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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8f680000Coverage of the 2016 races in New Hampshire, from the White House to the State House.

N.H. Marks A Year Under Trump With Parties, Protests, and Pussy Hats

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The one-year milestone for Donald Trump’s presidency on Saturday feels a bit like inauguration day.

Some Trump supporters in New Hampshire plan to attend a reunion-like reception Friday night hosted by a conservative group and the state Republican Party.

On the other side, critics are organizing rallies. Among other events, there are Saturday women’s marches, including ones in Lancaster and Wilton, and in Portsmouth, where an estimated 3,500 turned out a year ago to protest the President’s inauguration.

Even a year later, there's a lot of talk about the 2016 election, from both sides of the political aisle. And the Republican and Democratic parties are using the milestone to inspire grassroots supporters to get ready for the 2018 midterm elections.

In one invite to the Friday night celebration, Steve Stepanek, who served as a co-chairman for Trump's campaign in New Hampshire, waxes nostalgic about how Trump overcame expectations to win the New Hampshire presidential primary. The email references "Crooked Hillary Clinton." It cites Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court and the tax cuts as two of Trump's accomplishments.

 

Dan is a long-time New Hampshire journalist who has written for outlets including Foster's Daily Democrat, The Citizen of Laconia, The Boston Globe, and The Eagle-Tribune. He comes to NHPR from the New Hampshire Union Leader, where he reported on state, local, and national politics.

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