presidential primary http://nhpr.org en For The 2016 Presidential Election Millsfield Wants To Turn On The Wayback Machine http://nhpr.org/post/2016-presidential-election-millsfield-wants-turn-wayback-machine <p>In the North Country Millsfield wants to regain a spot it held six decades ago: Being the first place to vote in the presidential election.</p><p>That goes back to just after midnight in November 1952 when&nbsp;the seven voters of Millsfield, which straddles Route 26 between Errol and the Dixville, cast the first votes in the presidential election, according to Time magazine article.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:58:52 +0000 Chris Jensen 45016 at http://nhpr.org For The 2016 Presidential Election Millsfield Wants To Turn On The Wayback Machine Assessing the Presidential Selection Process http://nhpr.org/post/assessing-presidential-selection-process <p>We'll look at this year's presidential selection process. We'll see how it has changed and what those changes might mean for the future.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Dean Spiliotes 3633 at http://nhpr.org Assessing the Presidential Selection Process Will 2008's Surge In Young Voters Continue In 2012? http://nhpr.org/post/will-2008s-surge-young-voters-continue-2012 Historically, young people have been much less likely to vote than older Americans.<p>That trend has started to change in the past few presidential election cycles, especially in 2008, when a <a href="http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p20-562.pdf" target="_blank">census report</a> found that 49 percent of those ages 18 to 24 who were eligible to vote participated in the presidential election.<p>While still significantly lower than the overall voter participation rate of 64 percent, the youngest demographic was the only age group to show a statistically significant jump in 2008 participation, Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:22:00 +0000 2941 at http://nhpr.org Will 2008's Surge In Young Voters Continue In 2012? On Energy Policy, Romney's Emphasis Has Shifted http://nhpr.org/post/energy-policy-romneys-emphasis-has-shifted The GOP candidates for president have seized on high gas prices as a line of attack against President Obama, largely saying the answer is more domestic oil drilling.<p>But GOP front-runner Mitt Romney used to have a position seemingly at odds — at least in emphasis — with what he and the other Republicans are now advocating.<p>As Massachusetts governor, Romney said high gasoline prices "are probably here to stay," and he advocated policies to cut energy demand.<p>Now, Romney says President Obama's environmental policies are to blame for $4-per-gallon gasoline, and he is pushing for aggressive Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:04:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 2885 at http://nhpr.org On Energy Policy, Romney's Emphasis Has Shifted For A Personal Cause, Casino Owner Bets On Gingrich http://nhpr.org/post/personal-cause-casino-owner-bets-gingrich One of the defining elements of the 2012 presidential campaign is money. Not that the candidates themselves have raised all that much; except for President Obama, they haven't. But two dozen wealthy Americans have put in at least $1 million each.<p>Mostly, they're a mix of Wall Street financiers and entrepreneurs. One of the biggest donors is Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate who is worth about $25 billion.<p>Since January, he has put more than $10 million into the superPAC backing Newt Gingrich. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:41:00 +0000 Peter Overby 2620 at http://nhpr.org For A Personal Cause, Casino Owner Bets On Gingrich In Illinois, Candidates Make A Final Delegate Dash http://nhpr.org/post/illinois-candidates-make-final-delegate-dash It's another furious dash to the finish line as delegate-rich Illinois holds its Republican presidential primary Tuesday.<p>Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is looking to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/12/29/144456395/primary-calendar-republican-delegates-and-whats-at-stake-in-each-state?tab=delegates" target="_blank">increase his delegate lead</a>. And he's still searching for that decisive win over his main rival, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.<p>While polls show Romney with a slight lead in Illinois, it's far from a sure thing. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:18:00 +0000 David Schaper 2633 at http://nhpr.org In Illinois, Candidates Make A Final Delegate Dash GOP Incumbents Clash In Illinois After Redistricting http://nhpr.org/post/gop-incumbents-clash-illinois-after-redistricting Redistricting is forcing a handful of congressional incumbents of the same party to run against each other in primaries. On March 6, Rep. Marcy Kaptur defeated fellow liberal Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich in Ohio.<p>And next Tuesday, two conservative Republicans square off in Illinois.