Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Stakes of Victory and Defeat

Grant spoke last night at the Sullivan County Republican Committee's "John McCain Day" Lincoln Day Dinner. On Memorial Day, Grant delivered the best, most inspiring message of anyone in the 2nd District race, honoring the brave men and women who have given their lives for our country.

Grant was also proud to show his support for Senator John Sununu and John McCain, the next President of the United States. Also speaking was Vermont Governor Jim Douglas.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hodes Failed Policies Pushing Up Gas Prices

Bosse calls for Congress to stop interfering in energy markets

(Concord) As Congressman Paul Hodes proposes yet more federal interference in the nation’s energy markets, Republican rival Grant Bosse today pointed out that the failed policies Hodes has supported are driving up gas and energy prices. Hodes’ latest proposal is to provide tax credits to carpooling programs, which would do nothing to lower the price of gas.

“Paul Hodes wants to tell people how to drive to lower their gas bills, but he refuses to acknowledge the failed policies that are pushing gas prices to record highs,” said Bosse. “If he’s serious about addressing gas prices, he can start by undoing the damage his votes have caused.”

Bosse has proposed a ten-point Energy Plan that would lower gas and energy prices by reducing Congressional interference in energy markets, opening domestic reserves to exploration, and allowing alternative energy technology to flourish in a competitive marketplace. Hodes has opposed expanded use of domestic oil reserves, voted to increase taxes on gasoline by $18 billion, and supported wasteful ethanol mandates and subsidies.

“By blocking access to domestic reserves, blocking the construction of new refineries, and voting to expand the ethanol boondoggle, Paul Hodes is keeping gas prices artificially high,” Bosse added. “We are paying the price for Paul Hodes failed policies every time we fill up.”

Bosse’s campaign is centered on freeing the market from taxes, mandates and over regulation, winning the war against Islamic Fascism, and securing our borders. For more information on Bosse’s campaign, go to

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

From the Windham Independent

The Windham Independent took note of Grant's inspiring message at the New Hampshire State Republican Convention.

Hillsboro Republican Grant Bosse addressed the New Hampshire State Republican Convention Sunday at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton. Bosse delivered an inspiring message, calling for the return to core Republican ideals. Bosse spoke of his commitment to the people of the 2nd District.

"I am running an aggressive, grassroots campaign across the Second District," Bosse said. "I might be outspent, but I will never be outworked. And I will always remain committed to smaller government, personal responsibility, and finding free market solutions to this country's challenges."

Bosse's speech comes just before he plans to unveil his detailed energy policy, one which would bring down gas prices, and level the playing field to allow all forms of energy to compete in the free market.

"Our economy can recover. We can find new sources of energy, and invent new technologies to advance our standard of living as much in the next century as we have in the last century," Bosse continued. "All of this is possible, if we can get Congress out of the way."

Campaign Snapshot

Grant was the guest speaker at Tuesday night's Pelham Fish and Game Club Monthly Meeting. Grant talked about the need to defend the Second Amendment, and answered questions on freeing the economy, winning the war against Islamic Fascism, and securing our borders to curb illegal immigration.

Campaign Snapshot

Grant spent part of his Tuesday in Cheshire County, meeting with Cheshire County Sheriff Richard Foote, visiting the Dillart-Hopkins Airport, and stopping by Buzz Bowers Sportsmen's Den in Troy.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

From GraniteGrok

Granite Grok has posted Grant's appearance last weekend on "Meet the New Press". Grant discussed his comprehensive Energy Plan, calling for Congress to get out of the way and allow entrepreneurs to develop new technologies to help increase energy supply, and bring down cost.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

Grant attended several Memorial day events, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve and defend our way of life. Grant and his team of walkers participated in Russell M. Durgin Memorial Road Race in Henniker. Grant then attended a bridge dedication in Newport, in honor of Spc. Justin Rollins, before going to a bridge dedication for Captain Douglas DiCenzo in Plymouth.


Thank you to Susan Peterson for sending this video along.

The Wounded Warrior Project.

Pledges to the Russell M. Durgin 5K Road Race benefit Fisher House.

Remember those who have shown the "last full measure of their devotion", and honor their sacrifice.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Some gave all...

