NH Primary http://nhpr.org en UNH N.H. Primary Course To Be Offered To The Public Online http://nhpr.org/post/unh-nh-primary-course-be-offered-public-online <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of New Hampshire is opening up its class on the state's leadoff presidential primary to a wider audience through a Massive Open Online Course. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The course will be offered in the fall of 2015 and will build on a popular class the university has offered for the last several election cycles. Those participating from afar will be able to watch lectures and presentations from classroom guests and join in on discussions. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:49:04 +0000 Associated Press 49179 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: 1984 N.H. Primary http://nhpr.org/post/archives-1984-nh-primary <p>Today marks thirty years since the 1984 New Hampshire primary. It’s a contest not well remembered today – on the Republican side, President Ronald Reagan was running essentially unopposed, and the man who won the Democratic nomination, Walter Mondale, not only lost the New Hampshire primary, he lost the general election in a landslide.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:18:27 +0000 Andrew Parrella 44321 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: 1984 N.H. Primary Rethink 2014: Political Primaries http://nhpr.org/post/rethink-2014-political-primaries <p>Characterized by partisan gridlock, grandstanding and an unwillingness to compromise, the 113<sup>th</sup> Congress is well on its way to becoming <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/24/256696665/congress-is-on-pace-to-be-the-least-productive-ever" target="_blank">the least productive legislature in American history</a>. Elected officials increasingly hail from the ideological fringes of their respective parties, leaving little room for moderation, dialogue or consensus around even routine issues.&nbsp; The march to the partisan battlelines -- some argue -- starts long before a candidate is sworn in. It begins during the primary, when extreme views draw audiences and media attention away from the moderate middle. Today, we’re prodding one of New Hampshire’s sacred cows by asking whether it’s time to dramatically reforming the way we do primaries. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:10:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41473 at http://nhpr.org Rethink 2014: Political Primaries Battle For The Senate: Numbers Favor GOP, But Control Is Still Up For Grabs http://nhpr.org/post/battle-senate-numbers-favor-gop-control-still-grabs The battle for the Republican presidential nomination may or may not be decided by the end of this month. The battle for control of the Senate, on the other hand, is likely to go on all the way until the final votes are cast in November.<p>The numbers suggest a good year for the GOP. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs, 23 are currently held by Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents. Only ten are held by Republicans. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:58:04 +0000 Ken Rudin 1436 at http://nhpr.org Battle For The Senate: Numbers Favor GOP, But Control Is Still Up For Grabs Romney And The Economy: Two Ways To Read His NH Victory Speech http://nhpr.org/post/romney-and-economy-two-ways-read-his-nh-victory-speech A number of media outlets(including the <em>Boston Globe) </em>noted that Mitt Romney's victory speech after the New Hampshire primary <a title="Mitt Romney seeks to regain control of primaries with general election speech" href="http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2012/01/mitt-romney-seeks-regain-control-primaries-with-general-election-speech/1j1ovBzoELS1YexsqYzgbO/index.html" target="_blank">felt more like a general election speech than a nomination contest speech</a>.<p>But we're less interested in the flavor of Romney's speech than we are in the text and the overarching them Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:28:46 +0000 Amanda Loder 1373 at http://nhpr.org How NH Counties Voted (Based Economic Demos) http://nhpr.org/post/how-nh-counties-voted-based-economic-demos This year, <a title="NHPR: Campaign 2012" href="http://campaign.nhpr.org/" target="_blank">NHPR's GOP primary coverage</a> took on a strong national flavor, broadcasting to listeners all over the country. Among the network's expanded audience were <a title="WNYC" href="http://wnyc.org" target="_blank">WNYC</a> listeners in, well...NYC. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:36:16 +0000 Amanda Loder 1374 at http://nhpr.org For Your Entertainment: Tourism And One Of Primary Night's Most Amusing Tweets http://nhpr.org/post/your-entertainment-tourism-and-one-primary-nights-most-amusing-tweets One of our most popular New Hampshire primary posts looked at how much the months-long political circus affects Granite State tourism. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:20:44 +0000 Amanda Loder 1360 at http://nhpr.org Romney Wins Big, Makes History http://nhpr.org/post/romney-wins-big-makes-history <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Last night was vindication for Mitt Romney as the&nbsp;former&nbsp;Massachusetts&nbsp;governor claimed nearly 40 percent of the vote; Texas Congressman Ron Paul took second with 23 percent.