Soledad Reports: Protest vote for Ron Paul
January 10th, 2012
06:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Protest vote for Ron Paul

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from New Hampshire.

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)
- Mark Berry works for the New Hampshire state unemployment office so he knows all about the economy's affect on real people.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Ron Paul
Soledad Reports: Political junkies meet daily in N.H.
January 10th, 2012
10:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Political junkies meet daily in N.H.

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from New Hampshire.

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Every morning at 7:30 am this group of New Hampshire political junkies has breakfast at Chez Vouchon. The conversations are always loud and lively, but Tuesday the finger pointing and laughter suffused the diner.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire
Soledad Reports: Former Clinton supporter searches for a candidate
January 9th, 2012
01:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Former Clinton supporter searches for a candidate

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from New Hampshire.

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mary Tourlitis decided to spend Monday visiting every event of every Republican's event. She volunteered for Hillary Clinton's campaign but left "hurt and bitter" after she lost.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire
Soledad Reports: Independents for Ron Paul
January 9th, 2012
10:56 AM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Independents for Ron Paul

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from New Hampshire.

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Tasha Gordon and Jason Segedy are both supporters of Ron Paul - even though they believe his solutions are out of the mainstream. They consider themselves independent voters.

"I think we need an extreme position because I feel like we lose our constitutional rights every day," said Jason.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Ron Paul
Soledad Reports: Lifelong Democrat likes the Republican battle
January 9th, 2012
10:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Lifelong Democrat likes the Republican battle

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from New Hampshire.

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Pam Englander has lived in Manchester, New Hampshire for 13 years. She's not a Republican so she doesn't care about the candidates but she enjoys watching the competition.

"People's dissatisfaction with Obama not doing all he'd say he'd do has made people look for an alternative," said the lifelong Democrat. She'd love to see Ron Paul win because she believes he'd be easy to defeat.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • President Obama • Republicans
Soledad Reports: Voters motivated by Christian faith in N.H.
January 5th, 2012
02:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Voters motivated by Christian faith in N.H.

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from New Hampshire.

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Elizabeth Lempka and Make Keohan met through St. Andre Bessette church. Tommorow is the saint's feast day and they decided to celebrate by going to a town hall for Rick Santorum.

"Bessette was an illiterate humble man who was this little guy who worked in the New Hampshire. He was good and kind," said Elizabeth.
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Filed under: New Hampshire • Religion
Soledad Reports: Santorum leaves impression
January 5th, 2012
01:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Santorum leaves impression

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from New Hampshire.

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Heather Javalgi came to hear Rick Santorum with her son and came away impressed by his stand on the economy. Her husband is a high school math teacher and she is a stay at home mom. She feels if she can be conservative with her money then so can the government.

She made the choice to stay home with her children and knew she would sacrifice "a new TV or a car." She feels like she can do that too and not rely on entitlements – a theme Santorum laced through part of his speech.
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Soledad Reports: Emotional voter takes election seriously
January 5th, 2012
10:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Emotional voter takes election seriously

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from New Hampshire.

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Shannon Desilets is a physical therapist from Pembroke who has a 5th grader. She says she is taking this election very seriously and gets very emotional about it.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire
Soledad Reports: Autographed baseballs and life coaching
January 3rd, 2012
11:05 AM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Autographed baseballs and life coaching

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from Iowa.

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)
- David Long asked me to sign his baseball. He collects them and gets people to sign them so he carries them around Des Moines.

"It's going to be exciting at the caucuses," he says. He plans to take his kids. Besides getting autographs he wants the elections to move us past bad policies of the past. He wishes we had someone in between President Barack Obama and the Republicans. He agrees with about 80 percent of what Ron Paul says but can't go with the idea of getting rid of so many government departments. He says there are people out there who need services. Even so, he won't caucus with the Republicans this time around.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
Soledad Reports: Two friends on opposite sides in Iowa
January 3rd, 2012
10:45 AM ET
3 years ago

Soledad Reports: Two friends on opposite sides in Iowa

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from Iowa.

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Mary Wieman eats breakfast with Pat Smyth once a week at the Waveland Cafe. She won't talk about who she is voting for because Pat is a Democrat who supports President Barack Obama. Pat says Mitt Romney is the Republican who is least "unappealing."

"I think there is too much emphasis on issues that are not important like faith which has nothing to do with running for president," she said. "The family values crap. And then they pick Newt!"
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
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