Washington (CNN) - Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Wednesday she hopes her Republican colleague Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't try to hold up a Senate vote to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit before Thursday's deadline to avoid default.
"It's up to him. I would hope he wouldn't," the New Hampshire Republican said on CNN's "New Day." "Senators can cause to you run out the clock, but what's he trying to gain at this point? I would hope that whatever comes forward, that we would allow a vote on it as soon as possible."
Washington (CNN) - If you needed another signal that Martin O'Malley has 2016 on his mind, then here you go: The Maryland governor announced Wednesday that he'll keynote a major Democratic Party dinner in New Hampshire.
"I want you to be the first to know that I will be joining you on November 16 in Manchester at the 2013 Jefferson Jackson Dinner," said O'Malley as he broke the news in an email to supporters and to Granite State Democrats.
(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz wrapped up a week in the political spotlight headlining a political fundraiser Friday in New Hampshire, home to the traditional first primary contest in the race for the White House.
The Texas Republican, who is considered a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, was the main attraction at a reception for the New Hampshire Republican Party in Dublin, where he told a receptive crowd that changes in Washington were only possible through mobilizing grassroots activists around issues like defunding President Barack Obama’s health care law.
(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz wraps up a week in the political spotlight by heading a political fundraiser in New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.
The Texas Republican, who is considered a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, will be the main attraction at a reception Friday evening for the New Hampshire Republican party. Cruz has already made two visits this summer to Iowa, whose caucuses kick off the primary and caucus calendar, and in May was in South Carolina, which holds the first southern primary.
(CNN) – Make that two stops for Howard Dean on the roster of visits to early voting states – though this one is a little closer to home.
The former Vermont governor, who speaks in Iowa Wednesday, will head to his neighbor state New Hampshire in September for a speech on health care.
Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz will visit New Hampshire later this week to help the Republican Party raise money, but the Texas senator has declined an invitation to appear at an event this fall for a prominent Granite State social conservative organization.
Cornerstone Action had asked Cruz in May to speak at the organization's annual fundraising dinner, and praised him for his positions on social issues and education. But Cruz's office informed Cornerstone Tuesday morning the senator would not be able to make it because of a scheduling conflict.
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(CNN) – It was some of the harshest criticism directed at Mitt Romney during his 2012 GOP primary battle: he was the “safe” candidate the establishment thought had the best shot of beating President Barack Obama.
And despite his general election loss, Romney still says his best advice for early state voters is to back a candidate with a viable shot of taking the White House.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's back.
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee will headline a New Hampshire Republican Party dinner and fundraiser next month. The event will take place on Tuesday August 6, in the Granite State's lakes region, near Romney's vacation home in Wolfeboro, along Lake Winnipesaukee.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Earlier this year, as Frank Guinta was driving his children to school, he turned on a local radio station and heard Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul talking about Guinta's failed attempt to win re-election to Congress just a few months earlier.
Paul was discussing the future of the Republican Party and the need for the GOP to maintain its traditional political base while also welcoming more libertarian-minded conservatives. The Kentucky senator then started citing specific data from the 2012 general election, including Guinta's race.FULL STORY