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  • Bush 41 chief of staff Sununu endorses Trump after debate

    09/27/2016 11:25:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hot air ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    Endorsements may not move the needle with most voters, even when A-listers like Ted Cruz make them. When it comes to John H. Sununu, former governor of New Hampshire and one-time RNC chair, it would normally matter less, except for his ties to the Bush family, who haven’t exactly tripped over themselves to support Donald Trump. Like Cruz, Sununu didn’t hold back his criticism of the Republican nominee, at least until today. The morning after the debate, the Trump campaign released this statement from George H. W. Bush’s former chief of staff: “Donald Trump is the only candidate in this...
  • GOPe Hack Sununu: “If Trump Only Wins by 12 Points… He Lost” (VIDEO)

    02/08/2016 2:53:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/08/16 | Jim Hoft
    So this is the latest Republican establishment (GOPe) talking point… Former Governor John Sununu, a Jeb Bush supporter, told America’s Newsroom if Donald Trump only wins New Hampshire by 12 points he loses–Keep telling yourself that, John. “I think Trump will win. I don’t think he’ll win by as much as he thinks he is and as much as the polls say. If he doesn’t win by 12 points I think the perception will be that he lost.’
  • Sununu: Trump is 'Phony', No Conservative

    01/12/2016 11:18:39 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 63 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/11/2016 | Bill Hoffman
    Whom Donald Trump has insinuated is unintelligent — fired back on Monday, calling the billionaire developer and Republican presidential front-runner a "lefty liberal" who's "thin-skinned" and "all mouth." In an explosive interview with Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg, the former New Hampshire governor who also served as chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush, lashed out at Trump's nose-thumbing barb which was reported by the Wall Street Journal. "Can you believe this guy? He was fired like a dog and he doesn't even realize it," Trump said of Sununu. "That's funny coming from a guy who's got four major billion-dollar...
  • Sununu: "Inappropriate" Trump Not Smart Enough To Be President

    08/10/2015 1:14:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former White House chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush and New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his controversial comments about Megyn Kelly.
  • Colin Powell: There’s a ‘Dark Vein of Intolerance’ in the Republican Party

    01/13/2013 10:58:09 AM PST · by redreno · 79 replies ^ | Jan. 13, 2013 1:38pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell — who split with the Republican Party to endorse President Barack Obama two times — said Sunday there are some clearly racial elements within the GOP. “There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities.” While not mentioning former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin or former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu by name, Powell referenced past comments from each about Obama as evidence of...
  • 'My party is full of racists': Former Colin Powell aide blasts GOP after . . . .

    10/26/2012 11:25:38 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 63 replies
    UK Dailymail ^ | 27 October 2012 | Sam Adams and Snejana Farberov
    'My party is full of racists': Former Colin Powell aide blasts GOP after Romney adviser says ex-Secretary of State is only supporting Obama because he's black -Retired Colonel John Wilkerson is a Republican who served as General Colin Powell's chief of staff -John Sununu claims Mr Powell is supporting the President's election campaign because of their shared race -Says the former US Secretary of State - who is African American - did not make decision based on policy -Poll show race for White House is racially divided with Obama supported by 80% of black and Hispanic voters but just 37%...
  • Sununu: Obama Concoted Movie Story To Hide Fact His, Hillary’s Negligence Responsible

    09/27/2012 7:35:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 9/27/12 | Mediaite
    Vid at link.
  • Sununu: Obama Gets Endorsed By Chavez; Romney Gets Endorsed By Walesa (video)

    08/01/2012 9:46:22 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 1, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Juan Williams: He's (Mitt Romney) had a rough couple days here. John Sununu: Yeah, he had a rough week. Obama gets endorsed by Hugo Chavez and Mitt Romney gets endorsed by Lech Walesa. That's a rough week, isn't it? Let's get right down to it. Let's start up with the little dust up in England. Can you imagine the scandalous exhibitionist newspapers in England criticizing an American presidential candidate for saying exactly the same thing that those same newspapers had in their own headlines the week before? Come on. The American press hand-in-hand with the British press is making something...
  • Romney Backer: Obama Is An Un-American Pot-Smoker (Sununu)

