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Primary Source: Candidates Now Flooding the Valley

With less than 100 days to go before the New Hampshire primary, presidential candidates are starting to pay more attention to the Upper Valley. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was in Lebanon and Hanover Wednesday for campaign events, including a lunchtime speech to about 90 Dartmouth College students and Valley residents at the Hopkins Center. Graham presented a dark, albeit coherent, platform which he summarized as “too many terrorists and too much debt.” Graham spoke out against waterboarding, which he said is torture, but made

Primary Source: Graham Bringing Campaign to Upper Valley Wednesday

Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plans to campaign in the Upper Valley on Wednesday. The Republican presidential candidate, who according to Real Clear Politics is polling at 1 percent in New Hampshire and only 3.3 percent in South Carolina, will be at the Upper Valley Senior Center at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. He’ll follow that with a “town hall” meeting at Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center at noon. ∎ Posted to Primary Source Monday at 4:40 p.m. Follow the Valley News on Facebook, Instagram and

Primary Source: Christie Plans Visit to Hanover Nov. 6

Another Republican governor is bringing his presidential campaign to Hanover. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to hold a “town hall” meeting next Friday, Nov. 6, afternoon at Salt hill Pub in Hanover. Christie also will hold another forum that Saturday morning, Nov. 7, at the Plymouth American Legion/VFW Post 4483 in Plymouth, N.H. This weekend, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a campaign rally on Halloween day at the Lebanon High School gym. ∎ Posted to Primary Source on Friday at 1:50 p.m. Follow

Primary Source: Sanders Headed to Lebanon; Valley GOP Asks Where is Carson?

Two major presidential candidates are coming to the Upper Valley this week. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican, will be in New London tonight at 7 p.m. for a town hall meeting at Whipple Memorial Hall. That’s after he starts his afternoon with a visit to a chowder and sandwich shop on the New Hampshire Seacoast in Portsmouth. And U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is bringing his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Lebanon for a town hall forum at 4 p.m. on

Primary Source: Bush in New London Thursday, Sanders in Lebanon Saturday

Two major presidential candidates are coming to the Upper Valley this week. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican, will be in New London Thursday night, for a town hall meeting at Whipple Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. And U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is bringing his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Lebanon for a town hall forum at 4 p.m. on Saturday. An RSVP is strong encouraged online. Earlier in the day, Sanders will hold a similar forum at the town hall

Primary Source: Are Republicans Down With Dartmouth?

There will be a rare sighting on the Dartmouth College campus today — a major Republican presidential candidate is campaigning there this cycle. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is planning to hold a town hall forum at 2:30 this afternoon at the Collis Center, with the event to be moderated by MSNBC Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. First-come, first-served seating is limited for the event, which will be taped and aired Friday morning on MSNBC. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin

Primary Source: Do Democrats Want to Mix With Denmark?

During his 1988 presidential campaign, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis was widely lampooned for having read a book on Swedish land-use planning, supposedly while vacationing on the beach. It was only partly true — “I was not reading Swedish Land Use Planning during the presidential campaign,” Dukakis emailed the New York Times in 2006. “In fact, I hadn’t read the book since my legislative days during the 1960’s when I was a young state legislator.” No matter. The broader point, of course, is that Scandinavia doesn’t

Primary Source: Lining Up to Run

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan’s decision to challenge U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., next year was no big surprise, and other candidates are already stepping in to fill the void. Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern — a Concord Democrat whose district includes Charlestown, Keene, Concord and Dover — today is formally entering the race to succeed Hassan in the governor’s office. “I’m running for governor to build an even stronger economy and a brighter future for the people of New Hampshire — one where everyone

Primary Source: Loyalists Sticking by Clinton

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders surged to the top of the New Hampshire Democratic primary field in a University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released last week, but supporters of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton say they are confident she will ultimately prevail. Even UNH pollster Andrew Smith agrees that most voters won’t make up their minds until a week or so before the primary early next year, but the numbers do show how far Sanders has come in his grassroots campaign. The poll

Primary Source: Angry Trump Fizzling in Grafton County

Donald Trump on Wednesday said he plans to boycott Fox News for the “foreseeable future” because he believes the conservative news network is treating him unfairly. As his campaign ever so humbly put it in a statement Wednesday, “As a candidate for president of the United States and the definitive frontrunner in every poll, both nationally and statewide, including the just-released poll in the state of Florida, Mr. Trump expects to be treated fairly. All you have to do is look at the tremendous ratings