Saturday, December 22, 2007

Clinton Announces Support from 3,500 Women

From The Clinton Campaign:

As Senator Clinton attends “Moms and Daughters Making History” events in the Granite State today with her own mother Dorothy Rodham, and daughter, Chelsea Clinton, the New Hampshire for Hillary campaign announced the names of over 3,500 Women for Hillary. With less than 20 days until the primary, the announcement is yet another sign of the momentum the Clinton campaign continues to build across the state.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Another Updated Rudy Schedule

Rudy Giuliani's updated schedule.

Saturday, December 22

12:30PM
Hopkinton Town Hall Meeting
330 Main St
Hopkinton, NH

3:00PM
House Party
Home of Mayor Frank and Morgan Guinta
221 Crestview Rd
Manchester, NH

Sunday, December 23

12:00PM
Meet & Greet
The Galley Hatch, Pelican Room
325 Lafayette Rd
Hampton, NH

1:30PM
BeanTowne Coffee House and Café
201 State Route 111
Hampstead, NH

Clinton Releases New Radio Ad

From The Clinton Campaign:

The Clinton campaign today launched a new radio ad in New Hampshire , showcasing Hillary’s ability to reach across party lines and talk about the issues that matter to all Americans.

In the new 60-second spot, Steve Walter, a registered Republican from Londonderry , discusses his support for Senator Clinton. Steve’s son Alex suffers from diabetes, and could benefit from stem cell research. Steve participated in a stem cell forum with Senator Clinton at Dartmouth College, and believes Senator Clinton is a real leader that’s going to help Alex and a hundreds of other Americans that suffer from chronic disease.

Listen to the ads here:

“Stem Cell” -- http://www.hillaryclinton.com/files/audio/20071220_nhstemcell1.mp3

Following are the script for the ad.

Steve Walter:
My son Alex is eleven years old. You know, if you know him he’s a great kid, he’s a super athlete and extremely bright. But he also struggles with a chronic disease - Type 1 Diabetes.

Stem cell research is really our hope in making sure that we eliminate this disease.

Announcer:
Hillary Clinton says its time to end George Bush’s war on science and invest in stem cell research.

Steve Walter:
I met Senator Clinton at a town hall meeting at Dartmouth College and she had the opportunity to meet Alex and I think it was a great exchange. She shows a lot of compassion for people.

I believe Senator Clinton is a real leader in stem cell research and that’s going to help Alex and a hundred other Americans that suffer from chronic disease.

Announcer:
As President, Hillary Clinton will lift George Bush’s stem cell ban and let American scientists once again take the lead on this important research.

Steve Walter:
I’m a registered Republican from New Hampshire but I plan to vote for Senator Clinton because she supports Stem Cell research and that’s going to help kids like Alex.

Announcer:
If you’re ready for change she’s ready to lead.

Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President.

Senator Clinton: I’m Hillary Clinton, candidate for President, and I’ve approved this message.

Bob Smith Endorses Hunter

Former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith has endorsed Duncan Hunter for president.

In a letter that appears on a Hunter website, Smith says "There will never be another Ronald Reagan but fellow Californian Duncan Hunter can pick up the Reagan torch and light the way for America to come back from the dangers we now face."

"Duncan Hunter has proven that he can lead. He has been tested. If given the chance as President, he will inspire people, young and old, to rally to our nation in this time of need," Smith added.

Senator Smith was defeated by Senator John Sununu in a 2002 Republican primary.

House GOP Leader Endorses Romney

House Minority Leader Michael Whalley is planning to endorse Mitt Romney, sources tell New Hampshire Presidential Watch.

The Alton state representative is serving his eight term in the House.

Earlier this year the Republican leader was supporting George Pataki's presidential bid, before the former New York Governor decided not to run.

Updated Giuliani Schedule

Here is Rudy Giuliani's updated schedule for his upcoming weekend visit.

Rudy has canceled his appearances in Meredith, Wolfeboro, Exeter, Salem and Londonderry.

Saturday, December 22

10:00AM
House Party
Home of Mayor Frank and Morgan Guinta
221 Crestview Rd
Manchester, NH

11:15AM
Hopkinton Town Hall Meeting
330 Main St
Hopkinton, NH

1:45PM
House Party
Home of Ted and Lynn Castonguay
39 Stagecoach Rd
Durham, NH

Sunday, December 23

10:00AM
Meet & Greet
The Galley Hatch, Pelican Room
325 Lafayette Rd
Hampton, NH

11:30AM
BeanTowne Coffee House and Café
201 State Route 111
Hampstead, NH

Clinton Walks The Streets of Manchvegas

here's a video of Hillary Clinton's last visit to the Granite State.

Poll-Free Zone

***This will be the last poll I put-up on the site until primary day. Instead, everyday I will put-up the Real Clear Politics Average around dinnertime.***

A USA Today/Gallup poll shows Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton tied in New Hampshire, while Rudy's slide continues.

Republicans:
Romney: 34%
McCain: 27%
Giuliani: 11%
Huckabee: 9%
Paul: 9%
Thompson: 4%
Hunter: 1%

Democrats:
Obama: 32%
Clinton: 32%
Edwards: 18%
Richardson: 8%
Biden: 4%
Kucinich: 3%
Dodd: 1%

McCain Receives More Newspaper Endorsements

John McCain continues to rack up the newspaper endorsements.

Last night The Boston Herald endorsed McCain and this morning The Keene Sentinel endorsed the Arizona Senator.

The Sentinel's editorial board admitted "This newspaper does not agree with McCain on many issues."

However they concluded "Where McCain most distinguishes himself from the rest of this year's Republican pack is in the areas of life experience and force of character. He is not a single-issue candidate off on a frantic ideological jag."

New Hampshire News Links for December 21st, 2007

New Hampshire News Links December 21st, 2007

www.nhnewslinks.com
Now part of The Hotline Political Network!
We should be updating the site sometime on Sunday and Monday.
Visit our blog!

NEWS: A spate of bills would crack down even more on sex offenders / New Hampshire Same-Sex Couples Prepare for Civil Unions

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: Gregg, Phone-jamming, US Senate, Congress

POLITICAL COLUMNS: Flotsam & Jetsam, Gregg, DiStaso, Sabato, Political Chowder, Portside

NH POLLS: ARG poll shows Sununu leading / New Hampshire Primary Polls

OP-ED: Editorial: An important win for the public and the press

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: Women voters could drive Democratic choice; Candidates woo female caucusgoers/ The Field, Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Kucinich, Obama, Richardson

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: Ahead of Iowa, Republican Race Is Wide Open / The Field, Guiliani, Huckabee, McCain, Paul, Romney, Tancredo, Thompson

OTHER CANDIDATES: Bloomberg, McKinney

FIRST PRIMARY: Presidential hopefuls to campaign right up to holiday

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Economy rivals security as top concern for voters

NATIONAL POLLS: Surging Huckabee Takes Lead in Iowa Over Romney

WAR: Satellite-Surveillance Plan Aims to Mollify Critics

OTHER NEWS AND VIEWS: Sentiment Aside, Bush Scores Wins

ARTICLES: Milne: McCain's strategy targets independent voter / Conway Daily Sun: A spate of bills would crack down even more on sex offenders

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Rudy Cancels Friday Events

Marc Ambinder reports tonight that "Rudy Giuliani cancels his New Hampshire schedule for Friday, keeps schedule for Saturday and Sunday."

Edwards To Visit Day After Christmas

John Edwards will visit New Hampshire the day after Christmas, December 26th.

Below is his public schedule.

1:00 PM
CONWAY TOWN HALL
Kennett High School
409 Eagle Way
Conway, NH

4:45 PM
LACONIA TOWN HALL
Belknap Mill
25 Beacon Street East
Laconia, NH

7:00 PM
MANCHESTER ORGANIZING CONVENTION
66 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH

8:00 PM
SALEM ORGANIZING CONVENTION
7A Raymond Avenue
Salem, NH

Tancredo Drops Out

This afternoon Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

After dropping out Tancredo endorsed Mitt Romney.

McCain's Christmas Story

This afternoon John McCain released a new television ad. The thirty-second ad, titled "My Christmas Story," recalls McCain's time has a Vietnam POW.

"It's a powerful reminder that regardless of how difficult the circumstance, simple acts of compassion can bring hope to us all," said Sergeant Major Paul Chevalier (Ret.), Chair of the New Hampshire Veterans for McCain Coalition, in a campaign press release.

You can view the ad here: http://www.johnmccain.com/mychristmasstory

Script for "My Christmas Story" (:30-TV)

JOHN MCCAIN: "One night, after being mistreated as a POW, a guard loosened the ropes binding me, easing my pain.

"On Christmas, that same guard approached me, and without saying a word, he drew a cross in the sand.

"We stood wordlessly looking at the cross, remembering the true light of Christmas.

"I will never forget that no matter where you are, no matter how difficult the circumstances, there will always be someone who will pick you up.

"May you and your family have a blessed Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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

Obama Pledges To Have "Most Open" Admin. in History

From The Obama Campaign:

Today in Exeter, Senator Barack Obama hosted a roundtable discussion with New Hampshire Independents to discuss his commitment to cleaning up government and forging bipartisan solutions on the nation's most pressing challenges. Restoring Americans' trust in government, Obama told the group local residents, begins with turning the page the most secretive administration in recent history.

"I will run the most open and transparent Administration in history," Senator Obama said. "Because when you shut the door on the people, chances are you're not doing the peoples' business, you're doing someone else's…Instead of doing business behind closed doors, we'll bring democracy back to the people. When I put together my health care legislation, I won't do it in a back-room – I'll do it out in the open. And we'll make sure the voices of patients, doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators are heard over the drug and insurance industries. That's how we'll finally lower costs and make sure that every American has affordable, high-quality health care."

ARG: Romney, McCain Tied in New Hampshire

A newly released American Research Group poll shows Mitt Romney and John McCain tied in New Hampshire. The poll also finds "in New Hampshire, Clinton leads Obama 44% to 24% among women and she leads Obama 31% to 23% among men."

Here are the full results:

GOP:
Romney: 26%
McCain: 26%
Giuliani: 16%
Huckabee: 11%
Thompson: 4%
Paul: 4%
Hunter: 1%
Keyes: 1%
Tancredo: 1%

Dems:
Clinton: 38%
Obama: 24%
Edwards: 13%
Richardson: 5%
Biden: 4%
Dodd: 2%
Kucinich: 2%
Gravel: 1%

Huckabee Might Bring In New Jersey Volunteers

In our continuing fascination with campaigns bringing-in out of state volunteers, today we read that Mike Huckabee's campaign will soon bus up volunteers from New Jersey.

This nugget appeared in PolitickerNJ: "Some of these people gathered signatures for Huckabee, helping to submit 2,300 here in New Jersey or 1,300 more than what the state requires, and now they're ready for the next challenges: busing up to New Hampshire to volunteer for the campaign, writing letters to the editor, or convincing friends and relatives to back their man."

Read the full article here: Huckabee's Jersey supporters find warmth amidst national Huckaboom

Clinton Says in New Ad "Change only comes with experience"

Today the Clinton campaign launched a new ad in New Hampshire.

The 30-second ad, titled "Make it Happen," features Hillary arguing the country needs a leader with the experience needed to make change.

"This election isn't about choosing change over experience. Change only comes with experience," Clinton says in the ad.

Following is the script for the ad.

CLINTON: I'm Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.

I've seen what change takes.

It doesn't happen because you want it to, or because you hoped for it.

You have to work for it

I have thirty-five years experience making change, for kids, for our troops, for families.

This election isn't about choosing change over experience.

Change only comes with experience.

And with the war to end and an economy to fix we've never needed change more, or the strength and experience to make it happen.

Foster's Endorses Rudy

Yesterday, The Foster's Daily Democrat endorsed Rudy Giuliani.

The editors said that "Rudy Giuliani represents the core of Republican thought. He is the kind of Republican who will appeal to the people who elected and re-elected Ronald Reagan."

"Giuliani avoids generalities and obfuscations. What you hear from him is what he believes and how he feels. There is no tap dancing around the great issues on Giuliani's part," they added.

Obama Receives Newspaper Endorsements

This morning The Portsmouth Herald and The Valley News endorsed Senator Barack Obama.

The Portsmouth Herald said Obama "combines the best attributes of natural competence and political inspiration. He inspires trust that he will make sound judgments."

While, The Valley News "She [Clinton] is an armored warrior in a country weary of partisan and cultural warfare; Obama wears no armor. He seeks reconciliation -- at home and abroad — and steps forward, ready to speak a language of common understanding."

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Vice-President Gregg?

First Read's Erin McPike writes that New Hampshire senior Senator Judd Gregg could make an interesting vice-presidential pick.

McPike writes, "Premature though it may be, the case can be made for Gregg to make the veep list. It shouldn’t be forgotten that a Romney victory in the Granite State is critical to the success of a Romney candidacy, but Gregg’s help could be rewarded later -- and there was some speculation that there would be a place for him in the Bush administration back in 2000."