Mudville Gazette contains a better summary of Memorial Day that I could hope to write. Just keep scrolling.

Here is the opening statement from the Blue and Gold Star Mothers Candidates Forum:

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Meet the New Press

On the air with Doug and Skip on WEMJ.

Friday, May 23, 2008

"Defending the indefensible"

An editorial in the Union Leader admonished Congressman Paul Hodes for his indefensible support for a bloated $300 Billion Farm Bill.

The farm bill is the very definition of Washington business as usual. In addition to giving away billions of dollars to agribusinesses that are raking in huge profits while food prices are at near-record levels, and paying farmers to keep land fallow, which raises prices further, the bill hides about $16 billion in payouts to U.S. farmers under a new subsidy program even more wasteful than the old programs.

Supporting the Republican Ticket

Grant was honored to attend a fundraiser for Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek last night. The event was hosted by State Board of Education member Fred Bramante, and keynoted by former New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson.

"A candidate of substance" has recognized Grant in this week's Winners and Losers section. Grant impressed with his comprehensive Energy Plan, released earlier this week.

From GraniteGrok

Grant recently answered Granite Grok's candidate survey. Grant demonstrates a clear command of the challenges facing America, and passionately defends free market principles. Grant also states his unmatched commitment to ending the abuse of earmarks in Washington.

Are you willing to sign an earmark moratorium?

Grant's response: Yes, in fact, I’m the only candidate in the Second Congressional District to sign the FreedomWorks “No Earmarks Pledge”. I will not seek or support any earmarks if elected. The only way to stop Congressional abuse of our tax dollars to is abolish the current corrupt system, which uses earmarks to buy votes for bloated budgets.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hodes Continues Contempt for Taxpayers

Once again backs bloated $300 Billion Farm Bill

(Hillsboro) Republican Grant Bosse today criticized Congressman Paul Hodes for his continued abuse of taxpayer dollars. Hodes voted to override the President’s veto of the bloated $300 Billion Farm Bill.

“Paul Hodes supports extending subsidies to millionaires, discouraging family farms, driving up food prices, and distorting America’s trade policies,” said Bosse. “This farm bill is indefensible, but Paul Hodes continues to follow Nancy Pelosi’s lead at the expense of New Hampshire families.”

The current farm bill has been widely criticized by liberals and conservatives as wasting tax dollars, providing subsidies for non-farmers, and continuing policies that harm the environment. Among the provisions in this year’s bill are subsidies for racehorse owners, a new flood insurance program which would encourage farmers to plant crops in flood plains, and a continuation of wasteful ethanol subsidies.

“Paul Hodes continues to demonstrate his contempt for taxpayer dollars, treating the average American’s wallet as if it were his own,” Bosse continued. “With this vote Paul Hodes has ensured that Americans will not only pay more taxes, but more at the grocery store.”

Bosse’s campaign is centered on freeing the economy from taxes, mandates and over regulation, winning the war against Islamic Fascism, and securing our borders. For more information on Bosse’s campaign, go to

On the air: Energy Plan

Grant discusses his comprehensive Energy Plan with WCNL's Steve Smith:

Supply and Demand

Letting energy markets work

The Bosse Energy Plan

As oil prices reach record highs, gasoline and diesel prices make every fill-up painful, and New Hampshire continues to pay the highest electricity prices in the nation, we have to ask ourselves; why does Congress keep making energy more expensive?

This comprehensive energy plan will help lower energy prices, and bring new sources of energy to market, by rolling back decades of Congressional interference in the energy marketplace. Restrictions on domestic energy reserves, regulations that prevent new energy infrastructure, and politicians picking winners and losers among emerging technologies have all hampered economic growth, retarded progress in energy research, and harmed the environment.

Taxes and Subsidies
The current tax code provides a shifting and uncertain series of incentives for renewable energy development. Ethanol production is heavily subsidized through production tax credits, and its use is mandated. Not only does ethanol cause more harm than good to the environment, the rush to cash in on ethanol subsidies has pushed farmers to grow corn in place of other crops, driving up agricultural prices nationwide.

1) End tax credits for ethanol production and federal mandates for ethanol use.

