As New Hampshire goes, So Goes the Senate?
Manchester, N.H. — In 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt defeated Kansas’s Governor Alfred Landon in 46 of the 48 states, thereby creating the jest, “As Maine goes, so goes Vermont.” Eight decades later, New England has gone from the Republicans’ last redoubt …
Trump Complicates Ayotte’s Re-election Effort in N.H.
New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte has spent years staking out her own spot within the Republican party, taking care not to become closely aligned with Washington insiders or Tea Party activists. But when she filed for re-election on Wednesday, Democrats …
Undercover Video Shows Why New Hampshire Needs Stronger Voter-ID Laws
Guerrilla videographer James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas team have for years documented just how easy it is to commit voter fraud in states ranging from Minnesota to North Carolina. In 2012, his undercover exposés at the polls convinced …
The Debate Gaffe Isn’t Rubio’s Biggest Problem
Did one robotic moment in a single debate really bring down Marco Rubio in New Hampshire, probably finishing him off nationally? Unlikely.
It’s difficult to believe that voters would turn on a candidate over one gaffe — yet, somehow, …
The Populism of Trump and Sanders Is High Fantasy
The New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliché that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the Left and the Right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting the national mood by the seven-year legacy of …
Marco Rubio’s New Challenges
Manchester, N.H. — Days ago, Marco Rubio’s supporters thought it possible they’d be gathering at the Radisson Hotel here tonight in downtown Manchester to celebrate a come-from-behind victory and perhaps, even, the demolition of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump Won a Triple Victory in New Hampshire
Yesterday I suggested that Donald Trump could win a double victory in New Hampshire. I was wrong. Tonight he won three clear victories.
First and most obviously, he didn’t just win the popular vote, he more than doubled his closest …
The Expectations Game, New Hampshire Primary Edition
New Hampshire has traditionally been a crucial state for GOP presidential nominees. Five of the past seven contested nominees going back to 1976 have won New Hampshire, and six of the past seven have garnered at least 30 percent of the popular …
How History Shapes the New Hampshire Primary
Benning Wentworth is not a name you’ll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. But he arguably did as much as anyone else to establish the political culture — or cultures — of America’s first-in-the-nation primary state.
We’re back to the strange dynamic that held before the last couple of weeks in Iowa: Donald Trump is the frontrunner but no one is really going after him.
Ted Cruz, who blunted Trump’s momentum in Iowa, has no chance …
New Hampshire Gubernatorial Candidate Flips on Support for Planned Parenthood Funding
New Hampshire executive councilor Chris Sununu, a candidate for governor, no longer opposes renewing the state’s funding contract with Planned Parenthood.
Last year, after the release of videos showing Planned Parenthood officials allegedly discussing fetal-tissue sales, I wrote a …
NH Union Leader on Christie: ‘Boy, Were We Wrong’
I don’t live anywhere near New Hampshire, but I just might take out a Union Leader subscription. On Monday night, the Granite State’s foremost newspaper apologized for endorsing Chris Christie:
Boy, were we wrong.
We endorsed Chris Christie in …
New Hampshire voters issued a rebuke to conventional party leaders when they voted by large margins for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s primaries. But Sanders is not going to win the Democratic nomination, and it’s by …
Donald Trump’s crushing across-the-board victory in New Hampshire had the breadth and depth that one would expect of a future nominee. If the result doesn’t shake the lazy complacency about Trump that has held in Republican circles for …
No More Johns: New Hampshire’s ‘Moderate Republican’ Quagmire
Way to go, New Hampshire. Your chosen alternative to the Trump colossus is the political-campaign equivalent of a basic-cable rerun.
If you feel like you’ve seen John Kasich’s 2016 campaign before, you’re probably thinking of Kasich strategist John …
Clinton’s Crushing New Hampshire Defeat Leaves Supporters Struggling for Answers
Hooksett, N.H. — “I want you to know that I still love New Hampshire, and I always will!” Hillary Clinton declared during her seven-minute concession speech in Hooksett, N.H., on Tuesday night, as her husband and daughter stood …
Trump, Sanders, and Kasich Do Well. Thanks a Lot, New Hampshire.
Could this night have gone worse for Donald Trump’s foes? Sure, he could have won with 90 percent or something. But this was about as bad a result as they could reasonably fear, and about as good a result as …
New Hampshire Votes… While Most of Us Look On In Envy.
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt:
New Hampshire Votes… While Most of Us Look On In Envy.
Today New Hampshire holds its presidential primary. As in Iowa, voters in the Granite State will have a chance to effectively end two, three, …
Donald Trump Could Win a Double Victory in New Hampshire
If present polling trends hold (a big “if”), then Donald Trump is poised to not just win the New Hampshire primary by double digits, he also stands to benefit greatly from a confused muddle of also-rans — a cohort of …
Owing to the New Hampshire primary, we’re hearing a lot about New England as an especially drug-addicted region. A region of particular sadness and wreckage. It’s true. In the summer of 2014, I did a little study of Maine. …