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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

Allegra Boverman for NHPR
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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