Saturday, November 17, 2007

Edwards Campaign Distributing 80-page Booklet

Senator Edwards' New Hampshire campaign has begun distributing The Plan to Build One America: Bold Solutions for Real Change.

The 80-page booklet is a detailed piece outlining Edwards' proposals to "build one America."

According to a press release, "Campaign staff and volunteers will pass these booklets out to Granite Staters as they go door to door to build support for John Edwards."

You can read The Plan to Build One America, at:

Edwards Launches New Hampshire Youth Website

Today, the John Edwards campaign launched a website for New Hampshire youth. The website, titled "Young Granite Staters for Edwards", can be found at

"The website includes tools to build networks through Facebook and Myspace, has a form to sign up for cell phone text message updates about the campaign, and much more," according to an Edwards press release.

Double E Does Some Graniteroots Campaigning

On the heels of Senator Edwards’ strong debate performance in Nevada, Elizabeth Edwards returned to New Hampshire today for two days of Graniteroots campaigning during which she spoke with the Young Democrats and Stonewall Democrats at their national conventions along with New Hampshire and national Democratic leaders at the DNC Northeastern Regional Conference in Manchester. Elizabeth will also attend house parties and town halls throughout the state.

“John understands our lives, knows our aspirations and has spent a lifetime solving the problems of real families,” said Elizabeth . “That is precisely the combination we need in our next president.”

Iraq Vet, Congressman Murphy To Campaign for Obama

Senator Barack Obama's New Hampshire campaign announced today that Congressman Patrick Murphy will campaign for Senator Obama in New Hampshire Tomorrow, Sunday, November 18.

Sunday, November 18

11:00 AM

This event is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations an RSVP is required. To RSVP please call Jake Heller at (603) 355-2008.

1:45 PM

This event is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations an RSVP is required. To RSVP please call Matthew Riemer at (603) 924-0808.

3:30 PM

This event is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations an RSVP is required. To RSVP please call Kristen Psaki at (603) 668-2008.

McCain Announces Students for McCain Coalition

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced the leaders of the New Hampshire Students for McCain Coalition. New Hampshire Students for McCain will mobilize young voters on campuses throughout the state to continue to grow John McCain's strong grassroots organization in the Granite State.

"John McCain is the only candidate able to restore our trust in government and inspire young Americans to serve causes greater than their own self interest. New Hampshire Students for McCain are committed to bringing about a first-in-the-nation primary victory for John McCain," said State Co-Chair of the NH Students for McCain Coalition Jamie Howes of UNH. "John McCain has the experience necessary to ensure that my generation and future generations of Americans live in a safer and more hopeful America."


New Hampshire Youth Chairman: Shaun Doherty, Rivier College
New Hampshire Students for McCain Co-Chair: Matt Henry, Keene State College
New Hampshire Students for McCain Co-Chair: Jamie Howes, UNH Durham

Colby-Sawyer College:
Chair Malcolm Smith

Daniel Webster College:
Chair Ryan Dorris

Dartmouth College:
Chair Tom Huzarsky

Franklin Pierce University:
Chair Tyler Brown

Franklin Pierce Law Center:
Chair Matt Broadhead

Keene State College:
Co-Chairs Dasha Bushmakin and Dave Rutzke, Jr.

McIntosh College:
Chair Ben Luppi

New England College:
Co-Chairs Sarah Feugill and Lianna French

New Hampshire Technical Institute:
Chair Brendan Bickford

Plymouth State University:
Co-Chairs Benjamin Biery and Trevor Chandler

Rivier College:
Co-Chairs Jason Antaya and Kate MacDonald

Southern New Hampshire University:
Co-Chairs Dustin Clements and Julie Kraus

St. Anselm College:
Co-Chairs Shaylyn Kelly and James Morris, and Vice-Chair Brad Shoemaker

UNH, Durham:
Co-Chairs Shane Casimiro and Allison Krause, and Vice-Chair John Burdett

UNH, Manchester: Chair Jacob Bean

Where The Road To White House Begins...

College Convention 2008 will take place from November 28th to December 1st, 2007 at the Center of NH Radisson in Manchester, New Hampshire. Presidential candidates, issue experts, advocates, media personalities and VIPs will join the hundreds of college and high school students in attendance.

Additional information can be found at: or by contacting Wayne Lesperance at 603.429.2295

McCain Announces 342 Town Chairs

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced over 342 town and city chairs across New Hampshire in support of John McCain. The chairs will identify and mobilize supporters in communities throughout the state to continue to build on John McCain's grassroots organization in New Hampshire.

"Unlike any other candidate John McCain understands the importance of building a strong grassroots organization in the Granite State," said Peter Spaulding, New Hampshire Chair of the McCain campaign. "John respects the tradition and value of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, a contest he intends to win, and he is the one candidate in the field who has the experience to lead our nation and the ability to lead a united Republican Party to victory in the general election."

Friday, November 16, 2007

Petrones Endorse Rudy, Will Serve As Honorary Co-Chairs

From The Giuliani Campaign:

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today announced that Ambassador Joseph Petrone and his wife Augusta are supporting Mayor Giuliani for President. The Petrones will serve as Rudy's Honorary New Hampshire Co-Chairs, previously holding key positions in the campaigns of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

Ambassador Petrone has a distinguished career of public service, having served as the United States Permanent Representative to the European Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.

"Our country needs strong, decisive leadership during these challenging times," said Ambassador Petrone. "There is no question that Rudy is the best candidate in the race who will keep our nation safe and its economy strong."

