Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thompson To File on Monday

Fred Thompson will file for the New Hampshire primary, this Monday.

We're awaiting more details.

Rudy's Upcoming Schedule

Join Mayor Rudy Giuliani in New Hampshire!

Sunday, October 28th

10:30 AM
Cheshire County Republican Committee Hosts Coffee with Mayor Giuliani
Home of Jane Lane
15 Russell Street
Keene, NH
RSVP to Chris MacDonald at 603-203-3328 or

1:15 PM
Town Hall Meeting
Doors open 1:15 PM
Peterborough Town Hall
1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH
RSVP to Chris MacDonald at 603-203-3328 or

3:45 PM
Lull Farm
65 Broad Street
Hollis, NH

5:00 PM
House Party
Home of Rep. Stephen Stepanek
1 Colonel Wilkins Road
Amherst, NH
RSVP to Chris MacDonald at 603-203-3328 or

Friday, October 26, 2007

Rudy To Visit This Upcoming Sunday

Town Hall Meeting With Rudy Giuliani

Sunday, October 28th

Peterborough Town Hall
Peterborough, NH

Edwards To Deliver Speech on Trust in Government

Monday, October 29th

12:00 p.m.
Presidential Candidate John Edwards (D)
Restoring America’s Trust in our Federal Government

Saint Anselm College
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
100 St. Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH

This event is free, open to the public, and will be held in the Saint Anselm College NHIOP Auditorium

Romney To File, Hold "Ask Mitt Anything" Forums

On Monday, October 29, Governor Mitt Romney will be in New Hampshire for events in the Southern part of the state.

Monday, October 29, 2007:

11:45 a.m.
Governor Mitt Romney Holds a Rally with New Hampshire Supporters
New Hampshire State Library, Front Steps
20 Park Street
Concord, NH

12:30 p.m.
Governor Mitt Romney Files Declaration of Candidacy
Office of the Secretary of State, Room 204
New Hampshire State House
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH

1:30 p.m.
Governor Mitt Romney Holds a University of New Hampshire – Manchester "Ask Mitt Anything"
University of New Hampshire at Manchester
400 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH

3:30 p.m.
Governor Mitt Romney Holds a BAE Systems Employee "Ask Mitt Anything"
BAE Systems North America
95 Canal Street
Nashua, NH

Gravel Turns To Craigslist For Help

Tip of the hat too The Union Leader's Drew Cline for picking this up.

A supporter of Mike Gravel has posted an ad on Craigslist asking for help putting up yard signs.

Here is the ad:

Need people Put up Yard signs (Yard by Yard for Mike Gravel)

"We are looking for willing and able people to put up yard signs all over the state. This is privet effort to support Mike Grave we plan on signing the state with 2000 sign by the end of the month so let get to it. (we have five people already and we are looking for another 10) What we are looking for is people who have door to door experience and or feel that the comfortable asking people if the may put up a sign to support Mr Gravel for President. We want people with trucks because we have 4x8 signs we want to get up.. (also 2X2 and 2x4) a digital camera is a necessity to so us your good work. also gps is plus."

Here's another ad:

Placing Mike Gravel Signs $$$ cash

"I support Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. I will pay $25 to install a yard sign on your property. Urban areas and places with maximum traffic preferred. If you have a property with roadside view in New Hampshire email me your address and I will have a sign installed on your property and put $25 in an envelope in your mailbox so you can go have a beer or two with a friend and talk about Mike Gravel's candidacy. All I ask is that you keep the sign visible and spread the word."

Rasmussen: Romney Expands Lead in New Hampshire

A new Rasmussen poll has Mitt Romney expanding his New Hampshire lead. The poll also refutes the St. Anselm's poll that had Ron Paul ahead of Huckabee and Thompson. This poll shows Paul tied with Duncan Hunter and 2 percent.

"Romney now has support from 28% of Likely Primary Voters while Giuliani earns the vote from 19%. McCain at 16% and Huckabee at 10% are the only other Republicans in double digits. Thompson attracts just 6% of the vote and is trailed by Tom Tancredo (3%), Ron Paul (2%), and Duncan Hunter (2%). Fourteen percent (14%) remain undecided.

The current New Hampshire poll finds that roughly half of the potential voters for this first-in-the-nation primary are open to changing their mind."

Election 2008: New Hampshire Republican Primary

McCain Airs "Woodstock" TV Ad

From The McCain Campaign:

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released a new television ad, entitled "Woodstock," to run in New Hampshire. The new ad focuses on John McCain's commitment to eliminating wasteful pork-barrel spending as opposed to Senator Hillary Clinton, who has in her short time in the Senate come to symbolize the problem of outrageous overspending in Washington.


