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.”


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


Source: NH Republican Liberty Caucus

Wonder what his constituents think of this?

Marriage Equality Bill Makes It Out of Committee

by: Dean Barker

Tue Mar 17, 2009 at 18:56:49 PM EDT

I get emails.  I found this inside one sent from the State House:

House Bill 436, allowing gay marriage, 10-10, will go to the House with no recommendation, Judiciary Committee;

The full House meets again next Tuesday (this week is dominated by committee work).

For more on this landmark bill, see the expert himself, Rep. Jim Splaine, who says the bill will come to a vote on that first House meeting next Tuesday.

And for still more, here’s the text of the bill, including this summary:

This bill eliminates the exclusion of same gender couples from marriage, affirms religious freedom protections of clergy with regard to the solemnization of marriage, and provides a mechanism by which same gender couples who have entered into a civil union prior to the enactment of this bill may obtain the legal status of marriage.

Now would be a great time to contact your Representatives on this.

Update: Jim fleshes out the Judiciary vote in the comments:

Of the 11 Dems, 9 supported the bill:  Reps. Brendon Browne of Dover, Paul Hackel of Nashua, David Nixon of Manchester, Fran Potter of Concord, Gary Richardson of Hopkinton, Bob Thompson of Manchester, Janet Wall of Madbury, Rick Waltrous of Concord, and Lucy Weber of Walpole.  One Republican, Tony DiFruscia of Windham, was the 10th supporter.We did lose two Democrats, each of whom I respect so I won’t say anything negative about their votes.  Of those who spoke in defense of the bill, I have to single out Gary Richardson and Lucy Weber, each of whom did much to make the Civil Unions Law a reality two years ago.  Bob Thompson, a first-termer from Manchester, was also extra-fantastic.

From a very reliable source who is helping a Republican state representative 😉