With Three Women On The Democratic Ballot, Many New Hampshire Voters Have Gender On Their Minds

February 5, 2020

For the past few months, one house on Hanover’s busiest road has stood out. It didn’t just have one candidate sign. For several months, it had three. “Amy, Warren and Kamala Harris,” remembers Willa Coylewright, a fifth grader. They’ve watched the debates and have even gone out canvassing with their dad. And they’ve noticed something…

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How One Campaign Is Organizing An Often-Overlooked New Hampshire Voting Bloc: Immigrants and Refugees

February 3, 2020

At first, the scene at the Manchester field office for the Bernie Sanders campaign looked pretty typical: Volunteers milled around after a presentation from campaign higher-ups, fielding invitations to sign up for canvassing shifts from campaign staffers armed with clipboards. But in one corner of the room, a smaller group huddled together, listening intently to…

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Where New Hampshire Democrats And The 2020 Candidates Stand On Drug Crisis Policies

January 24, 2020

New Hampshire is among the states hardest hit by the drug overdose crisis. So perhaps it’s no surprise that a majority of voters who plan to vote in the Democratic presidential primary support even the most controversial measures to keep people who use drugs alive and guide them to treatment rather than jail. Take decriminalization.…

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One Year On Andrew Yang’s UBI: How a New Hampshire Family Spent Their $12,000

January 7, 2020

How would an extra $12,000 a year change your lifestyle? Your life? The centerpiece of Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign is something he dubs the Freedom Dividend: a payment of $1,000, every month, to every adult in America. Outside of some small-scale trials, universal basic incomes like the Freedom Dividend don’t have much proof of concept.…

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Birddoggers in action in Dover, NH. Photo by Jason Moon for NHPR

Tired of Campaign ‘Manipulation’ N.H. Voters Get Trained in the Art of the Bird Dog

May 20, 2019

Presidential campaigns do all they can to make sure their events stay on message: candidates who pivot out of tough questions, campaign staff who keep a tight grip on the microphone while a voter is asking a question. But now, more and more, voters are coming to campaign events with their own bag of tricks. With the help of advocacy groups around the state, they’re getting trained in an art known as birddogging.

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Photo by Allegra Boverman. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democratic candidate for President, visited To Share Brewing Company in Manchester on Friday evening. There was a drink there named for her on tap, Kirstenweizen, which she sampled. Photo by Allegra Boverman for NHPR

They’ll Drink To That: The Presidential Hopefuls Pull Out The Brewery Stops in New Hampshire

May 10, 2019

There’s an old cliché in politics – who’s the candidate voters would want to have a beer with? It’s a euphemism for likability. But this year, it’s also something New Hampshire voters might actually be able to answer.

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U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton at WBUR. Photo by Robin Lubbock for WBUR

Presidential Candidate Moulton Knows He’s Not Very Well-Known

April 24, 2019

Among the challenges facing Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, who announced this week he’s joining the crowded field of Democratic candidates for president, is the fact that he’s not well-known. It’s a fact the North Shore politician is well aware of.

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Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld having coffee in New Hampshire. Photo by Anthony Brooks for WBUR

Now Officially Challenging Trump, Weld Hits New Hampshire Diners

April 16, 2019

Now that he’s officially launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld spent Tuesday campaigning in New Hampshire.

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Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign kickoff event at Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont. Photo by Oliver Parini for VPR

‘It’s Not 2016 Anymore’: Bernie Sanders’ Path To Victory Looks Different In 2020

February 19, 2019

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary will be similar to 2016 in at least one regard: Bernie Sanders is running for the nomination. But political observers say the electoral landscape has changed dramatically since Sanders’ last presidential bid, and not necessarily in ways that favor his latest candidacy.

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