Script for "Woodstock" (:30-TV)

ANNCR: It was a cultural event that defined a generation. Worthy of fond memories.

But worthy of a million of your tax dollars to build a museum?

Hillary Clinton thinks so.

John McCain disagrees.

He's been cutting wasteful spending for more than 20 years.

That's why Citizens Against Government Waste calls John McCain a Taxpayer Hero.

It's a matter of priorities.

John McCain says, if you want to relive Woodstock ... buy the record.

JOHN MCCAIN: I'm John McCain and I approve this message

Obama Meets 1,700 New Hampshire Voters

According to the Obama campaign, "Senator Barack Obama visited New Hampshire this week for the eighteenth time, spending three days in the Granite State. Obama talked to more than 1,700 New Hampshire voters, continuing to answer their questions with straight-forward, honest answers and demonstrate the strong, principled leadership that we need to bring about real change.

Sheila Muse of Nashua sat down with Obama to discuss his middle class tax fairness plan at a roundtable in Nashua on Monday. "Plenty of politicians say they want to know what regular people care about, but Obama actually sat down and had a real discussion with us," she said. "He answered every question with a clear answer and I felt like he really understood what average Americans care about. He seemed really honorable and ethical. He would be good for our country."

Thompson Announces Veterans Chairman

From The Thompson Campaign:

The Friends of Fred Thompson announced today the appointment of David J. Kenney as Veterans Chairman of the New Hampshire presidential campaign.

Kenney is currently a Commander in the United States Navy Reserve. He served in a variety of active duty roles from 1975 to 1979. His military experience includes work in communications, information technology and security, and recruiting.

Tori Wainwright Is A HillStar

From The Clinton Campaign:

The New Hampshire for Hillary Campaign today announced Tori Wainwright as the campaign’s HillStar of the Week. Wainwright, a sophomore at Stevens High School in Claremont , regularly canvasses on the campaign’s behalf.

“I think it’s really exciting to be working to elect the first woman president,” said Wainwright. “I believe in what Hillary has to say.”

Tori, who originally started volunteering to fulfill her high school’s community service requirement, says she has fallen in love with talking to people about what Hillary stands for.

Paul Mails 12-Page Pamphlet To Granite State Republicans

A day after a new Granite State poll shows Ron Paul beating Fred Thompson, "New Hampshire Presidential Watch" has received a copy of the new pamphlet that Texas Congressman Ron Paul campaign is sending out to all Republicans in the state. Each page is devoted to a different topic and features titles such as "Hard Work and Strong Families-Hope for America," and "A True Friend of Freedom." The mailing comes at the same time that Ron Paul will spend $1 million on five New Hampshire television commercials.

Below is a copy of it:

Obama: Are Your Fired Up? Are You Ready To Go?

This YouTube video and summary was submitted by the Barack Obama campaign:

On Monday, Senator Barack Obama officially filed to appear on the ballot in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, writing on the traditional Notice to Voters "It is time for real change." Immediately afterward, Obama was received by a crowd of 1,000 on the State House lawn in Concord, where he stressed that real change is going to take strong, principled leadership and the ability to bring people together.

Obama continues to show that kind of leadership at events when he visits New Hampshire, offering clear, direct answers on the issues that matter to voters.

"Fall for Hillary"

From The Clinton Campaign:

Despite the cooling of the weather, the New Hampshire for Hillary campaign is heating up with statewide “Fall for Hillary” canvasses this weekend. Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin, and Massachusetts Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal, will be in the Granite State on Saturday to help kick-off canvasses.

Visit the New Hampshire for Hillary webpage at for a complete list of grassroots activities taking place this weekend.

Saturday, October 27

Gov. Madeleine Kunin Kicks-off Fall for Hillary Claremont Area Canvasses
10:00 AM
NH for Hillary Claremont Office
24 Opera House Square
2nd Floor
Claremont, NH

Congressman Jim McGovern Kicks-off Fall for Hillary Concord Area Canvasses
10:30 AM
NH for Hillary Concord Office
24 Hammond Street
Concord, NH

Congressman Richard Neal Kicks-off Fall for Hillary Cheshire County Canvasses with Keene State and Mt. Holyoke Students for Hillary
10:30 AM
NH for Hillary Keene Office
180 Emerald Street
Suite 215-219
Keene, NH

Obama Builds Grassroots Campaign

From The Obama Campaign:

Senator Barack Obama's campaign will continue to build our grassroots movement this weekend with organizing activities around the state. Here's a look at the events coming up in the next few days:

House Parties for Undecided Voters
The campaign routinely hosts house parties to give undecided voters the opportunity to learn more about Obama from staff and supporters. Upcoming house parties include the following:

In Hampton tonight, campaign Co-Chair and State Senator Martha Fuller Clark will explain why she sees Obama as the most effective change agent in the race.

