A short but very interesting item just popped up on my Associated Press feed.
House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that jobs and the economy will be the top priorities that Republicans will use as their scorecard to measure themselves by for the next two years. Bettencourt said social issues will take a back seat. He said one abortion initiative will be on the agenda but he declined to say what it is.
Stand by for NOM’s hissy fit.
UPDATE: New Hampshire Freedom To Marry responds:
“We hope press accounts are accurate that House Republicans have decided not to pursue a repeal of New Hampshire’s gay marriage law this year. If so, we applaud the Republican leadership for listening to the people of New Hampshire. There is bipartisan opposition to repeal marriage equality. All families here want the legislature to focus on the economy, and now is not the time to consider taking away rights from committed couples and their families.” – Mo Baxley, Executive Director, New Hampshire Freedom to Marry.