Romney doubles down in N.H.
Campaign postcard from Team Romney to be sent to New Hampshire voters.
December 7th, 2011
02:14 PM ET
10 years ago

Romney doubles down in N.H.

Minneapolis, Minnesota (CNN) - Mitt Romney is doubling down in New Hampshire with another visit to the state Sunday and a new batch of targeted direct mail.

The campaign will send New Hampshire voters a postcard featuring Sen. Kelly Ayotte - who was perhaps the most sought after politician in the state and endorsed Romney in November - as well as a picture of Romney with one of ten local officials.

The pictures of officials who backed Romney include state senators and sheriffs and will be targeted to the area each represents.

"The Granite State stands with Mitt" is printed on the cards over a soaring photo of the state's mountain range.

The efforts build upon Romney's visit last week to the state, when the campaign turned out hundreds of volunteers and made thousands of phone calls. That same weekend a poll showed Romney's strength in New Hampshire had dipped a few points as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continued to gain support.

As Gingrich has surged, Romney has sought to convince supporters he is not taking their support for granted.

"This is a primary to be won by the person willing to put in the effort, and use the shoe leather to get the job done, and I intend to give them a close look," said Romney on his last visit, when he spent about 45 minutes door knocking in Manchester.

His campaign meanwhile, has promoted its painstaking organization in New Hampshire, where voters head to the polls Jan. 10.

Romney will host a town hall at 4 p.m. ET Sunday in Hudson.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    Apparently knocking on doors and doing a one on one meet and greet isn't working out for Mitt. So, yes, I can understand how Romney thinks a "they LIKE me, they really LIKE me" picture postcard ought to really get the folks in New Hampshire all fired up for (anyone BUT) Mitt.

    December 7, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  2. Has to

    Romney has to go for NH, since he most likely will loose IA. If he ends up loosing both NH and IA to somebody else, his campaign is over.

    December 7, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. Mike in Newmarket NH

    Romney is in full panic mode. His pandering for NH votes is over the top as exemplified by his reference to Sen Ayotte being on his VP shortlist. Please she's been a Senator for less than a year, less experience then the current President had when he announced.

    Ayotte has a lot of promise but she is too easily influenced by the TP and Palin.

    December 7, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. Romney, he changes his positions as often as his magic underwear.

    I feel for him a little ...., sike. It's slowly slipping away mitt the stiff. Mr unpopular indeed.

    December 7, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. lisa

    All you Republicans better "Double Down" on something, because your history in 2012! A "Joke" that never stops giving?? Priceless! Obama 2012

    December 7, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. harvey 60

    Romney should send a postcard with a picture of him and former Massachusetts Senate President Billy Bulger yucking it up at a Saint Patty's Day celebration in South Boston. That would get him more votes than Bradley and Smells-A-Lot put together. Won't matter anyway, Twit. You're doomed to failure, the Ging-Rich train is running over you. Your only hope is if he drops from a heart attack

    December 7, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. One American's Rant

    I like the blackjack reference. Could you do some more like, who would split face cards? Or, moving into poker, who is going all in?

    December 7, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Only 45 minutes of knocking on doors.!?!? Come on, man.

    December 7, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |

    Mitt will cleanup in NH... They are pretty middle of the road there. Newt could take Iowa and SC though and that would put Mitt on the edge of defeat. It will be interesting. Either one would be a great President. Much better than the idiot we have there now.

    December 7, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. Woman In California

    I can't stand this creep!

    December 7, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. made up my mind

    Romney should of sent out post cards naming the former wifes of NEWT GINGRINCH. STILL LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER!!!!!

    December 7, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  12. GOP-race turing into a circus..?

    Borger of CNN says that the GOP-race for the White Houce is turning into a circus....WHY??? They all want to join the
    Clown-in-chief in the White House....

    December 7, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |