From a GOP activist:


Whether he’ll actually do it or not, Tony DiFruscia (R) Salem/Windham announced yesterday that he is leaving the Republican Party next week and will become an Independent. Let’s hope he follows through.

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Snowbird Smith running in Florida — again

Bob Smith is ditching the Granite State for the Grapefruit League.

The former New Hampshire senator — who was waxed by John Sununu in the 2002 GOP primary — is planning to run for the seat being vacated by Republican Mel Martinez, according to Union-Leader’s John DiStaso.

Smith, who relocated to Sarasota and reinvented himself as a real estate exec, has gone down this road before — exploring a run against Martinez in ’04 before abandoning it for lack of fundraising cash.

In a letter to Republicans, Smith describes himself as a “proven conservative” — even though he backed John Kerry against W in 2004.

DiStaso:

“I have agonized as to whether to re-enter national politics,” Sarasota resident Smith wrote in a recent letter to friends and supporters.

“I have concluded that I can no longer ‘sit on the sidelines’ in this fight for the soul of America.”

He says he has filed the necessary papers with the Federal Election Commission and will have a website up soon.

And, “I am now accepting contributions,” he says.

“It’s time for Republicans to start acting like Republicans again!” wrote the man who a decade ago left the GOP, and then rejoined.

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Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010 – Vote Agreed to (55-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed their version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act – Vote Passed (274-149, 8 Not Voting)

The House agreed to the Senate amendments to this national service bill, sending it to the president.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


To amend the executive compensation provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (247-171, 1 Present, 12 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, the House passed this bill intended to curb bonuses of executives at financial institutions that receive Troubled Asset Relief Program money.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act – Vote Passed (298-112, 21 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would give the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco, but would not allow the agency to ban cigarettes or other tobacco products.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Congressional Budget for Fiscal Year 2010 – Vote Passed (233-196, 3 Not Voting)

The House passed their version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Recent Senate Votes
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010 – Vote Agreed to (55-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed their version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act – Vote Passed (274-149, 8 Not Voting)

The House agreed to the Senate amendments to this national service bill, sending it to the president.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


To amend the executive compensation provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (247-171, 1 Present, 12 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, the House passed this bill intended to curb bonuses of executives at financial institutions that receive Troubled Asset Relief Program money.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act – Vote Passed (298-112, 21 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would give the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco, but would not allow the agency to ban cigarettes or other tobacco products.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Congressional Budget for Fiscal Year 2010 – Vote Passed (233-196, 3 Not Voting)

The House passed their version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

[Below’s Post c/o Take Back Orford, NH Blog] 🙂

Ya know, speaking as solely the 28-year-old single SnowRevolt.com publisher, I think my county treasurer is pretty darn hot attractive:

Bikini Clad Grafton County Treasurer Vanessa Sievers Posts New Facebook Profile Picture

If you have been following this blog you will already know that our Grafton County Treasurer, Vanessa Sievers, does not show up regularly to sign weekly checks. Recently, we visited Sievers Facebook page and noticed a new profile picture. Yes, our very own Grafton County Treasurer has THIS new photo up on her Facebook page.
The recent change almost made us fall off our chairs and spit out our cornflakes! Obviously, missing a few check signings at the county wasn’t the only thing she did for spring break. If you have a Facebook account, I urge you to check out the new and improved Facebook photo for Vanessa Sievers. It will certainly raise a few eyebrows.
Oh, and Vanessa, if you are reading this…. so is your good friend Register of Deeds, Bill Sharp. Yikes! Now that’s just gross.

From a Republican friend comes this horrific news:


Rep Kathleen Taylor, Franconia, phone: 823-8158, filed a motion Monday to reconsider HB415 on April 8th when the full house reconvenes. HB415 is also known as the “Bathroom Bill”. It adds gender identity and expression to the language of the Human Rights Commission laws RSA 354. FYI: If you were to be brought before the commission on descrimination charges you would not be entitled to a jury.