</p><p>&quot;Thank you New Hampshire. Tonight&nbsp;we made history,&quot; said Romney.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:56:45 +0000 Josh Rogers 1354 at http://nhpr.org Romney Wins Big, Makes History A Second Place Win for Paul http://nhpr.org/post/second-place-win-paul <p>Texas congressman Ron Paul&rsquo;s second place finish&nbsp; put his supporters into celebration mode last night.&nbsp;</p><p>Coming in second typically feels like a disappointment.&nbsp; Not for Heather Mellem of Manchester.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Romney might win this election, but Ron Paul is first in ideas.&nbsp; And he&rsquo;s taken his cause to a level I&rsquo;ve never expected he could take it to. Amazing,&rdquo; she said.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:38:40 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1352 at http://nhpr.org A Second Place Win for Paul New Hampshire Primary 2012: Wrap-up http://nhpr.org/node/1344 <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="500" scrolling="no" src="http://project.wnyc.org/charts/patchwork-vote-nh/mini-version-nhpr.html" width="500"></iframe></p><p><a href="/content/statewide-polling-results" target="_blank">Summary results </a>| <a href="http://campaign.nhpr.org/content/polling-results-nh-town" target="_blank">Town results</a></p><p><strong>Updates from the field :</strong></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:30:33 +0000 1344 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Primary 2012: Wrap-up Santorum and Gingrich Campaigns Head to South Carolina http://nhpr.org/post/santorum-and-gingrich-campaigns-head-south-carolina <p>Neither of them finished in the top three in New Hampshire, but Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum both say their campaigns will continue.</p><p>The two of them battled for fourth place behind Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman.</p><p>Gingrich says he&rsquo;ll campaign tomorrow in South Carolina.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m asking each of you not to slow down, in the next couple of days, make a list of every person you know in South Carolina and every person you know in Florida cause those are the next two great contests.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:01:25 +0000 Amy Quinton 1351 at http://nhpr.org Santorum and Gingrich Campaigns Head to South Carolina Huntsman's Third Place Victory Speech http://nhpr.org/post/huntsmans-third-place-victory-speech <p>Flanked by his beautiful wife and daughters, Governor&nbsp;Jon Huntsman emphatically&nbsp;confirmed that,&nbsp;despite coming in third with 17 percent of the vote, he had&nbsp;achieved his goal of&nbsp;exceeding expectations. Apparently this was the&nbsp;momentum the campaign needed in order&nbsp;to&nbsp;continue fighting.&nbsp;He started&nbsp;his speech by&nbsp;saying, &quot;Third place is a ticket to ride,&quot; and &quot;South Carolina, here we come!&quot;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 04:36:21 +0000 Ryan Lessard 1347 at http://nhpr.org On the air http://nhpr.org/post/air <p>NHPR&#39;s Brady&nbsp;Carlson is on the air&nbsp;with NPR Political Junkie Ken Rudin, and&nbsp;Dante Scala from the University of New&nbsp;Hampshire.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 04:14:31 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 1346 at http://nhpr.org On the air Santorum: "On to South Carolina" http://nhpr.org/post/santorum-south-carolina <p>Speaking&nbsp;to a crowd of 150-300 supporters&nbsp;in Manchester, former PA&nbsp;Senator&nbsp;Rick Santorum&nbsp;says the momentum of Iowa&nbsp;and&nbsp;New Hampshire will take&nbsp;him into South&nbsp;Carolina against&nbsp;Mitt Romney.</p><p>Santorum&nbsp;thanked Granite State supporters for&nbsp;listening to his message of&nbsp;faith, family, and freedom.</p><p>Afterwards, Santorum and his family&nbsp;shook hands for ten minutes before leaving&nbsp;for a private runway at Boston/Manchester&nbsp;Airport.&nbsp;He&#39;ll spend the&nbsp;night in South Carolina.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 03:21:32 +0000 Kevin Flynn 1342 at http://nhpr.org Santorum: "On to South Carolina" Paul Speaks to an enthusiastic crowd http://nhpr.org/post/paul-speaks-enthusiastic-crowd <p>Speaking to a cheering crowd, Congressman Ron Paul&nbsp;hit on some&nbsp;key points of his campaign.&nbsp;&nbsp;He noted the large amount of energy that his campaign found on&nbsp;college campuses around the country, and he&nbsp;charged that the Federal Reserve was &quot;taking care&quot; of the&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;military-industrial complex&quot; and&nbsp;financing more deficit spending by the government.&nbsp;&nbsp;He said that the&nbsp;&quot;liberty movement&quot; had brought forward the&nbsp;issues of &quot;funny money&quot; and&nbsp;the cost of&nbsp;acting as&nbsp;the &quot;policeman&quo Wed, 11 Jan 2012 02:51:16 +0000 Phil Sletten 1341 at http://nhpr.org Paul Speaks to an enthusiastic crowd