Saturday, September 15, 2007
McCain was introduced by wife Cindy who said that she could not prevent her husband from running for president because "I could not, in good conscience, say no to my husband, knowing he is not only the most qualified, has the most character and has the most understanding of this issue.”
This summer McCain’s youngest son, Jimmy, joined the Marine Corps. While his oldest son, Jack, currently attends the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
McCain began ten minute remarks by holding up a copy of the MoveOn.org’s controversial New York Times ad. During the most forceful part of his remarks, he called the ad “disgraceful,” “remarkable,” and “outrageous.”
He then urged presidential candidates to “repudiate such an attack on the honor and integrity not only of General Petraeus but also the officer corps of the United States military.”
During a press conference with reporters, McCain sought to separate himself from President Bush.
When questioned whether he feared being linked to an unpopular President, McCain said, “I hope that people examine my record. Also, they should know that I disagreed with the Rumsfeld strategy, from the beginning.”
The conference will include various panel discussions, a reception and an exhibitors hall. Guest speakers include Governor John Lynch and Former EPA Administer Christine Todd Whitman.
According to the group, all presidential candidates have been invited and Bill Richardson has confirmed so far.
For more information on the conference go too:
To mark the conclusion of this summer's From Doubt to Hope book clubs, the hosts of the Nashua book club today presented a signed first edition copy of Dreams from my Father to the Nashua Public Library. Nathaniel and Jeannette Brooks had used the library's copy in the two book club sessions they hosted in their retirement home. After a participant discovered it was a first edition, book club members had Obama sign the flyleaf during a visit to New Hampshire in August.
The summer book clubs wrapped up this week at the close of 5 sessions. Over the course of the summer, more than 350 undecided voters read and discussed the book.
To hear the entire Keyes announcement, click here:http://www.renewamerica.us/news/misc/070914parshall.mp3
To visit Keyes' campaign website, AlanKeyes.com, click here:http://www.alankeyes.com/
Script for "She Changed":
NARRATOR: "In 2002, Hillary Clinton voted to authorize military action in Iraq … because she believed it was the right thing to do."
CLINTON: "If left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
CLINTON: "He has also given aid, comfort and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al-Qaeda members."
CLINTON: "So it is with conviction that I support this resolution as being in the best interests of our nation."
NARRATOR: "But now that she’s running for President, Hillary Clinton has changed her position, even joining with the radical group MoveOn.org in attacking American General Petraeus. Clinton stood silently by when MoveOn.org ran this venomous ad in The New York Times."
NARRATOR: "The same General she called an expert not long ago."
NARRATOR: "Now, she is questioning his honesty."
HILLARY CLINTON: "The reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief."
NARRATOR: "Just when our troops need all our support to finish the job, Hillary Clinton is turning her back on them. General Petraeus and the brave men and women now serving under him deserve an apology. And our nation deserves better. Senator Clinton, do the right thing. Apologize for your comments and condemn the MoveOn.org ad."
Friday, September 14, 2007
Spokesman Alex Goepfert told us that "Governor Richardson is a devoted Red Sox fan, and has been since his days playing ball in Massachusetts in high school, college, and in the Cape Cod League."
UPDATE: Dodd's NH Spokesman Bryan DeAngelis responded that "that's surprising because 'devoted' red sox fans wouldn't be caught dead saying that they were "also a Yankee's fan."
For more on this whole spat go too: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18818527/page/6/
Richardson first said "I, my favorite team has always been the Red Sox." Then later said "Oh, no! I’m also a Yankee fan. I also like..."
Senator Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign announced today that U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) will attend a Women for Obama house party in Portsmouth on Sunday, September 16.
Congresswoman Schakowsky was a colleague of Obama’s in the Illinois legislature and an early supporter of his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2004. A five-term U.S. Congresswoman representing the Chicago area, Schakowsky serves as the Democrats’ Chief Deputy Whip and is a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
Schakowsky will visit with voters in Portsmouth and share why Obama is the best choice for women and families.
What: Women for Obama House Party with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
When: Sunday, September 16, from 3:30-5:00 pm.
Where: Home of Susan Lydon
Derryfest is in McGregor Park, next to the Derry Public Library (64 East Broadway).
Here's a copy of the interview that I did with Craig Romney, back in late August: Craig and Mary Romney Interview
"Nothing is more exciting than a Red Sox-Yankees series in September," said Dodd. "The Governor and I both dreamed about playing center field for our respective teams as children, and although that didn't happen, I know we will be both be watching this series closely, so why not have a little fun with it? I'm willing to wager some authentic New England Clam Chowder against an equitable wager from Governor Richardson, if he's confident enough in his team to accept my challenge."