Earlier this year Roll Call predicated the same thing. You can read our write-up at: Vice-President Judd Gregg??

We wrote in February "Would Judd leave the Senate? Perhaps more importantly, would Joel Maiola (Gregg's Chief of Staff) allow the move? Who would Lynch appoint to fill Gregg's seat? Let the speculation begin!!!"

Clinton Beefs-Up New Hampshire Press Office

Apparently, Hillary Clinton's New Hampshire campaign headquarters is becoming "the place to be."

Today it was reported that Clinton spokeswoman Kathleen Strand will be receiving from additional help and a veteran Democratic operative has finished reviewing the Clemons GOTV operation.

The Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman is reporting that Doug Hatthaway will be lending a helping hand to Clinton's New Hampshire press shop.

Hatthaway is a former New Hampshire spokesman for Al Gore's 2000 campaign and is an advisor to Jeanne Shaheen.

Hatthaway told Zuckman that he will be doing "anything I can to help during the crunch time. There's a lot to do."

This report follows news that legendary Democratic campaign operative Michael Whouley has finished a review of Clinton's Granite State field operation.

Earlier this week, Marc Ambinder wrote that the "field organization put together by state director Nick Clemons, apparently passed Whouley's bow-to-stern inspection."

McCain Vets To Release New Ad

Tomorrow afternoon the New Hampshire Veterans for McCain Coalition will unveil a new television ad.

The ad will be unveiled ad a press conference in Manchester.

Hillary's Bus Tour

Here are the details of Senator Clinton's two-day "Working for Change, Working for You," bus tour of New Hampshire.

The trip includes events with titles such as "Hillary I Know," “Moms and Daughters Making History with Hillary" and "Working for Change, Working for You."

Friday, December 21st

Senator Clinton Attends a “Hillary I Know” Event
1:45PM
Orchard Store
Carter Hill Orchard
73 Carter Hill Road
Concord, NH

Senator Clinton Visits Downtown Portsmouth
4:30PM
Popovers on the Square
8 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH

Senator Clinton Attends a “Working for Change, Working for You” Event
6:30PM
Cooperative Middle School
1 Academic Way
Stratham, NH

Saturday, December 22nd

Senator Clinton Attends “Moms and Daughters Making History with Hillary” Event
9:00AM
Main Lobby
YWCA Manchester
72 Concord Street
Manchester, NH

Senator Clinton Visits Milford
11:30AM
River House Café
123 Union Square
Milford, NH

Senator Clinton Attends “Moms and Daughters Making History with Hillary” Event
2:45PM
Blue Trout Grill
176 Main Street
Keene, NH

Senator Clinton Attends a “Working for Change, Working for You” Event
5:30PM
Lebanon High School – Gym
84 Hanover Street
Lebanon, NH

Be Part of a NPR Debate-Watching Party

On Saturday, January 5, WMUR and ABC will be hosting back-to-back Republican/Democratic debates with the current presidential candidates. National Public Raidio is organizing a debate-watching party to be hosted by NPR Correspondent Linda Wertheimer. They're hoping to find independent, undecided voters who are willing to watch both debates then share their thoughts on how things went.

The event will be held in the Manchester/Concord area. Interested parties should email at Katia Dunn, at kdunn@npr.org or call 202.513.2225.

Clinton Tour

"Working for Change, Working for You" Tour

Thursday, December 20 -- President Bill Clinton in Wolfeboro and Plymouth

Friday, December 21 through Saturday, December 22 -- Hillary Clinton bus tour with stops in Concord, Portsmouth, Hampton, Manchester, Milford, and Lebanon

Friday, December 21, 2007

6:30 PM
Hillary Clinton Town Hall
Cooperative Middle School
100 Academic Way
Stratham, NH 03885

Saturday, December 22, 2007

5:15 PM
Hillary Clinton Town Hall
Lebanon High School
195 Hanover Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

McCain Files Complaint Against Huckabee Affliated Group

From The McCain Campaign:

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 filed the following complaint against Common Sense Issues, an organization using unregulated soft money to make push-poll calls in New Hampshire in violation of state law. We look forward to the attorney general's full investigation.

Updated Paul Schedule

Dr. Ron Paul's Schedule, Dec. 19 - 21

Wednesday, Dec. 19

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Symposium on executive power
Franklin Pierce Law School, Rich Room
2 White Street, Concord

Thursday, Dec. 20

9:00 - 10:00 AM
The Exchange NHPR

11:15 - 12:30 PM
Plymouth Business Walk
Main Street, Plymouth

12:35 - 2:00 PM
Lunch and chat with locals
Main Street Station, Plymouth

2:15 - 2:45 PM
Chat with local doctors
Tenney Mountain Internal Medicine
251 Mayhew Turnpike, Plymouth

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Town hall
Tea Bird's Cafe and Bistro
101 Main Street, Berlin

Friday, December 21

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Chat with locals
J Town Deli and Country Store
174 Main Street, Jackson

9:35 - 9:45 AM
Chat with locals
Zeb's General Store
2675 Main Street, North Conway

9:50 - 10:25 AM
Ed board Conway Daily Sun
64 Seavey Street, North Conway

10:30 - 11:30 AM
Town hall
Majestic Theater
36 Main Street, Conway

"This Is The Season of Miracles, Faith and Love"

Below is John Edwards' Christmas ad.

Due to the tree in the backdrop we're assuming it's a Christmas ad even though it does not directly mention Christmas or the Holidays. Instead the ad states "this is the season of miracles, faith and love."

Hillary's "Presents"

Joining Mike Huckabee, Barack Obama and Rudy Giuliani, Hillary Clinton has begun airing a Christmas ad.

Clinton's thirty-second ad is titled "Presents" and features Hillary wrapping Christmas presents labeled with her various policies.

The ad concludes with Hillary saying "Where did I put universal pre-K?"

Watch the ad here: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/video/87.aspx

Following is the script for the ad.

“Carol of the Bells” is playing while hands are cutting wrapping paper and placing cards on gifts. The cards are labeled “Universal Health Care,” “Energy Independence,” and “Bringing Our Troops Home.”

Hillary Clinton:
Where did I put universal pre-K?

Hillary Clinton:
Ah, There it is.

I'm Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.

Updated Romney Schedule

On Friday, December 21, Governor Mitt Romney will return to New Hampshire for three days of events in the Granite State.

