Granite Reports: Same day registrations boomed in Democratic strongholds
Nov26

Granite Reports: Same day registrations boomed in Democratic strongholds

(This is a special pre-Thanksgiving edition of Granite Reports. Watch for updates throughout the holiday weekend.)   WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26: LOOK WHERE THE NEW VOTERS CAME FROM. Republicans and Democrats both did a decent job in the last election turning out the vote. The turnout was, after all, a record by far for a New Hampshire midterm election (see our item below).   But our analysis of the turnout provides a clue as to why...

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Fiorina ‘kicks the tires’ on run for President, tests conservative, pro-business message
Nov26

Fiorina ‘kicks the tires’ on run for President, tests conservative, pro-business message

The way Lauren Carney sees it, Carly Fiorina is as qualified and prepared to be President of the United States as anyone in the current Republican field of potential presidential candidates.   “Carly could have a following in New Hampshire and elsewhere as much as any person who has been listed in whatever lists people are keeping for 2016,” the veteran Republican political activist from Hancock said Wednesday.   Carney, the...

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Clinton friend, Virginia Gov. McAuliffe heading to NH to deliver economic message
Nov25

Clinton friend, Virginia Gov. McAuliffe heading to NH to deliver economic message

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is headed to New Hampshire as the keynote speaker for the state Democratic Party’s annual meeting on Dec. 14 in Portsmouth. He is expected to deliver a national message emphasizing that Democrats can win in 2016 by focusing on the economy.   McAuliffe, who was elected governor in 2013 and is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, will also keynote a fundraising reception for the...

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Ayotte hammers Obama White House on Hagel resignation
Nov24

Ayotte hammers Obama White House on Hagel resignation

After Chuck Hagel’s resignation as Secretary of Defense – a resignation that was reportedly forced by the White House – both U.S. Senators from New Hampshire praised his military service. But Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte also took a hard swing at President Obama. “While I did not support Secretary Hagel’s nomination to be the Secretary of Defense,”Ayotte said, “we should be clear that the responsibility for the national security...

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Updated: Pataki, back in NH, says he’s very interested in presidential run
Nov24

Updated: Pataki, back in NH, says he’s very interested in presidential run

It’s not entirely clear what his final decision will be, but from the enthusiasm he expresses, it very well could be that the third time will be the charm for former New York Gov. George Pataki.   “Yes, yes,” he said today when asked in an interview if he remains at least as serious about running for President as he was when he last visited the state in mid-October. He weighed it twice in the past and decided against it, but said...

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New poll: Romney, Clinton still favorites among NH presidential primary voters
Nov24

New poll: Romney, Clinton still favorites among NH presidential primary voters

The first New Hampshire presidential primary poll since the midterm election is a reflection of what previous polls have shown – 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney is still the heavy favorite on the Republican side while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in a league of her own among likely Democratic voters.   The poll for Bloomberg Politics and Saint Anselm College by the firm Purple Strategies was conducted more...

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