Wednesday, August 22, 2012
"Just because a law is on the books does not mean that it's lawful," the Hillsborough County Sheriff candidate said.
Update: Frank Szabo, this morning, apologized for the comments detailed in the story below. For more information, click here. Original story: In the face of criticism from both New Hampshire Democrats and high-ranking members of his own party, Republican candidate for Hillsborough County Sheriff Frank Szabo is not backing off his comments that deadly force is an appropriate means to prevent abortion. "Just because a law is on the books does not mean that it's lawful," said Szabo. "I talk about the difference of 'legal' and 'lawful.' It used to be legal to own slaves, but that didn't make it lawful. It used to be legal to restrict someone of color to the back of bus ... Just because a piece of legislation says it's legal to murder the …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Hopefuls show solidarity; hope to bring new leadership they say is needed at the Statehouse.
Democrats running for state Senate in New Hampshire came together in a show of force yesterday, June 6, collectively filing their candidacies with the Secretary of State’s Office and talking about the need for new leadership at the Statehouse. Led by Ray Buckley, the chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, and state Sen. Sylvia Larsen, D-Concord, the former Senate president, the candidates stressed better funding for education, focused job creation, and pledged a collaborative legislative environment if elected. The candidates include a combat veteran, teachers, a health care provider, other activists, retirees, and current and former elected officials. Larsen, who is currently the Democratic Leader representing District 15 and …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Annie Kuster, Raymond Buckley applaud president's decision.
New Hampshire Democrats were quick to respond after President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage on Wednesday. Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party and the highest-ranking openly gay member of the Democratic National Committee, was one of the first to issue a statement: "President Obama's statements this afternoon in support of marriage equality mark a watershed moment in this deeply important civil rights issue. As the highest-ranking openly gay member of the Democratic National Committee, serving as Vice-Chair, I applaud the President's support for marriage equality and wholeheartedly stand with him and the countless others across New Hampshire and the nation who have fought to ensure equal …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Those attending Democratic Mid-term Convention say conservative movement has helped them rally their base.
- Dan Tuohy
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Republican presidential hopefuls are not the only ones trying to leverage the Tea Party to their advantage: Democrats are using the powerful, amorphous movement to rally their base. “Those folks have given us a tremendous gift, if not an obvious one,” Jackie Cilley, a former state senator from Barrington, said Saturday at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s Mid-term Convention in Concord. She, and party chairman Raymond Buckley, used a broad stroke to lump the Tea Party in with Free Staters, the John Birch Society, and the Koch Brothers. The Democrats’ other villain? New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon. Former Senate Majority Leader Maggie Hassan, an Exeter Democrat considering running for governor, portrayed the first…