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The Obama Movement, NH Primary Day Morning

(12) Comments | Posted January 8, 2008 | 11:03 AM

In my 30 plus years as a New Hampshire voter, I have never seen an election day mobilization as intense as the Obama's. I spoke with several volunteers who had been awake all night planting road signs, with college students who had forfeited job income from an entire summer to...

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Why Romney Should Repulse NH Republicans

(14) Comments | Posted December 27, 2007 | 4:04 PM

Warnings are written like a billboard all over Mitt Romney. He has used his fortune to buy the most transparently shameless act of political plastic surgery I've ever seen. His blatant flip flops on a laundry list of key issues are pure calculation to win conservative votes. His loose regard...

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Who's Behind the Illegal NH Push Polls?

(8) Comments | Posted December 18, 2007 | 1:38 AM

The following piece was produced by HuffPost's OffTheBus.

I got a robo push poll last night with no ID as to who paid for it. This breaks two New Hampshire laws.

I was first asked if I would vote in the GOP primary, whether I considered myself pro-life,...

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Half the Blame on Dems for Energy Bill Failure

(39) Comments | Posted December 8, 2007 | 1:34 AM

On Friday, the Senate killed a package of clean energy provisions from the House-passed energy bill, failing to reach the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP-lead filibuster.

First, disclosure. I am a Republican and, for the past three years, I have lobbied and organized for Union of Concerned Scientists...

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John Edwards In Hanover - Cross of Gold Redux

(33) Comments | Posted November 13, 2007 | 12:12 PM

The following piece was published by HuffPost's OffTheBus.

John Edwards spoke last night in Hanover, New Hampshire, up against Obama at the same time and only six miles distant. Both spoke to packed houses. These crowds are multiples larger than turnouts at Republican candidate events...

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New Hampshire: Mood Shift at Last Night's Giuliani Town Meeting

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2007 | 12:17 AM

The following piece was produced by the Huffington Post's OffTheBus.

I've watched Rudy Giuliani at New Hampshire town meetings for the past few months. At last night's town hall in the Lebanon High School gym, I saw a change in audience reaction that gives me the...

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Huckabee Stands Alone on Gambling

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2007 | 1:43 AM

The following piece is produced by Huffington Post's OffTheBus.

Single digit Republican Mike Huckabee is the lone candidate in either party with the spine to piss off Harry Reid and the gambling tribes with their tens of millions in political money. Huckabee remains alone in responding to the

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Beware Candidates Trying To Purchase a Conservative Label

(8) Comments | Posted October 15, 2007 | 11:18 AM

The following piece is part of an ongoing series of OffTheBus reports by citizen policy experts critiquing different aspects of Campaign 08.

John McCain and Rudy Giuliani have now both taken off the gloves on Mitt Romney, challenging his claims to conservatism.

New Hampshire Republicans ought to heed...

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