New Hampshire primary

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NH Town Could Be Romney's 'White House North'

Wolfeboro bracing for possibility of famous resident's victory

(Newser) - George W. Bush had Crawford, Texas, Ronald Reagan had Rancho del Cielo, and if Mitt Romney becomes president, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, is pretty sure it's next on the list of presidential retreats, Reuters reports. Locals are imagining the rustic-yet-ritzy lakeside resort as Romney's "White House North."...

Your Guide to the New Hampshire Primary

The big question: How much will Romney win by?

(Newser) - Mitt Romney is going to win the New Hampshire primary, and everyone ostensibly knows it. But that doesn't mean the results won't be interesting. Here are the contests the pundits are watching:
  • Romney vs. expectations: With Romney's victory assured, pundits are speculating over his vote tally. One

NH Ballot Order Could Hurt Romney, Santorum

But it won't be enough to knock Mitt from the top: Washington Post

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has stayed at the top of the New Hampshire polls , but he's sunk when it comes to the state's ballot. On the 30-candidate list, Romney's name is third from the bottom, a position that could hurt him in today's primary. Research shows that ballot...

Dixville Notch, Population 9, Casts First Ballots in NH

And according to this tiny village, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are tied

(Newser) - The village of Dixville Notch is notable not just for the fact that it only has nine registered voters, but for the fact that those voters also are the first in New Hampshire to state their choice in today's primary. Their nine ballots were cast one minute after midnight—...

Huntsman's NH Surge: Too Little, Too Late

Nate Silver expects him to grab 15.6% of the vote, but that's not enough

(Newser) - With a matter of hours to go before the New Hampshire primary, Jon Huntsman appears to finally be seeing a surge of his own—but it may be too little, too late, observes Nate Silver in the New York Times . Recent polls are looking good for the former Utah governor:...

NH Primary Feels Like Pretend
 NH Primary Feels Like Pretend 

NH Primary Feels Like Pretend

...because Mitt Romney's victory is a foregone conclusion

(Newser) - It sure looks like a presidential primary. There are media vans and debates, stump speeches, and diner stops. But Mitt Romney has such a huge lead over his competitors that it all feels kind of empty, observe Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei of Politico . The airwaves are free of the...

Gingrich Swipes at Romney
 Newt Gingrich 
 Leads Charge 
 Vs. Romney 
'Meet the Press' Debate

Newt Gingrich Leads Charge Vs. Romney

GOP hopefuls again face off in New Hampshire debate on 'Meet the Press'

(Newser) - A scant 12 hours after last night's debate in which Mitt Romney emerged largely unscathed , the Republicans who would be president are again facing off in New Hampshire, this time on Meet the Press with David Gregory moderating. Newt Gingrich answered the overriding question of whether the pack would...

Santorum Booed During Same-Sex Marriage Attack

Candidate compares gay marriage to polygamy

(Newser) - With Rick Santorum addressing a New Hampshire college crowd keen to know his views on same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana, it wasn't a question of if he would get booed, it was a question of how much. The answer is "lots." The candidate repeatedly compared gay marriage...

New Hampshire Poll Has Mitt Romney Winning in Landslide, Ron Paul 2nd
 Romney Poised for
Landslide Victory in NH
Poll Numbers

Romney Poised for Landslide Victory in NH

Ron Paul is a distant second in poll

(Newser) - Mitt Romney may have only squeaked out a win in Iowa, but he's going to cruise to an overwhelming victory next week in New Hampshire, according to the latest Suffolk University/7News poll . Romney leads all candidates with a whopping 41%; his closest competitor, Ron Paul, has just 18%, and...

John McCain to Endorse Romney

Move doesn't surprise Rick Santorum

(Newser) - As Mitt Romney heads to New Hampshire following his razor-thin win in Iowa , he can expect an endorsement from the man who trounced him there four years ago . John McCain plans to endorse Romney and will travel with him on his campaign bus through the state, a campaign insider tells...

