Saturday, June 02, 2007

Cosmo Blogs for Saint Anselm College

The folks over at Saint Anselm College, the host of the upcoming CNN/WMUR/Union Leader presidential debates have invited me to blog on their college website. My debate posts can be found here:

Supporters Compete For Convention Delegates

Photo is: ©Chris Fitzgerald/
This morning, the streets leading into Rundlett Middle School were turned into a battleground for the supporters of Democratic presidential candidates. The supporters spend their time competing for the attention of delegates arriving at the midterm convention of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Whenever one group of supporters began chanting for their candidate, the others chimed in with their own chants, attempting to drown the others out.
Inside the school, four of the candidates--Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, and Bill Richardson--delivered fifteen minute speeches during the morning session. The candidates spend most of their time discussing their views on the war in Iraq.
Later, the other candidates in the presidential race were represented by stand in speakers that included Michelle Obama representing her husband, Governor Martin O'Malley for Hillary Clinton, and Congressman David Bonior for John Edwards.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Huckabee Plans Visit From June 2nd-5th

Former Governor Mike Huckabee (AR) will campaign in New Hampshire on June 2, 3, 4, and 5, it was announced today.

Huckabee, who formed a Presidential Exploratory Committee in January to explore a run for the White House, will make the following appearances:

NOTE: Subject to change.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

8:00 p.m. ET – Campaign stop at Daddy’s Junky Music Annual Dinner. C.R.Sparks, 18 Kilton Road, Bedford, NH.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

8:30 a.m. ET – Attends Morning Worship Service at the Household of Faith in Amherst, NH.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

2:15 p.m. ET – Attends House Party at the home of Roger Jackson, 505 Red House Road, Francestown, NH.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

5:30 p.m. ET – Attends Study Break Pizza Party with Dartmouth College Republicans at the Class of 1930 Room, The Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

Monday, June 4, 2007

6:30 a.m. ET – Participates in Fun Run with Northeast Delta Dental CEO, Tom Raffio, and employees. One Delta Drive, Concord, NH.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

8:00 a.m. ET – Attends private breakfast meeting.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

10:00 a.m. ET – Meets with employees at Lincoln Financial Group, One Granite Place, Concord, NH.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

12:00 p.m. ET – Tours Granite State Manufacturing and talks with employees. 124 Joliette Street, Manchester, NH.
Contact: Debra Vanderbeek, Tel: 603-986-9145.

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET – Private meetings.

Tuesday, June 5
FYI – 6:30 p.m. ET – Debate Watching Party at North Garden Restaurant. 715 Mast Road, Manchester.

7:00 p.m. ET – Participates in WMUR/CNN/Union Leader Presidential Primary Debate in the Sullivan Arena at St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

Rudy To Appear At Debate, New Castle Town Hall Meeting

In addition to participating in the CNN/WMUR/Union Leader debate, Rudy Giuliani will also host a town hall meeting in New Castle. Here are the details:

Tuesday, June 5th - 6:30 PM

Debate Watching Party At The Wayfarer Inn, Bedford, NH
After the rally, we will watch the New Hampshire GOP presidential debate at the Wayfarer Inn, 121 South River Road in Bedford. Come and join the excitement with other Rudy supporters for food and a great debate beginning at 6:30 PM.

Rudy will be joining us after the debate to thank everyone for their support! He's looking forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, June 6th - 9:00 AM

Seacoast Town Hall Meeting, New Castle, NH
New Castle Commons Building
301 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH 03854

Ron Paul To Appear on NHPR's The Exchange

The folks over at NHPR e-mailed us with this tidbit:

Ron Paul is scheduled to appear on NHPR's The Exchange this coming Tuesday morning, from 9-10 am. He'll be on live in studio in advance of the GOP debate.

We've got a handful of details on our website:

Gravel To Appear At NH Dems Convention, DemocracyFest

Here are some upcoming events that Mike Gravel will be participating in:

June 2, Saturday:
The NH Democratic Convention. (Rundlett Middle School in Concord.)

June 3, Sunday:
The Democratic Presidential Debate broadcast live over CNN and WMUR from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. (A pre debate rally is scheduled for 4:00 PM at Sullivan Arena, St. Anselm College, Manchester.)

