as Americans to honor and thank the brave men and women who selflessly volunteer to serve and protect our nation. We pray for their safety and look forward to them returning home to the hero's welcome they deserve."

Friday, June 22, 2007

Richardson To Appear on The Exchange

Nex Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is scheduled to be on NHPR’s The Exchange on Monday, July 16th. Further details will be released.

Sangenario With Romney, Not McCain

Today, we received a statement from John Sangenario announcing that he is a Romney supporter. Apparently, John McCain's campaign thought he was a supporter of theirs and listed him as a member of McCain's New Hampshire Veterans Advisory Coalition. Here is the statement:

“I was surprised to learn today that somehow my name was mistakenly put on a list of veterans supporting Senator McCain for president. I never agreed to serve on his New Hampshire Veterans Advisory Coalition. To be clear, I am not supporting the Senator. I have long believed that Mitt Romney is the best person to be our next president. Last year I served as a member of the Governor’s Commonwealth PAC Steering Committee and today I am proud to serve as Mitt Romney’s Hampton Town Chairman. This weekend I’ll be putting a Mitt Romney for President sign in my front yard so that the whole world knows who I support.”

Obama To Pledge Sweeping Ethics Reforms; Connect To 'New Politics' Theme

Photo is: ©Chris Fitzgerald/

According to a campaign press release, today Senator Obama will propose, "pledge to enact the most sweeping ethics reform package in history on his first day as President." Obama's plan includes closing the revolving door between the government and the private sector; ending no-bid contracts; increasing access to information and restoring objectivity to the presidency. In the speech, Obama will connect his 'new kind of politics campaign' with government reform. He will say,

"The people I’ve met across this country don’t just want reform for reform’s sake, they want reform that will help pay their doctor’s bills, or ensure that their tax dollars are spent wisely, or put us on the path to energy independence. They want real reform and they’re tired of the lobbyists standing in the way.”

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Biden Forms "New Hampshire First Responders for Biden

Delaware Senator Joe Biden has formed a group called the "New Hampshire First Responders for Biden." Heading up this group is Manchester Fire Commissioner and state Representative Robert Haley, State Representative and Police Sergeant Mark Preston and Detective Steve Arnold, the former President of the New Hampshire Police Association.

Conservative Group Goes After Romney

"The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into whether presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's staff might have made an illegal traffic stop, the same day a group of conservative activists with a connection to rival Sen. John McCain complained Thursday."

The AP's Phil Elliott has more: Conservative group asks AG to investigate Romney traffic stops

Clinton Receives More Endorsements

From The Clinton Campaign:

On the heels of Senator Hillary Clinton’s ninth visit to New Hampshire and a Conversation on stem cell research she held at Dartmouth College in Hanover on June 15th, several key leaders have announced today they have decided to endorse Senator Clinton for President.

State Representative Bernie Benn, Mary Chambers is the former Democratic Leader in the House, Marion Copenhaver is a former State Representative, John Hennessey is the former Dean of the Amos Tuck School of Business, Ralph Hough is a former Republican Senate President, Madeleine Kunin was the first female Governor of Vermont, Hilda Sokol is a former State Representative

Today’s Upper Valley endorsements join a growing list of Hillary supporters in New Hampshire including 43 state legislators.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The 411 on the 603

The 411 on the 603

John Edwards and New Hampshire: Is it a "love-hate relationship" or more of a "you better not call me again" relationship? That's what James Pindell and Ben Smith attempt to figure out.

It's that time of the cycle, when campaigns begin to hire college interns and place them in field offices.

And the Romney campaign answer calls about his security detail. Elliott and the Clacker cover the story.

Finally, how many headaches do you think Reid Cherlin had today, after he read that his team told a blogger to go home and the story found its way onto Blue Hampshire.

Huckabee, Hunter, Cox To Appear At CNHT Picnic

Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Ron Paul's son Rand, and John Cox will appear at the The Coalition of NH Taxpayers Annual Taxpayer Reunion Picnic. The picnic is scheduled for Saturday July 7th at the Hopkinton Fairgrouds in Contoocook, New Hampshire. We're told that all presidential candidates, Democrat and Republican were invited to the picnic.

For more information, go here:

Obama To Deliver Speech on Reforming Government

Senator Barack Obama will return to New Hampshire on Friday to deliver an address on reforming our government. The event will be held at New Hampshire Community Technical College in Manchester.

Manchester, NH

New Hampshire Technical College
1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH

Doors Open: 9:00 AM
Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only.

Romney To Speak At Nashua GOP Luncheon

It has been announced that former Bay State Governor Mitt Romney will be the guest speaker at the Nashua Republican City Committee Luncheon on July 22nd. The Luncheon is from noon to 3:00pm and is taking place at the Crowne plaza in Nashua.

Dodd Announces Statewide Field Team

From the Dodd campaign:

Senator and Presidential candidate Chris Dodd's New Hampshire campaign today announced the statewide leadership team that will head up Dodd's New Hampshire field campaign at the Manchester headquarters and in regional offices throughout the state.

