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Former President Bill Clinton is coming back to New Hampshire, the state that helped lead him to the Democratic nomination in 1992, to rally support for the state's Democratic candidates.
Clinton will headline the state Democratic Party's annual dinner in Manchester on Thursday. The Democratic incumbents topping the party's ticket — Gov. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster — will also speak. Clinton's wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, will campaign with Shaheen and Hassan two days before the Nov. 4 election.
Rand Paul, the Republican Kentucky senator who is considering a presidential run in 2016, is coming back to New Hampshire to rally voters ahead of November's election.
It's Paul's second trip in a month to the state that holds the nation's first presidential primary. He's visited several times over the past two years and says he'll decide whether to run for president in the spring.
On Thursday, he'll attend get-out-the-vote rallies in Manchester, Concord and Salem and also meet with students at Plymouth State University.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail with GOP senate candidate Scott Brown Wednesday.
Romney told a crowd of supporters that voting out Jeanne Shaheen was a way to send a message to the the President.
Romney and Brown rallied voters at the Gilchrist Metal Fabricating, a stop Romney used during his presidential run. The former Massachusetts governor said there is a “big ravine” between what Jeanne Shaheen says in NH and what she does in Washington, which is support the president’s agenda without fail.
The race to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District is catching fire here and nationally.
A poll last week put incumbent Rep. Anne Kuster, a first-term Democrat, behind her GOP challenger, state lawmaker Marilinda Garcia. It looks like it will be a close contest.
At 31, Marilinda Garcia would be one of the youngest members elected to the U.S. House this year. So perhaps it’s no surprise that when Garcia won the GOP congressional primary last month, a large and loud crowd of millennials was in the house.
Governor Maggie Hassan touted her economic credentials at a campaign stop at a Manchester marketing company Tuesday. She also fired a few shots at her opponent, Walt Havenstein.
Hassan argued she’s better equipped to help small businesses than rival Walt Havenstein. Internet marketing company Commonplaces was a beneficiary of job training grants. Hassan championed that program and what she terms bipartisan successes like increasing higher ed funding, raising the gas tax and expanding Medicaid.
There’s a painted blue line surrounding the entrance to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Over that blue line, political campaigning is not allowed, but just a few inches on this side of it – politics are in motion.
Over the last few months, Shipyard unions have endorsed at least five candidates, most of them Democrats.
Environmental issues have never ranked high on the list of issues that drive most voters to the polls. But this year, Tom Steyer – a former hedge fund manager and billionaire – has pledged to spend $50 million dollars in a few key races around the country, hoping to make climate change a central issue. This spending begs a question: can talking about global warming actually win elections?
Steyer’s operation in New Hampshire, NextGen Climate, has 24 full-time staff, and 5 field offices with two more slated to open in the coming weeks.
Here’s a statement about campaign advertising that may surprise you even if you’ve seen the influx of ads on TV and online video sites: “Candidates, parties and groups ran at least 10,300 TV ads in the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race.”
Scott Brown has tried to make the New Hampshire Senate race about national security, illegal immigration and incumbent Jeanne Shaheen’s political fidelity to an unpopular president.
But the Republican candidate has spent a lot of time the past two weeks defending his somewhat ambiguous record on abortion rights. The issue boiled over Tuesday at a hastily organized “media availability” in Derry, where Brown was set to talk foreign policy with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla).
The US Senate campaigns of Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown continue to battle over Brown’s record on abortion.
A day after Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign aired an ad highlighting a Scott Brown’s sponsorship of 2005 bill in the Massachusetts legislature that sought to imposed a 24-waiting period for abortion and require women to be provided with images of fetus, the Brown campaign was up with an ad of his own.
Republican Frank Guinta, who is running to regain the congressional seat he held for one term, says he and his opponent, Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter, would have agreed on at least one vote. Guinta would have voted against the Obama administration’s current military campaign in Iraq and Syria.
In a conversation with NHPR’s Laura Knoy at the UNH School of Law’s Rudman Center, former Congressman Guinta said he would want more details on the president’s plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels.
Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was in New Hampshire Tuesday to endorse Republican Scott Brown in the race for U.S. Senate.
Speaking with Brown at an event in Derry that focused on foreign policy, Rubio says re-electing Democrat Jeanne Shaheen would be disastrous.
“Your current United State Senator, if she’s reelected, God forbid, the first vote she will take is to re-elect Harry Reid as the majority leader, someone who uses the United States Senate as a platform to run interference for the failed foreign policy of this president.”