Friday, December 21, 2007:

1:30 p.m.
Meets with Skillsoft Corporate Employees
110 Spitbrook Road
Nashua, NH
(Closed To The Public) **This event has been canceled**

6:00 p.m.
Ask Mitt Anything Town Hall
Rochester American Legion Hall
94 Eastern Avenue
Rochester, NH

Saturday, December 22, 2007:

8:00 a.m.
Meets with Conway Area Residents
Bea's Café
50 White Mountain Highway
Conway, NH

9:30 a.m.
Ask Mitt Anything Town Hall
John Fuller Elementary School
51 Pine Street
North Conway, NH

1:00 p.m.
House Party
300 Mountain Road, Route 171
Tuftonboro, NH

3:45 p.m.
Ask Mitt Anything Town Hall
Lions Hall
256 Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH

Sunday, December 23, 2007:

12:45 p.m.
Meets with Milford Area Residents
Foodee's
167 Union Square
Milford, NH

2:15 p.m.
Ask Mitt Anything Town Hall
Peterborough Town House
1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH

4:15 p.m.
Meets with Hillsborough Area Residents
Nonni's Italian Eatery
17 West Main Street
Hillsborough, NH

Rasmussen: Rudy Slipping, McCain Rising

Today, Rasmussen released a poll showing Rudy Giuliani at 13 percent. The poll also has John McCain gaining 27 percent, that is within 5 points of Mitt Romney. Earlier today CNN/WMUR released a poll that had Romney at 34% and McCain at 22%.

Below are the Rasmussen results:

GOP:
Romney: 31%
McCain: 27%
Giuliani: 13%
Huckabee: 11%
Paul: 7%
Thompson: 3%

Edwards Returns for Dec. 26-27

John Edwards will visit New Hampshire Decemeber 26th and 27th. So far we have two known events:

December 26

7:15 P.M.
Town Hall Meeting
The Historic Belknap Mill
25 Beacon Street East
Laconia, NH

December 27

9:00 A.M.
Town Hall Meeting
Kennett High School
409 Eagle Way
Conway, NH

Clinton Receives Newspapers Endorsements

This morning the Foster's Daily Democrat and the Laconia Citizen endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

The editors said "it was Hillary Clinton who really impressed us as someone who is ready to lead."

"Experience and a real desire to serve are what has drawn us to Hillary Clinton's quest for the Democratic nomination for president," they added.

Foster's is based out of Dover and the Citizen is focused on the Lakes Region.

CNN/WMUR: McCain Breaks 20%, Clinton Leading by 12

Here are the results from a new CNN/WMUR poll.

GOP:
Romney 34
McCain 22
Giuliani 16
Huckabee 10
Paul 5
Thompson 1
Tancredo 1
Hunter 1
Undecided 8

Dems:
Clinton 38
Obama 26
Edwards 14
Richardson 8
Kucinich 2
Biden 2
Undecided 8

Romney, Richardson, McCain New Granite State Ads

Below you will find ads for Mitt Romney, Bill Richardson and John McCain.

Mitt Romney:


Bill Richardson:


John McCain:

Gravel Cancels Dec. 20th Events

Mike Gravel has canceled his events for December 20th.

However we've been told "Expect Gravel back in the Granite State following Christmas until the primary, with an epic itinerary in the works. Stay tuned!"

Celebrate The New Year with The Kucinichs

U. S. Congressman and Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth will be ringing in 2008 with music, merriment, and a message at a special New Year's Eve party and concert on Monday, December 31 at the MCAM TV-23 Studios in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The event - "Resolution for Peace: A New Year's Concert for the Community" - is open to the public and will be televised 'live' on TV-23.

Tickets for the "Resolution for Peace" concert are $25 for adults and $20 for students, including food and beverages, and they are available at http://www.dennis4president.com/. There will also be a smaller pre-concert reception with Rep. Kucinich and the musicians for those purchasing a $50 ticket. There is no admission charge for children 12 and under.

Rudy Airs "Holiday Wishes"

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today announced the launch of a new television ad, entitled "Holiday Wishes." The ad begins airing tomorrow in New Hampshire.

Script for "Holiday Wishes":

MAYOR GIULIANI: "There are many things I wish for this holiday season. I wish for peace with strength. Secure borders. A government that spends less than it takes in. Lower taxes for our businesses and families. And I really hope, that all of the presidential candidates can just get along.

SANTA CLAUS: "Ho, ho, ho, ho. I was with you right up until that last one. Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho."

MAYOR GIULIANI: "Can't have everything! I'm Rudy Giuliani and I approved this message. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!"

Obama Begins Airing Holiday Ad

From The Obama Campaign:

This Friday, the Obama campaign will begin airing a new holiday television ad in New Hampshire to mark the holiday season. The ad features Barack and Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha, age 6, and Malia, age 9, gathered by a Christmas tree thanking New Hampshire families for the hospitality and stories they have shared with the Obamas during this campaign and wishing New Hampshire families a merry Christmas and happy holidays.

The full text of the Holiday Ad appears below:

Michelle Obama: We would like to take a moment to thank you and your family for the warmth and friendship that you have shown ours; for sharing your hospitality and your stories.

Barack Obama: In this holiday season we are reminded that the things that unite us as a people are more powerful and enduring than anything that sets us apart. And we all have a stake in each other, in something larger than ourselves.

So from my family to yours, I am Barack Obama and I approve this message.

Malia Obama: Merry Christmas

Sasha Obama: Happy Holidays

New Hampshire News Links for December 19th, 2007

New Hampshire News Links December 19th, 2007

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Visit our blog!

NEWS: Lawmakers in N.H., Maine, Vt. want voice in fed trade policy

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: Push-polling, Phone-jamming, Congress, NH Dem Party

POLITICAL COLUMNS: Capital Beat, Portside

NH POLLS: Poll: Clinton Surges Ahead; Romney Maintains Lead; Many Voters Say They're Undecided

OP-ED: Editorial: Tax system shouldn't punish disaster victims

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: Rivals borrow each other's playbook; Obama toughens campaign trail persona; Clinton shows a softer side / The Field, Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Obama, Richardson

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: Political 'push poll' probed / The Field, Guiliani, Huckabee, McCain, Paul, Romney

FIRST PRIMARY: Population churn adds uncertainty to races; 23 percent of potential voters are new to N.H.

