Ovide Lamontagne enters NH-GOV (R) primary.

    Not particularly surprising – it’s been speculated on for some time – but today Ovide Lamontagne made it official: he’ll be running to replace retreating Governor John Lynch (D). This morning, at the annual Bedford GOP breakfast at the Manchester Country Club, Lamontagne, with his wife, Bettie, at his side, announced his intent to once again run for governor in front of hundreds of local | Read More »

    Ovide Lamontagne enters NH-GOV (R) primary.

    Not particularly surprising – it’s been speculated on for some time – but today Ovide Lamontagne made it official: he’ll be running to replace retreating Governor John Lynch (D). This morning, at the annual Bedford GOP breakfast at the Manchester Country Club, Lamontagne, with his wife, Bettie, at his side, announced his intent to once again run for governor in front of hundreds of local | Read More »

    Gov. John Lynch (D, NH) cuts and runs.

    New Hampshire has two-year terms for governor, so Lynch was up for a fifth term in 2012; but he’s decided not to run. Apparently being Governor of New Hampshire isn’t as much fun when the new, Republican-controlled legislature makes you spend less money to balance the budget and won’t let you trample all over a basic civil right* like self-defense (via @Lash3). There’s also right-to-work | Read More »

    New Hampshire Right to Work legislation sent to Democratic governor, who promises veto

    According to The New Hampshire Union-Leader, Democratic Governor John Lynch promises to veto this bill.  The House first passed the bill 221-131 (62.8%), just short of the two-thirds required to over-ride a veto.  The Senate passed the bill by a veto-proof margin. Here is the statement by Bill Wilson, with Americans for Limited Government: New Hampshire Senate Passage of Right-to-Work Bill is to be Praised April 21, | Read More »

    NH-GOV: Stephen (R) now within MoE.

    Rasmussen shows a fairly unexpected primary bounce in NH for GOP gubernatorial candidate John Stephen: the race has gone from 50/39 Lynch/Stephen to 48/46 Lynch/Stephen.  Polling for this race has been somewhat sparse, but it should be noted that there has been notable movement towards in both the Rasmussen and PPP polls.  With the NH-SEN and NH-02 (no good recent polling on NH-01) races showing | Read More »

    NH-GOV: Stephen (R) now within MoE.

    Rasmussen shows a fairly unexpected primary bounce in NH for GOP gubernatorial candidate John Stephen: the race has gone from 50/39 Lynch/Stephen to 48/46 Lynch/Stephen.  Polling for this race has been somewhat sparse, but it should be noted that there has been notable movement towards in both the Rasmussen and PPP polls.  With the NH-SEN and NH-02 (no good recent polling on NH-01) races showing | Read More »

    Ovide Lamontagne for Senate……the rest of the story

    With this week’s announcement not to seek a recount  (http://www.necn.com/09/15/10/Lamontagne-Will-not-seek-recount-will-re/landing_politics.html?blockID=311559&feedID=4212& )  Ovide Lamontagne’s run for the US Senate in 2010 came to an end.  Back in July, I predicted a very close win over Kelly Ayotte: Primay results September 14, 2010 travelkingnh Wednesday, July 14th at 10:34AM EDT (link) Lamontagne – 35% Ayotte- 33% Binnie- 20% Bender-10% Others-2% The percentages may vary, but this is | Read More »

    Taking Back New Hampshire

    New Hampshire is turning red again.  If you ask locally, even among some democrats, the Republicans are taking back both houses of the legislature, should keep Judd Gregg’s Senate seat, and will very likely flip both House seats.  The only job they had not seen themselves taking was the Governorship but that may be changing. In the early days of spring the National Organization for | Read More »