GOP http://nhpr.org en Tea Party Senator Mike Lee Addresses Granite Staters At Freedom Summit http://nhpr.org/post/tea-party-senator-mike-lee-addresses-granite-staters-freedom-summit <p>Political conservatives including&nbsp;Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee addressed Granite&nbsp;Staters&nbsp;in Manchester yesterday at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhfreedomsummit.com/" target="_blank">Freedom Summit</a>. &nbsp;Many of the speakers criticized so-called "Obamacare" and the administration's handling of Benghazi. &nbsp;But Utah Senator and Tea Party favorite Mike Lee implored attendees&nbsp;to move away from&nbsp;complaining about policies, and start rallying around an agenda.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 46656 at http://nhpr.org Tea Party Senator Mike Lee Addresses Granite Staters At Freedom Summit Republicans Caucus Over N.H. House Leader http://nhpr.org/post/republicans-caucus-over-nh-house-leader <p>Cast into the minority by the election, New Hampshire's Republicans representatives are caucusing to pick a leader. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:22:12 +0000 Associated Press 16949 at http://nhpr.org McCain Stumps for Romney in Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/mccain-stumps-romney-portsmouth <p></p><div><p>Senator John McCain was in New Hampshire stumping for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking at a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, McCain made the case for Mitt Romney to a gathering of veterans and their families.</p><p>Addressing the recent anti-American demonstrations in the Middle East, McCain called the president’s response to the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya a “partial apology.”</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 04:11:27 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 13081 at http://nhpr.org McCain Stumps for Romney in Portsmouth GOP Candidates Strive to Highlight Differences in Hooksett Forum http://nhpr.org/post/gop-candidates-strive-highlight-differences-hooksett-forum <p>GOP Candidates for Governor Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith met in Hooksett last night to make their cases before republican voters.&nbsp;But despite their efforts the two continue to have a hard time drawing a sharp contrast between each other.</p><p>Lamontagne and Smith answered questions on everything from budgeting to education, gambling, the liquor commission, energy and the developmentally disabled.</p><p>The two biggest applause lines were for Smith pumping the recently passed voter ID bill –</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 02:23:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 11888 at http://nhpr.org GOP Candidates Strive to Highlight Differences in Hooksett Forum RNC Holds Convention Watch Party In Windham http://nhpr.org/post/rnc-holds-convention-watch-party-windham <p></p><p>About 50 people gathered around a flatscreen&nbsp;television at Albert Letizio’s sales and marketing business in Windham last night, for a convention watch party held by the Republican National Committee. &nbsp;Next door in the kitchen, another dozen helped themselves to heaps of food and giant pans of cookies.</p><p>They were there to watch the Republican National Convention, in Tampa – in particular to cheer on Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Hudson businessman Jack Gilchrist, a featured speaker.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 02:52:56 +0000 Emily Corwin 11794 at http://nhpr.org RNC Holds Convention Watch Party In Windham G.O.P. Candidates Have A Civil Debate http://nhpr.org/post/gop-candidates-have-civil-debate <p>Two Republican candidates for governor debated each other at an event in Manchester Wednesday night. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:26:38 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 8666 at http://nhpr.org For Marco Rubio, VP Prospects Bring New Scrutiny http://nhpr.org/post/marco-rubio-vp-prospects-bring-new-scrutiny Throughout the Republican presidential primary season, whenever there's talk about a short list of possible running mates, one name is nearly always at the top — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.<p>Rubio has only been in the Senate for a little more than a year, but his appeal is obvious. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:07:00 +0000 Greg Allen 2378 at http://nhpr.org For Marco Rubio, VP Prospects Bring New Scrutiny SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of Super Tuesday http://nhpr.org/post/superpac-ads-fill-airwaves-eve-super-tuesday With 10 states holding Republican primaries or caucuses on March 6 — Super Tuesday — a lot of money is being spent on TV ads. The superPACs supporting the remaining GOP candidates have doled out some $12 million for ads in those states.<p>Leading the way is Restore Our Future, the superPAC that backs former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. According to Federal Election Commission numbers, Restore Our Future has spent $6.9 million on the Super Tuesday states.<p>"The groups have clearly taken the lead in advertising for the whole Republican primary. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 22:13:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 2301 at http://nhpr.org SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of Super Tuesday Is Rick Santorum Missing JFK's Point On Religion? http://nhpr.org/post/rick-santorum-missing-jfks-point-religion When GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum was growing up, he says, John F. Kennedy was a hero in his Catholic home.<p>In a speech last year, he said he had always heard glowing reports of Kennedy's speech about religion to Protestant ministers in 1960.<p>"And then very late in my political career, I had the opportunity to read the speech and I almost threw up," Santorum told a group of college students last year. "You should read the speech. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:34:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2228 at http://nhpr.org Is Rick Santorum Missing JFK's Point On Religion? As GOP Races On, Puerto Rico Could Be Battleground http://nhpr.org/post/gop-races-puerto-rico-could-be-battleground Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens, but they get a say in who should be president only by voting in the Democratic and Republican party primaries. Because Puerto Rico is a territory, not a state, Puerto Ricans are not allowed to vote in the general election. The political parties, on the other hand, can set their own nominating procedures, and on occasion Puerto Rico becomes a primary battleground.<p>Four years ago, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama fought hard for Puerto Rico's delegates. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:55:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 2203 at http://nhpr.org As GOP Races On, Puerto Rico Could Be Battleground The GOP Elixir: Candidates Campaign On Tax Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/gop-elixir-candidates-campaign-tax-cuts Cutting taxes is part of the DNA of the modern Republican Party. All four of the remaining GOP candidates for president have proposed steep cuts in business and personal taxes, and it sometimes seems like Republicans are competing to show the most enthusiasm for tax cuts.<p>At a debate last month, former Sen. Rick Santorum said tax cuts were needed to get the economy thriving again — even if they benefit the wealthy.<p>"We need to have as much money funneling through this economy as possible, and the people who make those investments are people who have resources and wealth," Santorum said. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 1825 at http://nhpr.org The GOP Elixir: Candidates Campaign On Tax Cuts Power to the People http://nhpr.org/post/power-people <p>Corporate funding may be soon a thing of the past for politicians. We take a look at how "Citizens United" may be encouraging progressive groups to take a more grassroots approach.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:40:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1637 at http://nhpr.org Power to the People