Senator and Presidential candidate Chris Dodd's New Hampshire campaign will attend the 28th annual Glendi festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester on Saturday. Connecticut State Representative Dr. Demetrios Giannaros will greet attendees along with local Dodd supporters at the annual Greek Festival.
Saturday, September 8th
Dodd Campaign Attends Glendi Festival
Location: St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
650 Hanover Street
"In honor of the changing season, New Hampshire for Hillary today announced it is holding its first “Fall for Hillary” grassroots weekend this Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th. Hundreds of volunteers will participate in over 60 events marking the first activities for the Fall season, and the fifth canvassing weekend for the NH for Hillary campaign to date."
Visit the NH for Hillary webpage at www.hillaryclinton.com/nh for complete details.
In light of tomorrow's demolition of the mill smokestacks in Berlin, NH , Senator John Edwards released the following statement:
"The demolition of the smokestacks in Berlin is a sad testament to an unbalanced economy that only works for those at the very top while leaving the middle class and working families behind. The men and women who worked in the Berlin mill represent the very best of America: hard work and dedication.
"My father worked in a mill and I watched him work from sunup to sundown to put food on our table and a roof over our heads. Today, it's even harder for working families to get by as more American workers are working long hours with no health insurance, earning a wage that barely allows them to make ends meet. I believe that we are better than that. I believe that we can change our priorities and practice smart trade policies that put workers and families first and allow the American workforce, and towns like Berlin, to adapt, grow and continue to drive the global economy.
"When I am president, I will fight to build One America where every family has the chance to work hard and get ahead. I will raise the minimum wage and fight to strengthen unions. I also promise to never sign a trade agreement unless it includes environmental and labor standards and truly benefits American workers. For too long, Washington has focused on corporate profits instead of the needs of people who work hard for a living day in and day out. Working Americans need a president who will fight for them and that is exactly what I will do every single day when I am in the Oval Office."
Thursday, September 13, 2007
In a press release, the Thompson campaign announced that it has hired Christopher "Woody" Wood, to be their New Hampshire political director.
Wood has extensive experience in Granite State Republican campaigns. He has worked on campaigns for Pat Buchanan, Steve Forbes and most recently Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta. Wood also has worked for various conservative groups including Victory New Hampshire and Citizens for a Sound Economy.
We don't want to make Woody's first day on the job a difficult one, but perhaps he can dispel the rumor that Fred is not scheduled to visit the state until early-October.
In addition to keeping track to candidate visits and the number of days they have visited the state, I will also now track the number of events they host.
The tally was taken from The Washington Post's website: Campaign Events by Candidate
Hope you enjoy!!
Senator Barack Obama's New Hampshire campaign today announced the membership of the Obama for New Hampshire Veterans Steering Committee. The steering committee includes leaders of prominent veterans' services organizations and veterans of Vietnam and the ongoing war in Iraq. The steering committee will coordinate outreach and advise the campaign on veterans' and military issues.
Steering Committee Members:
-Ryan Gray – Sergeant, Marine Corps; served two tours in Iraq.
-Brian Hardy – Commander, Littleton VFW Post 816
-Larry Johnson – State Commander, Disabled American Veterans
-Doug Micklon – Former State Commander, American Legion
-Mary Morin – Executive Director, New Hampshire State Veterans Council
-Rep. Kris Roberts – Chairman, House State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee
-John Rubery – Senior Vice Commander, New Hampshire Veterans of Foreign Wars
-Bob Wayss – Former State Commander, Disabled American Veterans
Paul has hired Kate Rick to head-up his communications shop, in the Granite State.
Rick has spent the past several years working at a think tank in Washington D.C.
She tells us that she is supporting Ron Paul because background "once you've gotten hooked on the Founding Fathers and considered the freedom and diversity inherent in the constitutional system they came up with, he's a shoe-in."
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The four organizations will be hosting the debate at Dartmouth College on September 26th at 7:00 pm.
The 90 minute debate will appear on both MSNBC and NECN and will also be available on NHPR.
Tim Russert, of NBC's Meet the Press, will be the debate moderator.
We've also learned that the Republican debate, for the 27th, has fallen through. But there are hopes that it can be scheduled for a later date.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be the guest speaker at the Portsmouth Democrats Annual Banquet. The event is Friday, October 12th, from 6-10 pm, at the Sheraton Harborside in Portsmouth. Tickets are $35 and the registration deadline is October 5th.
For more information, contact Tom Slater via email or phone at email@example.com or 418-8796.
This one features Peter Glenshaw endorsing Senator Chris Dodd for president. It took place on July 15th, 2007.
While, this video shows New Hampshire voters reacting to hearing from Senator Dodd. It was added on April 09, 2007
According to a press release, Langlais said he was supporting Paul because "He has opposed sell-out, managed trade deals, authored legislation to protect the unborn, and fought for the rights of homeschoolers—even when those positions were unpopular within his own party. Ron Paul's steadfast defense of the Constitution, his refusal to abandon principle for politics, and his down-to-earth family values make him an easy choice for the GOP nomination; he is truly a Republican's Republican, and Washington is in dire need of his help."
Here's the campaign press release:
"On Saturday, September 15th, and Sunday, September 16th, the Graniteroots for John Edwards will hold canvasses across New Hampshire, where volunteers will discuss Senator Edwards’ bold environmental policies and distribute tree saplings. Edwards for President national campaign manager Congressman David Bonior will participate in the canvass and help hand out tree saplings across the state."
Hillary Clinton Supporters:
Barack Obama Supporters:
Martin also discovers that "The only remaining staffer in the political shop is Mike Dennehy, the New Hampshire-based national political director."
Will Dennehy be the last staffer standing?
Here's an official campaign statement:
"We are very excited to announce a variety of new ways for New Hampshire voters to get involved with the John Edwards campaign," said New Hampshire state director Beth Leonard. "We are now live streaming Edwards events in New Hampshire at www.johnedwards.com/nh, syndicating them on our Facebook and MySpace pages and even earning big praise for it on DailyKos. We are also excited to announce that Elizabeth will be launching our new text and voice message program this week with a contest to win a ticket to join her at the presidential debate in Hanover on September 26th."
New Hampshire voters can now sign up for geo-targeted audio and text mobile updates about the campaign at http://www.johnedwards.com/nh/mobile. The first NH audio mobile message will be sent out this week with a special message from Elizabeth Edwards. Elizabeth ’s message will ask voters to host a house party for John Edwards and inform them that the host of the house party with the most attendees will win a ticket to accompany her to the next presidential debate on September 26th at Dartmouth College.
At the ending of the tour, the packages will be mailed to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Here's a list of recommended items:
SNACKS, FOODS AND TREATS
-Small packages of nuts, seeds, pretzels, cookies, chips, Cracker Jacks, crackers, Corn Nuts, fruit snacks and fruit leather, Gardettos
-Trail Mix, energy bars, protein bars, breakfast and granola bars, nut bars, instant oatmeal, Kraft Easy Mac, ramen, Cup a Noodles
-Individually wrapped hard candy (Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops, Skittles, lollipops, Life Savers, Sweet Tarts, etc), chewing and bubble gum, mints, breath strips (no chocolate or homemade items)
-Powdered, sweetened drink mixes (Gatorade, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid), ground or instant coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate, cider mix, sugar, sweetener, Coffee Mate, and condiment packets
-Canned meats (no pork), stews, chili, ravioli, soups, fruit, beef jerky, non-refrigerated microwavable meals
PERSONAL, HYGIENE AND TOILETRIES
-Hotel/travel sized gel deodorant, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash, toothbrushes, dental floss and Brush Ups
-Disposable razors, eye drops, nose drops, unscented baby wipes, wet wipes, small hand sanitizer, Mach III Turbo Razor Blades
-Small Kleenex packets, Q-Tips, anti-fungal creams, band aids, foot powder, sunscreen
-DVDs, AAA and AA batteries, pens, pencils, blank greeting cards and stationary, stickers, disposable cameras, AT&T phone cards
-Handwritten cards and letters of encouragement for our troops
Don't Know: 17%
Don't Know: 13%
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Here's the story:
Carpenters' Union event w/John Edwards & pix
I attended the meeting at the Waldron Towers in Dover to hear Governor Richardson talk about the issues. It is clear to me that the Governor has the experience we need and ideas and solutions to issues that are important to many of us.
The Governor has 14 years of experience in Congress, years of work as a diplomat getting results in North Korea, Iraq, and the Middle East. He was also the US Ambassador to the United Nations, service as Secretary of the Department of Energy, and is currently serving his second term as Governor of New Mexico. I don’t know of any other candidate with this kind of background nor the depth of his experience nationally and internationally.
While there are many issues the Governor talked about, a few that seemed to present important changes included giving veterans and service people the ability to get their health care from any provider, abolishing the marriage penalty in the tax code, and get rid of “No Child Left Behind”. He also made it very clear that we need to focus more attention in our schools on science and math and bring physical education back. The Governor has a plan for alternative energy and wants the Federal Government to be required to balance the budget.
A few weeks ago, I met a man from New Mexico. I asked him about the Governor and he said “he lowered my taxes and he is a super Governor. He cares about the environment, but he also cares about people.”
It seems like a no-brainer. The Governor has the best background and the best ideas of any of the candidates. Finally, what I really like about the Governor is he is not “packaged” and prepped to say what people want to hear. If he doesn’t agree with you, he at least says he will keep an open mind. He came in the room, without loud rock music blasting, and just talked and more importantly – listened to every single person who had a comment or had a question. Isn’t this what we need? Experience, plans for changes, and a person who listens.
Nancy K. Johnson
Monday, September 10, 2007
The "Senior Leadership Council" includes former President the New Hampshire Association for the Elderly John Hoar of Concord; Mary Louise Hancock, 87, of Concord a former five-term state senator who President Jimmy Carter appointed to serve as a liaison between the Department of Housing and Urban Development for New England in 1979; Bill Cashin of Manchester who served as an Alderman for 32 years and secured funding for the William B. Cashin Senior Center in Manchester; third term State Representative Angie Kopka, 91, of Nashua; longtime Democratic activist and Democratic National Committeewoman Anita Freedman of Portsmouth; former member of the White House Council on Aging Dr. Steve Gorin of Canterbury; and former member of the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Marion Copenhaven of Hanover.
The “I’m Sweet on Hillary” visits will be led by NH for Hillary staff and supporters to offer an opportunity for residents of senior centers and nursing home communities to discuss their concerns and learn about Hillary’s experience that will bring about the change America ’s families need. The campaign will offer sugar-free cupcakes to participants at the discussion groups that have been scheduled in Concord, Nashua, Manchester, and Hampton. Additional events are being planned in other areas of the state.
Here's the full list:
Romney For President New Hampshire Attorneys Leadership Team Steering Committee:
Thomas Dewhurst – Conway
Jennifer G. Haskell – Wolfeboro
Peter Heed – Westmoreland
John Boyle – Plymouth
Jason Cole – Manchester
Donna-Marie Cote – Deerfield
Craig Donais – Manchester
Jim Doyle – Manchester
Scott Earnshaw – Bedford
Laura Gandia – Litchfield
Matt Johnson – Bedford
Ovide Lamontagne – Manchester
Gordon MacDonald – Deering
Jim Merrill – Manchester
Brian Moushegian – Nashua
David Ruoff – Weare
Jason Sakellar – Manchester
Shawn Sweeney – Milford
Tom Rath – Concord
David Vicinanzo – Concord
Dan Will – Loudon
Travis L.L. Blais – Windham
Scott Ellison – Windham
James Halepis – Portsmouth
Thomas Laporte – Chester
Dan Norris – Salem
James M. Reams – Hampton
James Workman – Hampton
The Human Rights Campaign will host a reception for the grand opening of its new office in Concord, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, September 12th at 4 p.m. The office will serve as the base for HRC's activities to raise visibility of issues of concern to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community during the presidential primaries. Several members of the New Hampshire State Legislature will attend the event, including Senate President Sylvia Larsen, Sen. Maggie Hassan, Sen. Harold Janeway, Sen. Kathy Sgambati, Rep. Dana Hillard, Rep. Jane Kelley, Rep. James Kennedy, Rep. Jim Ryan, and Rep. Mo Baxley, who also serves as Executive Director of the New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition. Other guests include New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair, Raymond Buckley, and Political Director, Delana Jones; Candidate for U.S. Senate, Katrina Swett; Steve Howard of the Global AIDS Project; Marty Rouse, HRC National Field Director; and David Wilson, HRC Board member.
To attend the event, RSVP to Heather Gibson at (603) 731-0281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Rights Campaign New Hampshire Office
21 Warren Street, Concord, New Hampshire
New Hampshire Republican Rally
Veteran's Park, Manchester
Fun for everybody!
Visit the booth of your favorite
Republican Presidentaial candidate, including
For more information visit: www.manchestergop.com
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Here is Senator McCain's public schedule:
Thursday, September 13, 2007
East Rochester "No Surrender" Rally
Rochester VFW Post 1772
43 Highland Street
East Rochester, NH 03868
Franklin Veteran "No Surrender" Rally and Reception
Home of Bill Grimm
21 Kendrick Farm Road
Franklin, NH 03235
Concord "No Surrender" Rally
Concord VFW Post 1631
6 Court Street
Concord, NH 03301
Hudson "No Surrender" BBQ
Hudson VFW 5791
15 Bockes Road
Hudson, NH 03051
Friday, September 14, 2007
Londonderry "No Surrender" Rally
Londonderry American Legion Post 27
6 Sargent Road
Londonderry, NH 03053