"We are longtime admirers of Rudy Giuliani. He is unmatched when it comes to solving impossible problems," said Augusta Petrone. "We are very pleased to support his candidacy."

Updated Obama Schedule

Senator Barack Obama's New Hampshire campaign announced today that Senator Obama will visit the state for the 20th time on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 20-21. Senator Obama will deliver a major policy address in Manchester on Tuesday, and he'll continue to give straightforward answers on the tough questions at three Meet the Candidate events in Alton, Conway, and Laconia. On Wednesday morning in Manchester, Obama will participate in a service event in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 20

This event is by invitation only.

Prospect Mountain High School
242 Suncook Valley Rd.
Alton, NH 03809

Doors Open: 11:45 AM

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is strongly encouraged. To RSVP, please call Ryan Harper at 603-528-0008.

Kennett High School
409 Eagles Way
North Conway, NH 03860

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is strongly encouraged. To RSVP, please call Matt Warshaw at 603-447-4888.

Memorial Middle School
150 McGrath St.
Laconia, NH 03246

Doors Open: 7:30 PM

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is strongly encouraged. To RSVP, please call John Oxtoby at 603-703-4374.

Obama's Sister To Campaign for Brother

Senator Barack Obama's New Hampshire campaign announced today that Obama's sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, will visit the Granite State to campaign for Senator Obama on Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17.

Saturday, November 17

5:30 PM
Home of Kate Miller
27 Meredith Center Rd. (Address for planning purposes only; not for publication.)
Meredith, NH

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please call John Oxtoby at (603) 528-0008.

Sunday, November 18

10:45 AM
Common Room at The Fells
1 Fells Rd. (Address for planning purposes only; not for publication.)
Amherst, NH

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call Ali Zaidi at (603) 668-2008.

Chynoweth Endorses Clinton, Resigns from NHYDs

From The Clinton Campaign:

New Hampshire Young Democrats President Gray Chynoweth joined President Bill Clinton on stage at the National Young Democrats Convention tonight to announce his endorsement of Hillary Clinton. He will resign from his position effective Monday and serve as a National Co-Chair of Hillblazers for Hillary.

"I have come to believe that there is only one candidate, only one, that has the experience and the tenacity to make a difference in the lives of all Americans and who has what it takes to take on the Republicans and take back the White House. That candidate is Hillary Clinton," said Chynoweth.

Petrones Endorse Rudy

James Pindell writes, "One of New Hampshire's most powerful Republican couples, and certainly one of it's biggest financial backers, endorsed Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign and will serve as honorary state campaign co-chairs, the Globe has learned.

Former Ambassador Joseph and Augusta Petrone, of Dublin, met privately with Giuliani Sunday at their home."

Romney Camp Issues Statements on Push-Polls

Provided below are two (2) separate, on the record statements concerning recent reports about alleged push poll telephone calls being made to voters in New Hampshire and Iowa that contain negative statements about Governor Romney's faith alongside favorable statements about other campaigns.

The first statement is in response to the calls themselves; the second statement is related to official actions alerting the Office of the Attorney General in New Hampshire:

Statement on reports of negative push polling attacks against Governor Romney:

"Whichever campaign is engaging in this type of awful religious bigotry as a line of political attack, it is repulsive and, to put it bluntly, un-American. There is no excuse for these attacks. Governor Romney is campaigning as an optimist who wants to lead the nation. These attacks are just the opposite. They are ugly and divisive." -Matt Rhoades, Communications Director, Romney for President campaign

Statement on official action by the Office of the Attorney General in New Hampshire:

"Representatives of Senator Judd Gregg, acting in his role as New Hampshire's Senator and a Romney state leader, asked New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte for an expedited investigation into alleged push polling calls.

"General Ayotte informed Senator Gregg's office that the Attorney General's office would conduct an expedited investigation into the calls to determine if they violated New Hampshire's strict laws.

"General Ayotte requested the names of individuals who received the calls, and the Romney campaign is cooperating in providing all relevant information it has." -Matt Rhoades, Communications Director, Romney for President campaign

Statement by Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) on official action by the Office of the Attorney General in New Hampshire:

“New Hampshire voters are politically sophisticated enough to see through these types of negative campaign tactics and strongly resent this type of campaigning in our state. I know Attorney General Kelly Ayotte will see through this case with the seriousness it deserves in a thorough and timely fashion.” -Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Romney for President National Co-Chair

Obama To Visit Lakes Region

Senator Obama will be coming back to Mount Washington Valley and Lakes Regions to address area residents at a number of Meet the Candidate events. All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to your respective office if you can attend!!

Meet the Candidate in Alton
Prospect Mountain High School
242 Suncook Valley Rd.
Alton, NH 03809
Please RSVP to Ryan Harper at the Laconia office at 528-0008

Meet the Candidate in Conway
Kennett High School
409 Eagles Way
North Conway, NH 03860
Please RSVP to the Conway office at 447-4888

Meet the Candidate in Laconia
Memorial Middle School
150 McGrath St
Laconia, NH 03246
Please RSVP to John Oxtoby at the Laconia office at 528-0008

Gore, Schwarzenegger To Host New Hampshire Energy Forum

Al Gore is coming to New Hampshire in December to participate in a bipartisan presidential forum examining energy and climate change.

Gore and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger are coordinatingthe forum. Senator John McCain has already accepted. All the other major presidential candidates are being invited to participate.