The tax code gives businesses and homeowners tax credits for certain renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind. High efficiency biomass systems, such as wood pellet furnaces and boilers do not receive equal treatment. Geothermal and other renewable sources receive even less support. Because all of these tax credits are temporary, entrepreneurs and investors are reluctant to invest in new technologies, for fear that Congress will let the tax incentives expire. If Congress is going to provide tax incentives for renewable energy use, it should not choose which emerging technology is appropriate for businesses and homeowners.

2) Make renewable energy tax credits permanent and technology neutral.

Mature technologies such as coal and oil extraction still receive significant federal subsidy. Congress continues to support subsidies for Coal-to-Liquids development, despite the fact that such technology has been in planning stages for sixty years. Taxpayers should not be forced to pay for development of this industry any longer. Similarly, due to an error by the Clinton Interior Department, oil rigs operating in many deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico are allowed to extract oil in public waters without paying royalties. This mistake will cost taxpayers upwards of $10 Billion over the life of these wells. No company should be allowed to extract resources from public lands or waters without paying royalties determined on the open market. However, ending subsidies is not the same as increasing taxes.

3) End federal subsidies for fossil fuel development, rather than increasing taxes on gasoline.

Domestic Reserves
Congress has placed unreasonable limits of the use of American fossil fuel reserves, such as the estimated 7.7 billion barrels of oil available in the 1002 area of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. Using these reserves to provide just 5% of America’s daily needs would increase supply for between 12 and 32 years. Current technology would extract these resources safely and responsibly, greatly reducing the environmental impact of extraction.

There are also an estimated 32 billion barrels of oil trapped in tar sands in deposits in eastern Utah. Canada is currently using similar deposits in Alberta, but Congress has prohibited the Department of Defense from using fuel derived from this source. Lifting these bans would allow a new source of domestic energy to complete with oil imports.

4) Repeal Congressional bans on domestic energy reserves.

Energy Infrastructure
Convoluted procedures, a maze of shifting regulations, and endless appeals of nuisance lawsuits discourage and often completely block efforts to build new energy infrastructure. While domestic and worldwide demand for energy is exploding, the U.S. energy infrastructure has only gotten older. No new oil refineries have come on line in nearly thirty years. No nuclear power plants have been commissioned in twenty years. And regulations and lawsuits are blocking the construction of new power lines which would allow New Hampshire’s North Country to develop wood powered electricity generation.

5) Streamline siting and environmental requirements for new oil refineries.

6) Streamline application process for nuclear power plant construction.

7) Simplify siting and appeals process for electric power lines.

Emissions from electric power plants that rely on fossil fuels threaten air quality and increase the atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Use of a market-based cap-and-trade system would lower emissions of sulfur, nitrous oxides, carbon dioxide and mercury, while providing financial incentives to shift to cleaner forms of power production. The United States should not repeat the mistakes of the Kyoto Accord, which allocated emissions credits based on the whims of bureaucrats, but should insist that emissions credits are auctioned in the open market. 100% auctioning of emissions credits will prevent government interference in the energy marketplace, and ensure that the cost to release these substances into the atmosphere is based on the true impact of these emissions.

8) Institute a cap-and-trade system for emissions of multiple pollutants from power plants. All emissions credits should be auctioned on the open market.

Energy Research
Current federal support for energy research is infected by the same pork-barrel habits that have so corrupted federal spending policies in other areas. Earmarks and special interest provisions direct taxpayer support to favored projects and researchers, regardless of merit or results. Reforming federal energy research programs would boost their effectiveness and provide tremendous incentives to bring new technologies to market.

9) Promote X-Prize system for new energy breakthroughs, which provides large cash incentives for achieving concrete and replicable results.

10) Reform energy research programs through New Energy Block Grants, which would shift federal support from earmarked projects to a merit-based system administered by the states.

Clean and affordable energy is a key component is America’s future economic growth. By implementing the ten listed reforms, Congress can start to rollback the failed policies that have interfered in the development of new sources of energy, driven up gas prices, and put domestic energy reserves off limits.

