Stories about national politics.
On Thursday, the Democratic National Committee released a letter from President Biden, sharing Biden’s thoughts that the first Democratic Presidential Primary in 2024 should be in a state with black, brown, Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.
Although New Hampshire was not mentioned in the letter, it has been interpreted as an attack on the Granite State’s First in the Nation Primary status given Biden’s oversized role in the Democratic Primary process in his role as defacto party leader, the fact that New Hampshire is just over 88 percent white according to the 2020 census, and Biden placed fifth in the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic Primary.
New Hampshire Democrats were quick to respond to the news. READ MORE
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in announcing $2,084,533 from the U.S. Department of Treasury for the State of New Hampshire through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. These funds, allocated under the ERA2 program authorized by congressional Democrats’ American Rescue Plan Act and signed into law by President Biden, assists New Hampshire renters with rent and other housing expenses, including energy and utility costs. READ MORE
In a pair of races that seemed too close to call in the final few days before voters went to the polls, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH-01) have been re-elected. READ MORE
Accepted political wisdom says that whichever party holds the White House can expect losses in Congress during mid-term elections. However, Democrats in New Hampshire’s largest city are feeling confident that 2022 will be the exception to the rule if their outlook during the final weekend before Election Day is any indication. READ MORE
New Hampshire First Congressional District Republican Candidate Karoline Leavitt made an early morning stop the final Saturday before Election Day talking to voters at a quintessential Granite State campaign stop: the Red Arrow Diner on Lowell Street. READ MORE
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and1 U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) traded jokes about the ages of mountains and anecdotes about chicken tenders as the pair talked to voters at the Puritan Back Room and Stark Brewery, adding to other stops in Nashua and Bedford. READ MORE
A day after several of his supporters held a Millyard press conference on abortion rights, the campaign of U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH-01) returned to the Millyard to attack Republican challenger Karoline Leavitt on her healthcare and social security stances. READ MORE
With a week left until Election Day, the Saint Anselm College Survey Center at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) has released a poll indicating that New Hampshire’s Republican candidates have seen a jump since September. READ MORE