On Saturday in Claremont, Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran Will Dismukes will discuss the courage and judgment Obama showed in opposing the Iraq War from the start.

Sunday evening in Windham, voters will discuss healthcare and learn about Obama's plan to cover every American and save the typical family up to $2,500 per year in health care costs.

Organizing Meetings Around the State
At more than 90 meetings around New Hampshire this weekend, Granite Staters will learn about the many ways to continue growing our grassroots movement for change.

Energizing Deval Patrick's Grassroots Base
In the wake of the endorsement rally—which drew more than 9,500 in Boston Common— the campaign has signed up nearly 2,000 new Bay State volunteers.

Busloads of those volunteers will head northbound on Saturday to speak with voters in the Derry and Portsmouth areas about why the believe Obama's strong, principled leadership will bring about real change.

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NEWS: Adding ‘dependent’ to coverage not as simple as it sounds

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: Congress, Sununu, State Legislature, Nashua Mayoral Race

POLITICAL COLUMNS: Flotsam & Jetsam, DiStaso

NH POLLS: Shapiro, Rothenberg, Silva

OP-ED: Hassan: Don't let the Republicans fool you on health care

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: The Field, Clinton, Edwards, Gravel, Kucinich, Obama, Richardson

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: The Field, Brownback, Giuliani, McCain, Paul, Romney, Thompson

FIRST PRIMARY: NH primary: Room to breathe?

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Rivals From Both Parties Spar Over Response to Iran

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thompson Announces New Hampshire County Chairmen

From The Thompson Campaign:

The Friends of Fred Thompson today announced the appointment of the ten county chairmen who will lead the New Hampshire organizational effort in the Thompson presidential campaign.

The chairmen work directly with the Thompson campaign staff in helping to identify the Thompson vote and turn it out on primary day.

Among their duties will be to assist in recruiting city andtown chairmen in their counties and to mobilize a wide variety ofvolunteer efforts, ranging from telephone calling, to literature and signdistribution to attending various events on behalf of the campaign.

Belknap - Joseph McCormack of Belmont, a steel company executive and the former chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers.

Carroll - Linda Teagan of North Conway, former Justice Department and FCC attorney, former State Representative in Massachusetts. She currently serves as secretary of the Carroll County Republican Committee and is the former co-chair for the Mount Washington Valley Area Republican Committee.

Cheshire - Kate Day of Spofford. Formerly a chemist and environmental specialist, she left her career to raise her children and is very active in a variety of volunteer roles in her community.

Coos - Bill Stebbins, Jr. of Pittsburg, an English teacher at Colebrook Academy who is also serving as the Pittsburg Town Librarian and the Director of the Bremer Pond Memorial Library. Active in his community, he is a past President of the New Hampshire Guides Association.

Grafton - Harrison Sonntag of Hanover, who came from Tennessee to Dartmouth College as a student-athlete in 2004. After a serious knee injury ended his athletic career, he began to concentrate on politics and government with the Dartmouth Young Republicans and the conservative student journal, the Dartmouth Beacon.

Hillsborough - David Alukonis of Hudson, a former seven-term New Hampshire State Representative and current chairman of the Hudson School Board.

Merrimack - Jim Lupien of Hooksett, a veteran of the United States Air Force, a former New Hampshire State Representative, a past Chairman of the Derry Taxpayers Association, and owner of the Cool Moose Creamery, a small business located in Concord.

Rockingham - April Mason of Stratham, a former New Hampshire State Representative who has a business background in the medical equipment sector. She also serves on the board of directors for Portsmouth Christian Academy in Dover.

Strafford - Carolyn Geiler of Somersworth, a long-time Republican Party activist who has extensive grassroots campaign experience and has worked as a volunteer for several presidential campaigns. She is also active with a variety of non-profit organizations in the Seacoast area.

Sullivan - Spec Bowers of Georges Mills, a software engineer and founding partner of Nashoba Systems software design firm. Bowers is the owner and operator of Georges Mills Cottages in the Lake Sunapee resort area and has been actively involved with several state and national Republican campaigns.

Kucinich To File For Primary

Ohio Congressman and Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis will be visiting New Hampshire tomorrow

Friday, October 26, 2007

12:00 Congressman Kucinich will file for the New Hampshire primary at the State House (Room 204), Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Double E Campaigns During "American Heroes Week"

On Friday, October 26th, and Saturday, October 27th, Elizabeth Edwards will return to New Hampshire for two days of Graniteroots campaigning during ‘American Heroes Week.’

Friday, October 26th

Brentwood House Party
Waldron Residence
69 South Rd., Brentwood.

Concord Young Democrats Fundraiser
48 Airport Rd., Concord.

