Saturday, July 28, 2007

Paul To Visit NH On Aug. 18th-19th

Texas Congressman Ron Paul will visit the Granite State from August 18th-19th. Paul will visit the Strafford County GOP Annual Picnic and the Hillsborough County BBQ. Below is information for both events:

Saturday, August 18th:

Strafford County GOP Annual Picnic
Payne Drive, Center Strafford NH
$20.00 per person... children under 12 admitted free. Tickets available from Strafford County Republican Committee (SCRC) members, by mail or at the event.

Contact Person: Sam A Cataldo
Contact E-mail:
Contact Phone: (603) 859-1089

Sunday, August 19th

Hillsborough County BBQ
Alpine Grove, 19 South Depot Road, Hollis
Cost: $18 per person - tables of 10 are $150

Contact: Fred Plett, HCRC Vice Chair
Email :

Kucinich Hires NH Campaign Director

From The Kucinich Campaign:

Susan Bruce, a political activist, grassroots organizer and social justice advocate has been named New Hampshire campaign director for Ohio Congressman and Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. "I have worked on social justice issues for years; in communities and at the state level. This is a real opportunity to bring the issues that most concern the people of NH to the national level," said Bruce, a resident of Jackson, NH.

"I am grateful to all of those who have worked so hard to kick off theKucinich campaign in NH and I know this sends a signal that NH is important to the Kucinich campaign." Bruce added, "Talking to the candidates is whatNH voters expect and what helps them decide who to vote for; we can expectan increase in candidate visibility and campaign activity very soon!" In the restructuring of the campaign Chris Collier will remain as the New HampshireKucinich for President Communications Director."

Edwards Announces "Environmentalists for Edwards"

While campaigning in Epping, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards announced the creation of the group "Environmentalists for Edwards." The group will advise Edwards on environmental issues and help promote Edwards' plan to build a "New Energy Economy."

According to the campaign,

"The group will be chaired by Rep. Jay Phinizy and Rep. David Essex, the Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the House Environment and Agriculture Committee. The members of the committee are Joanne Allison Sparks, North Conway environmental activist; Maureen Westrick of Intervale and founder of the Fertile Valley Initiative; Margaret Ridgely , North Sandwich member of New Hampshire Audubon; Samuel Wasmuth, Wolfeboro member of Sierra Club; Jennifer Snow, Stratham environmental activist; Kay Delanoy, Keene environmental activist; Donna Thompson, Derry environmental activist; Joseph Cullum, Spofford environmental activist and Ron Poltak, Auburn environmental activist. "

Friday, July 27, 2007

Rudy In State on July 30th and 31st

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be in New Hampshire on Monday July 30th and Tuesday, July 31st. Here is his public schedule.

Monday, July 30

Zeb’s General Store
2675 Main Street
North Conway, NH 03860

The Whittier House
2415 Route 16
West Ossipee , NH 03864

The Old Country Store and Museum
1011 Whittier Highway
Moultonborough, NH 03254

Great Northern Trading Company
Mill Falls Marketplace
312 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, NH 03253

Town Hall
The Margate on Winnipesaukee
Mariah Room
76 Lake Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Doors open at 6:00pm, Program begins at 6:15pm

RSVP to Kevin Conroy at 603-513-5070 or

Tuesday, July 31

Town Hall
The Governor’s Inn
78 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867
Doors open at 10:00am, Program begins at 10:15am

RSVP to Jeff Semprini at 603-369-8136 or

Senator Durbin To Campaign For Obama, Visit House Parties

Senator Barack Obama's New Hampshire campaign announced today that U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will visit two house parties in New Hampshire tomorrow. The senior senator from Obama's home state, Durbin serves as the Majority Whip in the U.S. Senate and is a longtime supporter and friend of Obama's. He will greet voters and speak about Barack Obama's vision for changing politics in America.

