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

Trump to Hold Portsmouth Rally in Wake of Sexual Assault Accusations

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Allegra Boverman for NHPR
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Saturday's stop in Portsmouth will be Donald Trump's sixth visit to New Hampshire in the past two months.

Donald Trump is back in New Hampshire for a rally in Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon.

This is the first time the Republican presidential nominee has been in the Granite State since a 2005 video surfaced showing him boasting of groping women. 

When Trump was in Sandown last week he had a little more support from New Hampshire Republicans than he does this time - specifically, from U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte. 

Ayotte, who's running for re-election, said early on that she would support but not endorse Trump. But after the release of last week's video, Ayotte said she can't "support a candidate for President who brags about degrading and assaulting women.”

GOP gubernatorial candidate and Executive Councilor Chris Sununu and Congressman Frank Guinta, who's running for re-election, both condemned Trump's comments but say they still support his candidacy.

Trump has explained his remarks as so-called locker room banter and has denied all accusations of sexual assault. 

This weekend's stop will be Trump's sixth visit to New Hampshire in the past two months.

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