Milton House Party
Tarbox Residence
134 St. James Ave., Milton.

Saturday, October 27th

Carpenters Union Canvassing Kick Off
Edwards for President Manchester Office
66 Hanover St., Manchester.

Hampstead House Party
London Residence
104 Faith Dr., Hampstead.

Nashua Event
Location TBD

Hanover Town Hall
Hanover High School
41 Lebanon St., Hanover.

Upcoming Edwards Schedule

From Sunday, October 28th, through Wednesday, October 31 st, the Edwards family will criss-cross New Hampshire for four days of Graniteroots campaigning. Senator Edwards will officially file to be on the primary ballot on the morning of the 29th .

This trip is part of the "Stand Strong" campaign, during which Edwards will discuss his bold and detailed proposals for health care reform, smart and safe trade policies, ending the war in Iraq and restoring America's moral authority in the world.

Sunday, October 28th

Laconia Town Hall
Laconia High School
345 Union Ave.
Laconia, NH

Concord Town Hall
Rundlett Middle School
144 South St.
Concord, NH

Bedford Town Hall
Arbors of Bedford
70 Hawthorne Drive
Bedford, NH

Londonderry House Party
Home of Cathleen Stuart
16 Sparhark Dr.
Londonderry, NH

Monday, October 29th

Official Filing for New Hampshire Primary Ballot
Concord State House, Room 204

12:00 p.m.
Policy Address: Restoring America’s Trust in our Federal Government
Saint Anselm College
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Manchester, NH

Exeter Town Hall
Exeter Town Hall
10 Front St.
Exeter, NH

Tuesday, October 30th

Event TBD

Wednesday, October 31st

Peterborough Town Hall
Peterborough Town Hall
1 Grove St.
Peterborough, NH

5:05 pm
Edwards Family Trick or Treating
Bedford – Exact Location TBD

ArtsVoteNH To Hold Presidential Forum

ArtsVoteNH, a program of New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts Action Fund, is holding a candidates forum. All presidential candidates will be invited to speak at this forum to share their positions on supporting the arts, arts education, and the creative economy in general.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Capitol Center for the Arts
The Governor’s Hall
44 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

Each candidate will be given time to deliver a speech and take questions from the audience on the topic. In between the candidate speaking times there will be presentations and performances from local artists and arts advocates.

The invited audience will be New Hampshire voters that support the arts.

For more information go here:

Richards To File on Tuesday

Governor Bill Richardson will make it official on Tuesday morning, filing with the New Hampshire Secretary of State as a candidate for the New Hampshire primary. Prior to filing, the Governor will march with supporters through the center arch and onto the Statehouse Lawn where he will deliver brief remarks.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 – 8:15 a.m.
WHAT: Remarks to Supporters on the Statehouse Lawn
WHERE: Statehouse Lawn, Concord

WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 – 8:30 a.m.
WHAT: New Hampshire Primary Filing and Media Availability
WHERE: New Hampshire Secretary of State's Office, State House, Room 204, Concord

Clinton To Celebrate Birthday With 60 NH Parties

From The Clinton Campaign:

Hillary Clinton will not just have one birthday party this year – she’ll have more than 60 across the state of New Hampshire. Supporters and undecided voters across the state will gather throughout the month and on Friday, October 26th to celebrate Hillary’s 60th birthday and learn about her vision for America.

Sixty house parties are being held across the state of New Hampshire. The house parties will bring Senator Clinton’s supporters and undecided voters under one roof to learn more about the campaign and encourage discussion on the challenges facing our country and how Senator Clinton’s experiences and plans will bring about the change our country needs.

For more information about Senator Clinton ’s campaign, or if you wish to host your own house party for Senator Clinton’s birthday, please call the New Hampshire for Hillary Headquarters Office at (603) 782-4640 or visit .

Ron Paul Beats Thompson, Huckabee In New Hampshire Poll

A new poll conducted by St. Anselm College's New Hampshire Institute of Politics shows Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney leading their respective fields.

The survey of 1, 514 likely primary voters also has Ron Paul beating Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee. The Texas Congressman recently began airing radio ads.

