Nashua Republican “Steak Out” Matt Schlapp Steve Negron and More

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Nashua Republican "Steak Out" Matt Schlapp Steve Negron and More

Last Night Matt Schlapp of the Amer­i­can Con­ser­v­a­tive Union came up from DC to join the Nashua Repub­li­can City Com­mit­tee for their 2018 “Steak Out” the 25th anniver­sary of their event.

As you might expect a lot of famil­iar faces are here, old friend Fred Doucette who saw Don­ald Trump com­ing before every­one else and was co chair of his 2016 NH cam­paign spoke to me again.

Also present was NH-​2 Can­di­date Stew­art Lev­an­son who spoke to the crowd

Rep Steve Negron another can­di­date for con­gress in NH 2 ( who I inter­viewed here) had a pair of tables at the event. He also spoke to the crowd

and spoke to me after the speeches

had a pair of tables to Gov Sununu’s one.

And of course NO NH polit­i­cal event would be legal with­out Gran­ite Grok crew who were not only present but were stream­ing the event live.

In terms of races there are some twists the Governor’s race Gov Sununu is con­sid­ered pretty safe by, Real Clear Pol­i­tics and given the strong econ­omy he should be, although there is word that some grass roots folks are still upset about the Trans­gen­der bill he signed and anger­ing the base is what cost Scott Brown a seat back in 2014. The Gov­er­nor had a table but did not attend

In con­trast New Hampshire’s entire Con­gres­sional rep­re­sen­ta­tion to con­gress is now filled with Democ­rats and while Real Clear Pol­i­tics has no polling they give the edge for the Dems to keep both the open seat in NH-​1 (rank­ing leans dem) and NH-​2 which includes Nashua (Likely Dem) how­ever the gives the left sent a pair of Democ­rats to con­gress for the last sev­eral years. How­ever the Trump boom is a piece of the equa­tion com­bined with the degree that Democ­rats have gone over the top in terms of words and deeds, in my opin­ion is the thing that is going to give the even­tual nom­i­nee whether Negron, Lev­en­son or any of the oth­ers not in atten­dance an edge that the media is missing.

But for that we will need unity which is the mes­sage that Matt Schlapp of CPAC fame preached to the crowd in his speech, he reminded those in atten­dance that that con­ser­v­a­tives might make up a good chunk of the elec­torate but we’d need a few more to bring us over the top.

My Cam­era tends to die at 20 min­utes so I had to stop and restart which cost about 6 sec­onds of the speech

I spoke to him after his speech:

It remains to be seen if the GOP will be able to take his advice and main­tain the house, but I sus­pect that if they fol­lowed Don­ald Trump’s lead of doing what he promises rather than equiv­o­cat­ing they’d have a much bet­ter chance.

Note as I said the good folks at Gran­ite Grok live streamed the event (you can seem me in the pic­ture as I sat at the foot of the state film­ing. They also inter­viewed Matt and I’ll include that inter­view either in an update to this post or as a stand alone when it’s available.


Mr. Schlapp was kind enough to remark on the hard work he’s seen me to at CPAC and I’m grate­ful for those words of appre­ci­a­tion for my work.

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Last Night Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union came up from DC to join the Nashua Republican City Committee for their 2018 “Steak Out” the 25th anniversary of their event.

As you might expect a lot of familiar faces are here, old friend Fred Doucette who saw Donald Trump coming before everyone else and was co chair of his 2016 NH campaign spoke to me again.

Also present was NH-2 Candidate Stewart Levanson who spoke to the crowd

Rep Steve Negron another candidate for congress in NH 2 ( who I interviewed here) had a pair of tables at the event. He also spoke to the crowd

and spoke to me after the speeches

had a pair of tables to Gov Sununu’s one.

And of course NO NH political event would be legal without Granite Grok crew who were not only present but were streaming the event live.

In terms of races there are some twists the Governor’s race Gov Sununu is considered pretty safe by, Real Clear Politics and given the strong economy he should be, although there is word that some grass roots folks are still upset about the Transgender bill he signed and angering the base is what cost Scott Brown a seat back in 2014. The Governor had a table but did not attend

In contrast New Hampshire’s entire Congressional representation to congress is now filled with Democrats and while Real Clear Politics has no polling they give the edge for the Dems to keep both the open seat in NH-1 (ranking leans dem) and NH-2 which includes Nashua (Likely Dem) however the gives the left sent a pair of Democrats to congress for the last several years. However the Trump boom is a piece of the equation combined with the degree that Democrats have gone over the top in terms of words and deeds, in my opinion is the thing that is going to give the eventual nominee whether Negron, Levenson or any of the others not in attendance an edge that the media is missing.

But for that we will need unity which is the message that Matt Schlapp of CPAC fame preached to the crowd in his speech, he reminded those in attendance that that conservatives might make up a good chunk of the electorate but we’d need a few more to bring us over the top.

My Camera tends to die at 20 minutes so I had to stop and restart which cost about 6 seconds of the speech

I spoke to him after his speech:

It remains to be seen if the GOP will be able to take his advice and maintain the house, but I suspect that if they followed Donald Trump’s lead of doing what he promises rather than equivocating they’d have a much better chance.

Note as I said the good folks at Granite Grok live streamed the event (you can seem me in the picture as I sat at the foot of the state filming. They also interviewed Matt and I’ll include that interview either in an update to this post or as a stand alone when it’s available.


Mr. Schlapp was kind enough to remark on the hard work he’s seen me to at CPAC and I’m grateful for those words of appreciation for my work.

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