Saturday, July 28

10:00am – 11:45am
Home of Rep. Cindy Rosenwald & Peter Klementowicz
101 Wellington Street
Nashua, NH

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Home of George Bruno & Rona Zlokower
Saturday, July 28,
161 North Adams Street (between Clark & Carpenter Streets)
Manchester, NH

Biden's Son, Delaware AG, To Campaign In Granite State

Recently elected Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, will spend Saturday, July 28, 2007 campaigning in New Hampshire for his father, Sen. Joe Biden. Biden will make several stops including at the Greenfield Blueberry "JAMboree", Jaffrey Riverfest, Peterborough Diner and Stratham Fair.

9:45 AM
Greenfield Blueberry Jamboree
Oak Park
971 Forest RoadGreenfield , NH

11:15 AM
Jaffrey Riverfest
Main Street
Jaffrey, NH

12:30 PM
Peterborough Diner
10 Depot Street
Peterborough, NH

3:00 PM
Stratham Hill Park, Route 33
Stratham, NH

Biden's NH Chair Hits Obama Over "Trading Favors" Comment

From The Biden Campaign:

Today, Representative Jim Ryan (D-Franklin), New Hampshire Chairman of the Biden for President campaign issued the following statement in response to Senator Barack Obama's comments regarding "trading favors" for endorsements.

"I am deeply disappointed by the comments of Senator Obama this morning. It does not say a lot for Obama's opinion of New Hampshire officials if he thinks that our endorsements can be bought and sold for 'favors'.

"We take pride in New Hampshire of the fact that we look beyond the hype and the money and really focus on where all the candidates stand on the issues. Our last two Democratic Presidents started off low in the polls, however they won New Hampshire's hearts based on the merits of their ideas.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Jackie Dodd To Appear In NH, Open First Dodd Regional Field Office

Jackie Clegg Dodd, wife of Presidential candidate Chris Dodd, will visit New Hampshire Friday, July 27th. She will first attend the grand opening of the Chris Dodd for President Nashua Regional Field Office. After opening the Nashua office, Clegg Dodd will then attend the greet voters in Concord and Manchester.

Friday, July 27th

12:30 pm
Nashua Regional Field Office Grand Opening
Location: 178 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060

3:00 pm
Meet and Greet at Granite Ledges of Concord
Location: Granite Ledges of Concord
151 Langley Parkway
Concord, NH 03301

6:00 pm
Tom Donovan for Mayor Office Grand Opening
Location: 848 Elm Street, Second Floor
Manchester, NH 03101

Former Head of NH NEA Endorses Clinton

From The Clinton Campaign:

The New Hampshire for Hillary campaign today announced the endorsement of education leader Karen McDonough. McDonough, who led the National Education Association of New Hampshire (NEA-NH) for 16 years, joins the campaign as Co-chair of Education Leaders for Hillary.

"Senator Clinton's passion for improving the education system in this country is clear," said Karen McDonough. "Her work to see that programs such as Head Start and No Child Left Behind receive full funding, and her determination to make higher education more affordable and accessible, speaks to her commitment to the issue."

Hodes Endorses Obama

Today in Concord, freshman Congressman Paul Hodes endorsed Barack Obama. Hodes said that he is endorsing Obama because:

"Barack and I share an optimistic vision for this country and we share the belief that change is possible when people come together. Campaigning across New Hampshire this fall, people told me that they believe this country can be great again—but they know that we need a new kind of politics if we’re going to make progress on the issues that confront us around the world. In Barack Obama, we have a leader who will turn the page on our narrow-minded foreign policy, a leader who will end the war in Iraq and who realizes, just like JFK and Ronald Reagan did, that being a strong nation means having the strength to talk to our enemies."

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It's All About The Kids

Some of you might know that I am spending the summer working for a program called Northfield Mount Hermon Upward Bound. The goal of the program is to "provide low-income students with the skills and motivation needed to succeed in college." I was a student in the program and have spend the last three summers working as a staff member.

This summer I have had the pleasure to work with Victoria Cavanaugh, a recent Boston College graduate. Ms. Cavanaugh has started a program called Nuestro Ahora. The aim of her program is to "provide disadvantaged children in El Salvador with an opportunity to attend an institution of higher education while equipping them with the skills necessary to become engaged citizens."