    07/17/2012 9:47:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 64 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 07/17/2012 | Dorsey Shaw
    Sununu's full quote: "He has no idea how the American system functions, and we shouldn't be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S., he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure, and then got into politics in Chicago."
  • [AUDIO] Sununu: ‘I wish this president would learn how to be an American’

    07/17/2012 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/17/12 | Matt K. Lewis
    During a Romney conference call today, top campaign surrogate, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu created buzz when he said, “I wish this president would learn how to be an American.”
  • John Sununu Laughs Right in Mitchell's Face: 'You're Struggling, Andrea'

    07/13/2012 8:05:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 13 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Even if Mittens has taken awhile to get the gloves off, Romney surrogate John Sununu is surely wasting no time in taking the fight to the enemy: after telling Obammunist tool Juan Williams 'Don't let your blind allegiance to Obama make you look so foolish' the former WH Chief of Staff and N. Hampshire Governor basically laughed Andrea Mitchell right off the set... As she stuck to pre-programmed DNC talking points slandering Romney as a 'pioneer' in outsourcing, Sununu put some sunlight on Dear Leader's actual outsourcing -funded with our tax dollars, not private capital- as well as the appalling...
  • Sununu to Juan Williams: Don’t let your blind loyalty to Obama make you sound foolish

    07/13/2012 5:24:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 12, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Gov. Sununu may be a RINO to some and a moderate to others, but dang, he’s awesome as a Romney surrogate. And he took it to Juan Williams continuously tonight, even telling him to not let his blind loyalty to this president make him sound foolish. It was awesome. Below is part one and part two, and I highly recommend watching both of them because Sununu never lets up and keeps handing Juan Williams his backside. Great TV!
  • Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell…

    07/10/2012 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7/10/12 | zip
    bail money . Labor Unions Plan To Hold ‘Shadow Convention’ Outside DNC (9) Obama’s plan will cut taxes for the millionaires in the White House (2) NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to build “micro” apartments (24) Rangel: GOP Wants To “Embarrass President Obama” (6) Wasserman Schultz: “It Would Be Nice If We Had A Candidate for President Who Was Committed To America” (9) Romney: Obama Offering “Extreme Liberal” Tax Plan (0) Site Meter Madame de Farge on Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell… Papoose on Obama Regime Goes Nuclear On Israel For Report Declaring Its West...
  • Romney Surrogate SUNUNU DESTROYS Trump-Obsessed SOLEDAD O'BRIEN

    06/02/2012 2:22:15 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 30 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | John Nolte
    Soledad O'Brien and CNN beclowning themselves... is hardly news. What's news..., is Romney surrogate John Sununu aggressively pushing back against [them] for carrying/enabling Obama campaign's talking points. It's a thing of beauty... If this is going to be Team Romney's approach to the hostile media, it will pay big dividends.... ...Sununu hits a rhetorical grand slam by controlling the conversation and methodically taking it to where it needs to go: economic policy.Sununu also manages to do this without ever appearing angry or defensive. He's aggressive, respectful, on offense (and therefore not complaining), and perfectly prepared for what's coming. Bringing...
  • Sounds like John Sununu threatened Sheldon Adelson (Sununu is a Romney hack)

    01/13/2012 7:18:38 AM PST · by ak267 · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-13-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    John Sununu pretty much threatened Sheldon Adelson, who is funding a pro-Newt SuperPAC running ads about Bain, with retribution: This went under the radar in the crush of primary day activity yesterday, but former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu — who has been among Mitt Romney’s most outspoken surrogates in recent weeks — lambasted casino magnate Sheldon Adelson in an appearance on Fox News for giving $5 million to the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich. Referring to Adelson as “not so bright” as he led into the discussion, Sununu noted that Adelson tends to woo the financial community to invest...
  • Video: Sununu Rips MSNBC Anchors

    01/11/2012 2:01:40 AM PST · by careyb · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/10/12 | John Sununu
  • Romney Camp Attacks Newt Gingrich For Opposing George H. W. Bush’s Tax Increase

    12/08/2011 7:00:59 AM PST · by TBBT · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Redstate ^ | 12/8/2011 | Erick Erickson
    Let’s step into the Way Back Machine and go all the way back to 1990. That year, George H. W. Bush decided to break his “no new taxes” pledge. You remember, “Read my lips,” don’t you? Well, at the time Newt Gingrich was the Minority Whip of the United States House of Representatives. He was not the leader of the Republicans. He was the number two guy. And he initially said he’d support the deal, but twelve hours later, no doubt after consulting his colleagues, he decided to oppose the deal. The deal, by the way, was made between George...
  • Romney sending John Sununu to attack Newt is a second unexpected Christmas present

