Saturday, August 18, 2007

Paul Wins Strafford GOP Straw Poll

Today, Texas Congressman Ron Paul won the Strafford County GOP straw poll 70% of the vote. At the GOP event, Paul gave a short speech on the role of the federal government and an array of other topics.

In the morning, Paul also walked the Londonderry Old Home Day parade.

Edwards Announces Manchester Area Support

Recently, the John Edwards' New Hampshire campaign announced the support of 33 grassroots activists from the Manchester area and the Southern tier of the Granite State. The list includes two Democratic Town Chairs, one State Representative and a former State Party Vice Chair.

Here's the list of the endorsers:

Brother Paul Crawford; Manchester Catholic Charities
Tim Decker; Fmr. President, State Employees Association
Joe Donahue; Chair of the Derry Democrats
Patrick Garrity; State Representative; Firefighter
Pauline Gorgol
Stanley Gorgol
Jessica Griffin
Bob Howe
Linda Hutchinson
Ethel Kelley
Barbara Klein
Cindy Linehan
Maureen Manning; Fmr. State Party Vice-Chair
Blaire McCarthy
Susan McKeown
Patrick McKeown
Jeff Michelsen; VP, NH Coalition to End Homelessness
Bonnie Murray
Stephanie Orr
David Paquette
Bill Perry
Susan Peterson
Carmen Polo
Ron Poltak
Bernie Resnick
Rubin Russell
Deb Sarnie
Diane Swasey; Manchester Ward 3 Democratic Chair
Donna Thompson
Patty Veilluex
Genie Wallace
Carolyn Werner
Brenda Willis

Kucinich Talks Labor At Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

From The Kucinich Campaign:

Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich Thursday outlined a sweeping proposal for rebuilding the U.S. economy, based on a resurgence of American manufacturing capacity, a marked change in the nation's trade policies, and a rebuilding of the nation's infrastructure unprecedented since the WPA of the 1930s.

"We will base our defense and our economy on steel, automotive, aerospace and shipping," Kucinich said following meetings with management and workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and a tour of the facility, "we will cancel NAFTA, withdraw from WTO, and then rebuild America with U.S. steel, so once again the world will be able to buy American-made goods."

Coupled with that effort, Kucinich said, will be a new program to rebuild the nation's crumbling infrastructure, which currently needs an estimated trillion dollars in repairs. "I'm talking about bridges, water and sewer lines, ports, libraries and universities," Kucinich said, "This will create millions of new well-paying jobs, many of them union jobs."

The final aspect of his plan, Kucinich said, was single-payer universal health care - Medicare for all - so that businesses would be more competitive and labor would not have to choose between health care and cost-of-living increases when at the bargaining table.

In meeting with representatives of the four unions representing workers at the shipyard, Kucinich an AFL-CIO member himself, said labor should listen carefully to what the candidates are saying, noting, many of them will say they want health care, but are promoting systems that would use taxpayer funds to subsidize the insurance companies.

"I'm the one who will deliver on real health care," Kucinich said. "The insurance companies make money by not providing health care. We need to get the profit out of health care. If we do that we can cover everyone, with no co-pays and deductibles, for about what we're paying now."

"This country's trade policies have been against labor from the start," he said, "the NAFTA writers knew that by not including worker rights, human rights and environmental concerns in the law they would be able to drive down wages."

And, Kucinich said, "if the other candidates say they're going to fix NAFTA, that means they won't do anything, because under WTO you can't change NAFTA. I will cancel NAFTA my first week in office."

Kucinich said the best thing labor could do to improve conditions in the country would be to support his candidacy. "This election is a pro-democracy movement," Kucinich said, "in the past labor has been lead around by candidates saying 'go with us for another four years,' so labor does that but things don't get any better. But there is no interest group constraining me, and there is an interest group, labor - of which I'm a member - that causes me in my heart to want to make these changes."

"We're losing our country, but we can fight back and rebuild America. Mine will be a workers' White House, I understand the contributions you're making," Kucinich said, "I'm talking about a huge change in manufacturing and economic policy, not small incremental changes."

Friday, August 17, 2007

Obama Trip Details For 19th-21st

Here are the details for Barack Obama's upcoming visit to New Hampshire


Guppey Park
100 Portland St
Dover, NH
Gates open: 5:45 pm
This event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Courtney Hight at (603) 330-0808.
Note: Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.