For more details on the Forum, contact:

For details of the Gore New Hampshire "Write In" initiative:

Richardson To Focus Trip on Veterans, Health Care

Governor Bill Richardson and First Lady Barbara Richardson will return to the Granite State next week for a two-day trip focused on health care and veterans issues.

On Monday, the Governor will launch "New Hampshire Veterans and Military Families for Richardson" in Manchester and lay out his bold plan to protect veterans, active military and their families. Vietnam veteran and former hostage John Early, Brig. General John Johns, New Mexico Secretary of Veterans Services John Garcia and Director of Field Operations Lou Helwig will join the Governor for the kickoff event. The following day, the Governor will appear on New Hampshire Public Radio's "The Exchange" and hold "Health Care Town Hall" forums in Nashua and Derry.

Monday, November 19th

2:30 PM
"New Hampshire Veterans and Military Families for Richardson"
Henry J. Sweeney American Legion Post #2, 251 Maple St., Manchester

Tuesday, November 20th

9:00 AM
Live Appearance on NHPR's "The Exchange"

3:15 PM (Doors Open at 2:45 PM)
Health Care Town Hall
Sylvia Frontier Hall (Amphitheater), Rivier College, 420 S. Main St., Nashua

5:00 PM (Doors Open at 4:30 PM)
Health Care Town Hall
VFW Post 1617, 18 Railroad Avenue, Derry

7:00 PM (Doors Open 6:30 PM)
Merrimack "Presidential Job Interview"
Home of Ed and Donna Boerner, 43 Brek Dr., Merrimack

Barbara Richardson To Campaign for Husband

Barbara Richardson, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson, will be campaigning for her husband.

Here is her public schedule:

Monday, November 19th

4:15 PM
Reception at Colby-Sawyer College
504 Main Street, New London

Tuesday, November 20th

9:45 AM
Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple Street, Nashua

10:30 AM
Tour of Marguerite's Place
85 Palm St., Nashua

12:00 PM
Lunch Reception at the Home of Claire Bean
343 Main St., Jaffrey

2:00 PM
First Partners Series at Franklin Pierce Univerity
Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, Franklin Pierce University, 40 University Drive, Rindge

4:00 PM
Reception at the Earl M. Bourdon Center
67 Maple Avenue, Claremont

McCain Campaign Issues Statement on Push Polling

U.S. Senator John McCain's New Hampshire Vice Chair, former Congressman Chuck Douglas (R-NH), along with the campaign's New Hampshire Leadership Committee, today issued the following statement on reports of push polling in New Hampshire:

"Today, the McCain New Hampshire Leadership Committee intends to file a complaint with the New Hampshire Attorney General's office seeking a full investigation to determine who was behind the push poll. The Leadership Committee calls on all the other Republican campaigns to join us as parties to this complaint. These tactics are repugnant and despicable and there is no place in New Hampshire politics for push polling or any other negative tactics that engage in personal attacks. It is especially shameful that those responsible would hide behind a push poll to impugn a candidate's faith."

For more on the story go here: N.H., Iowa voters get anti-Romney calls

Congressman Inslee Returns To New Hampshire

Congressman and environmental advocate Jay Inslee will return to the Granite State to discuss Hillary’s environmental and energy policies this weekend.

Saturday, November 17

11:45 AM
Congressman Inslee Delivers remarks to Young Democrats conference attendees
Radisson Hotel Manchester
700 Elm St
Manchester, NH

1:00 PM
Congressman Inslee Kicks-off Canvass at NH for Hillary Peterborough Office
174 Concord Street
Suite 210 - 220
Peterborough, NH

2:45 PM
Congressman Inslee Tours Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm
176 Steele Road
Peterborough, NH

4:30 PM
Congressman Inslee Headlines NH for Hillary Keene House Party
16 Bradford Road
Keene, NH

Sunday, November 18

11:30 AM
Congressman Inslee Kicks-off Canvass at NH for Hillary Peterborough Office
30 Mirona Road Extension
Portsmouth, NH

12:15 PM
Congressman Inslee Headlines NH for Hillary Durham House Party
15 Bayview Road
Durham, NH

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NEWS: Judge doubts basis of voter data law; State: Privacy justifies blocking small parties

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: DNC in Manchester, Shaheen, Merrill, Barnes, Buco, Laplante, NH SEIU Endorsements, UL First Amendment Awards

POLITICAL COLUMNS: Political Chowder

OP-ED: Editorial: The state was wrong to shift the burden of Medicaid

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: Democratic Contenders Step Up Attacks in Debate/The Debate, Clinton, Dodd, Gore, Kucinich, Obama

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: 50 Days Out: GOP Race Continues to Confound/Giuliani, McCain, Romney, Tancredo


FIRST PRIMARY: Michigan Court of Appeals hears primary election appeal

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Editorial: Many candidates apparently not so anxious to share views

NATIONAL POLLS: RG Iowa Poll finds Huckabee at Romney's heels; On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads among likely caucusgoers.

WAR: Don't leave veterans out in the cold this winter

OTHER NEWS AND VIEWS: Billions for Guns, Vetoes for Butter

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Obama To Begin Airing Education Ad

Starting Friday, Barack Obama's campaign will being airing a new television ad. The ad, titled "Choices I Had," is a thirty-second ad, in which Obama discusses his education policy.

Script and ad:

My parents weren't rich. My father left me when I was very young.

The one thing I was able to get was a great education.

We should give every child the same chances that I had.

By investing in early childhood education and recruiting a whole new generation of teachers.

