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Macdonald For NH Senate (D?) - Candidate says Combat Veterans suffer

To the Editor

            I am kind of a combat Veteran even though I personally never thought of my self as one.  I served during the Vietnam Conflict but my base camp was Uborn Thailand.  I did eight convoys as American advisor across Laos, Cambodia into the DMC; twenty-seven trucks and no one else spoke American.  I was TAD to posts in “Country” many times to repair gear or other and lived through what ever you call it as the Gooks attacked the wire.   I am (just by reference of many back here) a baby killer even though at 17 I looked 10 or 12 just them.  I was once, while on convoy taken by the enemy from a friendly village but it does not count because no one was there to witness it.  Then again there is no record of my convoys except the pictures that I took.  I was a young 17-year-old US Marine under orders not to tell anyone about my missions.  I have four disabilities service connected three being combat related.  The news media does not believe the voters should get the chance to read my letters to the editor telling them my goals as an elected official. 

            What I went through not “in country” but back here is why all my life my goal has been to help combat veterans returning.  My wife and I purchased eleven-acres of land and donated it to the Veteran Resort-Chapel non-profit registered in NH and we have a 501-c-3.  The town of Lee is trying to stop us because in their own words they do not believe “homeless combat veterans belong in their neighborhoods”.   I am running for NH State Senate do not the Voters have the right to hear my words.  What are we fighting for next stop is Vietnam.

            I am running for NH State Senate does the respectable citizens of NH really believe to censor my words it justified by the words Safety of the public.

            I may not be a combat Veteran but many Combat Veterans are suffering just because of situations like this.

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi

465 Packers falls Rd Lee NH 03824 603659-6217


Cormier For NH Senate (D16) - Phyllis Woods Endorses Jane Cormier 

Integrity, Honor, Dignity


Today, former Republican National Committeewoman for New Hampshire Phyllis Woods announced her endorsement for Jane Cormier, Republican Candidate for NH Senate District 16:

“Jane Cormier is a great example of a conservative Republican woman with the courage and commitment to adhere to our constitution and our party platform. As a woman with the perfect combination of skills, talents, and integrity, Jane is one legislator that has the mettle to maintain her strength of character while listening to and following through on her promises to her constituents. She has proven that she is dedicated to serving the citizens of the state. Those in her district would be well-served to have her as their representative in the State Senate as she will serve with honor and dignity.”

Woods, known for her focus on fiscal responsibility, jobs, economic development, and 24/7 constituent service during her years in the state legislature and on the national stage, is also a respected fixture in Dover, her life-long community.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of such a great and gracious woman as Phyllis Woods. Her public and private sector contributions serve as a model to those of us who support the principles and values of the Republican Platform,” said Cormier.


Edwards For NH Senate (D4) - Chief Edwards supports marriage!


Two of my friends share their thoughts...

Please take a minute to read what they had to say:

"We recently had the pleasure of meeting Eddie Edwards through his wife Cindy.  We found Eddie to be very passionate about the issues that are currently facing his district.  

His knowledge of these issues along with his experience of working with the community puts him far ahead of other candidates in our opinion.  

He prioritizes what's important and what can be changed vs. getting bogged down in trying to tell others what they should do, what they should believe and even who they should be able to marry.  

He believes that everyone should be held accountable for their actions and isn't afraid to stand up for what he believes in.  Eddie is very caring and open minded and his desire to make things better for everyone including gays, lesbians and transgendered people is contagious.  I believe in Eddie and know he can make a difference if given the chance.  

Unfortunately we do not live in his district but if we did, my wife and I would cast our votes for him."

Jacki and Heather 


Macdonald For NH Senate (D21) - NH State Senate Candidate censored!

The newspapers believe for the good of the public my words should be censor.  The reason that I am running for public office and what my goals are to better NH if I get elected the editors believe the voters should not hear.  I am a 100% disabled US Military Veteran and I am running for NH State Senate. 

            My wife and I purchased 11 acres of land at 101 Stepping Stone Rd Lee NH and gave it to a Veteran non-profit to build a church and cabins in the woods for homeless US Military Combat Veterans to with the help of God and man try to come home mentally as well as physically if at all possible.  A prominent Lee Town official told me “we are a community of professors and UNH support staff and we do not deserve homeless living in our neighborhoods”.  The Lee Town just took the Veteran Resort-Chapel to court because we have a portable toilet that the town made us rent if we wanted a building permit.  We have a sign not attached to anything on our front yard Identifying the sight as the Veteran Chapel.  The VRC has a camper parked behind the chapel as the town tells us no business in Lee can have a trailer on their property.  The final item they took us to court on is a volunteer church member sleeps in the trailer several nights a week in June and the first week of July to keep an eye on the Veteran living in the house.   This oncehomeless Veteran from toxic drinking water (at USMC Camp Lejuine NC) brain is being eating away.  For his safety this volunteer stayed there just until we knew he was ok.  This is a frivolous court action that we are waiting for a judge to rule.  These are the subjects that the newspapers are censoring from the Voters.  

            I am running for NH State Senate do we the voters have a right to hear what each candidate will do if they get elected?  Do the Voters have a right to be informed about the candidates with out editors censoring in the name of public safety.   I am nobody that came back with four disabilities, three being combat related.  I honestly believe that I should not have come back alive.   I am hear and I believe every newspaper in the State of New Hampshire should run this letter because it is a prime reason US Military Combat Veterans become homeless.  Prominent citizens believe we are a danger and for public safety we should be ignored and kept out of their neighborhoods. 

            I am a candidate for elected NH position should every news media tell the world what NH is doing to disabled US Military Veterans.  I was homeless my first few years back.  It is extremely difficult to navigate the government maze to attempt to live a normal life after surviving the mayhem of war.

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi

Candidate NH State Senate.    


NHDP - Maureen Raiche Manning Announces Her Run for State Senate 

Manchester - Today, Manchester Attorney, Maureen Raiche Manning announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination for the State Senate in District 16, representing Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Hooksett, and Manchester wards 1, 2, and 12.

"I have truly been humbled by the outpouring of support of citizens across the District 16 communities urging me to run for the State Senate," said Manning. "I am running for the State Senate to work across party lines to keep New Hampshire’s economy moving forward, fight tirelessly to expand opportunity for middle class families, and solve problems by bringing people together."  

Manning has owned andoperated her own small business for over 20 years, now known as the Law Office of Manning and Zimmerman, PLLC. Maureen earned her Bachelor's Degree at UNH and her law degree from UNH Law. At age 19, Maureen was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives where she served for six years on the Judiciary Committee.

"I am looking forward to listening to the citizens in every corner of Senate District 16 to hear about their priorities for how we can continue working together to move New Hampshire in the right direction," said Manning.

Manning has been very active in her community over the years. She was appointed by then-Governor Shaheen to serve as a Commissioner on the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission. She is a founding member of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association and served as its first President. She also has served on the Board of Governors of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.

Manning is a lifelong resident of Manchester where she lives with her husband, Donald, and their three sons, Brady, Nolan and Aidan.