June 9, Saturday:
Mike will be appearing at on June 9 at 7:30 PM. (Lots of other very interesting speakers if you are interested in attending.)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Brownback Debate Rally

Senator Sam Brownback's campaign is organizing a debate rally for Tuesday, June 5th. Brownback will also privately meet with the "Rally for Life" group. The campaign e-mailed supporters saying

"We have the opportunity on Tuesday, June 5th to pull the rug out from under the "Republican" front-runners with a strong demonstration to show that true conservatism is still alive and kickin' under the noble leadership of Sam Brownback. Students from New Hampshire's surrounding states--Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts--are invited to attend the Brownback Rally before the Presidential Debate held at St.Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

While candidates like Giuliani & Romney tailor their debate to appease each different audience, Brownback delivers a consistently Pro-Life, Pro-Family message--no matter who's listening."

When: June 5th
Time: 4-8 PM (Debate begins @ 8 PM) Come when you can in this time frame
Where: St. Anselm College

NH Young Dems Auction off Presidential Primary Memorabilia

To help raise money to bring the 2007 Young Democrats of America (YDA) Fall Conference to Manchester, the New Hampshire Young Democrats are hosting an auction. Here is more information:

N.H. YOUNG DEMOCRATS AUCTION OFF “2008 N.H. PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY BOOKSHELF”Auction for One-of-a-Kind Book & Memorabilia Collection Autographed by All 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidates to Run May 31 through June 7 on eBay:

The collection consists of the following books and memorabilia, each personally autographed by the candidate:
- Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 - Authored by Sen. Joseph Biden;
- It Takes a Village - By Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton;
- Political memorabilia - Autographed by Sen. Chris Dodd;
- Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream - Edited by Sen. John Edwards et. al.;
- Citizen Power: A People’s Platform - By Sen. Mike Gravel;
- A Prayer for America - By Rep. Dennis Kucinch;
- The Audacity of Hope - By Sen. Barack Obama;
and - Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life - By Gov. Bill Richardson.

Dodd Launches NH Global Warming Ad

Senator Chris Dodd's campaign today announced today that will begin running a new ad in New Hampshire. The ad is entitled, "Global" and will focus on global warming and Dodd's energy plan.

The full ad can be viewed at

Full script, "Global":

ANNOUNCER: All the Earth's creatures are threatened by global warming. One candidate for President is doing something to stop it: Chris Dodd. He's the only one with an energy plan that has a courageous Corporate Carbon Tax to transform American industry. It's the plan Al Gore and Bill Bradley call "creative," "honest and bold."
DODD: I'm Chris Dodd, and I approved this message, because stopping global warming is in our hands.

McCain NH Events

Here is a list of various upcoming John McCain events.

Friday, June 1

Sign Making Party
McCain 2008 NH Headquarters
2:00-3:00 p.m.
250 Commercial St #3007
Manchester, N.H.

Tuesday, June 5

Gilford Town hall Meeting
9:00 a.m.
At the Gilford Fire Station
39 Cherry Valley Rd.
Gilford, N.H.
(formal advisory to come)

Debate Rally
St. Anselm's College
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Sullivan Arena
100 St. Anselm Drive
Manchester, N.H.

Debate Watch Party
Jillian's Restaurant
6:30 p.m.
50 Phillippe Code Street
Manchester, N.H.
(Corner of Granite Commercial Streets)
*John McCain will attend post-debate

Bonior, Elizabeth Edwards To Open Concord Office

From the Edwards campaign:

On Monday, June 4th, Elizabeth Edwards and national campaign manager and former Congressman David Bonior will cut the ribbon on the Edwards for President regional office in Concord , NH .

Concord Office Opening
12 North Main St .
Concord, NH 03301

David Bonior is also scheduled to speak before the NH Democratic Convention on Saturday.

Dems Applaud Lynch, Civil Unions Bill

This afternoon, Democratic presidential candidates released statements supporting Gov. Lynch's decision to sign the Civil Unions legislation into law. Here are statements from Senators Clinton, Dodd and Edwards.

Clinton: “The state of New Hampshire has a lot to be proud of today. Governor John Lynch and the Granite State legislature have shown commendable leadership in their efforts to end discrimination against gays and lesbians,” said Senator Clinton. “I applaud New Hampshire for moving forward and continuing to lead the country in protecting the rights and freedoms of all its citizens.”

Dodd: "I applaud Governor Lynch and the New Hampshire Legislature for passing the Civil Unions legislation, ensuring that all couples enjoy the same rights and freedoms regardless of their sexual orientation," said Dodd. "With two young daughters of my own, I want to ensure that they grow up in a world that is free of discrimination. That is why I supported Civil Unions in my home state of Connecticut and it is why I am proud to see John Lynch and the State Legislature doing the right thing here in New Hampshire."

