On this edition of the NHJournal podcast, Managing Editor Michael Graham is joined by Paris Alic, the Washington Times Capitol Hill reporter who also served as a panelist for the first NH GOP U.S. Senate debate. He offers his take on how DC Republicans and funders are likely to view what they saw on stage at the NHJournal debate, held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on the campus of St. Anselm College.

Drew Cline of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy was also at the debate and he notes some key lines all five candidates drew during the forum. Cline, who also hosts a new morning drive radio show on WFEA in Manchester, had. candidate Kevin Smith on his show the morning after the debate and talks about his takeaways.