Romney to N.H. Republicans: Pick someone who can win
August 6th, 2013
07:05 PM ET
9 months ago

Romney to N.H. Republicans: Pick someone who can win

Updated at 9:20 p.m. ET on 8/6

(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.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Rep. King is New Hampshire bound
July 23rd, 2013
12:48 PM ET
9 months ago

Rep. King is New Hampshire bound

(CNN) – Rep. Peter King said last week he's considering a 2016 presidential bid.

Now, the longtime Republican congressman from New York is going on the road to apparently prove it.
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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Peter King
Mitt Romney to re-enter political spotlight?
July 10th, 2013
03:14 PM ET
9 months ago

Mitt Romney to re-enter political spotlight?

(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.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, early signs of the 2016 presidential race
June 14th, 2013
07:23 AM ET
10 months ago

In New Hampshire, early signs of the 2016 presidential race

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.

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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire
In NH, conservatives seek to score political points on health care
June 5th, 2013
06:34 AM ET
11 months ago

In NH, conservatives seek to score political points on health care

Washington (CNN) – The battle over Obamacare will hit the New Hampshire airwaves Wednesday by way of a new television ad accusing Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of supporting a health care law that will financially hurt American families.

Heading into 2014, Republicans are expected to increase their criticism of the health care law - which GOP strategists think will be a winning political issue in the midterm elections.

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Filed under: Health care • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire
With humor and criticism, Rand Paul courts New Hampshire voters
May 20th, 2013
09:49 PM ET
11 months ago

With humor and criticism, Rand Paul courts New Hampshire voters

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul used humor to accompany biting criticism of President Barack Obama Monday on issues ranging from the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations to the president’s health care law, as the Kentucky Republican made his formal introduction to influential New Hampshire voters.

Paul was well received by the 500 GOP activists at this sold out fundraiser for the state party, where he repeated his criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the September terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
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Filed under: New Hampshire • Rand Paul
N.H. primary gets boost from national GOP leaders
May 20th, 2013
07:26 PM ET
11 months ago

N.H. primary gets boost from national GOP leaders

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus each voiced support Monday for the New Hampshire primary, welcome endorsements for a state that is constantly fighting to protect its unique status as the first state to hold a primary in the race for president.

“I like the process of primaries originating in smaller states,” Paul said before headlining a New Hampshire Republican Party fundraiser. “I’ve seen how the election works around here. I’ve seen how it gets close … there are candidates on every corner meeting and shaking hands and it is a hopeful aspect of politics of meeting people one-on-one even in a nation of three hundred million.”
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Filed under: New Hampshire • Rand Paul • Reince Priebus
First on CNN: Rand Paul donates $10,000 to New Hampshire GOP
May 20th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
11 months ago

First on CNN: Rand Paul donates $10,000 to New Hampshire GOP

Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has donated $10,000 to the New Hampshire Republican Party, stoking further speculation he is eyeing a run for president.

The donation will be announced publicly on Monday hours before Paul headlines a state GOP fundraising dinner in Concord. Nearly 500 people will attend the fundraiser, which will also feature Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. The dinner is sold out.
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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Rand Paul
Ayotte: I won't back down
May 16th, 2013
06:36 PM ET
11 months ago

Ayotte: I won't back down

Washington (CNN) - While much of Washington's attention is on the various controversies involving the IRS, the Benghazi attack and the Justice Department subpoena of the Associated Press, those on both sides of the gun control debate are engaged in trying to sway public opinion.

Much of the focus right now is on New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the only member of the U.S. Senate from New England to vote against the proposal pushed by her colleagues, Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), to expand background checks for gun purchases.
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Filed under: Ads • Gun control • Gun rights • Kelly Ayotte • New Hampshire
Rubio comes to Ayotte’s defense on guns
May 13th, 2013
10:23 PM ET
11 months ago

Rubio comes to Ayotte’s defense on guns

(CNN) - Sen. Kelly Ayotte, whose votes on gun background checks have haunted her back at home in New Hampshire, will receive some support from another GOP senator seen as a rising star.

Sen. Marco Rubio's political committee Reclaim America will begin running a TV ad Tuesday in her defense, joining a commercial the National Rifle Association put on the state's main broadcast channel last week.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Kelly Ayotte • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
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