Edwards: "Governor Lynch and the state of New Hampshire have shown true leadership in the ongoing battle against discrimination that so many Americans face every day in this country. By recognizing that committed same-sex couples should have the same rights and responsibilities as other citizens, New Hampshire has taken an important step in the name of two of the most fundamental American ideals -- fairness and equal rights."

Clinton To Attend Debate, Milly's Gathering

On Sunday, New York Senator Hillary Clinton will be participating in the CNN/WMUR/Union Leader debate. After the debate, Clinton will be visiting supporters at Milly's Tavern.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

7:00 p.m. EDT
Clinton Participates in the Democratic Debate Sponsored by CNN, WMUR, and the New Hampshire Union Leader
Saint Anselm College
Sullivan Arena
Rundlett Hill Road
Goffstown , NH

Hillary to Thank New Hampshire Supporters at Debate Watch Party
Milly’s Tavern
500 North Commercial Street
Manchester, NH

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Michelle Obama To Launch NH Women For Obama

Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, is paying another visit to the Granite State. Mrs. Obama will be spending this upcoming Saturday in Concord. Michelle Obama is scheduled to at the New Hampshire Women for Obama Kickoff Fair and at the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention. Joining her will be her mother Marian Robinson and daughters Sasha and Malia Obama. Her public schedule is:

Concord, NH

12:00 p.m.

White Park
1 White St
Concord, NH

Note: The Kickoff Fair will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Please visit to RSVP.

2:30 p.m.

Rundlett Middle School
144 South Street
Concord, NH

Event Begins: 9:30 a.m.
Michelle Obama speaks: 2:30 p.m.

This event is open to the public at a charge of $20 for delegates and $30 for guests.

McCain's Gilford Town Hall Meeting

Here are the details for John McCain's June 5th Gilford Town Hall Meeting.

Gilford Town Hall Meeting!
Tuesday, June 5th
Gilford Fire House
39 Cherry Valley Road
Gilford, NH

Free Coffee and Donuts to be Provided

For more information or to RSVP, please call (603) 703-3492 or email

Chris Dodd To Speak at NH Convention and CNN Debate

Here is Chris Dodd's public schedule for Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd.

Saturday, June 2nd

10:15 am
Remarks to NH Democratic Party Mid-Term Convention
Location: Rundlett Middle School Gymnasium
144 South Street
Concord, NH

Sunday, June 3rd

12:00 pm
New Hampshire Headquarters Canvassing Kickoff
Location: Dodd for President NH Headquarters
379 Elm Street
Manchester, NH

7:00 pm
New Hampshire Presidential Debate, Hosted by CNN and WMUR
Location: St. Anselm's College
Manchester, NH

7:00 pm
New Hampshire Debate Viewing Party with Family, Friends and Supporters
Location: Grand Slam Pizza
472 South Main Street
Manchester, NH

Drop-By New Hampshire Debate Viewing Party
Location: Grand Slam Pizza
472 South Main Street
Manchester, NH

Clinton's NH Campaign By The Numbers

Hillary Clinton's campaign released the following numbers. The numbers are suppose to represent Clinton's support among New Hampshire voters.

40 NH State Legislative Supporters,
25,000 Copies,
350 Answers to Granite Staters’ Questions,
118 Delegates,
50 College Interns Joining Campaign,
15 Retail Stops

Pindell: Thompson Prepares For NH Visit

The Boston Globe's James Pindell is reporting that:

A New Hampshire organization and a possible trip to the state are being put together should “Law and Order” TV star Fred Thompson enter the Republican presidential race.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Michelle Obama To Attend Concord Rally

Michelle Obama continues to actively engage New Hampshire voters. On June 2nd, she will be participating in a rally at the White Park in Concord. Here are the details:

Date: June 2
When: 10:30-1:00pm
Where: White Park, Concord
Contact: RSVP to Sally Smith at or 603-668-2008
Event:Fun for the whole family with Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama

Richardson Buys Storefront

This just in from a Manchester reader:

Just got in and saw a Richardson Storefront in the Small Mall area near Papa Gino's past the Backroom heading toward Hooksett. I think the number was 17!