The next generation of billionaires will come from the energy sector. Entrepreneurs and investors who find new ways to power the American and global economies will be richly rewarded. But first, Congress must get out of the way. The Bosse Energy Plan would increase consumer choice, reduce the price of energy in all forms, and create the regulatory framework necessary for the next century’s energy breakthroughs to benefit us all.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

From GraniteGrok has posted Grant's recent op-ed on energy. Grant will be releasing a comprehensive energy plan tomorrow.

My preferred energy policy would level the playing field for new technologies. We should not be subsidizing established industries such as coal, oil, and natural gas. And tax credits provided for emerging energy sources should be both technology-neutral and permanent. Temporary extensions of our tax credits force emerging energy companies to spend too much time asking Congress to maintain the credits. I would prefer a tax code that is predictable. With permanent tax credits in place, entrepreneurs could explore new technologies without fear of Congress changing the landscape.

Campaign Snapshot

Grant spent a busy Tuesday touring Merrimack, Sullivan and Cheshire Counties, including radio interviews in New London and Newport, and plant tours at Eastern Bridge and Preferred Building Systems in Claremont.



Eastern Bridge

Preferred Building Systems

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

From GraniteGrok

Skip Murphy from GraniteGrok shares his thoughts on Grant's speech at the New Hampshire State Republican Convention Sunday afternoon in Alton:

I also went to the NH Republican Party meeting yesterday where I heard two stem winders speeches concerning base, core Republican values - Grant Bosse in NH-2 and John Stephen in NH-1. I am glad to see that some are actually running as rock-ribbed Republicans instead of running away from values (like I groussed about here).

Note: the 'Grok, nor Doug, nor I have yet endorsed any candidate anywhere - yet.

Hypocritical Hodes Continues Propaganda Push

Tries to silence mounting evidence of American progress overseas

(Concord) Republican Grant Bosse today chastised Congressman Paul Hodes for introducing a bill to prevent the Department of Defense from communicating the ongoing progress in the global war against Islamic Fascism. Hodes has introduced an amendment to the 2009 Defense Authorization Act that would stifle the ability of military leaders to communicate military success to the American people, and could even threaten efforts of military recruiters nationwide.

“Paul Hodes has bought into the liberal fantasy that any news of American progress is propaganda, and the retreat-and-defeat agenda of the New York Times is to be taken as truth,” said Bosse. “This latest attack on the American military shows just how extreme Hodes has become.”

While Hodes would limit the ability of the Department of Defense to communicate its message to the public, he has repeatedly abused taxpayer dollars to aid his re-election campaign. Hodes has habitually used the Congressional “franking privilege” to mail politically-targeted literature to New Hampshire voters. He is even using the Congressional Record for political purposes.

“Paul Hodes said the Surge was ‘too little, too late,’ and didn’t even bother listening to the testimony of General David Petraeus,” Bosse continued. “Now he wants to prevent the American public from hearing the news the New York Times does not see fit to print, while reserving his own ability to print propaganda at taxpayer expense.”

Bosse’s campaign is centered on winning the war against Islamic Fascism, freeing the economy from taxes, mandates and over regulation, and securing our borders. For more information on Bosse’s campaign, go to

Monday, May 19, 2008

Dispatch from Whitefield

Thanks so much to Barbara Siggins, who opened her home to us last night in Whitefield. Thanks as well to everyone who came out on a rainy night to share your priorities and hear my ideas for restoring Republican ideals in the Republican Party, and fixing Congress.

And we wrapped up just in time to hear the ninth inning on Jon Lester's no-hitter on the drive home. I've been to Coos County so often that I have 96.3 as a preset on the car radio to listen to the Red Sox at night.

Barbara, thanks again. It was a wonderful evening.

Grant at the State GOP Convention

Here is Grant's message of inspiration and the return to Republican ideals at the New Hampshire State Republican Convention:

Defending Earmark Reform and Our Nation's Veterans

Grant was honored to address the Gold and Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire, speaking to the importance of honoring our nation's veterans each and every day of the year.

Grant also re-stated his unmatched commitment to abolishing earmarks.

Dispatch from the GOP Convention

Grant spoke Sunday at the New Hampshire State Republican Convention. Grant delivered an inspiring message of returning the Republican Party to its core principles. We'll have video of Grant's message shortly.