Here are the poll results:


Clinton: 42.6%
Obama: 21.5%
John Edwards: 13.9%


Romney: 32.4%
Giuliani: 21.8%
McCain: 15.2%
Paul 7.4%

The survey conducted by SRBI Research finds that 41% of undeclared voters play to vote in the Democratic primary, while 19% say they will vote in the Republican primary. For those interested the poll also shows Clinton leading among men, women, Protestants, liberals, Catholics, moderates and conservatives who plan on voting in the Democratic primary.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Richardson Campaign To Hold "Open Houses"

The New Hampshire for Richardson campaign will host "open houses" in Berlin, Concord, Nashua and Portsmouth this week. New Hampshire voters are invited to drop by their local campaign headquarters, meet fellow Bill Richardson supporters and learn more about the Governor's aggressive grassroots effort in the Granite State. Campaign staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss upcoming volunteer opportunities and events. Light refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2007, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
WHAT: New Hampshire for Richardson Concord "Open House"
WHERE: New Hampshire for Richardson Concord Office, 124 J Hall Street, Concord

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2007, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
WHAT: New Hampshire for Richardson Southern Tier "Open House"
WHERE: New Hampshire for Richardson Southern Tier Office, Nashua

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2007, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
WHAT: New Hampshire for Richardson Seacoast "Open House"
WHERE: New Hampshire for Richardson Seacoast Office, 10 Vaughan Mall Suite 2-6 Portsmouth

WHEN: Sunday, October 28, 2007, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: New Hampshire for Richardson North Country "Open House"
WHERE: New Hampshire for Richardson North Country Office, 2 Main Street, Berlin

Arlinghaus Joins Fred's Team

The Politico's Jonathan Martin reports that Charle Arlinghaus has signed-on to be a senior advisor to Fred Thompson's New Hampshire campaign.

"Charlie Arlinghaus is a former NH GOP executive director and veteran of many Granite State campaigns. Recently, he's been plying his trade for a free-market think tank in the state and writing a weekly column in the U-L."

Dodd Welcomes Rudy To Red Sox Nation

From the Dodd campaign:

Senator and lifelong Red Sox fan Chris Dodd welcomed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to Red Sox Nation this afternoon after Giuliani announced he would be supporting the Red Sox in the World Series. Dodd released the following statement after hearing of Mayor Giuliani's recent conversion:

"Every true Red Sox fan knows that being a fan means more than just rooting for the Red Sox to win, it means also rooting for the Yankees to lose. I am glad to see that Mayor Giuliani has seen the error of his ways and converted to Red Sox Nation, however, if the situation were reversed I would be strongly supporting the National League team over the Yankees."

"A good day is when the Red Sox win; a great day is when the Yankees lose; and a perfect day is when the Red Sox win and the Yankees lose."

McCain Releases New Hampshire TV Ad

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released a new television ad, entitled "Tied Up," to run in New Hampshire. The new ad highlights John McCain's classic line from the GOP debate this week in Florida opposing Senator Clinton's attempt to spend $1 million in taxpayers' money for a Woodstock Museum in New York.


Script for "Tied Up" (:30-TV)

JOHN MCCAIN: "A few days ago, Senator Clinton tried to spend one million dollars on the Woodstock concert museum.

"Now my friends, I wasn't there. I'm sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event.
"I was, I was tied up at the time."


JOHN MCCAIN: "No one can be President of the United States that supports projects such as these.

"I'm John McCain and I approve this message."

Levin Voes To End New Hampshire "Cockamamie" Primary

Gardner versus Levin: The Ultimate Primary Death Match

Roger Simon is reporting that "Sen. Carl Levin, Democrat of Michigan, threatened Wednesday to hold Michigan’s presidential nominating contest on the same day as the New Hampshire primary in order to end New Hampshire’s "cockamamie" first-in-the nation role."

Secretary of State Bill Gardner told Simon, "I moved the filing period (when candidates can register to get their names on the ballot) up so it would end Nov. 2, so we could have a primary in early December if need be."

Hillary To File for Primary

The New Hampshire for Hillary campaign today announced that Senator Hillary Clinton will return the Granite State on Friday, November 2. During her 18th visit to the state, Senator Clinton will file to have her name appear on the New Hampshire Primary ballot.

Friday, November 2
Hillary Files for New Hampshire Primary
Office of the Secretary of State
State House Room 204
Concord, NH

Cosmo's Musings...Coming To A Computer Near You

In my desire to create a "Cosmo Media Universe," I have created the best thing ever.

I have begun a new website called "Cosmo's Musings."

It will make you cry, laugh, cry again, scratch your head and wonder why are you reading this dripple.

The site is "about nothing," and will "offer pointless ramblings and observations. Many of which will be taken from famous people."

Check it all out at:

Rudy Finally Sees The Light: Joins Red Sox Nation

There are a couple of things that I hold sacred at this site: pez, Neil Diamond, hot pockets, Cosmo Kramer and the Boston Red Sox.

So it spiked our interest to learn that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is rooting for the Boston Red Sox. Yesterday, in the heart of Boston's financial district, devout Yankees fan Rudy Giuliani said "I'm rooting for the Red Sox. I am an American League fan."

If Dante Scala can become a Red Sox fan then anyone can, so I welcome Rudy to Red Sox Nation. Though, you'll never see me rooting for the's become a personal thing.