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Interest Groups Gain In Election Cash Quest; Analysis Shows Giving To Parties Has Dipped; Beyond 'Swift Boating'

NATIONAL POLLS: Edwards takes lead in InsiderAdvantage Iowa poll

WAR: Bush Lawyers Discussed Fate of C.I.A.Tapes

OTHER NEWS AND VIEWS: House Sends Energy Bill To Bush for Signature

ARTICLES: Conway Daily Sun: Richardson 'sensing a surge'-Democratic presidential hopeful makes another campaign swing through Conway

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rudy's Weekend Visit

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be in New Hampshire from Friday, December 21st through December 23rd. Below is his public schedule.

In an e-mail promoting the visit, the Giuliani campaign quotes Rudy saying "Right here in New Hampshire, where you've got one heck of an important primary coming up. I'll be spending some of my Christmas holiday here in New Hampshire, which I really look forward to. We'll be here and we'll be working really hard to get your vote. We want to do everything we can to win the vote here."

Expect a lot of media hype about the visit, especially with reports that Rudy has "retreated" from the Granite State.

Friday, December 21

12:00pm
Rudy's New Nashua HQ
Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
207 Main St.
Nashua, NH

***Rudy Giuiliani has canceled his Friday Events***

Saturday, December 22

9:45am
House Party
221 Crestview Rd.
Manchester, NH

11:15am
Hopkinton Town Hall
330 Main St.
Hopkinton, NH

2:15pm
Meet & Greet
Church Landing at Mill Falls, Oval Room
312 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, NH

4:00pm
House Party
81 Boulder Brook Rd.
Wolfeboro, NH

5:45pm
House Party
39 Stagecoach Rd.
Durham, NH

Sunday, December 23

9:45am
Meet & Greet
The Galley Hatch, Pelican Room
325 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH

11:00am
House Party
6 Eno Dr.
Exeter, NH

1:45pm
BeanTowne Coffee House and Cafe
201 State Route 111
Hampstead, NH

2:45pm
House Party
99 Zion Hill Rd.
Salem, NH

4:15
House Party
31 White Plains Ave
Londonderry, NH

Rudy To Spend Weekend in New Hampshire

Tonight on NECN, Paul Cellucci said that Rudy Giuliani will appear in New Hampshire this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The former Bay State Governor also said that Granite State voters will see "a lot" of the former New York City mayor.

Gravel Cancels Events

The flu bug continues, Mike Gravel has canceled his events for December 19th.

McCain To Visit Greek Orthodox Church

Arizona Senator John McCain, Republican presidential candidate, will conduct a town hall meeting Saturday, December 29th at 9:00am at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 93 Locust Street, Dover, NH.

This event is free to the public and everyone is welcomed. Parking and event entrance is in the rear of the building next to the Dover Public Library.

This event will be part of a trip in which McCain will be in the state from the 28th-31st. Here is a summary of his trip, details TBA:

December 28th: Manchester
December 29th: Dover, Merrimack, Bedford, and Londonderry
December 30th: Concord, Bradford, Lebanon, Newport
December 31st: Hancock, Londonderry, Rye, and Concord.

Ken Burns Endorses Obama

From The Obama Campaign:

Nationally acclaimed documentarian and Walpole resident Ken Burns endorsed Senator Barack Obama’s presidential bid today. Burns, who had planned to stay neutral in the race, said that recent attacks against Obama prompted him to declare his support and cemented his belief that Obama is the only candidate in the race who can put an end to the “slash-and-burn character attacks” that have prevented progress on the challenges we face.

“I had intended to remain neutral throughout the New Hampshire primary process, but find I can no longer do so. Recent events compel me to declare my support for and to endorse Senator Barack Obama for President. I do so for several reasons. At a time when the political winds were pushing this country into an unnecessary and unwise war, Barack Obama had the judgment—and the political and moral courage—to oppose it. At a time when our politics has descended into cynical, slash-and-burn character attacks, Barack Obama has steadfastly presented a positive, unironic, agenda for this country. When others find themselves mired in the consequences of their past actions, and spend their time arguing the past, he is presenting a vision of the future, a vision that is not only possible but essential to our survival as a great nation.

Hollis, Hudson McCain Events Canceled

John McCain's Updated New Hampshire Schedule:
Both events canceled today WILL BE RESCHEDULED:

Campaign Stop: Hollis Pharmacy & General Store - CANCELED
Today, December 18th @ 4:15pm
6 Ash Street
Hollis, NH

Hudson Town Hall - CANCELED
Today, December 18th @ 7pm
Hudson VFW
15 Bockes Road
Hudson, NH
603-369-4948

Obama, McCain Attacks Rivals in New Hampshire Mailers

Arizona Senator John McCain has sent the following two mailers to New Hampshire voters. One mailer is titled "My Christmas Story," and another says "Why is Mitt Romney attacking John McCain? To hide another flip-flop."

Below is also a mailer that Barack Obama has begun distributing. Obama tells voters "On January 8, let's remind Hillary Clinton that New Hampshire's primary won't be won by launching misleading, negative attacks."

Kevin Landrigan has the write-up: McCain launches direct mail attack

H/T to Mark Halperin
For more go here: Obama's Contrast Mailing In New Hampshire


McCain's Hudson Event Cancelled

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that due to a vote in the United States Senate, it has cancelled the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for this evening, Tuesday, December 18th in Hudson, New Hampshire. John McCain will resume all scheduled campaign activities tomorrow.

Clinton Airs Ad on National Guard

From The Clinton Campaign:

The Clinton campaign today launched a new ad in New Hampshire, featuring Senator Clinton’s bi-partisan effort with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to expand access to TriCare to every National Guard Member and Reservist. The new 30-second spot is entitled, “Guard.”

Following is the script for the ad.

[Hillary Clinton:]
“You would think that after all the sacrifice and service of the National Guard and Reserve protecting our country, they would have had health insurance.

“But they didn’t.

“So I reached across the aisle and worked for three years with Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican, to change that. Now every member of the Guard and Reserve has access to the health coverage they need.

“I’ve learned if you want to get things done, you have to know when to stand your ground, and when to find common ground.

“I’m Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.”

Mitt Returns

Mitt Romney will return to New Hampshire on December 21st through the 23rd. Below is his tentative public schedule.

December 21

1:30 p.m.
Governor Mitt Romney Meets with Skillsoft Corporate Employees Skillsoft
Nashua, NH
(Closed To Public)

6:00pm
Ask Mitt Anything
94 Eastern Ave.
Rochester, NH

December 22

8:00 am
Restaurant Stop
Bea’s Café
50 White Mountain Highway, Conway

9:30 am
Ask Mitt Anything
John Fuller Elementary School
51 Pine Street, North Conway

3:00 pm
Mitt Goes Shopping
Tilton Outlet Mall
120 Laconia Road, Tilton

6:15 pm
Ask Mitt Anything
Lions Hall
256 Mammoth Road, Londonderry

December 23

12:45 pm
Restaurant drop-by
Foodee’s of Milford,
167 Union Square, Milford (on the Oval)

2:15 pm
Ask Mitt Anything
Peterborough Town House,
1 Grove Street, Peterborough

4:10 pm
Restaurant drop-by
Nonni’s Italian Eatery,
17 West Main Street, Hillsborough

7:15 pm
Ask Mitt Anything
Merrimack High School
38 McElwain Street, Merrimack

New Hampshire News Links for December 18th, 2007

New Hampshire News Links December 18th, 2007

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NEWS: In N.H.'s North Country, a city building hope

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: B. Shaheen, Coffey

OP-ED: Editorial: A new amendment: Lynch gets to work

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: Kerrey Tries to Explain Obama 'Muslim' Remarks / The Field, Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Obama, Richardson

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: National Journal White House 2008 Rankings: The Republicans / The Field, Guiliani, Huckabee, Hunter, McCain, Paul, Romney, Thompson

OTHER CANDIDATES: Bloomberg

FIRST PRIMARY: Independents may lift McCain, not Obama, in N.H.

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Seib: Is Voter Temblor in Store for '08?

NATIONAL POLLS: Poll: Electability key among Democrats

WAR: Iran Receives Nuclear Fuel in Blow to U.S.

OTHER NEWS AND VIEWS: Senate: Deflating Democrats' Dream of 60 Seats; For any Senate strategist, 60 seats is the proverbial Holy Grail.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Clintons Are "Working for You"

The New Hampshire for Hillary campaign today announced that Senator Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton and supporters will criss-cross the Granite State on the “Working for Change, Working for You” tour.

On Thursday, December 20th, President Clinton will attend “Working for Change” events in Wolfeboro and Holderness. Senator Clinton will travel to New Hampshire on Friday, December 21st and Saturday, December 22nd for a two-day bus tour.

For information on the New Hampshire for Hillary campaign please visit www.hillaryclinton.com/nh .

Thursday, December 20th

President Clinton Attends Wolfeboro “Working for Change” Event
4:15PM
Wolfeboro Wright Museum
77 Center St
Wolfeboro, NH

President Clinton Attends Plymouth “Working for Change” Event
7:30PM
Holderness School - Gym
Chapel Lane
Holderness, NH

Friday, December 21st
Details TBA

Saturday, December 22nd
Details TBA

Sunday, December 23rd
Details TBA

Huckabee's New Ad

Here is the add that Mike Huckabee will begin airing tomorrow in New Hampshire.

HUCKABEE: Are you about worn out of all the television commercials you’ve been seeing? Mostly about politics. I don’t blame you.

At this time of year sometimes it’s nice to pull aside from all of that and just remember that what really matters is the celebration of the birth of Chris and being with our family, and our friends.

I hope that you and your family will have a magnificent Christmas season.

And on behalf of all of us, God bless and Merry Christmas.

I’m Mike Huckabee and I approve this message.

700 NH Students Have Already Voted for Obama

From The Obama Campaign:

Senator Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign announced today that more than 700 New Hampshire students have already voted for Barack Obama in the New Hampshire primary. Students at campuses around the state are taking advantage of the absentee balloting to make sure their voices are heard in this critical election.

The Obama campaign has been working with students across New Hampshire to organize the campus vote:
-The campaign employs 8 full-time organizers devoted to reaching out to students voters.
-New Hampshire Students for Barack Obama has chapters on 12 campuses around the state.
-Students at these universities have knocked on more than 17,000 doors and made more than 18,000 calls to speak with their fellow students about why they believe Senator Obama is the candidate that will bring about real change for our country.
-More than 100 students participated in 3-on-3 basketball tournaments and voter registration drives at UNH, Keene State, Dartmouth, and SNHU

Rudy Hires Meridian Communications

"New Hampshire Presidential Watch," has learned that Manchester political consulting company Meridian Communications has been hired by Rudy Giuliani's campaign for the final push into the primary. Sources tell us that the firm will help coordinate campaign operations, with an emphasis on Manchester.

Meridian is headed by Jack Heath and Mike Biundo and recently ran Frank Giunta's successful re-election campaign. Guinta endorsed Giuliani in November.

During this primary cycle, the communications firm has advised George Pataki's 21st Century Freedom PAC and Tommy Thompson's unsuccessful presidential campaign.

Richardson To Hold Iraq Town Hall Meetings

Governor Richardson will travel the Granite State this Tuesday and Wednesday holding Iraq Town Hall Meetings across the state. First Lady Barbara Richardson will join the Governor for the events in Manchester, Hudson, Pembroke and Dover.

Tuesday, December 18th

7:00 PM (Doors Open at 6:30 PM)
Iraq Town Hall Meeting
Franco-American Centre, 52 Concord St, Manchester

Wednesday, December 19th

9:00 AM (Doors Open at 8:30 AM)
Iraq Town Hall Meeting
Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Rd, Hudson

1:30 PM (Doors Open at 1:00 PM)
Iraq Town Hall Meeting
Pembroke Academy, 209 Academy Rd, Pembroke

6:00 PM
Bowl-A-Rama Drop-In
599 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth

7:00 PM (Doors Open at 6:30 PM)
Iraq Town Hall Meeting
McConnell Center, 30 Saint Thomas St., Dover

Edwards Airs "Fight" Ad

Today, the Edwards campaign released an ad titled 'Fight.'

"The ad features John Edwards speaking directly to New Hampshire voters about the epic battle we face to strengthen the middle class in this country and return the power in Washington to everyday working families," according to a campaign press release.

Full script of 'Fight':

This isn't about petty politics or good intentions.

Corporate greed and influence in Washington are stealing our children's future.

The moral test of our generation is whether we're going to allow this broken system to go on without a fight or take on corporate greed and stand up for the middle class and American jobs before it's too late.

They aren't going to just give their power away.

Saving the middle class is going to be an epic battle, and that's a fight I was born for.

I'm John Edwards, and I approved this message.

Gravel Gets The Flu

Senator Gravel has the flu and will not be able to make his scheduled engagements for Tuesday, December 18th.

We'll keep you posted on future events.

Hunter's NH Staff

Earlier this month I misidentified Duncan Hunter's New Hampshire State Director.

Bob Bevill is Hunter's National Media Coordinator and New Hampshire State Director. While, Bernie Dolan is the State Deputy Director.

Other local New Hampshire volunteers include: Ken Gorrell, Mack Kittredge and Vance Bullard.

Clinton Announces Pro-Choice Endorsements

Today, former New Hampshire State Senator and prominent pro-choice leader Katie Wheeler will announce her endorsement of Senator Hillary Clinton. She will also discuss why she has joined over 25 pro-choice leaders from across the state in signing a letter to thousands of voters that details Clinton's record of fighting for and standing up for women, including the right to choose.

Wheeler, Founder and former Board Member of NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and former President of the NH Public Health Association, will hold a conference call at 1:30 pm today to announce her endorsement of Senator Hillary Clinton and to discuss the letter.

McCain Names Independents Coalition

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today launched the New Hampshire Independents for McCain coalition. The group will work to mobilize independent voters for John McCain and grow the campaign's strong grassroots organization in the Granite State.

"New Hampshire independents admire John McCain's character, judgment and long record of putting principle over politics," said David Lee, Co-Chair of New Hampshire Independents for McCain. "John McCain's lifetime of service and sacrifice gives him unmatched credibility on national security issues and the unique ability to restore trust in our nation's leadership. Only John McCain can unify our country to confront head-on the tough challenges we face both at home and abroad. These characteristics -- needed now more than ever before -- are what drew independents to John McCain in 2000 and will again push him to victory in 2008."

NEW HAMPSHIRE INDEPENDENTS FOR MCCAIN COALITION
Co-Chairs
Scott Cote, Nashua, Former Nashua Alderman
Wayne Gagne, Nashua, Chair of New Hampshire Commuter Rail Advisory Committee
David Lee, Derry, CPA, State of New Hampshire
Marcia H Moran, Concord, Attorney, Flood Sheehan & Tobin
Gregory Smith, Concord, Former Attorney General, State of New Hampshire

The Daily Elephant

The New Hampshire Republicans have launched a blog titled "The Daily Elephant."

Check it out here: http://www.nhgop.org/blog

Rudy Hearts TBA

Rudy Giuliani is scheduled to return to New Hampshire on December 21st.

Schedule is TBA...in other words we have no idea where he is going.

PrioritiesNH: Two-Thirds Want Budget Shift Away From Pentagon

This from PrioritiesNH:

Four weeks before the New Hampshire Primary, two-thirds of the state's likely voters said they'd most likely vote for a candidate who says Pentagon spending should be reduced by 15% and the money shifted to human needs, energy independence and deficit reduction over one who does not.

The poll was conducted Dec. 10-12 by Research 2000 for the PrioritiesNH campaign. PrioritiesNH is working to shift America's budget priorities to increase federal investment in education, health care, energy independence,job training and deficit reduction -- at no additional taxpayer expense -- by reducing funding for Cold War weapons and a stockpile of 10,000 nuclear warheads. The campaign is backed by a prestigious panel of former generals,admirals, ambassadors and a CIA director who say the Pentagon wastes $60 billion each year on obsolete weapons.

The percentage of NH voters who favor moving that money to health care,education, job training, energy independence and reducing the deficit has jumped from 60 percent in a February 2006 poll to 67 percent in December 2007.

Lieberman Endorses McCain

This morning in New Hampshire, Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) endorsed John McCain for President of the United States. Senator Lieberman issued the following statement on his endorsement:

"I have come to New Hampshire this morning to ask Republican and Independent voters to support John McCain in the first-in-the-nation primary on January 8.

"I know that it is unusual for someone who is not a Republican to endorse a Republican candidate for President. And if this were an ordinary time and an ordinary election, I probably would not be here today. But this is no ordinary time -- and this is no ordinary election -- and John McCain is no ordinary candidate."

U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on receiving the endorsement of Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT):

"I am deeply honored by Joe Lieberman's endorsement. In an era when politicians so often put political expediency ahead of conviction, Joe Lieberman has stood up for what he believes is in America's interest. He has stood tall against the prevailing winds on national security and understands why we must succeed in Iraq and in the broader war against radical Islamic extremism. He is a principled leader, a good friend, and I am proud to have his support."

New Hampshire News Links for December 17th, 2007

New Hampshire News Links December 17th, 2007

www.nhnewslinks.com
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NEWS: If phone sale fails, Verizon faces scrutiny; Quality of service has been criticized

PEOPLE/CANDIDATES: Gregg, Laplante, Eisenberg

POLITICAL COLUMNS: Capital Beat, Landrigan, Fahey

NH POLLS: Fox Poll: Romney and Clinton have solid leads in NH

OP-ED: Editorial: Sununu: A refreshing choice

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: In Iowa, being 2d choice could result in a winning hand / The Field, Clinton / Obama, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Kucinich, Obama, Richardson

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES: GOP convention may be contested / The Field, Guiliani, Huckabee, Hunter, McCain, Paul, Romney, Thompson

OTHER CANDIDATES: Bloomberg / Schwarzenegger

FIRST PRIMARY: Pamphlet urges Catholics to use conscience when voting

GENERAL (NATIONAL) CAMPAIGN NEWS: Iowans scan the field and vote for a 2d look

NATIONAL POLLS: In Iowa, Huckabee Dominates GOP Race, Appeals To Likely Gop Caucus Voters Across Key Presidential Traits; Clinton And Obama In Dead Heat For First Place Among Likely Democratic Caucus Voters

WAR: Bush Nears a Victory Over Spying Powers

OTHER NEWS AND VIEWS: The crux of U.S. budget battle: How to pay?

ARTICLES: Rosenwald: All Americans Deserve Representation / Conway Daily Sun: Duncan Hunter to stump in Conway Monday

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Additional Kucinich Events

Here events for Dennis Kucinich on Tuesday, December 18th

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

11:30 am
Lunch at Dover Natural Foods
7 Chestnut Street
Dover, NH

12:15pm
After Lunch Kucinich will visit area businesses in downtown Dover.

1:00p -2:15
Oyster River High School
A Town Hall meeting with NH students
55 Coe Drive
Durham, NH
(ClOSED to the Public)

2:40p -3:00
A Student Meet & Greet The University of New Hampshire
Main Campus
Durham, N H

3:00p-4:30
Every Child Matters Forum
The University of New Hampshire
Huddleston Hall
73 Main Street
Durham, NH
**Every Child Matters NH is a collaboration among Every Child Matters Education Fund, Early Learning NH, and PlusTime NH.

7:00-8:30
Town Hall Meeting with the people
Kucinich will address concerns around Green Energy & Environment,
Epping Town Hall
157 Main Street
Epping, NH

It's Tentative...