New Hampshire sent several delegates to the national RLC convention recently. Photos c/o Aaron Biterman:

Link:  http://www.rlc.org/about/rlcphotos/photos-conv-09/

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act – Vote Passed (79-19, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this national service bill which would increase the number of AmeriCorps volunteers from 75,000 to 250,000 and designate September 11 as a national day of service and remembrance.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (285-140, 6 Not Voting)

The House agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 146, sending this package of public lands, national parks and water development legislation to the president.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act – Vote Passed (79-19, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this national service bill which would increase the number of AmeriCorps volunteers from 75,000 to 250,000 and designate September 11 as a national day of service and remembrance.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (285-140, 6 Not Voting)

The House agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 146, sending this package of public lands, national parks and water development legislation to the president.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

The 2009 House Republican Alliance report card came out today, and my state representatives have lower scores than the temperatures up here:

Rep. James Aguiar | 21% Ranking
Rep. Carol Friedrich | 28% Ranking

Some of the most notorious bills these reps have voted for:

1) The infamous NH “Bathroom Bill”

2) 15% Gas Tax Hike

3) Legalizing Gay Marriage

4) Massive Spending Increases that have given us a soon-to-be $500 million budget deficit. When you read “budget shortfall” from the media types, just know that that means “overspending.”

Readers will need Microsoft Word (who doesn’t have that, seriously?) to view the just-released 2009 House Republican Alliance Scorecard:

[Click Here: http://www.fileden.com/getfile.php?file_path=http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/9/24/236518/4-%20HRA%20Scorecard%20040109.doc]

Note: this list was made available before Marilinda Garcia‘s special election primary win on March 24, but she carries an A ranking from her previous term in Concord.


FYI, here are the 2008 NH Liberty Alliance grades for Rockingham 4 Reps. Details & votes used are at
<a href=”http://www.nhliberty.org/2008_liberty_rating

Salem Rockingham District 4
Bedrick, Jason (R) A+
Belanger, Ronald (R) C+
Bettencourt, David (R) A
Dalrymple, David (R) A
DiFruscia, Anthony (R) F
Elliott, Robert (R) C+
Garcia, Marilinda (R) A
Griffin, Mary (R) B
Ingram, Russell (R) A
McMahon, Charles (R) B+
Pearson, Mark (R) B
Priestley, Anne (R) B
Waterhouse, Kevin (R) Inc

Source: Denis Goddard

[Source: Cornerstone Policy Research Center]

One day after changing their minds on a “reconsideration” vote to pass Genderless Marriage, the House will now be “reconsidering” the Bathroom Bill!!
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Representative Kathleen Taylor, of Franconia (
kathleen.taylor@leg.state.nh.us, 823-8158) having voted against the bill yesterday, filed for reconsideration of the measure this morning allowing the vote to be taken again and possibly reversed, much like the genderless marriage bill.

As was apparent by the vote yesterday (172-157), many of the legislators had already left for the day when the vote was taken.  The supporters of this bill apparently believe that they will have the votes to OVERTURN this when the full House meets again on April 8.

CPR Executive Director, Kevin Smith, issued the following statement to the press:

“What an egregious act to reconsider this vote when there has been so much public outrage over this issue.  We thought we had seen the end of the House’s assault on New Hampshire families after they voted to change the definition of marriage yesterday, but apparently that was not enough for them.  Now, instead of focusing on issues like the budget or putting people back to work, the legislature will once again be  focusing on genderless bathrooms and genderless marriage.  It is such a bizarre corruption of priorities – it simply defies logic.  New Hampshire citizens have a right to be outraged over these developments.”

“Furthermore, I guess this is how this House operates – when they do not like the outcome of the first vote, they simply press the “RESET” button until they find enough representatives to change their votes.”

Cornerstone will have additional information regarding this vote and other votes on Monday.

FAQ Answer: House rules allow any Representative who votes on the prevailing side of an issue, can ask for “reconsideration” of that vote after the vote has been taken.

Dear Friend,

Let me get right to the point.  There are two special Legislative elections in April, and the New Hampshire Republican Party needs your financial support today to win those races.

On Tuesday, April 21, voters in State Senate District 3 go to the polls to elect a new Senator.  Our candidate is Jeb Bradley.  Tuesday, April 28, is election day in Salem and Windham when voters will choose a new member of the House.  Marilinda Garcia is our candidate.

Jeb and Marilinda are great candidates who share our principles of low taxes, limited government, local control, and personal responsibility.

The liberal Democrats in the State House are ruining New Hampshire with their San Francisco social agenda and Massachusetts tax and spend economic agenda.  They sponsored legislation to make public bathrooms genderless and same-sex marriage legal.  They have proposed an 8% death tax, increasing the gas tax by 15 cents per gallon, and raising the rooms and meals tax!