    12/07/2011 10:21:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 7, 2011 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    As I noted the other day, Mitt Romney’s new strategy is to send out surrogates to attack Newt. Tomorrow it is former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, a big name in New Hampshire politics but someone whose name is associated with two of the most major conservative failures in the post-Vietnam war history of the Republican Party. As Matt Lewis points out, Sununu holds a grudge against Newt because Newt tried to stop George H.W. Bush from breaking his “no new taxes” pledge: With former Speaker Newt Gingrich surging in the polls, Mitt Romney has finally decided it’s time to...
  • Romney files in New Hampshire, gets Sununu endorsement

    10/24/2011 9:12:19 PM PDT · by ccwman · 20 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 24, 2011 | Sarah B. Boxer
    CONCORD, N.H. - Mitt Romney made it official on Monday, filing paperwork to become a presidential candidate in New Hampshire, where he has pinned his hopes on a strong victory that will catapult him to the Republican nomination for president. "It's a big day today," said Romney, who was welcomed by crowd of 200 people at the state Capitol. "We're going to make sure it takes this time!"
  • Mitt Romney gains key New Hampshire backer in John Sununu

    10/23/2011 2:45:27 PM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli
    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu became the latest boldfaced name to endorse Romney, an announcement that came on the front page of the Sunday Union Leader. Sununu will join Romney on Monday when he files his paperwork with the secretary of state's office to become an official candidate in the New Hampshire primary. The former White House chief of staff, among the most prominent Republicans in the state, said in an interview that he'll "help in any way that they want," but that Romney is already well-positioned to win the state. SNIP Another former governor — Jon Huntsman of...
  • The CRA and Key Players

    09/27/2008 10:08:08 AM PDT · by hiredhand · 54 replies · 3,831+ views
    Various ^ | 27 Sep 2008 | Self
    The Subprime home mortgage collapse...a Primer. It's ALL about the CRA of 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977 - This required banks to offer credit throughout their entire market area for “underserved” populations and small businesses. The CRA gave incentives to help low income borrowers become “home owners”. Liberals call this group “low income borrowers”. Conservatives call them a RISK!The CRA was passed by the Carter administration. In 1995 the Clinton administration authorized subprime loans under the CRA. Democrats added these provisions for the securitization of subprime loans and then ENFORCED the lending to high risk individuals. By 2000,...
  • Former Sen. Sununu Passes on New Hampshire Comeback

    07/01/2009 6:23:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies · 855+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | July 1, 2009 | Rachel Kapochunas
    Former Republican Sen. John E. Sununu announced Wednesday he will not run for New Hampshire’s open Senate seat in 2010, forcing Republicans to continue their search for a top flight candidate. “Representing New Hampshire in the United States Senate is a great honor, but effective public service is much more than just a desire to hold office,” Sununu said in a statement.
  • Shallow Science Criticized by Global Warming Experts

    04/14/2009 9:14:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1,245+ views
    Environment & Climate News ^ | 05/01/2009 | Dan Miller
    Willie Soon, a Harvard University astrophysicist and geophysicist with scores of peer-reviewed papers and books to his credit, said he is “embarrassed and puzzled” by the shallow science in papers asserting the Earth faces a climate crisis caused by global warming. Soon told the second International Conference on Climate Change on March in New York City, “We have a system [of peer reviewing scientific literature] that is truly, truly appalling.” Soon’s criticisms echoed an earlier presentation at the 2-1/2-day conference that was attended by about 700 scientists, economists, and policymakers considering the issue of “Global Warming: Was it ever really...
  • Poll: Hodes Begins With Lead Over Sununu

