Saturday, May 19, 2007
GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY: "Yes Sir?"
QUESTIONER: "How would you deal with the border issue?"
GOVERNOR ROMNEY: "Number one, we should secure our border.
"And number two, we should put in place an employment verification system.
"And by that, I mean that everybody who is not a United States citizen, with a valid Social Security number, would be expected to get a card, with their name and their number and some biometric information. And would indicate their work status, whether they have a visa that allows them to work here or not.
"And then when an employer is thinking of hiring someone, if they don't have a valid Social Security number, he asks for the card, or she asks for the card. They input the number into the computer. The federal database immediately tells them whether they're available to be working or not.
"If they're not, you can't hire them. And if you do, you get the same penalties and fines as if you're not paying your taxes.
"Legal immigration is great. But illegal immigration, that we've got to end. Thank you. And amnesty is not the way to do it. Thanks so much, thank you."
"I'm Mitt Romney and I approve this message."
The AP's Phil Elliott has a more complete story:
The Politico's Ben Smith also has a write-up that argues Obama's speech is "an unlikely way for Obama to broaden his appeal to the lower-income brackets in which he's weakest."
"Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich told a cheering crowd of nearly 1,000 labor and community activists from New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont that he would intervene to block Verizon's sale of its rural telecom business to Fairpoint, Communication. The action sets the stage for a dramatic showdown between unions who are challenging the sale and the nation's telecommunications industry, which has long been immune from significant challenges for its failure to provide rural communities with equal access to fiber optic service."
He also told the rally that:
"Rural communities would be left on the other side of the digital divide. Verizon doesn't want to serve rural communities in the tri-state and, based on its finances, Fairpoint can't. This deal doesn't pass the smell test."
Monday, May 21st
1:00 - 2:30
Taping the Conversation with the Candidate at WMUR
100 South Commercial Street in Manchester
5:45 - 6:45
Corners of Elm Street and Bridge Street in Manchester
Tuesday, May 22nd
6:37 - 6:47
Guest on Charlie Sherman Show
WGIR 610 AM
8:30 - 9:00
Guest on the Woody Woodland Show
WSMN 1590 AM
9:30 - 10:15
Walk of downtown Nashua, Main Street
10:30 - 11:00
Guest on the Jennifer Horn Show
WSMN 1590 AM
11:00 - 12:00
Lunch at Martha's Exchange
185 Main Street, Nashua
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Saturday (May 19) Schedule:
105 Marcy St, Portsmouth, NH.
News conference and meet-and-greet,
The Rosa Restaurant,
80 State St., Portsmouth
Reception with union leaders, members, and friends,
Rusty Hammer Restaurant,
49 Pleasant St., Portsmouth
Today, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson announced the formation of his New Hampshire State Steering Committee. The committee includes elected officials, Democratic activists, members of the business and professional community, and community leaders from around the state. The committee will act as a base of support for Richardson's Presidential campaign throughout the state of New Hampshire.
Co-Chair NH State Representative Candace Bouchard (Concord)
Co-Chair Democratic Activist Dick Bouley (Concord)
Co-Chair Former NHDP State Chair Jeff Woodburn (Whitefield)
Co-Chair Former NH Commissioner of Labor Jim Casey (Dover)
State Representative Eileen Ehlers - Former Family Therapist (Hooksett)
State Representative Armand Forest - Alderman (Manchester)
State Representative Dana Hilliard - Teacher (Somersworth)
State Representative Scott Merrick - Student (Lancaster)
State Representative Steve Spratt - Business Consultant (Greenville)
State Representative John Knowles (Hudson)
State Representative Mary Ann Knowles (Hudson)
State Representative Tara Reardon (Concord)
Grafton County Commissioner Mike Cryans - Executive Director, Headrest (Hanover)
Manchester Welfare Commissioner Paul Martineau (Manchester)
Former State Representative Gloria Seldin (Concord)
Former Cheshire County Commissioner Richard Daschbach (Exeter)
Greta Moran - Former Hillsborough Democratic County Chair (Merrimack)
"The telephone survey shows Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York holds a small lead over Barack Obama of Illinois, with former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards trailing behind—even as New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has seen his support jump to 10%.
Romney, who also shows a small lead in Zogby International’s latest poll in Iowa, leads the GOP field in New Hampshire with 35%, and distances himself from McCain and Giuliani who are tied at 19% support. While Romney has surged ahead 10 points since Zogby’s April poll in New Hampshire, McCain has seen his support decrease from 25%, and Giuliani holds steady at 19%—the same level of support he received in last month’s poll."
"Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will represent Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at the New Hampshire Democratic Convention next month in Concord."