Here is a tentative schedule of Barack Obama's upcoming trip to New Hampshire.

Wednesday, December 19th

Concord
Roundtable with Voters

5:00pm
Radisson Hotel, The Armory
700 Elm St
Manchester
Please RSVP to Lenora at Manchester office 603-668-2008

7:15pm
Elm Street Middle School Auditorium
117 Elm Street
Nashua
Please RSVP to Lynn at Nashua office 603-578-90007

Thursday, December 20th

Exeter
Roundtable with Voters

5:00pm
Frank Jones Center
400 US Highway 1 Bypass
Portsmouth
Please RSVP to Matt Devine at 603-433-7001

7:00pm
American Legion Rochester Post No. 7
94 Eastern Ave
Rochester
Please RSVP to the Rochester office 603-330-0808

McCain's Laconia Event Cancelled

U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that due to inclement weather, it has cancelled the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for this evening, Sunday, December 16, 2007, in Laconia, New Hampshire.

Lieberman To Endorse McCain in NH

John McCain's campaign has announced that "U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that John McCain will receive a major endorsement tomorrow in Hillsborough, New Hampshire."

The accouncement will be made at McCain's Hillsborough town hall forum, weather permitting.

The Politico reports that it will be Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman.

The Politico's Mike Allen reports "The move, which will help cultivate McCain's moderate status, is an effort to draw attention to the McCain campaign, which needs a splash. Otherwise, it does not make sense for McCain because it will only remind core Republicans why they distrust him."

McCain Endorsed By Boston Globe, Portsmouth Herald

Today John McCain picked-up the endorsement of both The Boston Globe and The Portsmouth Herald. The Globe has been increasing its circulation in southern New Hampshire while the Herald dominates the seacoast. The editorial staff of both papers are considered liberal. McCain has also been endorsed by The Union Leader and most recently The Salmon Press.

The Boston Globe wrote "One of McCain's great virtues is his willingness to acknowledge unpleasant realities. McCain sees that special interests with money to throw around have an undue influence over the electoral process and public policy, that the planet is getting warmer because of human activities, that interrogating a suspect by pretending to drown him is a form of torture."

While, The Portsmouth Herald wrote "John McCain has been leading the country from his seat in the U.S. Senate for 20 years. He is a man of integrity and honor who would help the Republicans rid themselves of the stench of Jack Abramoff and other lobbyists and allow the GOP to reclaim its status as the party of fiscal restraint. He is a strong military man prepared from day one to defend our nation against its enemies. Of all the Republicans running, he is by far the best qualified to lead our country."

Biden Picks-Up Williams

From The Biden Campaign:

The Biden for President Campaign today announced the endorsement of State Representative Bob Williams (D-Concord). Rep. Williams will play an instrumental role in outreach to and organizing seniors across New Hampshire.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Rep. Bob Williams to elect Joe Biden," said Biden for President New Hampshire Chairman Rep. Jim Ryan. "He knows from years of experience how to campaign in New Hampshire and fight an uphill battle and win. In my experience, there are no more dedicated volunteers on a campaign than seniors and with their help, we can surprise the pundits and elect Joe Biden as our next President."

Seniors for Biden Volunteers:

Carl Wesley (Lee)
Rep. Jim Webber (Kensington)
Bob Preston (Hampton)
Gary Dozier (Hampton Falls)
Joyce Dozier (Hampton Falls)
Byrl Short (Portsmouth)
Jack Davis (Portsmouth)
Judy Davis (Portsmouth)
Bob Conlon (Derry)
Tate Conlon (Derry)
Sam Hardy (New Durham)
Barbara Carpenter (Kensington)
Harlow Carpenter (Kensington)
Bill Marot (Milford)
Kathleen Kennedy Barnes (Hollis)
Frank Devlin (Bedford)
Ginger Devlin (Bedford)
Macy Doherty (Manchester)
David Prescott (Manchester)
Tej Stead (Hudson)
Edward Stead (Hudson)
Alan Duffis (Manchester)
Frank Murphy (Keene)
Lisa Brown (New Ipswich)
Tela Zasloff (Rindge)
Joe Zasloff (Rindge)
Rep. Bob Williams (Concord)
Rep. Steve Shurtleff (Concord)

Hunter Visits Dec. 15th-17th

Congressman and Presidential Candidate Duncan Hunter will make the following campaign appearances in New Hampshire, during his three-day visit to the Granite State, December 15th through December 17th:
(NOTE: Subject to change.)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

7:00 AM ET – Congressman Hunter speaks with Keene talk show host, Al Kulas. WKBK 1290-AM. Call-in Line: 603-357-1290. Contact Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

8:00AM ET – Congressman Hunter greets voters at the Merrimack Transfer Station. Lawrence Road, Merrimack, NH. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

10:00AM ET – Congressman Hunter greets voters at the Bedford Transfer Station. 77 Chubbuck Road, Bedford, NH. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

Noon ET – Congressman Hunter dines with supporters at the Chen Yang Li Restaurant, 124 S. River Road, Bedford, NH. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

No appearances on Sunday morning, due to the Nor’easter schedule for Sunday.

6:00 PM ET – Congressman Duncan Hunter worships with the congregation at Merrimack Valley Baptist Church, Boston Post Road, Merrimack, NH. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

8:00 PM ET – Congressman Duncan Hunter joins supporters for dinner at the LongHorn Steakhouse of Manchester, 1580 South Willow St., Manchester NH. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

Monday, December 17, 2007

7:30 AM ET – Congressman Duncan Hunter speaks with Woody Woodland, WSMN Radio, 1590 AM, streaming on the Web at http://www.wsmnradio.com/. Call-in: 603-883-9900. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770

8:00 AM ET – Congressman Duncan Hunter speaks with political pundit Arne Arnesen, WCCM Radio, 1110 AM, streaming on the Web at http://1110wccm.com/. Call-in: 1-877-687-8005.

9:00 AM ET – Congressman Duncan Hunter speaks with students at Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St., Merrimack, NH. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

11:00 AM ET – Congressman Duncan Hunter does some Christmas shopping at Swan’s Chocolate, 501 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

NOON ET – Congressman Duncan Hunter speaks with the employees of BAE Systems, 65 Spit Brook Rd., Nashua, NH. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

4 PM ET – Congressman Duncan Hunter speaks with the Editorial Board of the Conway Daily Sun, Conway, NH. Contact: Bob Bevill, Tel: 603-913-1770.

6 PM ET – Congressman Duncan Hunter has a Town Hall meeting with the voters of Conway, NH.