From GraniteGrok

The guys from GraniteGrok recognized Grant's firm and consistent stance on Second Amendment rights. Here are their thoughts on gun rights, and why we cannot afford another two years of Paul Hodes in Congress.

Since we're on a roll here, we thought we should include 2nd CD candidate Grant Bosse's take on the Second Amendment too. His is a message Americans cannot hear enough: The Second Amendment is one of our important civil rights in that it helps protect the others...You just know that as long as Paul Hodes is down in Congress, if Nancy Pelosi decides to push new gun control laws, he'll be right there with her. Can we risk another two years of this Pelosi rumpswab? I think not!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Live from New York...

I think American politics took a nosedive when Bill Clinton went on Arsenio, but this is pretty funny:

Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow.

From the Eagle-Tribune

Hodes, Shea-Porter score low on economic growth

Hodes and Shea-Porter were criticized last week by two of their opponents for their poor rankings on an economic growth scorecard.

Bosse, a former legislative assistant to Sununu, ripped Hodes for receiving a 6 percent rating from the Club for Growth's 2007 Congressional Scorecard. The Club for Growth monitors the actions and voting behavior of members of Congress on economic growth issues.

"New Hampshire can't afford another two years of Paul Hodes' budget-busting votes," Bosse said.

Meanwhile, Stephen, the state's former Department of Health and Human Services commissioner, slammed Shea-Porter for her low score. She received a rating of just 1 percent.

"The last thing we need in the middle of an economic slowdown is higher taxes, more regulation and more wasteful government spending ... but that is just what the congresswoman has voted for," Stephen said.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Video Diary: Defending the Second Amendment

Grant has a new video from the Groveton Fish and Game Club Annual Meeting, where he outlines his strong support for the Second Amendment:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hodes supports "Disgraceful" Farm Bill "Scam"

Most days, you can't get the NY Times and Wall Street Journal editorial pages to agree on the color of the sky. But this morning, they join together in denouncing the indefensible Farm Bill approved by Paul Hodes, Nancy Pelosi, and far too many members of both parties this week.

Here's the Times:
Congress has approved a $307 billion farm bill that rewards rich farmers who do not need the help while doing virtually nothing to help the world’s hungry, who need all the help they can get.

President Bush should keep his promise to veto it and demand better legislation.

The bill is an inglorious piece of work tailored to the needs of big agriculture and championed by not only the usual bipartisan farm state legislators but also the Democratic leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Every five years we get a new farm bill, and each time we are reminded that even reformers like Ms. Pelosi cannot resist the blandishments and power of the farmers.

And the Journal:
Ms. Pelosi calls the bill "real reform," which is like calling Lindsay Lohan born again. For example: The bill perpetuates the so-called Hurricane Katrina gambit that allows farmers to lock in price-support payments at the lowest possible market price, and then sell their crops later at the highest possible price, and then pocket the high price and a payment from the government for the difference between the two. They in effect get paid twice for the same bushel of wheat.

A bigger scam is the new income limit to qualify for subsidies. Mr. Bush sought a $200,000 annual income cap, but Congress can't bring itself to go below $750,000. Even that is a farce, because it doesn't include loan programs and disaster payments, and it allows spouses to qualify for payments too. The White House and liberal reformers calculate that farm owners with clever accountants can have incomes of up to $2.5 million and still get a taxpayer handout.

Higher food prices, corporate welfare, and hurting the environment. That's Paul Hodes $300 Billion farm policy. Keep this in mind every time you buy groceries between now and November.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hodes Votes for Higher Food Prices

Backs Bloated Farm Bill Wasting $300 Billion

(Hillsboro) Hillsboro Republican Grant Bosse today blasted Democrat Paul Hodes for his support of a wasteful and bloated Farm Bill that will continue to push food prices even higher. Bosse issued this statement following House passage of the five-year, $300 Billion Farm Bill on Wednesday night:

“Our current farm policy subsidized millionaires, discourages family farms, drives up food prices, and distorts America’s trade policies. It is entirely indefensible. But Paul Hodes has now voted to make it even worse, extending subsidies for millionaires, many of whom never set foot on a farm.

“This bill also provides taxpayer giveaways for race horse owners, offers incentives for farmers to plant crops in flood plains, and even includes an earmark for America’s largest private landowner, the $7 billion Plum Creek Timber company of Montana.

