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NoLibertyInCA

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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2009, 06:26:09 pm »

Grafton's Volunteer Fire Department's chief was Chair of the NH Libertarian Party for years.  Grafton has the highest percentage of Free Staters in NH.
Several of us have been elected or appointed to town positions. When the Republicans fielded one Freestater and two of their own they one in Grafton by a bunch, but, two bedroom towns of  socialist Dartmouth College, also in our district and more populous  won the day with their clowns.

Ahhhhh... thanks, that explains the NHLA rep ratings (3 Dems rated CT, D- and F). The good guys got overwhelmed by the sheer number of socialists. Sounds like the Korean war, shortly after the Chinese entered the conflict.  :(

So I guess that a general rule of thumb I could use would be 'avoid the college towns'?
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2009, 08:35:20 pm »

So I guess that a general rule of thumb I could use would be 'avoid the college towns'?
Depends what kind of challenge you want. There is nothing immoral, illegal, or fattening about being a Democrat and opposed to the War on Drugs. I am.

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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2009, 09:34:18 pm »

So I guess that a general rule of thumb I could use would be 'avoid the college towns'?
Depends what kind of challenge you want. There is nothing immoral, illegal, or fattening about being a Democrat and opposed to the War on Drugs. I am.

Cool, I'm against the War on Drugs too.

I was just thinking that your college towns might be like our college towns (ex: Berkeley) with a large portion of the voters in favor of big government, gun control, entitlements and all the high and rising taxes you need to support the entitlements, big government, etc.(?). Not such a good environment if you'd maybe like to get elected to some position in order to shrink government, reduce taxes, ease gun laws, etc. Along with ending the War on Drugs, of course.  :)
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2009, 10:21:25 pm »

I was just thinking that your college towns might be like our college towns (ex: Berkeley) with a large portion of the voters in favor of big government, gun control, entitlements and all the high and rising taxes you need to support the entitlements, big government, etc.(?).

Yes, that is pretty much the case.
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2009, 10:09:53 pm »

College towns have proven to be great places to get the word out and inform future voters and leaders about public policy and the libertarian philosophy.  They are not necessarily good places to get folks elected.  One of the downsides to Seabrook is that there isn't a college within 20 minutes of there.  One of the upsides to Seabrook is that there isn't a college within 20 minutes of there.
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2009, 07:28:00 am »

College towns have proven to be great places to get the word out and inform future voters and leaders about public policy and the libertarian philosophy.  They are not necessarily good places to get folks elected.  One of the downsides to Seabrook is that there isn't a college within 20 minutes of there.  One of the upsides to Seabrook is that there isn't a college within 20 minutes of there.
also too bad that Seabrook is NOT in Nevada.
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2009, 02:22:04 pm »

College towns have proven to be great places to get the word out and inform future voters and leaders about public policy and the libertarian philosophy.  They are not necessarily good places to get folks elected.  One of the downsides to Seabrook is that there isn't a college within 20 minutes of there.  One of the upsides to Seabrook is that there isn't a college within 20 minutes of there.
also too bad that Seabrook is NOT in Nevada.

Have you never been to Vegas?  Seabrook Ln is right there.
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2009, 02:50:12 pm »

Grafton is a better bet than most other places.   Keene has great activism and lots of people who go above and beyond.
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2009, 04:47:25 pm »

Getting back on topic, there are quite a few swing voting districts in New Hampshire.  Seabrook is one of them.  There are a few in Manchester, and several more just outside it.  Outside of Concord and Portsmouth are a couple of good swing voting districts, and those cities are usually pretty good for jobs.
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2009, 01:31:07 pm »

at least one college in Newington which is only about 20 minutes from Seabrook.
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2009, 08:33:16 am »

North Hampton might be a good fit.  It is 10 min from Portsmouth, 5 min from the beach, has a shopping center, is heavily Republican (and will soon be a district with Stratham as of 2010 I believe, meaning only Republicans will be elected as Exeter will become its own district and is the only reason Democrats can get elected in the district) and is around 50 min from Concord.  The only problem might be the land, but I would bet there are a few 20+ acre homes.  Stratham also meets all of your criteria except possible the acreage, but its a great small town, and is where I have lived for 23 or my 25 years of life (though probably only for a year more as my gf wants to move down south for a couple years before moving back to NH to settle down). 
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2009, 05:07:23 pm »

I'd love to see freedom lovers on the boards and running Hampton, NH.  Maybe if I move there I'll run as a member of the Free State Party.
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2009, 06:55:51 pm »

I'd love to see freedom lovers on the boards and running Hampton, NH.  Maybe if I move there I'll run as a member of the Free State Party.
Local elections are non-partisan.

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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2009, 07:30:43 pm »

can't I still run as a member of the Free State Party much like some people run as a member of the NRA, NAMBLA, Hampton Bridge Club, etc.?

Didn't Hampton have those gold standards go out.  I remember my friends bitching about some libertarian sheets they got.  They're closer to liberty now than they were but it's not saying much.

I knew one selectman in Hampton that used to introduce herself as ___ ___, Democrat.  The label meant something to her.
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Re: Best Location for Election to State House?
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2009, 09:18:00 pm »

In local elections there will be no party affiliation printed on the ballot. You can still choose to strongly identify with a party if for some reason you believe it will improve your chances of getting elected in a non-partisan race (hint: it won't)
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