But government alone is not going to solve the problem.

We need parents to turn off the television and instill in our children a sense of excellence.

We've got to ask more of ourselves if we want the kind of world education that they need.

Durkin Endorses Dodd

From The Dodd Campaign:

Today, Senator and Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd received the endorsement of Former U.S. Senator John Durkin. Durkin served from 1975 until 1980 and was the last Democrat to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate.

"I've know Chris for over 30 years and it is clear to me that he has the leadership and experience we need in our next President," said Durkin. "In a field of strong Democratic candidates, Chris has stood out in the debates and throughout this campaign as a bright, tough, and experienced candidate who can take back the White House and be ready to lead on day one. Chris has a record of standing up for America's working families and the experience to restore America's credibility throughout the world. I am proud to support his candidacy."

Obama Returns to New Hampshire

Senator Barack Obama's New Hampshire campaign announced today that Senator Obama will make his 20th visit to the state on Tuesday, November 20.

The trip will begin in Manchester, where Senator Obama will deliver a major policy address in the morning before hosting Meet the Candidate events in three New Hampshire towns throughout the afternoon and evening.

More details to follow.

Clinton Picks-Up Endorsement of Education Commissioner

From The Clinton Campaign:

Joining more than 500 Educators for Hillary, New Hampshire ’s Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lyonel Tracy today announced his endorsement for Hillary for President. One week after announcing 312 Educators for Hillary, the New Hampshire for Hillary campaign today announced the names of 225 more educators from the Granite State who support Senator Clinton’s run for President.

“Senator Clinton has proven time and again that she is a leader in education,” said Dr. Lyonel Tracy. “Her work as First Lady in Arkansas to help set public school standards along with her efforts to reform No Child Left Behind put her leagues ahead of other presidential candidates. As President, she will be the advocate our nation’s educators need.”

John McCain To Visit for Four Days

Here's is John McCain's public schedule for this weekend.

Friday, November 16, 2007

LL Cote Sports Center
25 Main St.
Errol, NH 03579

Coffee and Dessert Reception w/ the Voters of Dixville Notch
The Balsams
1000 Cold Spring Road
Dixville Notch, New Hampshire 03576

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Howard's Restaurant
138 Main St.
Colebrook, NH

Lancaster House of Pizza
95 Main St
Lancaster, NH 03584

Littleton Diner
145 Main Street
Littleton, NH 0356

Town Hall Meeting in Haverhill
Horse Meadow Senior Center
91 Horse Meadow Road
North Haverhill, NH

Town Hall Meeting
Dartmouth College Alumni Hall at the Hopkins Center
2 E. Wheelock St.
Hanover, NH

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jack's Restaurant
207 Main St.
New London, NH

Town Hall Meeting
New London Town Hall
328 Main St
New London, NH

Morse Sporting Goods
85 Contoocook Falls Rd
Hillsboro, NH 03244

Town Hall Meeting
Pierce Hall
Franklin Pierce College
Rindge, NH

Monday, November 19, 2007

Nashua Rotary
Nashua Country Club
25 Fairway St.
Nashua, NH

Kucinich To Visit NH From Nov. 20th-29th

Democratic Presidential candidate and Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich will be in New Hampshire from Tuesday, November 20 until Thursday, November 29.

The following schedule is subject to additions and alterations. Additional specific venues to follow in upcoming releases.

Tuesday, November 20th

12 noon
Book Signing at Gibson's Bookstore
27 S. Main St, Concord

1:45 PM
Concord High School

6:30 PM
LGBT Town Hall Meeting
18 Low Street, Concord

Wednesday, November 21st

1:00 PM
Town Hall at the University of New Hampshire.
The Memorial Union Building, Theater One, 83 Main Street, Durham

3:30 PM
Book signing at Riverrun Bookstore
20 Congress Street, Portsmouth

Thursday, November 22nd Thanksgiving Day
Manchester, NH

Friday, November 23rd
North Conway, Sandwich, Jackson NH

Saturday, November 24th

Town Hall Meeting
Senior Center
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton

Sunday, November 25th
Keene, Peterborough NH

Monday, November 26th

12 noon
The Rotary Club of Nashua

7:00 PM
US Constitution/Impeachment Teach-In Dartmouth College
Moore Hall in the Filene Auditorium on Maynard Street between North Main and College Streets.
Hanover, NH

Tuesday, November 27th

Town Hall meeting at Phillips Exeter Academy
20 Main Street, Exeter

Wednesday, November 28th

New England College Convention 2008
Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester

Thursday, November 29th

9:00 AM:
Congressman Kucinich is the guest on New Hampshire Public Radio's 'The Exchange' with Laura Knoy

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Paul's Granite State Radio Ads

The Ron Paul 2008 campaign is now running four 60-second radio ads in New Hampshire. The increase in ads come when Paul is slowly moving up in various polls and recently raised $4.5 million in one day.

You can listen to the ads here:

Updated Bill Clinton Schedule

The New Hampshire for Hillary Campaign today announced additional details of President Bill Clinton’s upcoming trip to the Granite State this Friday, November 16. President Clinton will attend “Organizing for Change” events in Gorham and Whitefield before kicking off the Young Democrats National Convention in Manchester .