The website is a work in progress, but feel free to contact Vicktoria Cavanaugh at:

I urge all of you to support this worthy cause.

Richardson To Speak At Merrimack County Dems Picnic

On August 26th, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will speak at the Merrimack County Democrats Picnic. The picnic will take place at the home of Bow State Representative Beth Walz and Selectman Harry Judd. Details will be released later.

Dodd Announces More Members To NH Steering Committee

Senator Chris Dodd has released the names of 16 additional members to his New Hampshire for Chris Dodd Steering Committee. Among the names are several Democratic activists, a college student, a college professor and Peace Corps Volunteers. Perhaps the most prominent name is that of Art Gatzoulis. Mr. Gatzoulis was the 2006 Chair of Manchester State Senator Lou D'Allesandro's Re-Election Campaign.

Here is the full list:

New Hampshire For Chris Dodd Steering Committee Additions:
-Denise Castonguay - Member, Plymouth Area Democrats and Educator (Holderness)
-Joan Crimlisk - Democratic Activist, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Derry)
-Art Gatzoulis - Partner, Craig & Gatzoulis, PLLC and 2006 Chair of State Sen. Lou D'Allesandro's Re-Election Campaign (Manchester)
-Peter Hughes - Democratic Activist (Ellsworth)
-Kaili Lamb - Student, Dartmouth College and Member of Dartmouth for Dodd (Hanover)
-Dr. Paula Mahon, M.D. - Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Derry)
-Monique Martineau - Educator, Democratic Activist (Manchester)
-Robert Z. Norman - Environmental Activist, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College, Co-Founder of Hanover Conservation Council, Active Member of NH Sierra Club (Hanover)
-Michelle Parmeter - Democratic Activist (Manchester)
-Rosa Pichardo - Former Member of the Manchester City Democrats' Latino Caucus, Democratic Activist (Manchester)
-David Perez - Democratic Activist (Manchester)
-Tom Rossi (Portsmouth)
-Elizabeth Salinas - Former Member of the Manchester City Democrats' Latino Caucus (Manchester)
-Martin Smith - Democratic Activist (Hampton)
-Priscilla Smith - Democratic Activist (Hampton)
-Larry Sparks - Former Member of the Manchester City Democrats' Black Caucus, Democratic Activist (Manchester)

Obama To Announce "Major Addition"

Tomorrow in Concord, Barack Obama will announce "a major addition to his national campaign." The event will take place at Eagle Square and is free and open to the public. The Politico's Ben Smith is reporting that New Hampshire Representative Paul Hodes will be the endorser. Either way we've been told that "This definitely lives up to its billing as a major announcement." So Stay Tuned...

Concord, NH
Eagle Square
Downtown Concord, NH
Gates Open: 8:30 AM

Clinton Announces More Endorsements

Hillary Clinton's campaign has announced that Alice Chamberlin will serve as the Co-Chair of the group "Environmental Leaders for Hillary." Ms. Chamberlin is a policy advisor to Governor Lynch.

Also, tomorrow the Clinton campaign will announce that a "well-known and established leader in New Hampshire’s education community" will endorse the Senator, on a conference call.

Shurtleff Endorses Biden

Today, the Biden for President campaign announced that New Hampshire State Representative Steve Shurtleff has endorsed Joe Biden. Shurtleff is the Assistant House Majority Leader in the House and represents Penacook, New Hampshire. Mr. Shurtleff will also serve as Biden's Regional Field Director for the Lakes Region and Merrimack County. He will join Biden's New Hampshire First Responders Caucus and advise the Delaware Senator on Veteran's issues.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

McCain To Campaign In NH on July 25th, 26th

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that the Arizona Senator will return to the Granite State Wednesday, July 25th and Thursday, July 26th.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

WHO: Senator John McCain
WHAT: Divine Millimet and Manchester Chamber of Commerce "Meet The Candidate Forum"
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. EDT
WHERE: Devine Millimet Lobby
111 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101

WHO: Senator John McCain
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting with BAE Systems employees
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 11:45 a.m. EDT
WHERE: BAE Systems NCA Conference Room
95 Canal Street
Nashua, NH 03064

