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Science group and state senators team up to unveil sea level rise ads in New Hampshire

Moderators of Thursday’s Republican presidential debate didn’t ask candidates a single question on climate change.   No focus on climate at the Republican and Democratic debates last month.  If there is one energy-environment story media should cover during the NH Primary, it’s the one breaking January 18: MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016 Contact: Roger Stephenson, rs@stephensonstrategic.com Science Group and NH Senators to…read more →

Weather + Climate + Politics = Bombogenesis

Weather + Climate + Politics = Bombogenesis The January blizzard prevented Governor Pataki from visiting New Hampshire this week.  One can only assume that this is the first time that “bombogenesis” and “First in the Nation Primary” are used within the same sentence.  Bombogenesis, a meteorological bomb, occurs when a storm’s area of lowest pressure experiences a rapid drop of…read more →

Presidential Candidates and Incident Management: Do you need a plan?

The 2016 presidential primary cycle begins immediately after the mid-term election this November.  Expect no fewer than 10 – and as many as 16 men and women making the rounds, with formal announcements of candidacies beginning in early 2015 and campaign activities escalating with a crescendo in January through early February of 2016. Making the rounds may sound like simple retail…read more →

Rubio: realities of a new century don’t include climate change

    Thinking about the candidates … Marco Rubio (R-FL) New Hampshire’s television political reporter Josh McElveen interviewed Marco Rubio when he was in town speaking at the Rockingham GOP dinner Friday night.  The 3 issues on McElveen’s list:  (1) climate change (2) health care (3) Benghazi    Before buckling down on climate change Rubio paid homage to New Hampshire…read more →

A NH primary under the radar

January 21 2014 is the date for the 1st of 3 significant primary elections in New Hampshire within the next 24 months. After next week we’ll experience the September 9 2014 primary for gubernatorial, legislative and congressional candidates; and then the NH Presidential Primary in January 2016 (presumably*). On January 21 2014 the GOP will have a primary election to…read more →

Four elements of effective community relations

As we begin to launch client campaigns in this New Year it makes sense to revisit the progress of our longer-term community initiatives.  What have been the strengths and gaps?  What results have we achieved for our organization? Ideally, how have we benefitted the community? Where do we need to improve? Based on dozens of campaigns developed for organizations and…read more →

I miss John McCain

I miss John McCain.   I miss his missives – his term of endearment in 2007 for one of my organizers, Sam Witherbee, was “You little jerk”.  That was before the 2008 general election, before the New Hampshire primary and during the days when McCain, before giving his stump speech, would introduce Sam to the people assembled. One night McCain’s…read more →

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