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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Ted Cruz for president? ‘Murder-suicide’ in Nashua

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stands for a TV news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stands for a TV news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

We can add another name the list of 2016 potential presidential candidates.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has scheduled a trip to New Hampshire to headline a GOP fundraiser on Aug. 23.

Cruz is a first-term senator and a Tea Party favorite, but in his 6½ months on the job, he’s already faced off with his electorate on immigration.

Tickets to the Dublin fundraiser will cost $100 per person (or $500 to get some VIP time).

This adds on to an already busy schedule for Cruz in early voting states. He’s also got plans in Iowa, South Carolina and Florida.

So could this Congress freshman be a serious contender come 2016?

In other news

∎ The weekend deaths of a married couple in Nashua have been called a “murder-suicide” by the police.

∎ Gas prices shot up in the Granite State, increasing by 7 cents. Don’t expect it to get cheaper, either.

∎ The Manchester Police Department relies on the community to help contain crime.

∎ Samples from 87 N.H. rivers are being collected for a Plymouth State University study.

∎ Has the dome on the State House looked a little less golden to you?

∎ A 21-year-old was arrested after leading the police on a chase through several souther N.H. towns.

∎ Crude oil trains like the one that crashed in Canada travel through the Granite State regularly.

∎ Some residents think that overnight parking will lead to problems for neighborhoods and the city.

 Tai chi has been former Concord police chief Bill Halacy’s saving grace.

∎ If you thought the NASCAR race was boring over the weekend, you must not have been listening to the drivers.

∎ Here’s a couple ways to get revenge on those annoying deerflies.

∎ Want to learn how to cook wild game? Check out the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the office Ted Cruz currently holds. He is a senator.

Correction, Cruz is a first term SENATOR and a man who speaks his mind, tells it like it is and honestly progressives hate clear thought and straight forward speech.

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