WHO: Senator John McCain
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 6:45 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Keene Country Club Ballroom
755 West Hill Road
Keene, NH 03431

Thursday, July 26, 2007

WHO: Senator John McCain
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting with Derry Rotary
WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 12:15 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Marion Gerrish Community Center
39 West Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

Clinton Purposes "Green Building Fund"

Photo Is: ©Chris Fitzgerald/

Today, at the Seacoast Media Group's Presidential Forum, Hillary Clinton purposed a "Green Building Fund." The fund's aim is to make public buildings more energy efficient. The new program would cost $1 billion annually and be distributed to states through grants or low-interest loans. At the event, Hillary said that "Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, fastest technology we have to cut energy use and reduce emissions. We'll invest $1 billion annually to help states improve energy efficiency in public buildings, cut pollution, combat climate change, and create 50,000 'green collar' jobs. If we do this right, it can be a win, win for our economy and our environment."

Obama Campaign To Hold Small Business Forums, More Book Clubs

From The Obama Campaign:

Campaign staff will host forums with small business owners to discuss business values and the challenges and opportunities confronting businesspeople and entrepreneurs as we head into this critical election. The forums will begin today in Portsmouth, with three more initial forums to take place in Peterborough, Concord, and Plymouth in the coming days. More forums will be announced as they are added.

Guests are encouraged to RSVP to Graham Roth at or (603) 668-2008.

In addition to the forums, the second round of From Doubt to Hope book clubs begins today, with undecided voters gathering to read Senator Obama's book Dreams From my Father in towns across the state. The book clubs have drawn great reviews so far, even making it onto CNN. To find a book club near you, please visit .

Edwards Duo To Do 13 Events In 3 Days

On Friday, July 27th, and Saturday, July 28th Elizabeth Edwards will attend events across New Hampshire. On Saturday, July 28th, and Sunday July 29th, Senator Edwards will participate in town halls and house parties across the state.

Friday, July 27th – Elizabeth Edwards

11:45 a.m.
House Party with Elizabeth Edwards
The Home of Mike Schwartz and Sharyn Potter
161 Wallis Road
Rye , NH

4:15 p.m.
House Party with Elizabeth Edwards
The Home of Louise Graham
218 Main Street
Wolfeboro , NH

6:45 p.m.
Coffee & Conversation with Elizabeth Edwards
The Metropolitan Coffee House "The Met"
2680 Main Street
North Conway , NH

Saturday, July 28th – Elizabeth Edwards

9:00 a.m.
House Party with Elizabeth Edwards
The River Bend Inn
273 Chocorua Mountain Highway
Tamworth , NH

11:00 a.m.
Meet and Greet with Elizabeth Edwards
New Hampshire Veterans Home
139 Winter Street
Tilton , NH

Saturday, July 28th

12:45 p.m.
House Party with Senator Edwards
The Home of Latha Mangipudi
20 Salmon Brook Drive
Nashua , NH

3:00 p.m.
House Party with Senator Edwards
The Home of Susan McGeough
119 Prescott Road
Epping , NH

4:45 p.m.
Town Hall with Senator Edwards
Rotary Pavilion
Henry Laws Park
Dover , NH

7:00 p.m.
Town Hall with Senator Edwards
Belknap Mill Gazebo
25 Beacon Street East
Laconia , NH

Sunday, July 29th

10:30 a.m.
House Party with Senator Edwards
The Home of Bill & Claire Anderson
2 Baptist Road
Canterbury , NH

1:30 p.m.
House Party with Senator Edwards
The Home of Patrick & Susan McKeown
299 Steinmetz Drive
Manchester , NH

3:00 p.m.
Town Hall with Senator Edwards
Mack's Apples
230 Mammoth Road
Londonderry , NH

4:45 p.m.
House Party with Senator Edwards
The Home of Mark Brockmeier
2 Camelot Road
Windham , NH