Friday, November 16

President Bill Clinton Attends an “Organizing for Change” Event
10:15 AM
Gorham Middle/High School
120 Main Street
Gorham, NH

President Bill Clinton Attends an “Organizing for Change” Event
12:45 PM
White Mountains Regional High School
127 Regional Road
Whitefield, NH

President Bill Clinton Kicks-Off the Young Democrats National Convention
5:30 PM
Radisson Hotel Manchester
Salon B
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH

Thompson Announces New Hampshire College Leaders

From The Thompson Campaign:

Today the Fred Thompson campaign announced its Students For Fred National and State Leadership Teams. These student volunteers will be actively leading the Fred Thompson grassroots efforts on college campuses across the nation.

Welcome our new New Hampshire Leaders:

Chair Harrison Sonntag, Dartmouth College
Co-Chair Ryan Eickmeier, New England College

Upcoming Elizabeth Edwards Events

On Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, Elizabeth Edwards will return to New Hampshire for two days of Graniteroots campaigning.

Saturday, November 17th

Elizabeth Edwards Addresses the NHDP Fall Conference
The Radisson Hotel, Main Ballroom
700 Elm St., Manchester

Hollis Town Hall with Elizabeth Edwards
The Lawrence Barn Community Center
163 Depot Rd., Hollis

Francestown House Party with Elizabeth Edwards
Home of Claudia Chase
1097 Bible Hill Rd., Francestown

Sunday, November 18th

Ossipee Town Hall with Elizabeth Edwards
Carroll County Court House
96 Water Village Rd., Ossipee

Strafford Town Hall with Elizabeth Edwards
Bow Lake Community Club
569 Province Rd., Strafford

Hampton House Party with Elizabeth Edwards
Home of Ed and Tracy Beattie
149 Drinkwater Rd., Hampton

Rudy Airs First New Hampshire TV Ad

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee announced today it will launch its first new Hampshire television ad on Thursday. The sixty-second ad, entitled "Tested," features Rudy Giuliani speaking about his record of results turning around New York as Mayor.

Marc Ambinder reports that "The ad will start airing tomorrow and will air on network TV stations in Boston and on WMUR in Manchester.

The cost: $314,000 -- which means that the Giuliani ad will saturate the airwaves over the next five days."

Script for "Tested":

MAYOR GIULIANI: "New York City is the 3rd or 4th largest government in the country. It's one of the largest economies in the United States.

"They used to call it unmanageable, ungovernable. A large majority of New Yorkers wanted to leave and live somewhere else. It was a city that was in financial crisis. A city that was the crime capital of America. A city that was the welfare capital of America. A city that was in very, very difficult condition when I became the Mayor.

"By the time I left office, New York City was being proclaimed as the best example of conservative government in the country. We turned it into the safest large city in America. The welfare to work capital of America. And most importantly, the spirit of the people of the city had changed. Instead of being hopeless, the large majority of people had hope.

"So, I believe I've been tested in a way in which the American people can look to me. They're not going to find perfection, but they're going to find somebody who has dealt with crisis almost on a regular basis and has had results. And in many cases exceptional results. Results people thought weren't possible. I'm Rudy Giuliani and I approve this message."

Clinton To Speak At Young Dems Conference

The Young Democrats of America National Fall Conference will be kicking off at the Radisson this Friday, and Bill Clinton will be their special guest.

More details about the time of the event (likely 6:30PM) will follow in the next day or so.

YDA To Feature Clinton, Presidential Candidates

The Young Democrats of America National Fall Conference will be kicking off at the Radisson this Friday.

The former President of the United States, two candidates for the White House, a woman who works every day to get her husband elected President, two members of Congress, and nearly 300 Young Democrats from all over the country will be at YDA's Fall National Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire this weekend ... will you? Our conference hotel is already booked, but there is still registration space.

YDA To Feature Clinton, Presidential Candidates

The Young Democrats of America National Fall Conference will be kicking off at the Radisson this Friday.

The former President of the United States, two candidates for the White House, a woman who works every day to get her husband elected President, two members of Congress, and nearly 300 Young Democrats from all over the country will be at YDA's Fall National Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire this weekend ... will you? Our conference hotel is already booked, but there is still registration space.

Mi Familia Con Bill Richardson

De La CampaƱa De Richardson:

On Wednesday evening, the New Hampshire for Richardson campaign will participate in the national kickoff of "Mi Familia Con Bill Richardson," a family-to-family grassroots mobilization network targeted to the Latino community.

"I am honored to have the New Hampshire Latino community involved in my campaign through Mi Familia con Richardson," Governor Richardson said. "Having a broad and diverse coalition of supporters illustrates my ability to bring our country together. As a Governor and a diplomat I have worked to build consensus and to get things done. I will continue to do so as President."

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 – Doors Open at 6 p.m.
WHAT: "Mi Familia Con Bill Richardson" Kickoff Potluck
WHERE: Alpine Center, 175 Putnam St., Manchester

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NEWS: State pension fund performs well, but ... / Dim outlook for N.E. economy

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: NH Dems Increase Majority in Special Election / Merrill, Bass

POLITICAL COLUMNS: Capital Beat, Portside

NH POLLS: NYTimes/CBS Poll: Polls Find Voters Weighing Issues vs. Electability

OP-ED: Editorial: Combine state police and highway patrol

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: A Crucial 50 Days for the Democratic Candidates / The Field, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Obama, Richardson

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: Guiliani's campaign strategy scrutinized / Brownback, Giuliani, Huckeabee, Hunter, McCain, Paul, Romney, Tancredo, Thompson

FIRST PRIMARY: The Michigan Conundrum

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: For candidates roving US, energy stance is fraught with risks

WAR: Justice Dept. Reopens Surveillance Probe

OTHER NEWS AND VIEWS: Bush Believes Focus on Economy Can Bolster Dollar

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

CBS Poll: Rudy, Edwards Slipping

Different day, same story...according to a CBS News/New York Times poll Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney continue to lead their respective fields.