“New Hampshire families should remember Paul Hodes priorities when they pay for more bread and milk at the supermarket.”

Grant Bosse is basing his campaign for Congress on free market principles and limited government. Find out more about Bosse’s campaign at


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Progress in Afghanistan

Strategy Page reports military progress against the Taliban and al Qaeda this spring in Afghanistan:

Afghan and security forces waited, and waited, for the Taliban Spring Offensive, but it never came. Gun battles with the Taliban were down 50 percent so far, compared to last year. Roadside bomb attacks were about the same. But Taliban casualties were up, as more Afghan and NATO forces went looking for them. Last year, 8,000 people died in Taliban violence. So far this year, the death toll is 1,200, indicating casualties for the year will be about half what they were last year. This year, a higher proportion of the dead are Taliban and al Qaeda, and a lower proportion civilians.

This is one source, with one story, from one front in a global war, but it's still good news. The story also notes the ongoing link between the battles in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan:

Afghan and NATO commanders were taken by surprise when a pro-al Qaeda website reported that one of their leaders, Abu Suleiman al Otaibi, had been killed recently in a battle with foreign troops. Until last year, al Otaibi had been sought in Iraq, where he was a known leader of terrorist forces. But many al Qaeda leaders and technical experts have departed Iraq in the last year. Some have "retired" (gone inactive, and into hiding), but most of those who have disappeared from Iraq have been showing up in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Strategy Page continues to provide valuable insight into military and diplomatic affairs around the globe. I highly recommend checking out their site regularly.

Hattip: Instapundit

UPDATE- Perhaps checking out this site will prevent Barack Obama from displaying his ignorance quite so frequently:
Obama posited -- incorrectly -- that Arabic translators deployed in Iraq are needed in Afghanistan -- forgetting, momentarily, that Afghans don't speak Arabic.

"We only have a certain number of them and if they are all in Iraq, then its harder for us to use them in Afghanistan," Obama said.

The vast majority of military translators in both war zones are drawn from the local population.
Naturally they speak the local language. In Iraq, that's Arabic or Kurdish. In Afghanistan, it's any of a half dozen other languages -- including Pashtu, Dari, and Farsi.

No sooner did Obama realize his mistake -- and correct himself -- but he immediately made another.

"We need agricultural specialists in Afghanistan, people who can help them develop other crops than heroin poppies, because the drug trade in Afghanistan is what is driving and financing these terrorist networks. So we need agricultural specialists," he said.

So far, so good.

"But if we are sending them to Baghdad, they're not in Afghanistan," Obama said.

Iraq has many problems, but encouraging farmers to grow food instead of opium poppies isn't one of them. In Iraq, oil fields not poppy fields are a major source of U.S. technical assistance.


Brian Lawson of writes about the pitiful rating given to Congressman Paul Hodes from the Club for Growth. Lawson quotes Grant Bosse regarding Hodes' constant disrespect for taxpayer dollars.

Congressional candidate Grant Bosse (R-Hillsboro) used the rankings has an opportunity to criticize Hodes.

"New Hampshire can't afford another two years of Paul Hodes' budget-busting votes," Bosse said in a statement. "Paul Hodes votes against economic growth 94 percent of the time. But in November, we can make sure he's failed us for the last time."

Here is the complete text of Grant's statement regarding Hodes' horrible record on the economy:
Hodes Fails Economy
Receives pitiful 6% rating from Club for Growth

(Hillsboro) Republican Grant Bosse today decried Congressman Paul Hodes’ record on economic policy. Hodes received a pitiful 6% rating from the Club for Growth’s 2007 Congressional Scorecard. The Club for Growth monitors the actions and voting behavior of members of Congress on economic growth issues.

“As the American economy teeters on the brink of recession, Paul Hodes continues to support policies that are slowing it down,” said Bosse. “Paul Hodes’ addiction to wasteful government spending and abuse of our tax dollars is putting the economy at risk.”

Among the votes on Hodes’ abysmal anti-growth record were opposition to reductions in federal spending, support for the corrupt practice of “earmarking”, and repeated votes against tax relief for American families.