    03/31/2009 6:15:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies · 604+ views
    Roll Call ^ | March 31, 2009 | Shira Toeplitz
    Rep. Paul Hodes (D) begins his New Hampshire Senate bid with a small lead over a prospective opponent, according to recent poll results. Hodes led former GOP Sen. John Sununu 42 percent to 36 percent, with 22 percent of survey respondents saying they were undecided. Sen. Judd Gregg (R) has announced he is retiring at the end of his term, creating an open-seat contest in 2010. Hodes is the only announced candidate so far in the race. Sununu, who lost re-election in 2008, has not publicly expressed interest in running for Granite State’s other Senate seat, but many local Republicans...
  • Sununu bid for re-election still possible

    03/22/2009 2:47:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies · 742+ views
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | March 8, 2009 | JOHN DISTASO
    Does John E. Sununu's rapid-fire post-Capitol Hill appointments to three corporate boards and a congressional oversight panel mean he won't run for the open U.S. Senate seat next year?. Not necessarily, says Andrew Smith, an associate political science professor at the University of New Hampshire. "It's not unusual for former politicians to take positions on boards because it allows them to keep their business contacts and make some money, but doesn't put them in a position of having a regular full-time job," Smith said. "It kind of keeps them tied in to political and business circles and allows them to...
  • TARP overseer joins board of firm with bank ties (Former Sen. John Sununu)

    03/03/2009 9:42:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 258+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/3/09 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON – Former Sen. John Sununu, a member of the government watchdog panel that oversees the financial sector rescue fund, is joining the board of managers of a firm affiliated with a bank that has received $3 billion from the fund. Sununu last week was named to the board of ConvergEx Holdings LLC, the holding company for BNY ConvergEx Group. The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. holds a 33.8 percent stake in BNY Convergex, but it has no control over the company or its board. The bank was one of nine institutions selected by the Treasury Department last fall...

    02/23/2009 3:34:42 AM PST · by Impy · 29 replies · 1,122+ views
    Poltics1 ^ | 02.23.09 | Vin Gopal
    KENTUCKY. US Senator Jim Bunning (R) is already expected to face a tough fight for reelection next year, as leading Bluegrass State Democrats are lining up to run. Over the weekend, Bunning helped to contribute to his reputation for making erratic comments. Speaking at a Lincoln Day event over the weekend, Bunning said that US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be dead from pancreatic cancer within the next nine months. Bunning also complained the NRSC isn't doing enough financially to help him and other embattled conservative incumbents. In related news, The Hill reports that State Senate President David...
  • Hodes gets best marks of possible 2010 candidates

    02/11/2009 6:36:31 PM PST · by bilhosty · 7 replies · 415+ views
    Public Policy polling ^ | February 11, 2009 | Public Policy polling
    A new survey of New Hampshire voters from Public Policy Polling finds that Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes is the strongest early Senate candidate for 2010, although the field of commonly discussed candidates is pretty evenly matched. Hodes has the best net favorability of the quarter polled at 42/34. Former Republican Senator John Sununu and Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter each receive a +3 rating from state voters with the former at 46/43 and the letter at 43/40. Former Republican Congressman Charlie Bass gets the poorest reviews at 33/37. Hodes leads hypothetical contests against Sununu 46-44 and against Bass 40-37. Shea- Porter...
  • Cullen to back Gov. Sununu as new head of state GOP

    12/07/2008 6:20:38 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 38 replies · 661+ views
    The Union Leader/Sunday News ^ | December 7, 2008 | John di Staso
    Ending several weeks of speculation, former Gov. John H. Sununu has made it official: He will try to become the next leader of the state's Republicans. Charging that "Democrats are ruining New Hampshire," Sununu told the New Hampshire Sunday News he has decided to become a candidate for chairman of the Republican State Committee. Current Chairman Fergus Cullen won't seek another term when the state committee meets in January to elect officers. "I am going to step aside and support him," Cullen said. "He's clearly extraordinarily qualified to do the job." There are currently no other candidates for the post.
  • Ex-Gov. Sununu eyes top GOP job

    11/22/2008 3:18:37 AM PST · by billorites · 31 replies · 713+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | November 22, 2008 | John DiStaso
    As New Hampshire Republicans search for a way to rebound from two consecutive devastating defeats in federal and state elections, former three-term Gov. John H. Sununu says he is open to the possibility of leading them.Two decades after he was the state's chief executive and then-President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff, Sununu is "reluctantly considering" becoming a candidate for chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, he told the New Hampshire Union Leader yesterday."People have asked me to consider that," he said in a telephone interview from his Salem office. "It is clearly an insane idea, but...
  • John DiStaso's Granite Status: Sununu not ruling anything out