Angry Newt Heads for NH
 Angry Newt Heads for NH 

Angry Newt Heads for NH

Gingrich slams Romney, Paul after fourth-place finish

(Newser) - An angry Newt Gingrich quit Iowa for New Hampshire before midnight last night after a fourth-place finish with 13% of the vote. The candidate went on the attack even before the results came in, calling Mitt Romney a liar and blaming his rapid fall from first place on attack ads,...

What Happens After Iowa
 What Happens 
 After Iowa 

What Happens After Iowa

There are three scenarios: Short, Long, and Weird

(Newser) - When the dust clears tonight, no one will be the Republican nominee. Instead, candidates will be jetting on, either to New Hampshire, or, in the case of Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, who’ve already signaled that they’re giving up on the Granite State, to South Carolina. What happens...

Huntsman May Drop if He Doesn't Crack Top 3 in NH

He suggests to AP that a weak showing would end his run

(Newser) - It's getting to be put-up-or-shut-up time for the back-benchers in the GOP field. Rick Santorum, for instance, says he's done if he flops in Iowa . Now Jon Huntsman is setting a bar of his own in New Hampshire: If he doesn't finish in the top three, he...

Huntsman on Iowa: They Pick Corn There

Which is why he's perfectly happy to have focused on New Hampshire

(Newser) - Don't expect to see Jon Huntsman shaking in his boots on Tuesday. The GOP candidate could care less about the Iowa caucuses, and has no qualms about his decision to ignore the state in favor of New Hampshire. Talking to CBS' The Early Show today (from Manchester, NH, of...

Hey, Voters: Ignore the Pundits
 Hey, Voters: Ignore the Pundits 
William Kristol

Hey, Voters: Ignore the Pundits

William Kristol gives a pep talk to early voting Republicans

(Newser) - Are you a Republican from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Florida, wondering how to vote in your imminent primary or caucus? Then William Kristol has a pep talk for you in the latest Weekly Standard . Vote for the man or woman who you think will do the job best,...

Careful, Mitt: You Could Lose
 Careful, Mitt: You Could Lose 
Nate Silver

Careful, Mitt: You Could Lose

Nate Silver doesn't think it's especially likely, but it's possible

(Newser) - Conventional wisdom has crowned Mitt Romney the inevitable Republican nominee. His stock on Intrade shot up to 72% last night, and one of his strategists recently boasted that he couldn’t “see any scenario where we’re not the nominee." But calm down guys, writes Nate Silver in...

Democrats Should Write In Hillary in NH Primary

Two pollsters call for grass-roots campaign to unseat Obama

(Newser) - It's time for Democrats to start a Draft Hillary campaign for the 2012 election, beginning with a write-in campaign in New Hampshire, write two Democratic pollsters on Politico . Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen called on President Obama to step aside last month, saying Clinton would make a far stronger...

Will Independents Embrace Huntsman?

He's up to 13% in New Hampshire, thanks to independent voters

(Newser) - Just about every candidate who has run for the GOP nomination has had his (and her) moment in the sun, only to pull an Icarus when the media glare got too hot. Now, after months of polling below margins of error, this could be Jon Huntsman's chance to soar—...

New Hampshire Full of Weird Candidates

Meet a few of the 44 people running in the state's primary

(Newser) - Meet Vernim Supreme. He’s running in the New Hampshire presidential primary—as he does every four years—on a platform of zombie readiness, obligatory tooth brushing, and a pony for every American. He often wears a rubber boot for a hat and likes to confront his, er, more established...

500 Students to Spend Christmas With Ron Paul

Will campaign door-to-door in Iowa, New Hampshire

(Newser) - Some 500 college students will campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire over the holidays as part of “Christmas Vacation with Ron Paul.” The students will head door-to-door and make phone calls for the Texas congressman, the Houston Chronicle reports. “I firmly believe the next generation needs us...

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