New Hampshire Articles

New Hampshire Poll: Romney 47 Percent, Obama 47 Percent

7:55 AM, Oct 16, 2012

A New Hampshire poll of likely voters finds the swing state tied, with Mitt Romney and Barack Obama each receiving 47 percent support. The poll was conducted by Suffolk University in Boston.

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Biden Looks Ahead to 2016 Election

9:57 AM, Aug 20, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden is looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election, according to a new ebook by Glenn Thrush. 

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Unemployment Drops in Only One Swing State

In the month of June.
10:16 AM, Jul 23, 2012

Of the ten swing states, unemployment dropped in only one--Ohio--in the month of June. And things got worse in 6 of the ten swing states, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Obama Campaign Refuses to Pay Town for Costs Associated with N.H. Visit

9:47 AM, Jun 25, 2012

A local Manchester, N.H. newscast reports that Barack Obama's reelection campaign refused to pay $20,000 in public safety costs associated with the president's visit today: 

In a fortunate turn of events for the Obama campaign, an anonymous "resident [has offered] to pick up up to $20,000 in local public safety expenses which is what this campaign stop is expected to cost," according to the local newscast.

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A Sweater Vest and a Blue Collar

Jan 23, 2012

Manchester, N.H.
As Rick Santorum moved from Iowa to New Hampshire, his particular brand of populism came into sharper focus. Having secured a base of social conservatives in Iowa, he was looking to add blue-collar voters to his coalition. 

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Much Ado About New Hampshire

What reporters say and do when there’s nothing to be said or done.
Jan 23, 2012


Manchester, N.H.

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Past Their Sell-By Date

A dwindling group of Occupiers take on the New Hampshire primary.
Jan 23, 2012

Manchester, N.H.

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The Final Tally from New Hampshire (Updated)

7:17 PM, Jan 11, 2012

Newt Gingrich edged Rick Santorum for 4th place in the New Hampshire Republican primary, nipping him by 49 votes, as the final tally came in as follows:  Mitt Romney, 39 percent; Ron Paul, 23 percent; Jon Huntsman, 17 percent; Gingrich, 9 percent; Santorum, 9 percent; and Rick Perry, 1 percent.  Romney won 7 delegates (and Paul 3 and Huntsman 2), leaving the GOP frontrunner just over 1,100 shy of the number needed to win the nomination.

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On the New Hampshire Primary

4:11 PM, Jan 11, 2012

The boss weighed in on the New Hampshire primary -- and the Scottish independence movement -- last night on Sky News: 

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On to . . . Florida

8:01 AM, Jan 11, 2012

Manchester, N.H.
When the votes were finally counted across New Hampshire Tuesday night, Mitt Romney posted a solid 16-point win that included strong support among voters who described themselves as very conservative and supportive of the Tea Party.

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Morning Jay: How Romney Won New Hampshire

12:00 AM, Jan 11, 2012

Mitt Romney won a decisive victory in New Hampshire, carrying over 39 percent of the vote, a slightly better result than John McCain’s 37 percent in 2008.

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Full Speed Ahead

10:49 PM, Jan 10, 2012

Hooksett, N.H.
The celebration for Mitt Romney here at Southern New Hampshire University is a quick affair. Roughly forty minutes after the last polls closed and the major TV networks had called the New Hampshire primary, Romney is wrapping up his victory speech. Supporters are filing out. Campaign surrogates are milling about to talk to reporters. The party is practically over.

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As Good As It Gets for Romney

10:35 PM, Jan 10, 2012

Mitt Romney’s victory in New Hampshire was every bit as significant as it appeared. History is now on Romney’s side: Every candidate who has won the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary has captured his party’s presidential nomination.

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Romney's Victory Speech

8:35 PM, Jan 10, 2012

Mitt Romney's campaign just blasted out his victory remarks, as prepared for delivery, which he's in the middle of giving right now in New Hampshire: 

Thank you, New Hampshire! Tonight, we made history! 

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Voter Fraud Thwarted at N.H. Poll?

5:51 PM, Jan 10, 2012

The Boston Herald reports that "A mystery man trying to vote in the New Hampshire primary using a dead man’s name got caught by an eagle-eyed voting supervisor in Manchester, then disappeared before police could corral him."

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Ex-Aide's Prediction: No Roemer Romp in N.H.

4:01 PM, Jan 10, 2012

In an email, a former aide to Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer predicted there would not be a Roemer romp in today's New Hampshire primary. "I think that Gov. Roemer will do better than expected, but I don't see a statewide shift to his corner," former spokesman Aaron Walker told me. "The governor has a number of interesting ideas in fair trade and the affect of money in politics... I think that people are interested and appreciative, but will ultimately vote for the top tier candidates."