    11/13/2008 5:23:00 AM PST · by cmj328 · 18 replies · 514+ views
    The Union-Leader ^ | November 13, 2008 | John DiStaso
    JUST MAYBE. Maybe this "draft Sununu for Republican National Chairman" thing isn't a waste of time. It's not something we'd expect Sen. John Sununu to want to get into. Sure, he lost his reelection bid, but he's young, he has a growing family and, politically speaking, he still has a bright future and, with his independent streak, he isn't someone we'd think would want to become the face of the establishment Republican Party, not to mention take part in the very inside baseball game of running for the post. But, surprisingly, Sununu didn't close the door to it yesterday. Sununu...
  • Momentum grows to draft Sununu as RNC chairman

    11/12/2008 2:22:16 AM PST · by cmj328 · 53 replies · 941+ views
    The Union-Leader ^ | Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 | Dan Tuohy
    MANCHESTER – Though still smarting over his re-election defeat, some supporters of U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu are encouraging him to run for chairman of the Republican National Committee. They continue to tout him as a star of the party and its future. One Web site,, describes the national chairmanship as a chance for the GOP to return to its roots. It says, "We can select a leader who embraces the status quo or we can select a reformer, a new chairman who is a young, energetic and articulate." Jim Merrill, an attorney experienced in helping Republican candidates in...
  • Sununu for RNC Chairman?

    11/06/2008 7:17:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 92 replies · 2,489+ views
    Now! Hampshire ^ | 11/06/2008 | Patrick Hynes
    John Sununu will no longer be a U.S. Senator come January after having lost his re-election bid against former New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen on November 4th. But he might be the Chairman of the Republican National Committee if some of his supporters have anything to say about it. A group of Republican officials and operatives plan to launch a Draft Sununu for RNC Chairman committee as early as Friday, two Republican sources tell Now! Hampshire. The sources asked to remain anonymous. The leaders of the effort are not affiliated with the remnants of Sununu’s unsuccessful reelection campaign. If the...
  • Zeliff campaigns for Sununu

    Former New Hampshire congressman Bill Zeliff spent Saturday campaigning for U.S. Sen. John Sununu (R-Waterville Valley). In 1996, Sununu won Zeliff's 1st Congressional District seat after Zeliff opted out of a re-election campaign to run for governor. Zeliff said he was campaigning for Sununu, whom he has known since 1980, because he wants to get the "smartest guy in the U.S. Senate" re-elected. "I know what his reputation is in Washington," Zeliff, now a senior counselor for The Livingston Group, said in an interview with "He's a guy that gets things done. He's the smartest guy in the U.S....
  • NH Senate Race Illustrates Dismal Climate For GOP

    10/28/2008 9:19:39 AM PDT · by careyb · 10 replies · 1,001+ views
    Washington ComPost ^ | 10/28/08 | Alec MacGillis
    CONCORD, N.H. -- Any other year, it might have been a defining moment. At a debate for New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race held in a small town near here last week, a moderator relayed a question from a man called Skip, who wanted to know how the candidates would stand up to their party's leaders. Sen. John E. Sununu, a Republican completing his first term, noted his effort to include more civil liberties protections in the reauthorized version of the USA Patriot Act. But Jeanne Shaheen, the Democratic former governor of the state, struggled to answer even after being pressed...
  • Sununu Shows How to Fight

    10/17/2008 7:27:24 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 4 replies · 624+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2008 | Kimberly Strassel
    It's official: Former Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen is poised to beat both George W. Bush and A. Financial Crisis for New Hampshire's Senate seat. John Sununu? Who he? If you want to know why Republican candidates are struggling -- at risk of ceding Democrats unfettered control in Washington -- consider the Granite State. It highlights the new Democratic strategy of turning every race into a referendum on the current administration. Yet it's also proving that GOP reformers like Mr. Sununu are best positioned to fight back. Only a few weeks ago, Mr. Sununu, one of the Senate GOP's bright minds,...
  • Standing Athwart the Senate and Yelling STOP!

