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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 …

Sanders continues to draw enthusiastic crowds, but New Hampshire voters haven’t made up their minds yet

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hillary Clinton may have the name recognition and Donald Trump the celebrity status, but it’s Bernie Sanders, the 73-year-old senator from Vermont, who has consistently drawn the biggest crowds of the election cycle so far. The progressive Democratic …

iowa: Perry’s chairman has left lagging campaign

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Iowa chairman for Rick Perry’s faltering Republican presidential bid says he is no longer part of the campaign as Perry seeks to keep his longshot effort alive on limited funds. Sam Clovis said Monday that he had …

Chafee, Clinton, O’Malley, Sanders confirmed for NHDP convention; Webb still weighing plans to attend

Monday, August 24, 2015

Next month, the New Hampshire Democratic Party state convention will give Granite State Democrats their fullest look yet at their party’s presidential field – four of five major campaigns have confirmed plans to attend. In an email sent …

From Keystone to solar, Graham says he likes it all during NH visit

Monday, August 24, 2015

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham spent little time making small talk during a brief visit to Granite State Solar on Monday afternoon. “Show me what you do,” Graham asked the Boscawen company’s owners, Alan Gauntt and Erik Shifflett, …

Burn permit requests are available online

Monday, August 24, 2015

If you want to burn something outdoors, the state would like you to go online first to get the necessary permit. Unless you live in Canterbury, Franklin or Hopkinton, that is. Those towns in greater Concord are have not yet participated in the program and still require people …

State budget impasse delays opening of crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital

Monday, August 24, 2015

Continued wrangling over the state budget means a new 10-bed crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won’t open to patients this summer, as previously planned. While construction of the mental health unit is now set to be complete …

Former Gov. Sununu recovering from quadruple bypass surgery

Monday, August 24, 2015

Former New Hampshire governor John H. Sununu is recovering this week following a quadruple bypass surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston on Friday, according to an update released by his office Monday morning. Sununu first went …

Fiorina talks innovation and the American Dream at Concord house party

Sunday, August 23, 2015

With a panoramic view of downtown Concord behind her, Carly Fiorina took the microphone and asked the 75 people who had come to an East Concord house party Sunday to join her reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The …

New Hampshire primary campaigns rely on ‘super volunteers’

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Each Saturday morning, 78-year-old Gary Patton goes door to door to talk to his neighbors about Hillary Clinton. He starts with a friendly introduction to make sure people know he’s a local – not some out-of-towner who doesn’t …

Sanders talks income inequality in front of overflow crowd in Salem

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bernie Sanders took the microphone at Woodbury School in Salem on Sunday night and didn’t relinquish it for the next hour and a half – his stump speech covering everything from income inequality to international trade to free …