However, the poll also shows Rudy Giuliani tied for second and John Edwards slipping into the single digits.

"Among likely Democratic primary voters, Clinton has 37 percent support, putting her 15 points ahead of Obama. Among Republicans, Romney continues to dominate. He was backed by 34 percent in the poll, while John McCain and Giuliani both trailed at 16 percent. All other candidates were in single digits."

"Clinton's support in the Granite State is solid. Though 52 percent of voters say they could change their mind, 62 percent of Clinton supporters "strongly favor" the New York senator and former first lady. As in Iowa, her experience is the top reason people are supporting her."

"And the Republican race is more fluid than it is among New Hampshire Democrats -- although only 14% of likely Republican voters are undecided, just 34% say their minds are made up about which candidate to support."


Clinton: 37%
Obama: 22%
Edwards: 9%
Richardson: 6%
Kucinich: 5%
Biden: 2%
Dodd: 1%
Undecided: 18%


Romney: 34%
McCain: 16%
Giuliani: 16%
Paul: 8%
Huckabee: 6%
Thompson: 5%
Tancredo: 0%
Hunter: 0%
Undecided: 14%

Obama's Week By The Numbers

From The Obama Campaign:

The Obama campaign completed another week of unmatched grassroots organizing as voters become more engaged in the race. Here's a glance at the week by the numbers:

-More than 800 supporters canvassed New Hampshire towns last weekend.
Volunteers completed more than 140 phone bank shifts.
-More than 40 voters learned about Obama's healthcare plan at forums in Merrimack, Rochester, Portsmouth, and Nashua.
-More than 30 Granite Staters gathered together in Hudson and Kingston to discuss Obama's vision for a 21st-Century education system.
-New Hampshire Women for Obama held 10 roundtables around the state to discuss Obama's plan to ease the strain of balancing work and family.
-And Congressman Paul Hodes opened the campaign's Claremont office – bringing our total number of offices around the state to 15.

Bill Clinton Returns To New Hampshire

The New Hampshire for Hillary campaign today announced that President Bill Clinton will return to the Granite State, Friday, November 16, on behalf of Senator Hillary Clinton.

Additional details of his trip will follow. For information on the New Hampshire for Hillary campaign please visit .

Hillary Annouces Support from 527 Veterans

From The Clinton Campaign:

Hillary continues to receive widespread and diverse support throughout the Granite State, and today the New Hampshire for Hillary campaign announced the names of 527 Veterans for Hillary.

“Hillary Clinton believes that once our soldiers have fulfilled their obligation to our country, our country must fulfill its obligation to them and to their families,” said Bob Hannan, Air Force veteran and Co-Chair of Veterans for Hillary. “She has worked diligently to see that the brave men and women who serve are our nation receive the benefits they have been promised.”

Edwards Proposes Expanded Pain Family and Medical Leave

From The Edwards Campaign:

Today, Senator John Edwards outlined his bold policies for a more family-friendly America with universal paid family and medical leave, universal pre-kindergarten for four-year-olds, more affordable care for other children and job benefits for independent workers. Among the most significant policy proposals of the Edwards plan is for at least eight weeks of paid family and medical leave that will help American workers balance their jobs and their families.

“The broken system in Washington has forgotten America ’s families for too long,” said Edwards. “In the past generation, an unprecedented number of women have taken jobs outside the home, changing the face of the American workforce. But while two-thirds of mothers are now working, it has never been harder for American workers to balance the needs of their jobs and their families.

Universal Paid Family Leave: Edwards will ensure that workers have time off when they need it by working with states to offer eight weeks of paid family and medical leave to all American workers.

Universal Preschool and Affordable Childcare: Edwards will help make quality preschool education as common as kindergarten by helping all states offer “Great Promise” universal high-quality programs for four-year-olds.

Economic Fairness for Independent Workers: Edwards supports updating benefits for independent workers, who are largely excluded from retirement, health care, unemployment insurance, sick days and other benefits of traditional employment.

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NEWS: Chronic illness costs N.H. $5.4b every year

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: Opposition Shaping Up to First-Termer Hodes in N.H. / Congress, Guinta, Marchand


NH POLLS: New Hampshire Voters Remain Largely Undecided

OP-ED: Editorial: Put C-SPAN2 back in basic cable package

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: Democratic rivals address the fear of GOP attacks / The Field, Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Gore, Obama, Richardson

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: Mitt Romney, John McCain campaign spar over independent ads / Giuliani, McCain, Paul, Romney, Tancredo, Thompson

FIRST PRIMARY: For One Day, Gardner Tells Clinton, Giuliani What They Must Do

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Money woes keep GOP worried about 2008

WAR: U.S. military reversing Iraq troop surge

Monday, November 12, 2007

Obama Talks With Women

From The Obama Campaign:

Senator Barack Obama continued his straightforward conversation with New Hampshire voters today at a roundtable with working women on balancing work and family. On his nineteenth trip to New Hampshire, Obama heard from Walpole residents and employees of Burdick Chocolate about the challenges they face in meeting their personal and professional commitments, and he shared how his plan to reclaim the American Dream would help ease the strain.