ARG: Clinton, McCain Lead In Granite State

A new batch New Hampshire presidential poll numbers have been released. This week the numbers are from the American Research Group. The poll shows Obama slipping to third and Bill Richardson making steady progress. On the Republican side, John McCain is leading Mitt Romney and Giuliani slips to third. Here are the results:

Clinton 34%
Edwards 18%
Obama 15%
Richardson 9%

McCain 30%
Romney 23%
Giuliani 21%

McCain To Hold Debate Rally & Debate Watch Party

From the McCain campaign:

Join the Debate Rally!
St. Anselm's College
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Sullivan Arena
100 St. Anselm Drive

Debate Watch Party!
Jillian's Restaurant
6:30 p.m.
50 Phillippe Code Street
Manchester (Corner of Granite & Commercial Streets)

For more information or to RSVP, please call (603) 703-3493 or email

Clinton Delivers Globalization Speech

Photo is: ©Chris Fitzgerald/

Today in Manchester, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech on globalization. Here is a press release about her speech:

Hillary Clinton laid out her progressive vision for strengthening the middle class in the face of rising income inequality and globalization today. In a speech at the Manchester School of Technology in New Hampshire , she called for a return to shared prosperity and tax fairness, while expanding access to quality education and healthcare for all Americans.

“I believe that one of the most crucial jobs of the next President is to define a new vision of economic fairness and prosperity for the 21st century – a vision for how we ensure greater opportunity for our next generation,” Clinton said. “I consider myself a thoroughly optimistic and modern progressive. I believe we can grow our economy in the face of global competition – and in a way that benefits all Americans. I believe we can curb the excesses of the marketplace – and provide more opportunities for more Americans to succeed.”

***The Photo Is of Senator Clinton Walking In Downtown Nashua**

Another Republican Announces Presidential Bid

We receive a fair amount of interesting e-mails. Today we received an e-mail alerting us that Republican Daniel Gilbert is running for President. Here is his press release:

My name is Daniel Gilbert and I am running for President of the United States as a Republican. I am a conservative.

I believe elected Republicans in Washington have let us down.Many have turned their backs on conservative principles such as, smaller government and secured borders.

I have a plan for change. I am running on the We The People banner,which stands for Smaller Government, Border Control, War on Terrorism,Government Reform & Tax Reform - real conservative principles.

I'm encouraging other conservatives to join me and run for local, state and national office under the We The People banner.

Please visit my website at: and call me at: 828-215-1175.

Sincerely, Daniel Gilbert

Monday, May 28, 2007

Obama Unveils Mental Health Plan For Veterans

During his most recent to the Granite State, Barack Obama's campaign released the following statement:

At a town hall forum today in Conway, New Hampshire, Senator Barack Obama unveiled a proposal to meet the lifetime mental health needs of America's veterans. With cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sharply on the rise, Obama outlined key improvements to mental health care to be implemented at each stage of military service.

"I believe strongly that there is a sacred trust between this country and those who serve it," Senator Obama said. "That trust begins the moment a service member signs on and lasts the duration of his or her life. We're falling far short in addressing the mental health care needs of these heroes, and that's inexcusable. I'm proposing a comprehensive approach to meeting the lifetime commitment we make to our service members."

To address this growing mental health crisis, Senator Obama proposed critical enhancements at every stage of military service: recruitment, deployment, and reentry into civilian life.

Ron Paul Supporters To Rally At SAC Debate

The Ron Paul campaign is urging its supporters to participate in a rally at the June 5th Republican debate. Here is the press release:

Tuesday, June 5th

Please join us as we rally outside Sullivan Arena for Ron Paul when he appears in the GOP debate at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, NH on June 5th

Campaign supporters will have a designated rally area in the parking lot in front of Joan of Arc Residence Hall. That parking lot is in sightline of the Sullivan Arena. The earliest supporters can arrive is 4:00 p.m. on debate day. All signs must be carried in and carried out. No 4' by 8' signs will be permitted. No signs allowed/staked in the ground -- including along Saint Anselm Drive. No blow horns, bands, loudspeakers, audio systems will be allowed.

Please RSVP to

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Biden Hires NH Press Secretary

Delaware Senator Joe Biden is slowly putting together a New Hampshire staff. Weeks ago, Biden hired a deputy campaign manager and now he has hired a press secretary. Evan Carlson, the press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic party will become Biden's New Hampshire press secretary. Carlson's previous experience includes working for Senator Chuck Schumer. He will begin his new job on June 3rd.