Friday, February 15, 2013
But with the primary still three years away, most New Hampshire voters are understandably still undecided.
OUTSIDE MANCHESTER, NH -- Hillary Clinton is the heavy favorite among New Hampshire Democrats for the 2016 New Hampshire Primary, while no one in the Republican field has yet to separate from the pack. Yes, it's still three years before the 2016 Primary, but a WMUR/University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released Thursday night shows that Clinton is the prohibitive favorite among Granite State Democrats. The poll surveyed 581 New Hampshire residents. A whopping 63 percent of Democratic voters said they plan to vote for Clinton, compared to 10 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, 5 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 2 percent for Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker. Biden made numerous stops in New Hampshire last year, …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
NH residents are being inundated with candidate visits, TV ads and mailers.
Yesterday, Jill Biden was in New Hampshire. Today, Barack Obama is in Nashua. On Monday, both Vice President Joe Biden and Ann Romney are scheduled to be in state. And on Tuesday, Mitt Romney and Michelle Obama are both expected to be here. You can't turn on the TV without seeing multiple ads for the presidential, gubernatorial or congressional races. And we haven't even mentioned the campaign mailers flooding mailboxes across the Granite State. What do you think? Do you enjoy all of the attention from political candidates? Or are you ready for Nov. 6 to be over and done with already? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Columnist says the VP debate showed the stark differences between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
No one expected last night’s debate to be a decision-maker for voters. Traditionally the Vice Presidential debate has never had that kind of influence in a presidential race; after all, we vote for president, not vice president. Both candidates showed strength last night: Joe Biden remained true to his bulldog character and Paul Ryan did not disappoint those who know him to be one of the most intelligent, experienced, well-informed members of Congress. We also saw some stark differences between these two men. The Vice President was rude, condescending, smirking and bizarre in his reactions (seriously, the laughing was just too odd) and Rep. Ryan was consistently calm, polite and, for my taste, almost too deferential, while remaining on …
Patch polled influential New Hampshire Republicans and Democrats to find out who they felt won the debate.
Joe Biden's performance in Thursday night's debate appears to have energized New Hampshire Democrats, according to a flash poll conducted overnight. "Every answer by Biden was close to a standout," said one Democrat. "He had a pulse, he had a spine, he had a number, he had a story to support the number and he had gravitas." Patch tapped our panels of influential New Hampshire Republicans and Democrats in two polls conducted immediately after the vice presidential debate between Biden and Paul Ryan ended. Patch received responses from 22 Republicans and 16 Democrats. The poll is not scientific. Every one of the Democratic respondents said they felt Biden won the debate. Seventy-five percent said they felt Biden won by a wide margin, while …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Follow along and share your thoughts as Joe Biden and Paul Ryan face off in Kentucky.
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan face off in tonight's vice presidential debate in Kentucky at 9 p.m. EST. Follow along with our live blog of the debate and offer your thoughts as well. If you're on Twitter, send a Tweet with the hashtag #nhdebatewatch and it will automatically be pulled into the live blog. The debate will be broadcast live on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate.
Get the details on the presidential debate and comment on what you're hoping to hear.
The vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is at 9 p.m. Oct. 11. Check below for more information on both that debate and the rest of the debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL Below is the schedule for upcoming debates: The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the…
Join the discussion on our New Hampshire Patch sites or on Twitter, using the hashtag #nhdebatewatch.
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will face off tonight in the one and only vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky. The debate starts at 9 p.m. EST, and focuses on foreign and domestic policy. Patch will host a live debate chat starting at 8:30 p.m. featuring local Patch editors and Granite State political observers like David Mirsky and William Smith. Here's what to expect and how you can join in:
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The eldest son of vice president Joe Biden stopped in Derry on Oct. 4.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the 43-year-old son of vice president Joe Biden, slammed the GOP ticket on Oct. 4 for what he called a "different set of priorities" for the country's veterans. Speaking to media at MaryAnn's Diner in Derry, Biden, an Iraq veteran, criticized Ryan's budget plan, which he said calls for a "20 percent ax" on everything other than defense, which would include Veteran Affairs. "If you apply a 20 percent cut as Paul Ryan wants to do and I believe his math on it, it amounts to an $11 billion cut in year one to the VA, 85 percent of which goes to meet the healthcare needs of our veterans, who are 22 million (people) in America," Biden said. Biden clarified that it's not about his father exploiting Ryan on …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
WATCH IT NOW: Candidate tracking gets heated in Congressional race.
A video clip of Democratic congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster grabbing the camera of a staffer for U.S. Rep. Charles Bass, R-NH, at last week’s Statehouse rally with Vice President Joe Biden is going viral on the Internet after it was posted online by NHJournal.com. The video purported to show a Bass staffer, later identified by the New Hampshire Union Leader as Bryan Klepacki, tracking Kuster while she was talking with former 1st Congressional District candidate Joanne Dowdell at the Biden event on Sept. 21. Klepacki, while recording, attempted to get Kuster’s attention on a number of occasions before she grabbed the camera from him. Klepacki requested the camera back and Kuster said, “Nope,” before asking Klepacki if he is …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden slams Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on platforms, opinion that nearly half the country is 'dependent' on government.
Vice President Joe Biden wasted little time before ripping into presidential candidate Mitt Romney's jobs, tax and health care plans on Saturday afternoon. Inviting Democratic congressional candidate Carol Shea-Porter and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan to the stage, Biden spoke for about 40 minutes before a crowd of around 500 in the gymnasium at Merrimack Middle School. Biden candidly called Romney “a nice guy,” but said the GOP candidate is out of touch – criticizing the recent 47 percent remarks made by Romney. Biden made several examples of the people Romney said consider themselves “dependent” on government, the so-called victims: The soldier in Afghanistan sitting in a bunker, under attack and not paying taxes on …