April 22nd, 2010
12:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Plouffe to campaign for New Hampshire Democrat

David Plouffe will headline a rally and fundraiser in New Hampshire on Friday for Democratic Senate candidate Paul Hodes.
David Plouffe will headline a rally and fundraiser in New Hampshire on Friday for Democratic Senate candidate Paul Hodes.

Washington (CNN) - President Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe heads to Manchester, New Hampshire Friday to headline a rally and a fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidate Paul Hodes.

Hodes is one of the state's two congressmen and he does not face a challenge in the September primary for the open Senate seat. The seat is being vacated by Republican Sen. Judd Gregg, who is retiring at the end of the year.

"David knows the Granite State well," Hodes spokesman Matt House said. "Paul Hodes is fighting to create jobs and rebuild the middle-class, and we're thrilled to have David back in New Hampshire to support Paul's campaign for the US Senate."

A WMUR/University of New Hampshire Granite State Poll conducted in early February showed that Hodes trails Republican Kelly Ayotte in a November hypothetical match-up, but leads three other GOP candidates in the same survey.

Obama lost the New Hampshire presidential primary in 2008 to then-New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, but easily beat Arizona Sen. John McCain there in the November general election.


Filed under: 2010 • David Plouffe • New Hampshire • Paul Hodes
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Paul Hodes

    Paul Hodes is my Congressman and he is fantastic. He has my vote.

    April 22, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  2. Vote The Bums Out

    Can anyone tell me where to send about 60 boxes I have labeles, "Use For Dems To Clean Out Their Desks" in Nov. because they will be moving out! Then in 2012 I have one very large box to send to the White House. True Patriots who love their freedoms and liberties are sick and tired and will not be pushed around any longer!

    April 22, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  3. Pkm

    If you kept hearing russ limbum and sara palin mike stelle and fox news i hope the repuckiicans go to k mart and buy tissue on sale you will need it to cry on when you get your butt kicked in nouember

    April 22, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. Hugo

    Plouffe, aka the sound you hear when an elitist socialist politician farts! Campaign audit anyone?

    April 22, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  5. sensible Cape Coral FL

    @ Vote the bums out:

    I can make a suggestion where you and your precious boxes can go. Incidentally, the word is L A B E L S, not labeles.

    April 22, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  6. Peejay

    @Vote...

    Don't count your chickens yet – you may need to barter them for medical care.

    April 22, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    @vote the bums out – you are the one who is NOT a true patriot if you think the Dems are going down without a fight.
    Maybe you can use those boxes to move out of the country after November 2010.
    BTW – take the quitter from AK with you – she's as useless as ice in water.

    April 22, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  8. Ben

    Another do-nothing Democrat. Just what we need. NOT!

    April 22, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  9. Eric in Denver

    Hodes and Plouffe all we need is Barack to have the 3 stooges. It would be nice for Barack to show up so that we can guarantee a Republican victory. Barack shows up in VA, PA, and Mass the republican win. Barack showed up in California to support Boxer which mean another win for republican. Barack please go to NH!!!

    April 22, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  10. joe

    to (vote the bums out) didn't we just do that in 2006 and 2008 we voted out the republican bums out, liars cheaters whatever u want to call them

    April 22, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  11. Bob Pacific Grove, Ca

    The Bums were purged in '06 and '08........The mop up will be accomplished this November...Can't wait!!

    April 22, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Justin

    Vote The Bums Out, you're an idiot.

    You and your teabagger buddies can rant all you want about your so-called freedoms and liberties being taken away as soon as you stop leeching off of the government by taking social security and medicare. Until then, keep your hypocritical piehole closed.

    April 22, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |