Republicans en Tea Party Senator Mike Lee Addresses Granite Staters At 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="" 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 Tea Party Senator Mike Lee Addresses Granite Staters At Freedom Summit Scott Brown To Ring In The Holidays With The N.H. GOP <p></p><p>Former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown will join the New Hampshire Republican State Committee for its holiday party in Nashua later this month.</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:49:40 +0000 Michael Brindley 39691 at Scott Brown To Ring In The Holidays With The N.H. GOP The Centrist Manifesto <p>Ever feel like the only way things get done in Washington is if there's a crisis? You're not alone. Bipartisanism is driving moderates out of the Senate according to a <a href="" target="_blank">recent editorial</a> from the Star Tribune.&nbsp; <strong>Charles Wheelan</strong> is senior lecturer at Dartmouth, and the author of several books including <em>Naked Economics</em>. His newest is called <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1362404208&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=The+Centrist+Manifesto" target="_blank"><em>The Centrist Manifesto</em></a> and it’s the basis for a <a href="" target="_blank">new centrist party</a> designed to break congressional gridlock, find consensus, and restore faith in American politics.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:25:46 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25906 at The Centrist Manifesto A Republican Re-boot <p>The Grand Old&nbsp;Party recently released a sweeping report on strategies for the next big election.&nbsp; It’s been described as a hard hitting manifesto for the GOP, addressing problems ranging from a failure to attract younger voters and minorities, to a major re-vamp of the way the party chooses its President nominee.&nbsp; We’ll find out what Granite State Republicans and state political analysts&nbsp;think.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 24506 at A Republican Re-boot Republicans Caucus Over N.H. 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 The Invisible Issues of Campaign 2012 <p>Think about how anti-gay marriage rhetoric played a critical role in George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004, or how talking up a surging economy made Bill Clinton the first two-term democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt won in 1936. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:53:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14861 at The Invisible Issues of Campaign 2012 Lamontagne Defeats Smith, Secures Nomination <p>Ovide Lamontagne secured the Republican nomination for his gubernatorial bid. He beat challenger Kevin Smith and will go on to face Maggie Hassan in the general election in November.</p><p>(Chants of "Ovide, Ovide")</p><p>Ovide Lamontagne took the podium shortly after accepting rival Kevin Smith's concession. But he didn't bask in the glow of victory for long.</p><p>"Please savor the moment. Savor the moment, because it's over."</p><p>Lamontagne's race was one of the first called of the evening, and he wasted no time in setting his sights on his Democratic opponent.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:35:15 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 12735 at Lamontagne Defeats Smith, Secures Nomination Republicans Spar Under the Spotlight <p></p><p>Both Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith are known for being strong social conservatives. Lamontagne is a champion of the pro-life movement. And Kevin Smith has long been one of the loudest voices opposing gay marriage in the state. But during last night’s debate at Saint Anselm College, both tried to play down these hot-button issues.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 03:51:51 +0000 Todd Bookman 12412 at Republicans Spar Under the Spotlight Tax Reform Focus of GOP Gov. Candidates' Job Plans <p>StateImpact's Amanda Loder discusses the economic proposals of Republican gubernatorial contenders Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:32:28 +0000 Amanda Loder 12279 at Tax Reform Focus of GOP Gov. Candidates' Job Plans N.H. Delegates Say Ryan's Plan To Overhaul Medicare Is An Asset <p>New Hampshire delegates at the <a href="" target="_blank">Republican National Convention</a> in Florida say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare is an asset.<br><br>If there was ever any question whether Congressman <a href="/post/ryans-speech-revives-spirit-jack-kemp-war-over-reaganomics">Paul Ryan</a> is beloved by the Republican base, doubts were put to rest last evening.<br> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:41:51 +0000 Matt Laslo 11923 at N.H. Delegates Say Ryan's Plan To Overhaul Medicare Is An Asset New Hampshire Republicans at the GOP Convention <p>The presence of the Granite State has already been felt in Tampa -&nbsp; an address from U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, a speech from Hudson business owner Jack Gilchrist, &nbsp;and the endorsement of our First in the Nation primary status.&nbsp; We’ll talk with New Hampshire Republicans attending the convention about their take on major speeches, Mitt Romney’s candidacy, and the GOP platform.</p><p></p><p>Guests:</p><p><strong>Beverly Bruce, </strong>State Finance Chair of the&nbsp;Mitt Romney for President campaign in New Hampshire.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:00:07 +0000 Laura Knoy 11841 at New Hampshire Republicans at the GOP Convention Veto Day Arrives at Statehouse <p>With <a href="">15 vetoes</a>, the <a href="">most ever </a>by a Governor in a single session, John Lynch hasn&rsquo;t been shy about wielding his power. Now, Republicans will work to override some of those measures when they gather in Concord on Wednesday. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:56:28 +0000 Todd Bookman 7615 at Veto Day Arrives at Statehouse Tea Party Spawns New Effort Against Voter Fraud As part of a new campaign, dozens of citizen groups around the country are searching voter registration lists, looking for problems.<p>They're also training poll watchers to monitor this fall's elections.<p>Leaders of the effort — spawned by the Tea Party movement — say they want to make sure that elections are free from voter fraud. But critics say it's part of a campaign to suppress the votes of minorities, students and others who tend to vote Democratic.<p>Cathy Kelleher and Cathy Trauernicht say that's not true. They're founders of Election Integrity Maryland, one of the groups involved. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:18:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 2486 at Tea Party Spawns New Effort Against Voter Fraud SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of 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 SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of Super Tuesday Lawmakers Seek Final Say on Collective Bargaining Deals <p>The New Hampshire House has passed a <a href="">bill</a> giving lawmakers final say on collective bargaining agreements with the State. The legislation is just the latest effort by Republicans in Concord to rein in the costs of public employee contracts.</p><p>&quot;This gives the legislature the ability to look at an entire contract and say whether it is fair, and whether we should fund it,&quot; says Republican Neil Kurk of Weare.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:49:19 +0000 Todd Bookman 1937 at