<p>The scene is the newly drawn 16th Congressional District, which covers mostly rural territory in the northern part of the state, curving around the suburbs and exurbs of Chicago, from the Wisconsin border north of Rockford to the Indiana border east of Kankakee.<p>The race pits 10-term veteran Rep. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:55:00 +0000 David Schaper 2603 at http://nhpr.org GOP Incumbents Clash In Illinois After Redistricting For Appeal To Future, Romney's Rhetoric Looks Back http://nhpr.org/post/appeal-future-romneys-rhetoric-looks-back <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPVxsHJwfcg</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:07:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 2557 at http://nhpr.org For Appeal To Future, Romney's Rhetoric Looks Back Campaign Videos: A Time-Tested Election Tactic http://nhpr.org/post/campaign-videos-time-tested-election-tactic <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rYk-1qlUR0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd_T-cyabF8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_u5R9ZQofE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzCXcO856JU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXtJhLUOFXE</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 2521 at http://nhpr.org Campaign Videos: A Time-Tested Election Tactic Romney Might Like The View From Peoria http://nhpr.org/post/romney-might-view-peoria Mississippi and Alabama were big wins for Rick Santorum in the fight for the GOP presidential nomination.<p>While never considered strong for Mitt Romney, those states further revealed the vulnerabilities of his campaign, specifically, problems identifying with many elements of the Republican base.<p>The next big contest is Tuesday in Illinois.<p>It's a state rich in delegates (69) and in something else that should be good news for Romney: more moderate Republicans. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:05:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 2528 at http://nhpr.org Romney Might Like The View From Peoria Low-Profile SuperPAC Targets Powerful Incumbents http://nhpr.org/post/low-profile-superpac-targets-powerful-incumbents <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op1ugT1QJ74</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFRyxp49KHo</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Peter Overby 2459 at http://nhpr.org Low-Profile SuperPAC Targets Powerful Incumbents A Bestselling Book Becomes An HBO Movie About A 'Dynamic Moment' http://nhpr.org/post/bestselling-book-becomes-hbo-movie-about-dynamic-moment There were a lot of good stories from the 2008 presidential election, including Hillary Clinton's serious run for the Democratic nomination, not to mention the election of the first African-American president. The whole story was covered in the bestselling — and controversial — book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, <em>Game Change</em>.<p>On HBO on Saturday, the film <em>Game Change</em> focuses on the failed presidential candidacy of Sen. John McCain and especially on his best asset and most unpredictable weakness: his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 2382 at http://nhpr.org A Bestselling Book Becomes An HBO Movie About A 'Dynamic Moment' Longtime Rep. Kucinich Is Down, But Maybe Not Out http://nhpr.org/post/longtime-rep-kucinich-down-maybe-not-out <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSRWRbuMqyc</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:08:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 2371 at http://nhpr.org Longtime Rep. Kucinich Is Down, But Maybe Not Out For Marco Rubio, VP Prospects Bring New Scrutiny http://nhpr.org/post/marco-rubio-vp-prospects-bring-new-scrutiny Throughout the Republican presidential primary season, whenever there's talk about a short list of possible running mates, one name is nearly always at the top — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.<p>Rubio has only been in the Senate for a little more than a year, but his appeal is obvious. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:07:00 +0000 Greg Allen 2378 at http://nhpr.org For Marco Rubio, VP Prospects Bring New Scrutiny Romney's Wins Have Come With Negative Messages http://nhpr.org/post/romneys-wins-have-come-negative-messages It's Super Tuesday for the Republican presidential contenders, and 10 states are holding primaries and caucuses.<p>Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hopes he can firm up his front-runner status — a status that, an NPR analysis shows, has so far involved his campaign and a pro-Romney superPAC burying the opposition with negative messages.<p>NPR looked at the first 11 contests of this year — beginning in Iowa and ending in Arizona and Michigan. In those 11 election contests, the Romney campaign spent $11 million on television advertising. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Peter Overby 2322 at http://nhpr.org Romney's Wins Have Come With Negative Messages