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