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Rick at the Diner

4:21 PM, Jan 09, 2012

Derry, N.H.
The menu at MaryAnn's Diner on East Broadway in Derry proclaims it “A Blast from the Past,” so it was presumably an appropriate venue for a consistent conservative like Rick Santorum to visit today. As he worked the lunchtime crowd, one grumpy diner looked up and complained to those of us hovering nearby and making his repast less peaceful than usual, “It's over, Romney's going to win, what's the big deal?” To which the Londonderry resident standing next to me responded, “Maybe, but I'm voting for someone else to keep the race going.”

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Huntsman Says Romney 'Enjoys Firing People'

3:04 PM, Jan 09, 2012

Concord, N.H.
At a campaign stop with student supporters this morning, Jon Huntsman knocked Mitt Romney’s record on jobs. “Governor Romney enjoys firing people, and I enjoy creating jobs,” he said.

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Suffolk N.H. Poll: Romney 33, Paul 20, Huntsman 13, Gingrich 11, Santorum 10

12:12 PM, Jan 09, 2012

Suffolk reports on its latest poll tracking poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters:

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Buddy Roemer surges ahead of Rick Perry in New Hampshire.
10:47 AM, Jan 09, 2012

Just how fluid and crazy has this GOP primary been? Well, the latest poll from Public Policy Polling contains a startling development:

Mitt Romney continues to be headed for a comfortable win in New Hampshire.  PPP's final poll there finds him with 35% to 18% for Ron Paul, 16% for Jon Huntsman, 12% for Newt Gingrich, 11% for Rick Santorum, 3% for Buddy Roemer, and 1% for Rick Perry.

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Christie's Show in New Hampshire

10:09 AM, Jan 09, 2012

Exeter, N.H.
There was something different about the rally on Sunday for Mitt Romney at Exeter High School. The signs, buttons, and campaign stickers were emblazoned with Romney’s name, but it was clear the former governor of Massachusetts was just the opening act at his own campaign stop. The real rock star, Chris Christie, was the evening’s main event.

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WMUR N.H. Poll: Romney 41, Paul 17, Huntsman and Santorum 11

8:41 AM, Jan 09, 2012

WMUR reports on its latest poll of the New Hampshire Republican primary: 

 The top spot in the latest WMUR/University of New Hampshire poll still belongs to Mitt Romney, but the race for second and third place is very close.


Romney holds a commanding lead with 41 percent of those surveyed saying they'd vote for him in the primary.


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PPP N.H. Poll: Romney 35, Paul 18, Huntsman 16, Gingrich 12, Santorum 11

8:01 AM, Jan 09, 2012

Politico reports on the latest New Hampshire poll from Democratic-leaning firm PPP:

Here's the latest - and final - New Hampshire survey from Public Policy Polling, which has a tracking that runs parallel to the Suffolk University numbers released earlier today.

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The Siege of Newt

9:05 PM, Jan 08, 2012

Manchester, N.H.
After bringing the baloney to Mitt Romney this morning, Newt Gingrich hosted a very special event: a “Hispanic Townhall Meeting” at Don Quijote’s, a Mexican-Caribbean restaurant in one of the city’s less charming neighborhoods.

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New Hampshire Nice?

6:55 PM, Jan 08, 2012

Concord, N.H.
Iowans are supposed to be the nice ones (and they are). But two days here in New Hampshire makes me wonder if the old-style flinty Granite Staters haven’t gone Hawkeye warm and fuzzy.

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Why Did Romney Not Run in 2006?

3:48 PM, Jan 08, 2012

Rochester, N.H.
In this morning’s debate on NBC, Rick Santorum questioned Mitt Romney’s decision not to run for reelection when he was governor of Massachusetts. That year, 2006, was a terrible one for Republicans nationwide, including Santorum, who lost his Senate seat in Pennsylvania by 18 points.

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Romney Mediocre, Santorum Strong, Gingrich Mixed

11:56 AM, Jan 08, 2012

Concord, N.H.
If Mitt Romney survived—even thrived—in the Republican debate Saturday night in Manchester, his rivals succeeded in attacking him less than twelve hours later in Concord. On Sunday morning, both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich may have done damage to Romney with their critiques. The attacks were not race-changing hits, but they nonetheless highlighted Romney's vulnerabilities in the GOP primary and in a general election if he wins the Republican nomination.

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

Another New Hampshire debate.
11:02 AM, Jan 08, 2012

Concord, N.H.
This was actually an important debate—much more so than last night’s. Not because it’s likely to alter the outcome of the New Hampshire vote—it isn’t—but because it gives us a first real glimpse of what the dynamic might be like in two weeks after the field collapses down to three or four candidates. And that dynamic is very, very different from what we’ve grown accustomed to.

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Gingrich Hits Romney on 'Pious Baloney'

10:47 AM, Jan 08, 2012

Concord, N.H.
In today's NBC debate, Newt Gingrich was able to land perhaps the most devastating blow on frontrunner Mitt Romney of the morning.

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