Here are the covers of The Daily News and The New York Post.

"What profiteth a man if he gains the White House but loses his field-level box at Yankee Stadium."

Edwards To Host Londonderry House Party

On Sunday, October 28th John Edwards will host a Londonderry house party.

Sunday, October 28th

John Edwards House Party
16 Sparhawk Dr.
Londonderry, NH

Contact: David Pierucci (603) 216-6321

The Hill: Thompson Will Send Surrogate To File for Primary

The Hill's Sam Youngman discovers that Fred Thompson will not personally file for the New Hampshire primary.

Youngman writes, "Thompson’s apparent reluctance to campaign in the Granite State has rubbed many voters and officials there the wrong way, and it could get worse. One source told The Hill on Tuesday that Thompson is not planning to file to run there personally, sending a surrogate instead.

The Thompson campaign would neither confirm nor deny Thompson’s plans to send someone to file on his behalf before the Nov. 2 deadline, but one source familiar with the plans said the former senator would not be there in person. Filing to run in the old statehouse is a Granite State tradition that carries with it significant free media."

The full article can be read here: Thompson’s N. H. window closing

New Hampshire News Links for October 24th, 2007

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NEWS: 303 jobs lost in Groveton

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: Gregg, Shaheen, Steiner, Manchester Mayoral Race


OP-ED: Editorial: Judge judges by same rules used for others

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Gravel, Obama, Richardson

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: Brownback, Giuliani, Huckabee, McCain, Paul, Romney, Tancredo, Thompson

FIRST PRIMARY: Gregg rips national GOP chairman

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Wives of Candidates Compare Notes From Trail

NATIONAL POLLS: The Times/Bloomberg Poll: Clinton's White House years become a boon; Democratic voters are looking favorably on her experience as first lady, even on her failed healthcare effort, a poll finds.

WAR: Military spending: up and away

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Romney To File For Primary on Oct. 29th

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will for the New Hampshire primary on Monday, October 29th.

At 11:45am on the steps of the Legislative Office Building, behind the State House in Concord, there will be a rally welcoming Governor Romney.

NH Dems: NH GOP Has Given Up on Primary

Statement from the New Hampshire Democratic Party:

On Wednesday, October 24, RNC Chairman Mike Duncan will appear at a NH GOP fundraiser at Former Gov. and Mrs. John H. Sununu's estate in Hampton Falls. The former Governor's son, John E. Sununu, is facing an extremely tough and expensive re-election. Only yesterday, the RNC executive committee recommended that New Hampshire Republicans be punished for intending to comply with state law and hold their primary on the date that Secretary of State Bill Gardner names. Senators Sununu and Gregg are on the host committee.

"Just when it looked like it couldn't get worse for the NH GOP, it has," said Raymond Buckley, Chair of NH Democratic Party. "Apparently they are desperate for money because in the same week that the RNC has threatened to take away NH GOP delegates, they are holding a fundraiser with the RNC Chairman Mike Duncan. Asking Duncan to headline a political event in NH is like asking Cheney to headline a gun safety conference."

Obama Changes Campaign Schedule

From The Obama Campaign:

**Please note, due to a vote in the Senate, the event schedule for Wednesday, October 24th, has changed and the house party in Rochester has been cancelled**

McConnell Center
61 Locust St
Dover, NH 03820

Doors Open: 4:00 PM

McCain Cancels NH Event

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain has cancelled his New Hampshire events scheduled for tomorrow, October 24th, to return to Washington to vote on the nomination of Judge Leslie Southwick to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Senator Warren Rudman will appear as a surrogate for McCain at the Greater Salem and Greater Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Derry tomorrow morning.

Romney To Visit NH This Thursday

On Thursday, October 25, Governor Mitt Romney will be in New Hampshire for events in the Southern part of the state.

Thursday, October 25

9:45 a.m.
Governor Mitt Romney Speaks at a Health Care Town Hall
Elliot Hospital, Elliot Hospital Conference Center
1 Elliot Way
Manchester, NH

11:15 a.m.
Governor Mitt Romney Holds an "Ask Mitt Anything" House Party
Home of John and Patricia Spencer
41 Stirling Road
Hooksett, NH

3:00 p.m.
Governor Mitt Romney Holds an Exeter "Ask Mitt Anything"
Phillips-Exeter Academy, Assembly Hall
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH

Biden To Visit NH This Friday

Senator Joe Biden will return to New Hampshire this Friday October 26th and make campaign stops in Manchester and Salem. During his trip to the Granite State, Biden will participate in the AARP-New Hampshire Divided We Fail Issues Forum at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester and then be the keynote speaker at the 1st Annual Salem Town Democrats Fall Gala.

October 26, 2007

4:30 PM
The Puritan Conference Center
245 Hooksett Rd
Manchester , NH

6:00 PM
Brookstone Event Center
14 Route 111
Derry, NH

Obama Airs "Choices" TV Ad

Senator Barack Obama's New Hampshire campaign will begin airing its fourth television ad today. The sixty-second ad, entitled "Choices," discusses Obama's choice to pass up a lucrative career on Wall Street to affect real change as a community organizer in Chicago. That willingness to take on tough challenges, and the ability to bring people together for change, will characterize an Obama presidency.

You can watch the ad HERE.

SCRIPT – "Choices"

Obama: It is that fundamental belief: I am my brother's keeper. I am my sister's keeper that makes this country work.

Narrator: After college, Barack Obama signed on as a community organizer for local churches, working to lift an area torn apart by plant closings.

Jerry Kellman (Calumet Community Religious Conference 1980-85): Those mills began to close. People lost their jobs for starters. The neighborhoods were devastated.

David Kindler (Former community organizer): The fact that Barack chose to try and effect social change, you know how do you understand that motivation? The pay stinks, the hours are bad.

Narrator: Three years later, Barack went to Harvard Law, then returned to the community to lead a voter registration drive and defend civil rights.

Professor Laurence Tribe (Harvard University Law School): It was inspiring, absolutely inspiring to see someone as brilliant as Barack Obama, as successful, someone who could've written his ticket on Wall Street, take all of the talent and all of the learning and decide to devote it to the community and to making people's lives better.

Edwards Announces Lakes Region, North Country Supporters

These endorsers will also join the Lakes Region and North Country Regional Leadership Committees, for John Edwards:

The Following Lakes Region Activists Have Endorsed Senator John Edwards:

Kenny Bourbeau; Belknap County Vice-Chair
Tim Brown; Activist
Mike Cauble; Carroll County Chair
Lynn Chong; Belknap County Chair
Kelly DeFeo; Activist
Terry Downs; Rumney Town Chair
Curtis Finney; NEA-NH Board member
Jeff Fleischman; Activist
Brenda Gaccione; Activist
Louise Graham; Activist
Sandi Johnson; Activist
Don Johnson; Activist
Dan Jordan; Tilton Town Chair
Eleanor Kahn; Activist
Mike Kahn; Activist
Mary Ann Keay; Activist
Sue Lavin; Activist
David Manley; Effingham Town Chair
Gary McCool; Activist
Sandy Mucci; Meredith Town Chair
John Mucci; Activist
Dorothy O'Callaghan; Moultonborough Democratic Town Chair
Beth O'Neil; Artist
David Stamps; Activist
Jan Stevens; Rumney Town Dem officer
Marie Valliere; President of the Meredith Lyons
Marirose Walker; Disabilities Advocate
Maureen Westrick; Activist

The Following North Country Activists Have Endorsed Senator John Edwards:

Elaine Belanger; Gorham; Activist
Larry Brown; Lancaster; Activist
Donna Cahill; Littleton; Littleton planning board member
Margaret Considine; Bethlehem; Activist
Judy Finkelstein; Lancaster; Activist
Ariel Finkelstein; Lancaster; Activist
Sue Ford; Easton; Easton Town Chair
Paul Robitaille; Gorham; Coos County Chair
Robert Theberge; Berlin State Representative
John Turner; Randolph; Randolph Town Chair

Edwards Endorsed By Belknap County Democratic Chair

From The Edwards Campaign:

Today, on the last day of ‘True Blue Majority Week,’ John Edwards for President announced the endorsements of Belknap County Democratic Chair Lynn Chong and Randolph Town Chair John Turner.

Edwards has now been endorsed by all of the county chairs in the Lakes Region and North Country: Lynn Chong in Belknap County, Mike Cauble in Carroll County, and Paul Robitaille in Coos County .

In past cycles, the Lakes Region and the North Country have traditionally leaned more independent and Republican.

Former Thompson Supporter Joins McCain's Campaign

John McCain's New Hampshire campaign has scored a coup. This morning, the McCain campaign announced that former Fred Thompson supporter Dan Hughes has endorsed the Arizona Senator. Hughes will become McCain's state Vice Chair.

"John McCain has the experience to lead our nation, the ability to unite the Republican Party and is best prepared to win the White House. Senator McCain understands the value and purpose of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary and the importance of building a strong grassroots organization in the Granite State," Hughes said in a campaign statement.

Dan Hughes is a former New Castle state representative and was Ronald Reagan's Deputy Under Secretary at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

New Hampshire News Links for October 23rd, 2007

New Hampshire News Links October 23rd, 2007

Now part of The Hotline Political Network!


NEWS: N.H. House proposal eyes College charter

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: Shaheen hears health care woes / Lozeau rips Tollner over health care

OP-ED: Gregg: Mandated coverage is keeping many in NH uninsured / Latest phone-jamming funny biz shows up in court documents

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: The Field, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Obama, Richardson

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: The Field, Giuliani, Huckabee, McCain, Romney, Thompson


FIRST PRIMARY: NH Republicans shrug off punishment

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Simon: Only the strong will survive

WAR: Bush’s Request for Wars Increases to $196 Billion

OTHER NEWS AND VIEWS: Tsongas and Jindal: One Victory, Two Elections, Four Lessons For Republicans

Monday, October 22, 2007

Rudy in NH Tomorrow

Below is Rudy Giuliani's public schedule for tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 23rd

11:15 AM
Village Cucina
124 1/2 North Main Street

Mayor Giuliani will meet with supporters and then walk to the State House to officially file his candidacy papers for President.

4:45 PM
Jack's of New London
207 Main Street
New London

6:30 PM
Town Hall Meeting Lebanon High School
195 Hanover Street Lebanon
RSVP to Dan Auger at (603) 369-7921 or

Paul To Visit NH Tomorrow

Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul will be in Concord tomorrow, October 23, to officially enter the New Hampshire primary and to open his campaign headquarters at 45 South Main Street, Concord.

Obama Discusses Middle Class Tax Plan

From The Obama Campaign:

Senator Barack Obama continued his dialogue with New Hampshire voters this morning, sitting down with Granite Staters who would benefit from his middle class tax fairness policy. The event at the Black Orchid Grille in Nashua was the first of several stops over the next three days at which Obama will be taking questions and offering straight-forward, honest answers on the issues that matter most to voters.

"It used to be that if you worked hard enough, you could always make ends meet," said roundtable participant John Tourgee of Sharon. "These days, it seems like you can't even find the string. Obama understands what everyday Americans are going through. As President, I know he'll fight for the middle class and bring about the change we need."

Obama's plan will make a real difference for New Hampshire residents:

-The "Making Work Pay" tax credit will create a tax cut for 800,000 New Hampshire residents.
-The universal mortgage credit will help more than 40,000 homeowners in the state, most of whom earn less than $50,000 per year.
-Obama's proposal to eliminate income taxes for senior citizens making less than $50,000 per year will provide direct relief for more than 30,000 seniors in the state.

Obama Begins Airing Third NH Ad

Beginning the same day as Barack Obama makes a three-day trip to the Granite State, Obama's New Hampshire campaign will begin airing its third television ad today. In the thirty-second ad, entitled "Conventional," Obama says "We're going to lead with our values and our ideals by deed and by example. I want to go before the world and say America's back. America is back."

You can watch the ad HERE.

SCRIPT – "Conventional"

We are a beacon of light around the world. At least that's what we can be again. That's what we should be again.

When we break out of the conventional thinking and we start reaching out to friend and foe alike, then I am absolutely confident that we can restore America's leadership in the world.

We're going to lead with our values and our ideals by deed and by example. I want to go before the world and say America's back. America is back.

Double E Lands In Brentwood

During her upcoming trip, Elizabeth Edwards will be attending a house party in Brentwood.


House Party at the home of Tracy Waldron
6 South Rd
Brentwood NH

All are welcome, please RSVP to Seacoast Edwards for President campaign office at 373-6278....or just show up. All are welcome to attend.

Keough Statement on GOP Debate

Below is a statement from Mitt Romney's New Hampshire State Chairman Bruce Keough, on the Republican debate:

"In tonight's debate, Governor Romney once again demonstrated his mastery of the subject matter along with his vision to bring needed change to Washington. In order to regain our prominence as a party and keep the White House, we need to rebuild Ronald Reagan's conservative coalition of economic conservatives, military defense conservatives, and values conservatives. Mitt Romney is the only candidate who brings these three groups together and who can win the general election in 2008."

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Political Music Videos

Here are a couple of political music videos, for your enjoyment.


Duncan Hunter Music Video

Dakota & the Black River Bandit - Dennis Kucinich for 2008

Arnesen Wins "Air Personality of the Year"

This from Arnie Arnesen, friend and follower of NH Presidential Watch:

I want to tell you, with much pride, that as the host of Political Chowder on WZMY -TV, I won Air Personality of the Year from the NH Association of Broadcasters (awards were held 10/19/07). Our one hour talk show has been on the air only eight months and has been, since the beginning, a labor of love and commitment to NH and the issues underlying the Presidential Primary. We put this together with an amazing array of media arts students from Southern NH University and dedicated volunteers from Londonderry. This show does not happen without the support of SNHU and Londonderry Access Center. It is their passion to information, education and dissemination that made this possible.