    10/14/2008 6:52:17 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 8 replies · 500+ views
    National Review ^ | October 14, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Forty-one is the magic number for GOP Senate seats — if conservatives hope to have any voice in the Senate next Congress by being able to wield the threat of a filibuster. And that number doesn’t account for the stable of moderate Republicans who are unreliable on a whole host of issues, and are unlikely to fight a “Freedom of Choice Act,” especially with all of Washington in Democratic hands — hands that are all-too-happy to twist arms. Senate watchers see at least seven Republican seats potentially being lost — in Colorado, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Oregon, Virginia, Arkansas, and...
  • Granite State Nail-Biter (Sununu rises from the grave)

    08/24/2008 5:42:54 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 27 replies · 656+ views
    washington post. ^ | August 24, 2008 | David Broder
    When Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, lists the November races that will swell his party's majority, New Hampshire is one of the first he brags about. Here on the ground, it looks a lot less certain that Democrat Jeanne Shaheen will cut short the promising career of Sen. John Sununu, namesake son of a White House chief of staff under the first President Bush. Shaheen, a former governor who lost a close race to Sununu six years ago in an environment much more hospitable to Republicans, was a double-digit favorite early...
  • Poll: Shaheen's lead evaporating

    07/24/2008 7:12:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies · 213+ views
    nashua telegraph ^ | July 24, 2008 | By KEVIN LANDRIGAN
    CONCORD – Democratic Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen's once imposing lead over U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu has all but vanished in recent months according to a University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released today. Shaheen leads Sununu in this poll of likely voters, 46 percent to 42 percent, but the spread is within its margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent. Pollster Andrew Smith stressed the race remains wide open since only 22 percent said they had definitely decided upon a candidate. During a telephone interview, Smith said voters are starting to focus more on the choices...
  • What are the GOP Senate candidates doing?

    05/08/2008 1:55:40 PM PDT · by misanthropic1 · 9 replies · 63+ views ^ | May 9, 2008 | DC Republican
    Despite the fact that the 2008 presidential primaries have been anything but uneventful, in terms of other campaigns across the country, it seems as if everyone else is off to an incredibly slow start. Even though it’s already May, there are still many hot-races that haven’t even come close to moving into full swing.
  • New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen 51% Sununu 43%

    05/02/2008 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 80+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 02, 2008
    For the third straight month, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen leads Senator John Sununu by eight percentage points in his bid for re-election. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of New Hampshire voters shows Shaheen attracting 51% of the vote while Sununu earns 43%. A month ago, Shaheen led 49% to 41%.
  • Sununu saves journalist with Heimlich maneuver

    01/06/2008 3:00:21 PM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 61 replies · 295+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 1/6/08 | SCOTT BROOKS
    Manchester – When a piece of chicken got stuck in journalist Al Hunt's windpipe Friday night, Sen. John Sununu came to the rescue. "John was terrific," said Hunt, 65, executive editor for Washington at Bloomberg News. "He quickly jumped up, put his arms around me, did the (Heimlich) maneuver. Within about two seconds, it came out." Hunt and Sununu were sitting next to each other Friday night at the Hanover Street Chop House in downtown Manchester. The table was packed with powerbrokers, politicians and prominent journalists, including columnist Bob Novak, New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson and Hunt's wife,...
  • Shaheen, Shea Porter address Dems

    10/29/2007 3:00:17 PM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 16 replies · 71+ views
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | October 29, 2007 | GRETYL MACALASTER
    Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, two women declaring themselves ready to lead the country to continued Democratic victory...She had originally planned to spend Sunday with her daughter. Instead, Shaheen's husband, Bill, was driving their daughter back to the airport so she could return to her home in the fire-ravaged region of California. "These wildfires are a direct result of this administration's failure to do something about global warming," Shaheen said with passion and to applause as the microphone cut out on her.
  • New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen (D) 48% Sununu 43%

    09/18/2007 7:48:16 AM PDT · by MassachusettsGOP · 48 replies · 779+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2007
    New Hampshire Survey of 500 Likely Voters September 16, 2007 Election 2008: New Hampshire Senate John Sununu (R): 43% Jeanne Shaheen (D): 48% Shaheen leads by fifteen points among women while Sununu has a four point edge among men. The former Governor has an eight-point lead among New Hampshire’s unaffiliated voters. While New Hampshire is typically the focus on Presidential campaigns at this time of year, the state is one of several where Democrats hope to pick up Senate seats in 2008. Sununu won his current job by defeating Shaheen in 2002, but the political environment has changed significantly since...
  • Shaheen's bid could be trouble for Sununu

