The politics of personal destruction or demonization has been around for some time but is now the preferred strategy beginning early in a campaign. Hit your opponent hard and at his or her core before he or she can hit you.
The Senate 2012 redistricting makes it nearly impossible for Democrats to control the Senate as Districts 4, 5, 10, 13, 15 and 21 are packed with Democrats leaving many former contestable seats firmly in Republican hands. READ MORE
Pity whoever stages televised debates for the First Congressional District race with 11 Democrats, six Republicans and one Libertarian filing in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is not seeking re-election. READ MORE
Garry Rayno’s Distant Dome runs exclusively on Manchester Ink Link and InDepthNH.org, where Rayno will explore a broader perspective on State House – and state – happenings. Over his three-decade career Rayno has closely covered the NH State House for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Foster’s Daily Democrat, and his coverage spanned the news spectrum, from local planning, school and select boards, to national issues such as electric industry deregulation and Presidential primaries. He is former editor of The Hillsboro Messenger and Assistant Editor of The Argus-Champion. Rayno graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in English Literature and lives with his wife Carolyn in New London. READ MORE
Last week electric deregulation grabbed headlines with the release of a state Supreme Court decision overturning a Public Utilities Commission decision. The PUC’s October 2016 decision prevented Eversource from entering a 20-year agreement with Algonquin READ MORE