“New Hampshire can’t afford another two years of Paul Hodes’ budget-busting votes,” Bosse continued. “Paul Hodes votes against economic growth 94 percent of the time. But in November, we can make sure he’s failed us for the last time.”

Bosse’s campaign is centered on freeing the economy from taxes, mandates and over regulation, winning the war against Islamic Fascism, and securing our borders. For more information on Bosse’s campaign, go to

Campaign Snapshot

Grant spent Tuesday in Hudson and Atkinson, visiting the local town halls, police and fire departments, and the Senior Spring Lunch at the Atkinson Community Center. Grant also discussed the 2nd Amendment with Mike Goyette at Pete's Gun Shop in Hudson.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dispatch from Pelham

Grant had the opportunity to attend the Gun Owners of New Hampshire Legislative Shoot yesterday at the Pelham Fish and Game Club. We enjoyed firing many of the various weapons available, from a Revolutionary War-era cannon to an elephant gun to an AR-15. It was a fun way to exercise our freedoms guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment.

Unfortunately, not everyone in this race feels the same way regarding the right to keep and bear arms. Fellow Republican candidate Jennifer Horn has stated support for "common sense restrictions to protect kids from guns".

We already have such restrictions, they're called parents.

On the air

Grant is on the air with Gardner Goldsmith on "Against the Grain". Among the issues being discussed are energy policy and protecting the 2nd Amendment.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Exercising Our First Freedom

Thanks to the Gun Owners of New Hampshire, who hosted their annual Legislative Range Day at the Pelham Fish and Game Club. I had a chance to use several firearms for the first time, including the M-1 Garand and an elephant gun. I also shot some more familiar models, from the 9mm to the AR-15, and even a Barrett .50 caliber. That had a little kick to it.

I managed to do pretty well on the cowboy action course, hitting 10 out of 11 targets. My time was a little slow, so I doubt I'll be taking home any trophies. Oh, and we got to fire the two pound Revolutionary War era cannon.

While I certainly had a great time on the gun range this afternoon, I was also happy to spend the day talking with gun owners, about the Second Amendment, about their desire to exercise their constitutional rights of self-defense, and about the need to nominate candidates who understand the importance of these rights in maintaining our democratic society. As much as I support hunting and target-shooting, the Second Amendment isn't there for recreational purposes. It is a civil right, guaranteed under our Constitution, and designed as the first and last line of defense against a hostile government. It is vital that we understand these stakes, and that's why I'm confident in seeking the support of gun owners from across New Hampshire.

Mail More Expensive for You, Still Free for Hodes

Bosse calls on Congressman to Stop Abusing Taxpayer Dollars

(Nashua) As the price for a first-class stamp rises once again today, Congressman Paul Hodes continues to abuse taxpayer dollars to send out partisan mailing for free. Hodes has repeatedly used money from his Congressional office to send out letters to benefit his re-election campaign. Today the cost of a first-class stamp went up from 41 to 42 cents.

“Today mail is more expensive for us, but it is still free for Paul Hodes, and he needs to stop abusing the federal franking privilege,” said Bosse. “Paul Hodes is trying to buy our vote with our own money, and it’s time he stop wasting our hard-earned dollars.”

In his time in Washington, Paul Hodes has been one of the leading supporters of wasteful government spending, and blatant and repeated abuses of taxpayer money. In addition to using his Congressional office to produce campaign propaganda, Hodes has offered to use the Congressional Record for letters meant to aide his re-election effort. He also has been one of the most aggressive supporters of federal earmarks.

“Paul Hodes has shown he has no respect for taxpayers, or our hard-earned money,” Bosse continued. “Whether it is with his support of earmarks, franked mail, or abusing the Congressional Record for political gain, we can’t afford another two years with Paul Hodes in office.”

Bosse’s campaign is centered on freeing the economy from earmarks and over-regulation, winning the war against Islamic Fascism, and securing our borders. For more information on Bosse’s campaign, go to

On the air

Grant is on the air right now with Chuck Morse on WSMN-AM 1590 in Nashua. Check them out online.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday Reading

On Friday, Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, was kind enough to sign a copy of his new book, Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government's Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives.