It is up to us to defeat the radical agenda of the Democrats.  We can begin to turn the tide by winning the two special elections.

We need Jeb and Marilinda in Concord, but we must have your help to make it happen.

Can I count on you to please make as generous a financial contribution as you can to the New Hampshire Republican Party right now? No amount is too small, and every dollar is critical.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

John H. Sununu
Chairman
NH Republican State Committee

The personal opinions on the issue of gay marriage are not going to be rehashed here, though if readers want, those views can be found here.
This post is just an informative thread designed to show how some Republicans stacked up on the gay marriage legislation:

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Republicans who supported gay marriage on both votes:

Bergin, Peter
Dokmo, Cynthia
Gleason, John
Gould, Kenneth
Holden, Frank
Lockwood, Priscilla
Messier, Irene
Millham, Alida
Pilliod, James
Pratt, Calvin
Vaillancourt, Steve


Republicans who didn’t vote (I think Jenn had to work…):

Bailey, Clinton
Coffey, Jennifer
Hagan, Joseph
Maiola, Anthony
Pepino, Leo
Sanders, Elisabeth
Stiles, Nancy
Van Patten, Don
Veazey, John
Williams, Burton


Democrats who opposed gay marriage on both votes:

Berube, Roger
Buco, Thomas
Butynski, William
Campbell, David
Cote, David
DeStefano, Stephen
Donovan, Thomas
Gagnon, Raymond
Haley, Robert
Hofemann, Roland
Ingersoll, Paul
Jeudy, Jean
Katsiantonis, Thomas
Kelley, John
LaPlante, Roland
Lewis, Robert
Movsesian, Lori
O’Neil, James
Pilotte, Maurice
Preston, Philip
Rhodes, Brian
Roberts, Kris
Rosenwald, Cindy
Shaw, Kimberly
Soucy, Timothy
Sprague, Dale


Democrats who didn’t vote:

Andersen, Gene
Brown, Jennifer
Carlson, Nancy
Farley, Michael
French, Barbara
Goley, Jeffrey
Hodges, Kevin
Howard, Doreen
Hutz, Sarah
Komi, Richard
Lerandeau, Alfred
Matarazzo, Anthony
Matheson, Robert
Moody, Marcia
Norelli, Terie
Poznanski, Brian
Preston, Mark
Rokas, Theodoros
Russell, Joseph
Schmidt, Peter
Tupper, Frank

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Source: NH Republican Liberty Caucus

Marilinda Garcia completely destroyed her three Republican opponents in the March 24 primary and will now face Democrat Sheila Murray on April 21.

The vote totals:

Garcia – 742
Jim Holland – 272
Ed DeClerq – 32
Donna Mauro

The district is in the southern part of NH, which comprises the towns of Salem and Windham.

Garcia served once before in Concord before a Democratic tidal wave flushed out a few good men – and women  – on the Good Guys (GOP) side last year.

Full Disclosure: SnowRevolt contributed and supported Garcia in the race.

Online: Elect-Mari.com

Confirmation of Ronald Kirk to be U.S. Trade Representative – Vote Confirmed (92-5, 2 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, Ron Kirk was confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (77-20, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this package of legislation related to public lands, national parks and water development.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act – Vote Passed (321-105, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to reauthorize and reform national service programs.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


To impose an additional tax on bonuses received from certain TARP recipients – Vote Passed (328-93, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would enact an additional income tax on bonuses given to employees or former employees of companies that received Troubled Assets Relief Program money.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Confirmation of Ronald Kirk to be U.S. Trade Representative – Vote Confirmed (92-5, 2 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, Ron Kirk was confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (77-20, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this package of legislation related to public lands, national parks and water development.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act – Vote Passed (321-105, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to reauthorize and reform national service programs.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


To impose an additional tax on bonuses received from certain TARP recipients – Vote Passed (328-93, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would enact an additional income tax on bonuses given to employees or former employees of companies that received Troubled Assets Relief Program money.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Just something to spur discussion, debate and ultimately, thread through search engines so that others who are researching the NH judiciary can do the same.

From the NH GOP:

State Representative
Rockingham District 4

Primary Election – Tuesday, March 24
Special Election – Tuesday, April 28

State Senate
District 3

Special Election – Tuesday, April 21