October 2012 Milton Candidates Forum Videos

These videos cover the Milton NH Candidates Forum, held October 21st at the Milton NH Town Hall, in the Emma Ramsey Center. Both Republican and Democrats were represented, as well as a few other party candidates. The video is raw footage of the event. The audience adhered to normal debate protocol and only clapped at the beginning and end to thank all attendees, and after all candidates in each category had spoken. Although there was supposed to be a rolling rotation for candidates answers to questions, that did not happen. Questions were taken from the audience via cards and relayed to candidates by the moderator.

Romney as Commander in Chief???

Real Obama quote from the foreign policy debate...

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Voter's Voice

Don't miss Forum, Sunday 21st at 3:00

The following article appeared today in Foster's:

Many candidates meet for forum at Milton Town Hall

By Samantha Allen


Friday, October 19, 2012

MILTON — The town will host a candidates forum this Sunday in advance of Election Day to better inform voters of the people they could place into office.
The Executive Council, state Senate, state representative, county commissioner, county sheriff and Register of Deeds candidates have all been invited to Milton's Town Hall on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Milton has been hosting forums since 2006 and typically hears from state representative and state Senate candidates, according to coordinator of the event Susann Foster Brown. Congressional candidates are also invited to speak.
This year, Republican incumbent Frank Guinta is up against Democrat Carol Shea-Porter.
“Redistricting has a new Strafford County (representative) District 1 … ,” Brown said, noting there are only two representative seats now for Middleton, Milton and New Durham, compared to the former district comprised of six towns and eight seats. “Given that the number of forum participants would shrink, we decided to open the forum to all positions that would affect Milton's fiscal health.”
Metrocast will broadcast the event to the town. Town Moderator Chris Jacobs will serve as moderator of the forum. The format will allow each candidate an opportunity to present a two-minute statement of purpose, with biographical information, and there will be questions from the audience. There is no time limit for the event, which is slated to start at 3 p.m.
Attending for the Executive Council, District 1, race are Republican candidate Ray Burton, Bath, and Democrat Beth Funicella, of Jackson. Libertarian Howard L. Wilson, of Andover will also be on the ballot.
For the Register of Deeds race Republican Lynn Williams, of Rochester, will be present, with Democrat Dennis Vachon, of Strafford. Kevin McEneaney, of Dover, is also running as an independent in this race.
For the Strafford County of Board of Commissioners race, Democrat Leo Lessard, of Milton, and Republican Catherine Cheney, Dover, will be present. They are running for three seats in the race. Others running include Democrats George Maglaras, of Dover, and Robert J. Watson, of Rochester. On the Republican side, there's Mac Kittredge, of Rochester, and Diane Wood, also of the Lilac City.
In the county sheriff's race, Democratic candidate David Dubois is running for the position and will be present. Republican Joe DiGregorio is submitting a statement for this Sunday's event.
In the state Senate District 3 race Jeffery Ballard, of Brookfield, is running as the Democratic candidate and will be present on Sunday. Republican Jeb Bradley, the incumbent from Wolfeboro, is running against Ballard this Nov. 6.
In the state representative race for Strafford County, District 1, attending candidates are Republican John A. Mullen, Jr., of Middleton and Democrats Larry Brown and Candace Cole-McCrea, both of Milton. They are running for two seats along with Republican Robbie Parsons, of Milton.
The forum will be held in the selectmen's chamber of the Milton Town Hall at 424 White Mountain Highway.

One correction:  Forum will take place downstairs at the Emma Ramsey Center

Lots of campaign tasks look to YOU for time

Call the Rochester OFA office to speak with Meredith (603) 486-7622 and volunteer a few hours to help all our fine candidates from the President on down...call me if you have some time to help write postcards for Carol Shea-Porter...I have hundreds to send out...work like this is POSITIVE - you'll sleep better at night knowing you're helping to save democracy.  Really!

Rochester Times Commentary 10/11/12

Letters to the Editor — October 11, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thanks, Bill

To the Editor:

I talked to Representative Bill Remick of Lancaster this weekend. A Main Street Republican like Julie Brown, he was my seatmate in 2005. And, like Julie Brown, he will not be coming back. Why? It seems that voters up there also got a postcard – a big glossy postcard — a 4-color half-truth hatchet job like the one that cut down Dick Green.
There is personal speech and there is puppet-string speech with strings pulled from the shadows by money from far outside this state. If you get a big glossy postcard in your mailbox ask who wrote it and be sure to get their name.
In the meantime, please remember Bill Remick, Republican of Lancaster, a retired teacher of courtesy and calm assessment, a good legislator, and an honorable man – one more reminder of the bitter legacy of the O’Brien House.
This November, vote to bring the center back.

Larry Brown (D)

Candidate for NH House
Strafford Dist. 1

Romney Etch-a-sketch over the years

From his run for Senate and Governor in Massachusetts to this campaign...a YouTube (nearly 20 minutes) of contradictory, 180 degree positions...where will he stop next???

First Obama/Romney debate tonight

Be sure to watch so you don't just depend on sound bites...if you lack TV, as I do, watch tomorrow on your computer or go to a friend's house for a debate watch.

Presidential Debate on Domestic Policy

October 3rd at 9pm (ET)
University of Denver, Denver, CO