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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, puts his fist down while discussing policy at The Draft on Monday. He said he has the strongest leadership team of any candidate in the presidential race. 

(NICK REID / Monitor staff)

Cruz boasts he has the strongest leadership team of any presidential candidate

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz is talking about the establishment these days: the one he plans to tear apart in Washington, D.C., and, in the meantime, the one he’s building up among his grassroots supporters in early-voting states. The Texas Republican says the latter is the strongest of any presidential candidate. Before unveiling his Manchester headquarters Monday, Cruz stopped in Concord and touted his dedicated teams in New Hampshire and in Iowa, South Carolina and “across the Super Tuesday states” as the heart of his campaign. “Here in New Hampshire, our leadership team is – on any objective measure – much stronger than any other candidate’s in …

Infographic: How much for that political ad?

Monday, August 31, 2015

WMUR-TV in New Hampshire is among the most popular spots for presidential advertising in the Boston-New Hampshire market. FCC files offer a glimpse into the programming strategies used by candidates and super PACs to get maximum exposure for their money, as well as variations in pricing depending on when an ad airs and …

For clues to candidates’ strategies, look at ‘when’ and ‘where’ of TV ads

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When it comes to political advertising, it’s not always how much money a campaign or super PAC is putting down on an ad buy – where and when those ads are being placed, not to mention what they’re saying, can also tell you a lot about a candidate’s strategy. “If I have less …

How much for that political ad? Depends on who’s buying

Sunday, August 30, 2015

With less than six months to go before the New Hampshire primary, August has been a particularly busy month on local television airwaves. If you tune in regularly to the 6 o’clock evening news on WMUR, you’ve likely …

Riverbend expected to launch mobile crisis unit response program

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Starting Tuesday, Riverbend Community Mental Health Services is expected to roll out its official launch of New Hampshire’s first mobile crisis unit response program. The program – designed to serve as a way to diffuse mental health emergencies in the community to avoid hospitalization and prevent future issues …

Campaign event in N.H. the week of Aug. 31

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Presidential candidates campaigning in New Hampshire this week include: Monday, Aug. 31 Noon: Republican Ted Cruz, business roundtable series, Draft Sports Bar and Grill, Concord 2:30 p.m.: Cruz, Cruz for President New Hampshire Headquarters grand opening, Manchester Tuesday, …

Shaheen to endorse Clinton

Sunday, August 30, 2015

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen will endorse Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a Saturday event in Portsmouth. The Democratic senator will join Clinton at a New Hampshire Women for Hillary event. There, Clinton will talk about women’s issues …

Cruz puts his conservative values on full display at New Boston town hall

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has already made a name for himself as one of most conservative candidates in the race for the Republican nomination, but at a New Boston town hall event Sunday, one voter wanted to make …

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of Alaska trip

Sunday, August 30, 2015

President Obama will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president’s historic visit to …

Living room by living room, O’Malley marches on in New Hampshire

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Martin O’Malley began his day on the campaign trail Wednesday with a bit of good news, or so he thought. Soon after he arrived at the home of Kathleen DiFruscia in Windham, the first of five campaign stops …

CapBeat: Bow doctor, Feldstein on board of ‘Temescal Wellness’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bow doctor Gary Woods has never smoked marijuana. He’s not even sure he knows what it smells like. “People don’t believe that,” Woods said with a laugh, explaining he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. “I was …

Amid heroin epidemic in New Hampshire, candidates talk substance abuse

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the stage Saturday at the “Stop the Circle” rally to raise awareness about drug addiction, a teenager at the microphone spoke about losing her father to an overdose. Once the politician …

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and …