Ron Paul http://nhpr.org en How Paul Did It http://nhpr.org/post/how-paul-did-it <p>Texas Congressman Ron Paul did three times better in the 2012 primary than in 2008.&nbsp; NHPR&#39;s Jon Greeenberg sat down with the campaign&#39;s state director, Jared Chicoine. Chicoine has a dozen years of electoral work under his belt.&nbsp; He was in Senator Bob Smith&#39;s primary battle with John E. Sununu.&nbsp; Chicoine also worked with State Senator Bob O&#39;Dell, and the congressional campaign of Sean Mahoney.</p><p>Sitting in a hotel lobby in Bow on the night of the primary, Chicoine told us a bit about the Ron Paul ground game.</p><p><em>Transcript available later.</em></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:50:41 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1353 at http://nhpr.org How Paul Did It 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 Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push http://nhpr.org/post/republican-presidential-candidates-make-last-push <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mitt Romney spent his Monday focusing vote-rich southern New Hampshire. He started at a chamber of commerce breakfast Nashua, where a comment he made about choice in health care,</p><p>&ldquo;I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,&rdquo;</p><p>became a late-breaking flashpoint. &nbsp;Democrats and republicans rivals Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman all piled on. So much so that at Romney&rsquo;s next stop in Hudson he called a press conference, his first since the Iowa caucuses, to defuse the matter.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown, , Amy Quinton, Josh Rogers & Jon Greenberg 1290 at http://nhpr.org Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push Ron Paul Returns to NH http://nhpr.org/post/ron-paul-returns-nh <p>Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul drew a crowd of about 450 people at his first event in New Hampshire&nbsp; after the Iowa caucuses.&nbsp;&nbsp; Paul&rsquo;s promise to curtail foreign military activity drew some of the loudest cheers.</p><p>The Texas congressman has nothing if not an enthusiastic following and voters young and old alike responded well to Paul&rsquo;s signature policies.&nbsp; Especially when he said the imminent danger of a nuclear Iran is exaggerated.</p> Sat, 07 Jan 2012 04:33:23 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1260 at http://nhpr.org Ron Paul Returns to NH A Celestial Victor? http://nhpr.org/post/celestial-victor <p>An astrologist charts the contenders' chances with a blind read of their birthdays.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:38:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1250 at http://nhpr.org A Celestial Victor? North Country Weeklies Endorse Ron Paul http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-weeklies-endorse-ron-paul <p>Three weekly newspapers from the North Country have endorsed Ron Paul for president.</p><p>The newspapers are the Littleton Courier, the Coos County Democrat and the Berlin Reporter</p><p>The endorsement was made in the January 4th edition.</p><p>&ldquo;We believe the two strongest candidates are Mitt Romney and Ron Paul,&rdquo; the editorial said.</p><p>But then it noted &ldquo;We feel there is something about Romney that is missing.&rdquo;</p><p>Its praise for Paul included:</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:20:31 +0000 Chris Jensen 1228 at http://nhpr.org Tea Party Voters Feel Pull From Paul And Gingrich http://nhpr.org/post/tea-party-voters-feel-pull-paul-and-gingrich <p>Tea&nbsp;Party voters were expected to play a key role in the 2012 republican presidential primary. But with movement hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry low in the polls, and Herman Cain now out of the race, the Tea Party vote remains very much in play.&nbsp; Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul may stand most to gain. New&nbsp;NHPR&rsquo;s Josh Rogers reports.</p><p>&nbsp;Attend any NH campaign event with a Tea Party flavor and you will come across more than a few voters like&nbsp;Mark Grenier.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 23:15:02 +0000 Josh Rogers 817 at http://nhpr.org Tea Party Voters Feel Pull From Paul And Gingrich A Politifact check from the campaign trail http://nhpr.org/post/politifact-check-campaign-trail <p>We Speak to NHPR’s executive editor Jon Greenberg on the cup game of where the money is going and if it ever existed to begin with?</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 17:19:59 +0000 Virginia Prescott 810 at http://nhpr.org A Politifact check from the campaign trail Paul Rising http://nhpr.org/post/paul-rising <p>In this presidential cycle, as in the last, there is no question which Republican candidate has the most ardent supporters.&nbsp; It is Ron Paul, the 76-year-old Texas congressman whose brand of libertarianism often puts him at odds with all his rivals.&nbsp; But with less than seven weeks to go there are signs that Paul could surprise people in the nation&rsquo;s first primary.</p><p>Ron Paul supporters probably wouldn&rsquo;t like this observation:&nbsp; Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is sitting pretty in New Hampshire.&nbsp; Very pretty.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:24:37 +0000 Jon Greenberg 580 at http://nhpr.org Paul Talks Banks After "Occupy"-Style Interruption http://nhpr.org/post/paul-talks-banks-after-occupy-style-interruption <p>Ron Paul is in the midst of a two day campaign swing through the Granite State.<br /><br />The Texas Congressman&rsquo;s town hall meeting at Keene State College was briefly interrupted by a group of protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:27:46 +0000 Jon Greenberg 557 at http://nhpr.org