January 9, 2012 |
A "fiasco," one analyst called it. Another observer called it a "snafu. " In short, the pre-election polls before the New Hampshire primary in 2008 were a disaster. The numbers had anticipated a clear result: It would be a second, major win for then-Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who had been the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination. Instead, Clinton won by about two percentage points, setting off the polling industry's biggest reevaluation since the infamous "Dewey defeats Truman" headlines of...
June 3, 2009 |
NEW YORK, June 3 -- New Hampshire this afternoon became the sixth state to allow gay marriage, after Gov. John Lynch (D) signed a revised bill approved by both houses of the legislature. The state senate passed the bill by a vote of 14 to 10, and the house followed later with a vote of 198 to 176. Lynch immediately signed the bill, which included revisions he had insisted upon. The changes give protections from lawsuits for organizations that refuse to participate in same-sex ceremonies on religious grounds.
October 21, 2008
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-ARIZ.): ... New Hampshire, I know I can count on you again to come from behind. (APPLAUSE) To again come from behind and take a victory and bring it all the way to Washington, D.C., next January. And, my friends, I'm asking you to come out one more time. Get out the vote. Get them out and we'll win and we'll have a great election night here. (APPLAUSE) And, my friends, my happiest -- some of my happiest, happiest memories are being here in this wonderful state.
September 29, 2011 |
It's official. Jon Huntsman Jr.'s campaign strategy is New Hampshire or bust. Huntsman , who has gained some traction in recent Granite State polls, will pull up stakes in Florida, moving his campaign headquarters to the first Republican primary state. The move is the clearest sign yet that the former Utah governor and Obama ambassador to China has retrenched from his initial three-state strategy to win the 2012 GOP nomination. Furthermore, a number of Florida staffers were informed Thursday that they...
October 19, 2011 |
LAS VEGAS — The Republican presidential candidates broke camp here Wednesday morning after their rowdy debate the night before and left behind some unfinished business: Will Nevada or New Hampshire blink in their increasingly nasty dispute over the 2012 primary and caucus calendar? Several Republican candidates have vowed not to participate in Nevada's GOP caucuses, now set for Jan. 14. They have declared solidarity with New Hampshire, whose secretary of state, William Gardner, has been...
October 3, 2009
TOWSON, Md. -- Kevin Decker threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as New Hampshire forced eight turnovers in a 57-7 victory over Towson on Saturday. Sean Jellison scored on an 81-yard kickoff return and Ryan McGuinness scored on a 96-yard interception return for the Wildcats (4-0, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association). Peter Athens was 7-for-20 with 67 yards passing with a touchdown, five interceptions for the Tigers (1-3, 0-1). It was Towsons worst loss to New Hampshire in the teams six games.