McGregor Park
4 East Broadway
Derry, NH
Gates open: 2:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Danielle Cendejas at (603) 578-9007. Note: Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.


Historic Holman Stadium
67 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH
Picnic begins at 5:30 PM at the Left Field Pub
The picnic is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend are required to RSVP to Lynn Eisenberg at (603) 578-9007.
**$5 Reserved tickets to the game may be purchased in advance by calling the Nashua Pride box office at (603) 883-BALL. Please reference the code “OBAMA” to receive the $2 ticket discount. $5 Reserved tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the game at the pre-game picnic.

A Walk Down Central Ave.

This event summary was submitted by Luke Vargas of

Staying true to his low profile status in the campaign, Congressman Dennis Kucinich strolled down Central Ave. in Dover, NH Thursday on his way to an open house at his regional HQ. Kucinich, joined by his wife Elizabeth, made planned stops with health care voters at the Café at the Corner and patrons at Harvey's Coffee Shop Bakery, but never failed to engage pedestrians he ran into on the sidewalk. One such person was a young boy, accompanied by his father, who asked Kucinich about his policy on animal rights and protection at a street corner. Mr. and Mrs. Kucinich spent nearly five minutes talking to the father and son, crouching all the while on the sidewalk together.

Kucinich was greeted by an enthusiastic and diverse gathering at his campaign office and spoke to a number of questions from the audience including alternative approaches to America's healthcare system and a solution to Uganda's "Invisible Children" crisis, an issue Elizabeth Kucinich impressed the room with by speaking from experience about her recent visit to the region.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Edwards To Take Bus Tour of NH

From Thursday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 26th, John Edwards will be taking a bus tour of the Granite State. The tour is a part of his ‘Fighting for One America’ bus tour. Each day will be devoted to a different topic. Topics include global warming, health care, middle class issues and the war in Iraq. For more information, visit:

Here is his public schedule:

Thursday, August 23rd: Achieving Energy Independence and Halting Global Warming Through a New Energy Economy

Hanover Town Hall
Dartmouth College
Wilder Hall, Fayerweather Hill Rd and N. College St, Hanover, NH 03755

Keene Town Hall
Keene High School
Alumni Field, 77 Arch St, Keene, NH 03431

Peterborough Town Hall
Depot Park
Corner of School & Depot St, Peterborough, NH 03458

Hooksett Town Hall
Exact Location TBD

Friday, August 24th: Making Health Care Affordable and Universal

Manchester health care event
Exact Location TBD

Additional Event TBD

Wolfeborough Town Hall
Cate Park, South Main St, Wolfeborough, NH

Saturday, August 25th: Rewarding Work and Strengthening the Middle Class

Berlin Town Hall
Veterans Memorial Park, Glen Avenue & Dianna, Berlin, NH 03570

Plymouth Town Hall
Front Lawn of Plymouth Elementary School
43 Old Ward Bridge Rd, Plymouth, NH, 03264

Concord Town Hall
White Park, 1 White St, Concord, NH

Merrimack Town Hall
Merrimack Middle School, 31 Madeline Bennett Ave, Merrimack, NH

Sunday, August 26th: Taking Responsibility for Ending the War in Iraq

Manchester Town Hall
City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH

Salem House Party
Home of Laurel Redden, 2 Hall Rd, Salem, NH

Hampton Democratic Picnic
Pitlochry Farm, 195 Exeter Rd, Hampton Falls, NH 03844

Rochester Town Hall
The Common, intersection of route 108 and South Main St, Rochester, NH

Portsmouth Rally
Prescott Park, 105 Marcy St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Edwards Announces Nashua Regional Leadership Committee

John Edwards New Hampshire campaign continued its' roll out of various activists supporting the former Senator. These 28 activists will form the "Edwards for President Nashua Regional Leadership Committee." The endorsers include 21 activists, three State Representatives, two State Senators and the Deputy Speaker of the House.

The Following Nashua Activists Have Endorsed Senator John Edwards:

Penelope Arsenault
Bill Barry
Andrea Baver
Andy Baver
Chuck Brawley
Maryanne Brawley
Gailyn Casaday
Art Caulfied
Stephen Cunningham
Christine Donlan
Kristi Durette
Joe Foster; State Senator
Linda Foster; Dep. Speaker, NH House of Rep.
Sandra Frades
David Gottesman; State Senator
Suzanne Harvey; State Representative
Helen Honorow
Jack Kelley; State Representative
Anneliese Lenaghan
Leonard Lindberg
Carolyn Lisle; State Representative
John Lisle
Paul Ludwig
Gertrude Martin
Phil McSweeney
Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja
Martha Sonia
George Todgham

Clinton Announces Hispanic Leadership Council

Today, Hillary Clinton New Hampshire campaign announced their "Hispanic Leadership Council." In a campaign press release, Lillye Ramos Spooner said "Senator Clinton has continued to demonstrate her understanding of the issues that are most important to the Hispanic community. She is committed to making America a better place for all of us and I am eager to share her vision for our country with by neighbors and friends across New Hampshire."

New Hampshire for Hillary Hispanic Leadership Council:
• Michael Atkins – Lyndeborough, Governor’s Commission on Latino Affairs
• Carmen Beltran, Manchester, Board of Directors at the Latino Center in Manchester
• Zelma Ximena Echeverria – International Business Faculty at Southern New Hampshire University
• Iris Lopez, Manchester, works at Southern New Hampshire Services
• Nury Marquez – Manchester, corporate community relations manager at Public Service Company of New Hampshire
• Leticia Ortiz – Bedford, Governor’s Commission on Latino Affairs, works at Southern New Hampshire Services where she focuses on voter rights for immigrants
• Lillye Ramos-Spooner, Epsom, Commission on the Status of Women, Governor’s Commission on Latino Affairs
• Ismael Riquelme, Franklin, Vice President of Latinos Unidos de New Hampshire
• Sara Varela – Manchester, Governor’s Commission on Latino Affairs
• Maria Walen, Manchester, Southern New Hampshire Services

Kucinich Defends his Single-Payer Health-Care Proposal

This summary was submitted by Joe Briggs.

Ohio Congressman and democratic-party presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich answered detailed questions on his controversial single-government-payer universal health-care proposal yesterday. Appearing on the 'PolicyWatch' talk-show at MCAM-TV23, host Joe Briggs and guest analyst Arnie Arnesen challenged the candidate on the plan's costs, how it would be paid for, what benefits would be provided, and how it would transform the existing for-profit health-care system.

The plan that Kucinich promotes is a bill in congress known as HR676. He describes the proposal as self-insuring, eliminating much of the costs and risks that providers face against litigation in efforts to reverse the paradigm of defensive medicine that doctors claim is the primary contributor to high health-care delivery costs. He says that the only way to restore the authority to decide what is necessary and sufficient to diagnose and treat an ailment back to doctors is by eliminating the profit out of the system. The candidate's proposal does not address access to a medical education, the educational costs and debt-load of graduating doctors, nor the AMA's role in that process. He does not target the high-income of US doctors – which are the highest paid in the world, and said that Medicare's reimbursement formula will be reworked to cover their actual costs.

He calculates the that significant savings will be made through a wellness-driven, high-availability system designed to avoid chronic situations that require long-term treatment.

Kucinich acknowledged that like Canada, non-life-threatening procedures will involve a wait-time, however patients will not be prevented from seeking health-care from private providers; but those expenses will not be compensated through the federal system. Private health-insurance companies will not be allowed to compete with the federal system for mainstream health-care.

The program will be paid for by increasing the existing employer-paid Medicare tax by approximately 4% - substantially less than the average $14,000 family insurance plan in New England. He said that such savings can be realized by systematically eliminating the for-profit fees and incentives that are deeply embeded throughout the current system, and he stands by his number. "There will be no additional fees, co-pays, pre-approvals, or hours on the phone each month haggling over reimbursements" he said.

The show airs this Sunday at 7 PM on channel 23 in Manchester, and can be found on-line at

Kucinich Announces Support From NH Activists

Photo Is: ©Chris Fitzgerald/

Yesterday at the Merrimack Restaurant, Dennis Kucinich released the names of various New Hampshire activists who have decided to endorse the Ohio Congressman. Also, his campaign announced that Merrimack County State Representative Barbara French has formally endorsed Congressman Dennis Kucinich.

Here is the list of community activists who have endorsed Kucinich:

-Emmanuel Krasner, Esq; Farmington Democratic Chairman; Appointed to Co-Chair Kucinich for President New Hampshire Finance Committee
-Marcosa Santiago, M.D.; Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Physicians for Kucinich
-Rev. Bill Beardslee; Assistant Director of Interfaith Campus Ministries at Franklin Pierce University; Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Religious Leaders for Kucinich
-Patricia Newhall; Board Member, Save Our Groundwater & Former Barrington Township Selectman; Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Environmentalists for Kucinich
-Erazim Kohák, PhD.; Author and Professor of Philosophy; Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Authors for Kucinich
-Ruth Ann Hall, Esq.; Former Co-Director of the Stonecraft Foster House; Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Human Rights Activists for Kucinich
-Guy Chichester; Former Green Party Candidate for Governor; Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Greens for Kucinich
-David Ecklein; Owner Diacad Associates
-William R. Woodward; Respected Professor of Psychology, University of New Hampshire; Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Professors for Kucinich
-Ginna Schonwald; Co-Clerk of AFSC-NH; Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Human Rights Activists for Kucinich
-Mark Patnaude; Prominent New Hampshire Engineer; Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Engineers for Kucinich
-Marika Wilde; Community Activist; Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Environmentalists for Kucinich
-Will Hopkins; An Iraq Army Infantry Veteran
-Will Thomas; New Hampshire Veterans for Peace Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Veterans for Kucinich
-Wes Flierl; Vietnam Veterans for Peace; Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Veterans for Kucinich
-Emily Schmalzer, M.D.; Leading Medical Researcher and Environmentalist; Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Environmentalists for Kucinich
-Karolina Bodner; Retired Educator; Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Teachers for Kucinich
-Pat Frisella; Poet and Community Activist; Appointed to Co-Chair Artists for Kucinich
-David Diamond; Psychologist and Peace Activist; Appointed to Chair Psychologists for Kucinich
-Quentin Deming, M.D.; Professor of Medicine; Appointed to Co-Chair New Hampshire Professors for Kucinich
-Susan Schwake-Larochelle; Appointed to Chair New Hampshire Artists for KucinichArtist

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Obama Returns For Three Day Campaign Swing

Barack Obama will return to New Hampshire for a three day campaign swing from August 19th-21st. Details will be announced shortly, but here is his tentative schedule.

Afternoon – Portsmouth
Evening – Dover

Morning – Exeter , Salem
Afternoon – Derry, Bedford
Evening – Concord

Evening – Nashua

Paul To Visit Strafford, Hillsborough GOP Events

Texas Congressman Dr. Ron Paul will be in The Granite State this weekend (Aug. 18th-20th). Here is his schedule with links to the events.

On Saturday, August 18th he will march in the Londonderry Old Home Day Parade which starts at 10:00 AM sharp.

After that he will attend the Strafford County GOP Picnic at around 1:00 PM at the home of Mr. and Mrs Brian Payne.

On Sunday, August 19th he will be present at the Hillsborough County GOP BBQ which starts at Noon at the Alpine Grove in Hollis, NH.

On Monday, August 20th he will meet and greet for lunch at Martha's Exchange, 185 Main Street, Nashua, NH, from 11:30-1:30 PM.

Then he will make a stop at Papergraphics, 4 John Tyler Street,Merrimack, NH at 1:30 PM.

For more info on any of these events please email

Edwards Names Endorsers From Lakes Region, North Country

John Edwards for President New Hampshire campaign announced today another list of endorsers. Today's selection hails from the Lakes Region and the North Country. The list includes two County Chairs, four Town Chairs, one County Vice-Chair and a State Representative. Without further ado, here's a list of the activists who will help form the Edwards for President Regional Leadership Committees.

Lakes Region:

Kenny Bourbeau; Belknap County Vice-Chair
Tim Brown
Mike Cauble; Carroll County Chair
Kelly DeFeo
Terry Downs; Rumney Town Chair
Curtis Finney; NEA-NH Boardmember
Jeff Fleischman
Brenda Gaccione
Louise Graham
Sandi Johnson
Don Johnson
Dan Jordan; Tilton Town Chair
Eleanor Kahn
Mike Kahn
Mary Ann Keay
Sue Lavin
David Manley
Gary McCool
Sandy Mucci
John Mucci
Dorothy O'Callaghan
Beth O'Neil
David Stamps
Jan Stevens
Marie Valliere
Marirose Walker
Maureen Westrick

North Country:

Elaine Belanger
Larry Brown
Donna Cahill
Margaret Considine
Judy Finkelstein
Ariel Finkelstein
Lancaster Activist
Sue Ford
Paul Robitaille; Coos County Chair
Katharine Terrie
Robert Theberge; State Representative

Tancredo In State From 17th-19th

Colorado Congressman will be in New Hampshire from Friday, August 17th till Sunday, August 19th. Tancredo will attend the Londonderry Old Home Days Parade and the Strafford and Hillsborough GOP events.

Here is his public schedule:

Friday, August 17th

7:30 PM
Reception TBA
Concord, NH

Saturday, August 18th

10:00 AM
Londonderry Old Home Days Parade
313 Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH

1:30 PM
Strafford County Republican Picnic
Strafford, NH

4:15 PM
Gilmanton Picnic at the Park
186 Crystal Lake Road
Gilmanton, NH

Sunday, August 19th

1:00 PM
Hillsborough County Republican BBQ
19 South Depot Road
Hollis, NH

Rudy In State on August 16th-17th

Rudy Giuliani will be in the state from Thursday, August 16th-Friday, August 17th.

Here is his updated public schedule:

Thursday, August 16th

9:00 AM
Town Hall Meeting
Brookstone Event Center
16 Route 111
Derry, NH 03038
Doors Open at 9:00 AM
RSVP to Jeff Semprini at (603) 369-8136 or

11:30 AM
Alicia's Diner
116 Bridge St.
Pelham, NH 03076

12:30 PM
Susan's European Cafe1 Winn Ave.
Hudson, NH 03051

1:30 PM
Broad Street Country Store
525 Broad Street
Nashua, NH 03063

Friday, August 17th

9:00 AM
Town Hall Meeting
GT Solar
243 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054
Doors Open at 9:00
RSVP to Megan Robertson at (603) 369-8702 or

11:30 AM
Chez Vachon Restaurant
136 Kelly St.
Manchester, NH 03102

12:30 PM
Meet & Greet at Campaign HQ
1850 Elm Street
Manchester, NH
RSVP to Jim Wieczorek at 603-369-8150

2:00 PM
Dodge's Store
7 Central Square
New Boston, NH 03070

3:30 PM
Peterborough Diner
10 Depot
Peterborough, NH 03458

4:45 PM
Giorgio's Ristorante
524 Nashua St.
Milford, NH 03055

Ron Paul In NH From The 18th-20th

Texas Congressman Ron Paul will be visiting New Hampshire from Saturday, August 18th-Monday, August 20th. Here is his public schedule:

Saturday, August 18th - At the Londonderry Old Home Day Parade at 10:00 AM
Saturday, August 18th - At the Strafford County GOP Picnic at 1:00 PM
Sunday, August 19th - At the Hillsborough County GOP BBQ at 12:00 PM
Monday, August 20th - At Martha's Exchange, 185 Main Street, Nashua, NH, from 11:30-1:30 PM

Please RSVP to the respective event organizers for your tickets which are between $10-$20 per person with food included, except for the parade participation which is free.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Huckabee To Attend Fundraiser, Chowderfest and House Parties

Fresh from his surprising finish in Ames, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be in New Hampshire from August 17th to the 19th. Huckabee will attend an all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser (ironic? you be the judge), attends a Chowderfest, two house parties and speaks at the Nashua Rotary.

Friday, August 17, 2007

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Manchester, NH
Attends a spaghetti dinner hosted by the Manchester Republican Committee at the Tower Café in the Brady Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm Street.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

8:30 a.m. ET
Manchester , NH
Attends a breakfast with clergy.
The Merrimack Restaurant, 786 Elm Street. Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

11:00 a.m. ET
Kingston, NH
Attends a Chowderfest hosted in his honor by Senator Russell and Susan Prescott at The Kingston 1686 House, 127 Main Street.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

2:00 p.m. ET
Center Strafford, NH
Makes a campaign stop at the Annual Strafford County Republic Picnic at the home of Brian and Sandy Payne.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

5:00 p.m. ET
North Conway, NH
Attends a house party hosted by Ray & Mary Ann Shakir. 282 Birch Hill Road.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

8:15 a.m. ET
Auburn, NH
Speaks at the Morning Church Fellowship at Manchester First Assembly Church, 45 Myles Drive.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

11:15 a.m. ET
Concord, NH
Guest on "Chat & Chew with The Big Guy & the Mrs." WTPL (107.7) Radio Show at the Red Blazer Restaurant, 72 Manchester Street.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

12:45 p.m. ET
Hollis, NH
Makes a campaign stop at the Hillsborough Republican County NH August Barbeque.
Alpine Grove, 19 South Depot Road, Route 111A.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

4:00 p.m. ET
Manchester, NH
Attends a house party hosted by Dan & Sue Pichette.
29 Old Orchard Way.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

Monday, August 20, 2007

7:15 a.m. ET
Manchester, NH
Attends a breakfast at the Manchester Republican Committee Annual Golf Tournament at the Derryfield Country Club.
265 Mammoth Road.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

12:00 p.m. ET
Nashua, NH
Speaks at the Nashua Rotary luncheon at the Nashua Country Club.
25 Fairway.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

Edwards Announces Support From Claremont, Keene, and Upper Valley Activists

Today the John Edwards New Hampshire campaign announced the support from activists in Claremont, Keene, and the Upper Valley. These activists will form the Edwards for President Regional Leadership Committees. Among the endorsers are ten state reps, three town chairs and the Deputy Senate Majority Leader.


Peter Burling; State Senator; Deputy Majority Leader
Phyllis Katz
Larry Shulman
Sheila Shulman
Karen Ryan
Harold Perkins; Treasurer, Newport Democrats
June Mohla
Bob Grimley
Linda Fuerst
Joanna Sharf
Cheryl McGinnis
Jay Phinizy; State Representative; Chair, Environmentalists for Edwards


Ellen Abraham
Patricia Barry; Rindge Town Chair
Rosa Bromberg
Timothy Butterworth; State Representative
Joe Byk
Claudia Chase; State Representative
Ronald Cheney
Christopher Coates
Jack Crawford
Nancy Crawford
Kay Delanoy
Brenda Dunn
Tim Dunn; State Representative
Peter Espiefs; State Representative
David Essex; State Representative
Kelly French
Amelie Gooding
Christian Hettinger
Eric Jackman
John Jordan
Robert Leahy; Marlborough Town Chair
Claire Oursler
Ronald Mack; State Representative
Timothy Robertson; State Representative
Mark Seidler
Maralyn Steinberg
James Trow; Mayor of Bennington
Paul Venezia
Charles Weed; State Representative
Lee Whitfield

Upper Valley:

Sharon Nordgren; State Representative, Former Assistant House Minority Leader
Deb Nelson
Mary Kukowksi
Lori Shipulski; Hanover Town Chair
Sandra Zubkoff
David Montgomery
Pat Danielson
Scott Pauls
Scott & Sharon Haire
Nancy Hart
Sandra Hoeh
Chris Seibel
Pam Hammond
Sylvia Peterson

Obama To Exeter Woman: Let's Do Dinner

Gabrielle Grossman of Exeter ,New Hampshire has been selected to have dinner with Barack Obama. Grossman was selected from people who "submitted their personal stories along with a donation as small as $5."

Here is a bio of Gabrielle Grossman, provided by the Obama campaign:

Gabrielle worked as a 7th grade teacher but has recently become a stay-at-home mom. She has been volunteering for over a month for the campaign. The week she signed up to volunteer, she found out that her 2-year-old son was diagnosed with autism. The campaign has kept her motivated and energized throughout this tough time in her life. She adds, "At a time when you don't feel like you have a lot of hope, it's done the total opposite, the campaign has got us involved and given me more hope than ever.”

Brownback Visited NH...And He Didn't Even Call Us

Kansas Senator Sam Brownback was in New Hampshire on Monday and Tuesday. He came, and left, so quickly that his campaign didn't bother letting us know. Luckily, Beth LaMontagne and Phil Elliott picked-up the news.

During his trip, Brownback went to a house party and spoke at Thomas More College, where he said "You've got this society that's pulling apart and it's not rooted like this barn. How do you hold a society together when you have all these forces pulling every which way?"

Here is Campaigns & Elections Beth LaMontagne take: Top Ames Finishers Come to N.H.

Followed by the AP's Phil Elliott: Brownback makes trip to NH, promotes 3rd place finish from Ames

Edwards Announces 45 Merrimack County Activists

From The Edwards Campaign:

Today, the John Edwards for President Campaign announced that 45 Merrimack County grassroots activists have endorsed Senator John Edwards for President and will form the Edwards for President Merrimack County Regional Leadership Committee. As Edwards' "Fighting for One America" New Hampshire bus tour rapidly approaches, his grassroots support across the state continues to grow.

The endorsers include six New Hampshire State Representatives, the Chair of the Merrimack County Democrats and 39 dedicated grassroots activists.

Barbara Abbott
Ed Aenis
Suzanne Amidon
Linda Bean
Roger Blais
Martha Bower
Jon Bresler
State Rep. Don Brueggmann
Peter and Tenley Callaghan
Laura Clegg
Alan Cleland
Meg Curtis
State Rep. Frank and Pat Davis
State Rep. Steve and Ellen DeStefano
State Rep. Vincent Greco
Lucy Hodder, Former Chair NH Commission on the Status of Women
Harry Judd
Casper Kranenburg
Barbara Kuhlman Brown
Jean Lightfoot
Peter and Roxanne Marsh
Christine Miller
Bill Mueller
Trish Neville-Carey
Bill Noelte
David Osterman
Stan and Cina Podlaseck
Beatrice Pszonowsky
State Rep. Gary Richardson
Deb and George Sargent
Steve Scudder, Council to the American Bar Association's Committee on Pro Bono
Ken Scupp
Harry Seidel, Former Vice-Chair Newbury Democratic Committee
Dustin Senor
Chris Seufert
Chris and Kristin Sullivan, President New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
Greg Tully
State Rep. Frank Tuppper
Rob Werner, Concord City Councilman, Chair of the Merrimack County Democrats

Draft Gore Group Now Seeking Delegates For 2008 Convention

The Draft Gore, New Hampshire! group is now accepting applications from Granite State voters who want to support Al Gore at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

The application will be distributed at the Upper Valley Draft Gore volunteers meeting beginning at 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 16, at the Haldeman Center, at Dartmouth College.

More information about the group can be found at:

Draft Gore, New Hampshire!
PO Box 463
Littleton, NH 03561

(603) 568-4916

Monday, August 13, 2007

Obama Calls For "New Kind of Politics"

From The Obama Campaign:

At a roundtable at Jesse’s Restaurant in Hanover this morning, Senator Barack Obama kicked off a day of discussion with New Hampshire voters about the need for real change in Washington. Obama sat down for breakfast with a small group to discuss the way that broken culture in Washington affects the lives of everyday Americans. Later in the day Obama was to meet with voters at a roundtable at Lindy’s diner in Keene .

"Americans of every background and belief are hungry for a new kind of politics—a people’s politics that reconnects them with their government; one that offers not just a vote at the ballot box, but a voice in Washington and an assurance that the leaders we send there will hear it," Senator Obama said in that speech. "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."

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Rudy To Hold Derry, Merrimack Town Hall Meetings

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be in New Hampshire on Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th. Here is his public schedule:

Thursday, August 16th

Derry Town Hall Meeting
Doors open 9:00 am
Brookstone Event Center
16 Route 111
Derry, NH 03038
RSVP to Jeff Semprini at (603) 369-8136 or

Friday, August 17th

Merrimack Town Hall Meeting
Doors open 9:00 am
GT Solar
243 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH
RSVP to Megan Robertson at (603) 369-8702 or

Backyard BBQ
6:30-8:00 PM
Home of Shannon & Brad Galinson
13 Carriage Road
Amherst, NH
$10 per person
$20 per family
RSVP to Jennifer Hallowell at (603) 513-5070 or