"And Giuliani will appear at Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction next Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. for a $7-a-head breakfast sponsored by Republicans from Grafton, Orange and Windsor counties. The event is being held in Vermont because the shortage of conference space in the Upper Valley meant that some local New Hampshire venues were already booked."
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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Community Meeting with Senator Edwards
Keene State College, Mabel Brown Room (in the student center)
229 Main Street
Community Meeting with Senator Edwards
Earl Bourdon Senior Center
67 Maple Avenue
Community Meeting on the Green with Senator Edwards
Lebanon Common at Colburn Park in Lebanon
51 North Park Street
To RSVP for these events go here: http://www.johnedwards.com/events/
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Presidential Candidate Congressman Dennis Kucinich returns to New Hampshire May 19th to address the Stop the Sale Rally organized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2320, and the Communication Workers of America, Local 1400. If the sale of Verizon landlines to Fairpoint Communications of North Carolina goes through, there is the risk of loss of three thousand union jobs, lower quality of communication services, a worsening of the digital divide, and less competition among providers which could effect rates paid by consumers. Union members from throughout New England and state and local AFL-CIO’s will be supporting the rally scheduled for 10:30 in Prescott Park in Portsmouth. Kucinich, a union member himself, has a 100% AFL-CIO ranking. He has been an outspoken critic of the consolidation of money upward through recent tax changes, and the CAFTA and WTO agreements, which as President he would cancel. Later the same day Kucinich will be in Portland, Maine. He will speak at a campaign rally at 4:30 at the Woodford Club, 179 Woodford Street (207-772-4893) and will be the keynote speaker at the Maine People’s Alliance Rising Tide Dinner at 8PM (207-797-0967).
Chris Dodd's campaign announced today that it has begun airing an ad in New Hampshire entitled "Civil." Dodd campaign manager Sherly Cohen said "This ad draws a clear distinction between and the rest of the Democratic field." The ad can be seen at www.chrisdodd.com. Here is a script of the ad:
: Half measures won't stop this president from continuing our involvement in Iraq's civil war. That's why I'm fighting for the only responsible measure in Congress that would take away the President's blank check and set a timetable to bring our troops home.
Unfortunately, my colleagues running for President have not joined me. I'm . I'm running for President. I approved this message because we can't simply wait for a new President. We should have the conviction to stand up to this one.
The Chateau Restaurant
201 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH
Monday, May 21st: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Attendence is free, but seating is limited, so to reserve your tickets, please RSVP to NancyB@americansolutions.com
Monday, May 14, 2007
Senator Barack Obama will hold events in New Hampshire on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, his state campaign announced. Senator Obama will hold a town hall forum with voters in Rye on Friday evening, kick off the campaign’s first major canvass on Saturday morning, and then address Southern New Hampshire University’s commencement.
May 18, 2007
TOWN HALL FORUM WITH BARACK OBAMA
Rye Elementary School
461 Sagamore Road
Rye, NH 03870
Doors Open: 3:45 PM
The event is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, an RSVP is required by phone to Jack Shapiro at (603) 668-2008.
NEW CASTLE, NH
NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Wentworth by the Sea
New Castle, NH
May 19, 2007
NEW HAMPSHIRE CANVASS KICKOFF
McIntyre Ski Area
Manchester, NH 03104
Doors open: 8:30 AM
The event is open to the public. To participate and attend, members of the public should RSVP at www.barackobama.com.
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
Verizon Wireless Arena
555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
**This event is hosted by SNHU**
Doors Open: 10:00 AM
Event Begins: 11:00 AM
"In advance of a major grassroots canvass this Saturday, Senator Barack Obama today announced that four prominent New Hampshire activists will play a key role in his campaign to change politics in America. Obama named state Senator Martha Fuller Clark, Mary Rauh, Jim Demers, and Ned Helms as New Hampshire co-chairs.
This campaign is about coming together to change our politics so we can transform our country," Senator Obama said. "Martha, Mary, Ned, and Jim understand how grassroots movements work—that when we inspire people to put cynicism aside and get involved, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish."
Tommy Thompson will be visiting the Granite State on Wednesday, May 16th. Here is his schedule.
WTPL 107.7 The Pulse
New Hampshire Today
501 South Street, Bow, NH 03304
Senator John Gallus Fundraiser
Barley House Restaurant
132. North Main St. Concord, NH
Brown's Seabrook Lobster Pound
Meet and Greet with Patrons
Accompanied by Former Governor Craig Benson
Seabrook Beach, NH 03874
Sunday, May 13, 2007
"A day after their candidate's sixth visit to New Hampshire this primary season, supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton took to the streets, the phones and the blogs yesterday in an effort to boost her Presidential campaign to the next level."
"Presidential candidate Christopher Dodd began his talk yesterday at a house party by introducing the piece de resistance of his campaign, an energy plan that calls for an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050."