Manchester Regional Field Director: Mike Brunelle. Brunelle is the State Representative for Manchester Wards 10, 11, 12
Manchester Regional Field Organizers: Jena Gross and Nick Williams
Nashua Regional Field Director: Kyle Gott.
Concord Regional Field Director: Scott Stephanou
Portsmouth Regional Field Director: David Osborne. Osborne was the first Dodd campaign hire in New Hampshire, starting in Manchester in early January.
Portsmouth Regional Field Organizer: Ryan Silver.
Keene Regional Field Director: Elena DiTraglia.
Hanover/Upper Valley Regional Director: Kristina Mueller.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Dodd To Visit NH, Outline National Service Plan

Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd will campaign in New Hampshire. Dodd will spend the weekend outlining his vision for national service.

Saturday, June 23rd

10:00 am
House Party with New Hampshire Democratic Activists
Location: Home of Rick Katzenberg
97 Boston Post Road
Amherst, NH

12:30 pm
Rekindling The Flame: A Call to New American Patriotism
Location: Nashua City Hall
229 Main Street
Nashua, NH

2:15 pm
Dodd For President Community Volunteer Activity
Location: Nashua City Hall
229 Main Street
Nashua, NH

6:00 pm
House Party with State Senator Lou D'Allesandro
Location: 332 St. James Avenue
Manchester, NH

Sunday, June 24th

10:00 am
Meet and Greet with Representative Carol Shea-Porter
Location: Governor's Inn
78 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH

12:00 pm
Meet and Greet with Concord Democratic Activists
Location: Hermanos Restaurant
11 Hills Avenue
Concord, NH

Gravel Opens NH Office

Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel now has a Manchester office. The "Mike Gravel for President" office is located at 195 Heather Street in Manchester. Also, Mike Gravel has visited New Hampshire nine times. His visits were:

May 2006
June 2006
Sept 2006
Nov 2006
Dec 2006
Jan 2007
April 2007
June 3, 2007
June 10, 2007

Romney Begins Ad "Work Like Crazy"

Mitt Romney has added a new d to their current ad rotation. The ad titled, "Work Like Crazy" will begin running tomorrow in the Granite State.

Here’s a video link to view the ad online:

Monday, June 18, 2007

Obama's Campaign To Hold "Faith, Action, Change" Forums

From the Obama campaign:

Throughout this week, Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign will host a series of forums on religion entitled “Faith, Action, Change.” Local clergy, active lay people, and religious affairs staff from the Obama campaign will hosts discussions in five New Hampshire cities about the role of faith in civic life, as well as the role of faith in Barack Obama’s life and career as a public figure.

The events are free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP to Dan Grandone at or by phone at (603) 668-2008 or (314) 853-5951.

Monday, June 18th 7:00pm
New Hope Baptist Church
263 Peverly Hill Road

Tuesday, June 19th 7:00pm
Keene State College
Mountain View Room in the Young Student Center
229 Main Street

Wednesday, June 20th 7:00pm
NH Community Tech College
Room 150
550 Amherst St .

Thursday, June 21st 7:00pm
Havenwood Heritage Heights
The Great Room
33 Christian Avenue

Sunday, June 24th 6:30pm
Springfield College
Room 6
500 Commercial St .

Lobsterman To Make Appearance At Wolves Games

From The Lobsterman:

Lobsterman Jeff Costa will be making an appearance at the MANCHESTER WOLVES Arena Football Game on June 30 as part of a Joes' vs Pro's Promotion that also includes Current NESN Broadcaster and Former Boston Bruins former star Rick Middleton. Lobsterman will be in attendance the entire evening with his wife Monica and daughter Erika and will be happy to answer any questions regarding CAMPAIGN 2008 With a happy "Grip and Grin" Session and sign a few autographs for fans and just the "Curious" This is Jeff's First Foray into the Public as a Candidate as this time he is taking this for the long haul. This will be the First of hopefully many of what LOBSTERMAN calls Campaign 2008 Combined Publicity Campaign Stops.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Video of The Week

I've Got A Crush...On Obama

But, Mike Gravel Steals My Heart

The 411 on the 603

The 411 on the 603

Winning the New Hampshire primary requires grassroots activism, offices and lots of staffers. Apparently, the top Dems are taking this advice to heart. Throughout the state they are adding new offices and hiring staffers.

The goal of these new staffers is to win over voters. Yet, campaigns are beginning re-evaluate the role of independent voters.

The insightful Michael McCord examines grassroots campaigning in the Granite State.

While, Michael Barone advises New Hampshire politicos to take a look at the Constitution.

However, have no fear citizens because The Nashua Telegraph explains that The Granite State is still a "prime stop."

Tonight, we added a new link to our "Politicos" section. We've added the New Hampshire based website, "" The site is useful for links to national stories, interviews and videos. Hope you enjoy it. Here's a copy of their mission and a link to the site:

"'s mission is to inform and interest those who have otherwise been uninterested in our nation's presidential race. The site's purpose is to provide the average individual with information that is unbiased and fair on each presidential candidate while staying focused on the facts, leaving behind the negative side of politics."

The GraniteProf Continues His Conquest of New Hampshire Media

In their ongoing primary people series, The Union Leader's Clynton Namou features Dr. Dante "The GraniteProf" aka "The Man, The Myth, The Legend" Scala.

"In the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary, Dante Scala becomes one of the most popular guys in town."

Primary People: He's the political media's go-to guy in NH