Monday, July 23, 2007

Dems, Indies Support Obama at Merrimack Restaurant

Tonight during the CNN/YouTube debate, CNN's Mary Snow hosted a group of 24 Democrats and Independents at the Merrimack Restaurant. Snow reported that:

"We’re here with 24 Democrats, Independents, who thought that Senator Hillary Clinton would be the best performer here tonight, but the results that we just got in, this is a focus group; show that Barack Obama got the most favorable in terms of the best performance from the 24 people who are here tonight"

Edwards Campaign Holds Iraq Forum

Today marked the first of five policy discussions hosted by John Edwards' New Hampshire campaign. The first forum focused on Iraq and was led by "senior foreign policy adviser" Mike Signer. According to a campaign press release Signer said, “Nearly 75% of New Hampshire voters disapprove of the way this President is handling the war in Iraq. Senator Edwards' plan would bring a quick but safe end to the war in a way that protects American troops and our security interests in the region."

Later this week, additional forums will be led by Edwards National Campaign Manager Congressman David Bonior and General Gregory “Speedy” Martin.

For more information or to RSVP go to

July 24th – Veterans Policy Forum
7:00 p.m.
John Edwards for President Office
40 Chestnut Street , Dover , NH 03824

July 25th – Environmental Policy Forum
12:00 p.m.
John Edwards for President Office
12 North Main Street , Concord , NH 03301
July 25th – Disabilities Policy Forum, Portsmouth
7:00 p.m.
John Edwards for President Office
195 Hanover Street, Suite 34 , Portsmouth , NH 03801

July 26th – Health Care Policy Forum
7:00 p.m.
John Edwards for President Office
66 Hanover Street, Suite 201 , Manchester , NH 03101

Rudy Begins Granite State Radio Ads

Rudy Giuliani has begun airing three radio ads in New Hampshire. The first ad titled "Out of Control" highlights Rudy's record as Mayor of New York. The other two ads, called "Will Do" and "Garbage Can" focuses on Giuliani's "12 Commitments to the American People."

All three ads can be heard at his website:

Richardson Returns To New Hampshire From 26th-28th

From The Richardson Campaign:

Bolstered by polls showing he has moved past John Edwards and into third place in New Hampshire, Governor Bill Richardson returns to the Granite State this week for grassroots events in Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Sullivan counties. Governor Richardson's trip will be highlighted by a major policy address on terrorism at Southern New Hampshire University, followed by a "Homeland Security Conversation" with firefighters in Salem.

Thursday, July 26th

When: 9:00 PM
What: Meet and Greet at the Barley House
Where: Barley House, 132 North Main, Concord

Friday, July 27th

When: Noon
What: World Affairs Council of New Hampshire forum, Major Policy Address on Terrorism
Where: Walker Auditorium, Robert Frost Hall, Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Rd, Manchester

When: 2:00 PM
What: "Homeland Security Conversation" with Salem Firefighters
Where: Salem Fire Department, 152 Main Street, Salem

When: 5:15 PM
What: Nashua "Presidential Job Interview"
Where: Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, Nashua

When: 7:15 PM
What: Derry "Presidential Job Interview"
Where: Home of Mrs. Brenda Brophy-Mavroules, 119 Kilrea Road, Derry

Saturday, July 28th

When: 9:00 AM
What: Meet and Greet at Jack's of New London
Where: Jack's of New London, 207 Main Street, New London

When: 10:00 AM
What: Meet and Greet at Shirley's Restaurant and Donut Shop
Where: Shirley's Restaurant and Donut Shop, 158 Pleasant St, Claremont

When: 12:30 PM
What: SEIU Conference
Where: Alumni Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover

When: 1:15 PM
What: Hanover Street Festival
Where: Main Street, Hanover

Dodd Supporters To Hold Debate Watch Parties

From The Dodd Campaign:

"Tonight, Chris Dodd will participate in the CNN/ YouTube debate taking place at the Citadel in South Carolina. In New Hampshire, Chris Dodd supporters will gather to host debate watch parties across the state.

Dodd’s New Hampshire supporters will hold debate watch parties starting at 7 PM in Manchester, Concord, and Barrington."