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, September 7, 2012
From the landing of Air Force One to the president's speech at Strawbery Banke, Patch has you covered.
Fresh off the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are all scheduled to be in Portsmouth on Friday for a campaign event at Strawbery Banke. They'll be landing at Pease around noon, and the speech is set for 12:20 p.m., but we'll be firing up our live blog at 8 a.m. to capture all of the goings on in and around downtown Portsmouth, including a Republican rally at 8:30 a.m. and a rather unique "empty chair" protest. Follow along with our live blog, and offer your thoughts as well. And if you're at the event, Tweet using the hashtag #PortsPOTUS and your Tweets will automatically be pulled into our live blog.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Hope and change are still on the President's agenda, said his wife, to a fired-up crowd in Manchester.
Michelle Obama's stop at Southern New Hampshire University Thursday was the last in a string of campaign visits around the Granite State. But the heat and the campaign bustle didn't slow her down – she arrived on time and was all fired up and ready to go to bat for her husband, touting his accomplishments over the past four years, to an appreciative crowd. The first lady emphasized the importance of grassroots campaigning, and thanked those in the crowd who are in the trenches getting out the vote for the president's reelection. She focused on what she said have been the president's priorities over the past four years, including his dedication to making higher education more affordable, his push to advance a plan for health care coverage …
Michelle Obama in New Hampshire; Teen self-defense class at Nesmith.
SONG OF THE DAY: Evan and Jaron – "Crazy For This Girl" 1. TODAY'S FORECAST: The high could get up to 88 degrees today, but showers are also possible. Expect an overnight low of 65 and partly cloudy skies. 2. FIRST LADY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE: Michelle Obama will speak in New Hampshire today at two free events in Laconia and Manchester. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis at OFA-NH offices. We will have complete coverage of the Manchester event , scheduled for SNHU. 3. SELF DEFENSE AT NESMITH: Learn some quick easy techniques to keep yourself safe. Have fun during this 1-hour class with the owners of The Golden Crane Martial Arts School. The class begins at 2 p.m. 4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: At about 2 a.m. local time (on Aug. 2…
Sunday, July 29, 2012
She'll make several stops on Thursday, including a high-profile fundraiser.
Michelle Obama is scheduled to be in New Hampshire on Thursday for a series of campaign stops and a fundraiser. She's scheduled to attend a private fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Stonyfield Farms founder Gary Hirshberg and his wife Meg in Holderness. Her first public stop will be at the Laconia Middle School at 3 p.m., followed by an event at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester at 5:15 p.m. Tickets for the Laconia event will be available at the Laconia, Concord, Conway and Plymouth OFA-NH offices beginning at 11 a.m. today. Tickets for the Manchester event will be available at the Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Keene, Lebanon, Salem, Portsmouth, Dover, Claremont and Peterborough OFA-NH offices at 11 a.m. today. Tickets …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day.
There’s something about watching Olympic athletes that makes you want to get off the couch and go break a world record. Well, maybe not a world record. But at least run around outside. Which is why Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day. The first lady is leading the U.S. Olympic delegation at the Summer Games opening ceremonies in London on Friday July 27. Her fitness initiative, Let’s Move, and Patch are teaming up to bring Olympic sports to life for you and your family in your town. Here's how: 1. If you (or anyone you know) are interested in trying an Olympic sport, check out Partnership for a Healthier America’s website, where you can track down professionals who offer instruction in your …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The First Lady will campaign in the state on Aug. 2.
First Lady Michelle Obama will make campaign stops in New Hampshire on Aug. 2, according to a campaign official. Details of the visit – including what towns the First Lady will be in – have yet to be released. Michelle Obama was last in the Granite State back in March, where she appeared in Concord to promote her "Let's Move" healthy nutrition and physical activity initiative. She also visited the state in July of 2011 with Dr. Jill Biden, attending a cookout for the troops in Concord. Both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have made numerous visits to New Hampshire, which is seen as a key swing state in this year's presidential election.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Vice President will reportedly be here on April 12.
Vice President Joe Biden will be back in New Hampshire on Thursday, April 12, according to the Union Leader. The location has yet to be announced, the newspaper reported, but the word is it could be somewhere in Southern New Hampshire. New Hampshire is seen as a key swing state in this year's presidential election. Biden has already made several visits to the Granite State in recent months. Barack Obama visited Nashua earlier this year, and Michelle Obama made a stop in Concord last month.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Visits Penacook Community Center with civic leaders.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Penacook Community Center on March 9, continuing the promotion of her "Let’s Move" healthy nutrition and physical activity initiative. About 100 local dignitaries were on hand for the event, including Mayor Jim Bouley, the heads of area nonprofits, state representatives and city councilors, as well as business leaders. Bouley introduced New Hampshire First Lady Dr. Susan Lynch, noting that Concord was working to be a healthier city, creating walking routes for schools, new bicycle lanes, and “wellness champions” to stay better connected with key health issues. He hoped that Concord would demonstrate what works, "to be a model in the state.” Lynch said during her health initiatives trips around the …