Kasich wins the expectations race in NH

Feb 10, 2016

By Paul Briand

Tuesday’s results in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary solidified a long battle between Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

But among Republicans,Tuesday’s results only muddied the waters for the GOP primaries ahead.

Here’s who won both the votes and expectations of the New Hampshire primary: Sanders and Republican Donald Trump.

Pataki says his broad appeal will win out over Trump, Carson and others

Oct 24, 2015

By Paul Briand
When the dust settles on the current voter attraction to Donald Trump and Ben Carson, former New York Gov. George Pataki said he’ll be the candidate best suited both as the GOP nominee and as president.

Pataki spoke Friday to a group of employees at One Liberty Lane in Hampton, saying his credentials as mayor of Peekskill, N.Y., as a member of both the New York Assembly and Senate, and as a three-term governor in a state dominated by Democrats make him qualified “to change the direction and nature of Washington dramatically.”

Ben Carson at UNH emphasizes ‘we, the people’

Oct 01, 2015

By Paul Briand

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday put the emphasis more on the power of the people than he did on policy statements in front of a large crowd at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. He talked about community and the responsibility of individuals to participate in the political process, but urged them not to be divided by political labels or race or cultural differences.

Trump stands out in a NH forum he chose not to attend

Aug 03, 2015

The real challenge for 14 Republican candidates for president in this evening’s Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester was how to break from the crowd.

No one at the forum succeeded.

In fact, by virtue of the fact that Donald Trump refused to attend the forum did he manage to be the only one of the bunch to really stand apart from the crowd.

Carson tours NH as possible presidential contender

Apr 07, 2015

Potential presidential hopeful Ben Carson, a former brain surgeon from West Friendship, Maryland, began his first 2015 visit to New Hampshire on Monday.

The Republican has not officially announced his intention to seek the presidency, though he has established an exploratory committee for a possible run. He told reporters he is waiting until May to make any official announcements.

On Monday, Carson delivered a keynote address at a healthcare conference in Manchester. During his speech, he addressed the Affordable Care Act and expressed his opposition to the program.

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