"Its getting harder and harder for working women to strike that balance between tending to their careers and tending to the well-being of their loved ones," Senator Obama said. "My plan will make a real difference for working families by increasing access to child care, mandating that the minimum wage keep pace with rising prices, and expanding paid leave to meet the needs of working caregivers and parents."

Updated Ron Paul Schedule

Here is an updated schedule for Ron Paul:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Q&A with Dixville Notch voters and Balsams employees
The Balsams, Dixville Notch

Reception at the home of Colebrook Selectman Larry Rappaport
1 Indian Trail, Colebrook

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Burns Truck Stop
1852 US Route 3, North Stratford

Q&A with students
Groveton High School
38 State Street, Groveton

Chat with locals Ray & Deb's Variety Store/Grill
281 Summer Street, Lancaster

Chat with locals
Village Gun Store
4 King Square, Whitefield

Chat with locals
Walker Motors
4675 Dartmouth College Hwy, Woodsville

McCain Airs Ad Focused on Pork-Barrel Spending

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released a new television ad, entitled "Outrageous," to run statewide in New Hampshire and in the Boston market. The new ad focuses on John McCain's commitment to ending wasteful pork-barrel spending in Washington.


Script for "Outrageous" (:30-TV)

ANNCR: 233 million for a bridge to nowhere.


3 million to study the DNA of bears in Montana.


A million dollars for a Woodstock Museum -- in a bill sponsored by Hillary Clinton.


Who has the guts to stand up to wasteful government spending?

One man.

John McCain.

JOHN MCCAIN: I'll stop wasteful spending by Congress. And restore Americans' trust in their government.

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

Dodd Kicks Off "Season of Service"

From The Dodd Campaign:

As Thanksgiving approaches, Presidential Candidate Chris Dodd today announced that his campaign will kick off a statewide initiative called the "Season of Service." Dodd is asking the people of New Hampshire to donate items in an effort to give back to the community and to help those in need. The Dodd campaign will collect non-perishable food items such as canned goods, as well as clothing, books, and other items at their office in Manchester through December 12. The campaign will then donate the goods to a local nonprofit organization for distribution.

Donations can be dropped off at:

New Hampshire for Chris Dodd
379 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Tribe To Campaign for Obama

Senator Barack Obama's New Hampshire campaign announced today that renowned constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe will visit New Hampshire to campaign for Obama on Tuesday and Wednesday. Professor Tribe – who served as a mentor to Obama at Harvard Law School and who appears in the currently airing television advertisement, "Choices" – will meet with voters around the state to discuss Obama's sound judgment and deep commitment to improving the lives of others.

Tuesday, November 13

9:30 AM
Home of Prentiss McNeill
52 Londonderry Rd.
Windham, NH 03087

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please call Julia Fox at (603) 437-2008.

3:30 PM
Mayer Room
Howe Library
13 E South St .
Hanover, NH 03755

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please call Lauren Watts at (603) 448-1108.

6:30 PM
Home of Steve Solomon
91 McLane Ln.
Manchester, NH 03104

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please call Jason Powell at (603) 668-2008.

Wednesday, November 14

9:15 AM
Exeter Public Library
4 Chestnut St .
Exeter, NH 03833

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please call Dan Grant at (603) 433-7001.

Biden Event Cancelled

The Joe Biden house party in Epping has been cancelled.

Dennehy: Shift Towards McCain Similar To 2000

A not-so confidential memo from John McCain's national political director, Mike Dennehy.

"This shift in momentum has a similar feel as in the 2000 campaign. Crowds at our Town Hall meetings are growing and getting much more enthusiastic, veterans are showing up at campaign events in droves, and phone calls and emails to our headquarters are keeping our volunteers overtime.

You will see John in every corner of the state in the weeks ahead and we’ll need your help more than ever. As more and more voters tune in to the race, we expect to have the same success converting undecideds into supporters. We need to grow our local organizations and turn your friends and neighbors into supporters too. If this conversion rate holds, we’ll be taking the lead for good on, or even earlier than, January 8 – when we EXPECT the Primary to be held."

For the full memo go here: "Confidential" Mike Dennehy New Hampshire Memo

Edwards Unveils Plan For Dealing With PTSD

From The Edwards Campaign:

Today at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH, John Edwards unveiled a five-point plan to reform our nation's system for treating veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A recent study found the number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seeking treatment for PTSD from the Department of Veterans Affairs increased by nearly 20,000—almost 70%—in the year ending in June 2007. Today, as we observe Veterans' Day across the country, Edwards proposed a comprehensive plan to address the difficulties that veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan currently face in receiving treatment for PTSD.
Edwards' plan would:

-Increase the time that service members spend at home between tours of duty
-Improve resources, training and outreach to help eliminate the stigma associated with PTSD
-Aggressively resolve the backlog of PTSD claims currently faced by the VA
-Provide a comprehensive medical examination for each service member upon his or her departure from the service
-Create a new national chain of care to ensure that no veteran's medical care falls through the cracks

Obama Visits Homeless Vets

From The Obama Campaign:

As the nation observed Veterans Day, Senator Barack Obama today visited Buckingham Place , a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans in Nashua, NH. After touring the facility, a 20-unit apartment building that is one of the first of its kind in the country to provide services for both male and female veterans and their families, Obama met with residents to discuss how programs like this one can help keep America’s veterans from ending up on the streets and ensure that they receive the care and support they deserve.

“Our veterans are a part of an unbroken line of Americans who have borne the greatest burden for our freedom. Americans who threw off the tyranny of a king; who held our nation together and set the captives free; who faced down fascism, fought for freedom in Korea and Vietnam, and brought peace to the Balkans; and who fight bravely and brilliantly under our flag today in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Obama said. “Keeping faith with those who serve must always be a core American value and a cornerstone of American patriotism. Our commitment to those who serve begins at enlistment and it must never end. That is a sacred trust. It is a trust we must keep. But every night that a veteran sleeps on the street, we are not keeping that trust.”

Paul To Visit North Country

Dr. Ron Paul will be coming into New Hampshire tomorrow and campaigning in the north country. Currently confirmed stops include:

Tuesday, November 13

3:30 - 4:30
The Balsam's, with Dixville Notch voters

7:00 - 8:30
Reception at Larry Rappaport's home

Wednesday, November 14

Speaking to students at Groveton High School

10:15 am
Village Gun Store

Lunch at the Littleton Diner

Meet and greet at Walker Motors

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NEWS: Mandatory auto insurance has been a tough sell

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: Senior Tsunami: States With Rural Charm Are Attracting A New Breed Of Retiree. Conservative New Hampshire Finds That The Breed Packs More-Liberal Politics.

POLITICAL COLUMNS: Fahey, Landrigan, Capital Beat, Rothenberg

NH POLLS: UNH/Boston Globe, Marist NH Primary Polls

OP-ED: Editorials: Anniversary jam / Carol gets had: Shea-Porter's mutiny that wasn't

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: -J Dinner: Candidates rally 9,000 Democrats / The Field, Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Kucinich, Obama

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: Political Play of the Day: McCain's mom / Giuliani, Huckabee, McCain, Paul, Romney, Tancredo, Thompson

FIRST PRIMARY: Signs Along Route 101

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Interest Groups and Their Money Jump Into Race

WAR: U.S. Digs In to Guard Iraq Oil Exports

OTHER NEWS AND VIEWS: Health insurer tied bonuses to dropping sick policyholders

ARTICLES: Milne: Clinton aims her campaign at women

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tancredo To Visit Nov. 26th, 27th

Tom Tancredo's schedule for his trip from November 26th and November 27th.

MONDAY, November 26th

7:00 pm
Town hall meeting
American Legion Post 59538
West Main Street
Hillsboro, NH

TUESDAY, November 27th

Hampton Rotary Club Breakfast
Ashworth by the Sea Hotel
295 Ocean Blvd
Hampton, NH 03842

McCain To Visit New London

Here are two events that John McCain will be doing in New London, NH on Sunday, November 18th

Sunday November 18th

Meet and Greet
Jack's of New London
New London, NH

Town Hall Meeting
New London Town Hall
New London, NH

RSVP to: Ashley Maagero or (603) 703-3484

Tancredo To Visit for Three Days

Colorado Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo will spend three days in the Granite State. The trip begins this Thursday.

Here is his public schedule:

THURSDAY, November 15th

5:30 pm
Reception – Nackey Loeb School of Communications
Raddison Hotel
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

7:00 PM
House Party at the home of Chuck and Diane Lothrop
10 Althea Ln.
Nashua, NH
Call 603-622-0044 to RSVP.

FRIDAY, November 16th

2:15 pm
Hair Biz Salon - $400 haircut – Donation to Autism Society of America
4 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03101

SATURDAY, November 17th

9:00 AM
Meet and Greet
Tea Bird's Cafe
101 Main St.
Berlin, NH

12:30 pm
Town Hall Meeting – Colebrook
Monadnock Congregational Church
147 Main Street
Colebrook, NH 03576

Town Hall Meeting
Magdalen College multipurpose building
511 Kearsarge Mountain Rd.
Warner, NH

Signs Along Route 101

Today I traveled from Keene to Manchester, along Route 101. Here's a count of the number of signs I saw:


Obama: 2
Gravel: 2
Dodd: 2
Clinton: 1
Kucinich: 1
Edwards: 1


Paul: 13
Huckabee: 10
Thompson: 2
Romney: 1
McCain: 1

NH Polls: Dem Race Getting Closer, Romney Leading GOP

Here's a summary of two polls that show the Democratic contest is beginning to get tighter, while Romney continues to lead the Republican field.

Boston Globe/UNH:
Two months before the New Hampshire primary, Romney leads his nearest rival, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, 32 percent to 20 percent, with Senator John McCain of Arizona third at 17 percent. Among Democratic voters, Clinton, the New York senator, leads Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, 35 percent to 21 percent, with former senator John Edwards of North Carolina third at 15 percent.

Romney, Clinton ahead, vulnerable in N.H. poll

Marist College:
Hillary Clinton’s once commanding lead over her Democratic rivals for the 2008 New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary has been nearly halved. Last month, Clinton led her closest competitor, Barack Obama, by 21 percentage points. Now, the gap has narrowed to just 11 percentage points. 36% of likely Democratic presidential primary voters support Senator Clinton followed by 25% for Senator Obama. Former Senator John Edwards receives 14%. The remaining candidates, Governor Bill Richardson, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Senator Joe Biden, Senator Chris Dodd, and former Senator Mike Gravel trail with single digit support.

Former Governor Mitt Romney leads the field of candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination. 33% of likely New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary voters support Romney compared with 22% for former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and 13% for Senator John McCain. The remaining candidates, Congressman Ron Paul, former Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Fred Thompson, Congressman Tom Tancredo, and Congressman Duncan Hunter have only single digit support

New Hampshire Presidential Primary

Hillary Rallies UNH Students

Another Clinton Video:

Hillary Rallies UNH Students