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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 08:01 AM
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New Hampshire gov. not expected to run in 2012
Source: CNN

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Popular New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch is expected to announce Thursday he will not seek a historic fifth term in office, putting another state race in play for Republicans in 2012.

Lynch, an immensely well-liked Democrat, has headed the state for eight years and is considered all-but-unbeatable were he to run again. WMUR reported Lynch will announce Thursday morning he has chosen not to run for a fifth two-year term, according to sources with direct knowledge of his decision.

One likely Republican contender for the seat is Ovide Lamontagne, a tea party favorite who ran a close but ultimately unsuccessful primary campaign against now-Sen. Kelly Ayotte in 2010. Lamontagne is widely expected to announce his candidacy in the coming weeks.

Other potential candidates include tea party darling and head of the conservative think tank Cornerstone Kevin Smith, as well as 2010 gubernatorial candidate John Stephen and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/15/new-ham... /
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sadbear Donating Member (799 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 08:12 AM
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1. WTF?
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 08:43 AM
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2. They are giving away our government. Don't understand.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 09:04 AM
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3. NH - It's a Granite State of Mind
Edited on Thu Sep-15-11 09:08 AM by SpiralHawk
Never forget that The Old Man of the Mountain -- the geographic signature of NH for eons -- collapsed in shame (lost face) immediately (within hours) after Commander AWOL Bush (R) pranced upon the deck of an aircraft carrier in 2003 and lied to America: "Mission (smirk) Accomplished."

The dignified Old Man of the Mountains could not bear to face the rank chickenhawk Republicon lies that got us into the Oil Profits War, nor the lie that the war had been won (still a lie 8 agonizing years later).


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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 10:54 AM
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4. Great - another opening for fruitcakes
in a state that's already siding to the right..............
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lsewpershad Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 11:03 AM
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5. Seems like
good dems are giving up.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 12:52 PM
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6. They not progressive enough anymore for the tea social...
there are definitely some people with strange political concepts up in NH who are chomping at the bit.
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