Norquist's central thesis is that the current split in American political life is between the Leave Us Alone Coalition, which largely wants decisions left from the interference of government, and the Takings Coalition, which is created and maintained through the confiscation of private property and its redistribution by government.

Over the next decade America will make decisions that will set us on the path of Old Europe- trading liberty for security, dynamism, and growth for safety and managed decline- or recommit itself to pursuing a free and open society where there are no limits on what the individual can accomplish free of the politics of envy and leveling and control.

We will decide to live as independent adults, regaining our dignity and control over our lives and families, or we will come to be increasingly treated by the government as if we never left high school: coddled, protected, and caged. We will make this decision. No one else.

While there have always been those pushing for more government control of your life and other defending your autonomy and liberty, these two competing forces have never before been so clearly separated out into the two major political parties and they have never been so evenly divided.

It's a great read, and an insightful look at the coalition of interests that makes up the Democratic Party, and the coalition of ideas that makes up the Republican Party.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all our moms. We just finished taking my mom to brunch, and now she's headed onto the golf course for the afternoon. Thanks for everything, mom.

From the Eagle-Tribune

The Eagle-Tribune details Grant's trip through Southern New Hampshire earlier this week.

Bosse, a former legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. John Sununu, started his day in Windham, swinging by the town offices, the police station and the fire station before holding a meet and greet at the Windham Senior Center. From there, it was off to the Pelham Senior Center, which was holding its annual Mother's Day Lunch.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Campaign Snapshot

Grant kicked off his weekend across the state, on the air with Al Kulas on WKBK in Keene, then heading over to the Concord City Republican Committee pancake breakfast in Hooksett.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Campaign Snapshot

Grant met this afternoon with Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. Mr. Norquist hosted Grant at ATR's weekly breakfast meeting last month, and Grant was happy to welcome him back to the Granite State. Grant is proud to have signed the Americans for Tax Reform "Taxpayers Protection Pledge".

Death by Government

The thugs that run Burma (renamed Myanmar by the thugs) continue to murder their citizens:
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military leaders seized aid shipments headed for cyclone survivors and told the top U.S. diplomat there Friday that they're not ready to let in American aid workers despite warnings the country is on the verge of a medical catastrophe.

Another 4 inches of rain was forecast to fall next week as more than 1 million people waited for food, clean water, shelter and medicine to reach them. Diplomats and aid groups warned the number of dead could eventually exceed 100,000 because of illnesses and said thousands of children may have been orphaned.

The U.N. World Food Program said two planeloads of supplies containing enough high-energy biscuits to feed 95,000 people were seized Friday, prompting the world body to say it was suspending aid flights.

As we've seen in Africa, in the Middle East, and again in Burma, the greatest threat to a people's safety and prosperity is a government that steals their freedom.

Hodes Backs Massive Mortgage Bailout

Puts Taxpayers on the Hook for $315 Billion

(Hillsboro) Republican Grant Bosse today blasted Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes for backing a massive bailout of the home mortgage industry, and putting taxpayers on the hook for bad loans. Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank authored the bill to force taxpayers to guarantee up to $300 billion in new home loans.

“Clearly, many people who were betting on rising home prices were hurt when the housing bubble burst, but we can not force taxpayers to insulate everyone from the costs of those bad decisions,” Bosse said. “Hodes’ massive bailout bill will allow these folks to avoid responsibility for their actions and pass along those costs to American taxpayers.”

The Frank Bailout Plan also included a separate bill with $15 billion for the federal government to purchase vacant, foreclosed homes, bailing out the banks who issued loans to unqualified applicants. The Democratically-controlled House of Representatives approved both bills with Hodes support this week. The bailout package now heads to the Senate for further consideration.

“If we use tax dollars to bail out everyone who makes a bad decision, we are setting ourselves up for an even larger housing crisis in the future,” Bosse concluded. “Paul Hodes just voted to put an additional $315 billion on our credit card, which means higher taxes for everyone when we have to pay the bill”

Campaign Snapshot

Grant is continuing his grass-roots march across the Second District, spending Thursday in Salem, Windham, Pelham and Nashua. Grant spoke to the Salem Republican Committee, and visited senior centers in Windham and Pelham. Grant also met with area police, fire and town officials, and appeared at the Nashua Republican Committee's Potluck Dinner.