    09/15/2007 11:08:43 AM PDT · by Fred · 13 replies · 496+ views ^ | Sep 15, 2007 | Kevin Landrigan and Albert McKeon Telegraph Staff
    CONCORD – Former Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's decision to run for the U.S. Senate makes Republican incumbent John E. Sununu an underdog rather than the favorite for re-election in 2008, political analysts said Friday. Sununu's support for an unpopular war in Iraq, Shaheen's likeability and windfall victories for Democrats in the 2006 election install him as perhaps the most vulnerable GOP incumbent in the nation, they said. In 2002, then-Congressman Sununu beat Shaheen by 5 percentage points. Shaheen led Sununu in the most recent polls by more than 20 points. "I always felt Shaheen back then did the best she...
  • Shaheen running for Senate in N.H.

    09/14/2007 4:33:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 562+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 14, 2007
    Former Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen made her long-anticipated announcement Friday that she is running for the U.S. Senate. "We have major problems facing this country, and there is an urgent need for real change in Washington," Shaheen said in a statement to supporters. "We’ve proven in New Hampshire that we can work together to get things done. I want to take that common-sense approach to Washington and help get this country moving in the right direction," she said. If she beats the three other Democrats already running for the nomination, Shaheen is expected to face first-term Republican Sen. John Sununu,...
  • Shaheen to run for Senate (NH SENATE)

    09/14/2007 6:13:14 AM PDT · by MassachusettsGOP · 24 replies · 698+ views
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | September 14, 2007 | John Distaso
    Shaheen, who served as governor from 1997 to 2003, lost to Sununu by a 51 to 47 percent margin five years ago after polls had shown her with a narrow lead heading into the final weekend of the campaign.Former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen will be a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2008, the New Hampshire Union Leader has learned. The Democratic former three-term chief executive is expected to issue a statement today addressing her political plans. While it's unclear exactly how the statement will be phrased, sources say Shaheen has decided to seek the seat held by Republican John...
  • Poll: Shaheen has clear shot at U.S. Senate (NH)

    07/14/2007 4:45:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 91 replies · 1,856+ views
    The Concord Monitor ^ | July 14, 2007 | Lauren R. Dorgan
    N o one doubts that Sen. John Sununu has a fight on his hands when he runs for re-election next year. But if former governor Jeanne Shaheen decides to challenge Sununu to a rematch, a new poll shows he could face a rout. A new Monitor poll has Shaheen, a Democrat, handily beating Sununu, a Republican, 56 percent to 34 percent. But paired against any of the Democrats currently in the race to unseat him, Sununu wins, holding a 46 percent share while the challengers' support ranges from 24 to 32 percent. "It's whether Shaheen wants to make him a...
  • Lamont returns Kerry’s favor in bid to help oust 4 Republicans

    05/07/2007 2:16:48 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 26 replies · 1,375+ views
    The News-Times ^ | May 7, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Last fall, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., came to Connecticut to help Democratic Senate candidate Ned Lamont in his bid to unseat veteran Sen. Joe Lieberman. Lamont is now returning the favor. He and the Massachusetts Democrat are teaming up to target Republican senators they say are blocking efforts to end the Iraq war. Lamont, a political novice whose anti-war views fueled his summer primary win over Lieberman, sent out a fundraising pitch on Friday to about 3 million people on Kerry’s national e-mail list. "Last year, Connecticut Democrats heard my call for an end to the war...
  • Senator to FCC: Don't even think about a broadcast flag

    01/12/2007 6:16:23 AM PST · by PissAndVinegar · 27 replies · 1,238+ views
    ARS Technica ^ | 1/11/07 | Nate Anderson
    Senator John Sununu (R-NH) has just announced that his office is working on legislation that would prevent the FCC from creating specific technology mandates that have to be followed by consumer electronics manufacturers. What's his target? The broadcast flag. Television and movie studios have wanted a broadcast flag for years. The flag is a short analog or digital signal embedded into broadcasts that specifies what users can do with the content. It would most often be used to prevent any copying of broadcast material, but there's an obvious problem with the plan: it requires recording devices to pay attention to...