Bernie Sanders speaks to students at UNH Sunday

Several recent polls have shown Sanders leading Clinton in New Hampshire and Iowa.


But she is not running on her husband’s coattails, she said, as she repeated a popular applause line from her stump speech.

Fischman said Clinton has strong support locally, and that being a former secretary of state has placed the candidate in a good position to jump into the White House. Those supporters boomed as Clinton commended Market Basket for embracing profit-sharing, promised to help “build our party” up and down the ballot, and champion women’s rights, among other issues.

Bernie Sanders’ audiences tend to be younger, and that generation feels their chances in the world have been blighted by student debt and lower salaries”.

Clinton responded to the tightening contest by giving a lively speech at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s state convention Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Arena. I love that she is making women who come from women’s colleges-as she did herself from Wellesley College-look wonderful . Bill Clinton, in his 1992 campaign, famously vowed to “be there for you till the last dog dies”, and Hillary Clinton put her own spin on the sentiment.

Clinton noted she never thought substance abuse would be such a large part of her campaign, until she held her first event in Keene. Some of his colleagues in Congress and the Democratic Party have even publicly taken to calling Sanders unelectable.

Peter Wehner – a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center who, along with other conservative reformers, has attempted to make the GOP more empathetic by focusing on economic mobility – said he worries that the narrative coming out of the debate could be damaging. “Southerners who may have heard that Bernie Sanders is a socialist may be turned off by that on the merits, or they may oppose him for strategic purposes, thinking he wouldn’t win in a general election“. “The same old same old will not likely be successful”. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, among others, speak. O’Malley called Trump a “racist carnival barker”. “New Hampshire politics at its best”, she said.

Backstage, Democrats chatted about Governor Maggie Hassan, who has not announced whether she will challenge US Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, next year. He hired Christale Spain, the SCDP’s former deputy executive director, who began at Sanders’ South Carolina headquarters in Charleston last week.

Candidate Lincoln Chafee addressed the crowd.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives to… “Now they do”. A Gallup poll from this summer found that 80 percent of black voters approved of her, while Sanders had just a 23 percent approval rating.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the leader of the Democratic National Committee and one of the convention’s first speakers, tried to kick the day off with a pitch for party unity – only to have that message stifled by party members shouting frustrations at the DNC’s lineup for the primary debates.


When Clinton cackled and disagreed, Dickerson asked for her reasoning. And nothing stands out like a hot pink T-shirt in a sea of red, white, and blue. “There are many voters here saying they are exhausted of the elite class in Washington, D.C. The general consensus from what I’m hearing is people are fed up with career politicians”.

Bernie Sanders and Stephen Colbert