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February 13, 1988
Kemp wants to change New Hampshire's slogan from "Live Free or Die" to "Live Free and Live," or so he says; but his aim of extending Reaganomics has another message for the poor. Live cheap or die. TIMOTHY POSTON Venice
January 22, 2000 |
A magnitude-2.4 earthquake centered near Raymond, nine miles east of Manchester, rattled several towns in southeastern New Hampshire on Friday, a state official said. The 12:59 a.m. quake caused no damage.
September 3, 2000 |
New Hampshire International Speedway, the scene of two driver deaths this year, won't be changed when NASCAR returns in two weeks, and that isn't playing so well in the garage area. "We really are looking for something to happen," Rusty Wallace said Saturday. "I think that most every driver in this garage area will be totally blown away . . . if we go back to New Hampshire and those walls aren't lined with that Styrofoam."
December 17, 2007 |
Every four years, critics from across the country grouse about this tiny state's disproportionate influence on the presidential election. And it's hard to ignore the fact that New Hampshire, whose population is 96% white, does not look like a lot of the country when it comes to race and ethnicity. But it also isn't some pristine, untouched New England of your imagination, full of hidebound, Protestant Yankees, those mythic descendants of the early colonists from the British Isles.
January 5, 2012 |
It has become fashionable of late to denigrate the importance of Iowa's caucuses, and even New Hampshire's primary, by suggesting neither has been very successful at picking party nominees. Naysayers note that only two of the last five Republican winners in Iowa garnered the party's nomination, while only three in five New Hampshire victors became the party's general-election standard-bearer. However, such analyses err by missing the dramatic joint impact of these two contests. Since 1976, when proliferating primaries and caucuses became the basis for selecting convention delegates, every single nominee but one, in both parties, won either Iowa or New Hampshire.
September 22, 2011 |
Jon Huntsman, the former governor of Utah who has campaigned extensively in New Hampshire, has surged into third place among Republicans in the Granite State, according to the Suffolk University/WHDH-TV poll of likely voters that also shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead. As the former governor of next-door Massachusetts, Romney has opened up a 27-point lead over his nearest rival, according to the poll released on Thursday. Romney also has a home in New Hampshire, which will have the nation's first presidential primary.
July 5, 2011 |
Michele Bachmann, already a front-runner in the first caucus state of Iowa, is enjoying a boost in the first primary state of New Hampshire according to a new poll released Tuesday. Mitt Romney remains the prohibitive favorite in the Granite State, however, with 35% of likely Republican primary voters saying they'd back the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts. The University of New Hampshire survey found that Bachmann leapfrogged a host of Republicans in the weeks after she used the June 13 debate in the state to formally declare her candidacy, moving from 4% to 12%. That mirrors results from a Suffolk University/7NEWS poll released last week that also found Bachmann jumped 8 percentage points.
July 12, 2011 |
Still flirting with another presidential run, Rudolph W. Giuliani is scheduled to make what an aide calls an "important trip" to New Hampshire aimed as much at convincing the former New York mayor to run as convincing the state's voters that he's the Republican with the best chance to win in 2012. A planned two-day visit beginning Thursday is designed to showcase Giuliani's potential strengths in the still-uncertain race for the GOP nomination. He is to meet with various Republican groups throughout the Granite State, and participate in discussions on healthcare reform, job creation and crime.