In all likelihood, most of you aren’t visiting StateImpact for our primary coverage. Yes, we completely agree that the Republican primary is a Very Big Deal. But most people don’t go to business news sites to get nitty-gritty political coverage, either. So we try to keep political stories strictly focused on New Hampshire’s business and economic environment. They have to be specific to the situation here. Every time a politician talks about business in New Hampshire, we don’t automatically post it.
Former Utah Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. He’s touting himself as the only candidate with real foreign policy experience, after serving as Ambassador to China and Singapore. We’ll talk with Huntsman about where he stands on the issues and why he’d be the best to take on President Obama.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rallied volunteers at Romney's campaign headquarters in Manchester. He told them he knew that Romney was the "man for the job" and the person who could defeat President Obama.
Christie said he was headed to Iowa on Romney's behalf and would be coming back to New Hampshire.
Secretary of State Bill Gardner chooses expected date, and says NH tradition lives on.
NH law requires its primary be held at least a week before any similar election. When Nevada tried to schedule its caucus in mid-January, NH threatened to hold the primary in December. Under pressure from national republicans and facing a boycott from some candidates, Nevada backed off, giving NH’s secretary of state Bill Gardner the window he sought.
"The tradition of NH presidential primary lives on and it will be held on the second Tuesday, the 10th day of next year 2012.
Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman says energy security would be a driving force behind his administration. Huntsman laid out a three-part strategy that is unlikely to find favor with either farmers in Iowa or environmentalists nationwide.
Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 11:45 am
Saying that it "reorders the way they do business in Washington by reinventing the tax code and restoring our nation to fiscal health through balanced budgets and entitlement reform," Texas Gov. Rick Perry is this hour unveiling his "cut, balance and grow plan" on taxes.
January 10 New Hampshire primary now looks likely. NHPR's Josh Rogers reports.
Nevada is bowing to pressure from national party leaders by moving its caucus from January 14th to February 4th. Before the date change, NH was threatening to hold its 2012 presidential primary in December of this year. Steve Duprey, a NH delegate to the RNC, says getting Nevada officials to push back the caucus wasn’t easy.
"It was extensive discussion that allowed us to get there and Rience Priebus the national chairman was very involved – and that’s a great result."