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Weekly N.H. News Roundup: November 1, 2019

Nov 1, 2019

The 100th anniversary of New Hampshire as the first in the nation primary officially begins as the candidate filing period kicks off this week. Elizabeth Warren's campaign joins the suit calling for a pause in the residency law, HB 1264, currently being challenged in court.  And wet weather delays Halloween for some towns.

NPR's senior political editor discusses covering the current presidential primary,  the role of the media in political coverage and what makes this 2020 election season unique. How do reporters decide what to cover with such a large field of primary candidates? And voters, how are you keeping up...or are you checking out? 

Robert Garrova for NHPR

The Exchange is interviewing Andrew Yang on Friday, May 10 at 9 a.m. He is an entreprenuer who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Check out Rick Ganley's interview with him for Morning Edition here.  Submit your questions for Yang below. 

Dan Tuohy/NHPR

On Friday, April 26, The Exchange will interview Republican Bill Weld, the former Massachusetts Governor, who is running against President Trump in the Republican Presidential Primary in 2020. Submit your questions for Weld below.

Weld is the former Governor of Massachusetts, serving from 1991 to 1997, and he was the Libertarian Party's nominee for Vice President in the 2016 with Gary Johnson. 

Allegra Boverman/NHPR

Lawmakers in Concord are again considering legislation that would require presidential candidates running in New Hampshire’s primary to release five years of income tax returns.

The bill is sponsored by two Seacoast Democrats, including David Meuse, who told the House Election Law Committee on Tuesday that voters would benefit from increased transparency.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

An effort to put the New Hampshire Republican Party in President Donald Trump's corner ahead of the state's leadoff presidential primary is facing both private and public pushback.

The state party has a long tradition of not taking sides during primaries, even when a Republican is in the White House and running for re-election.

Todd Bookman/NHPR

The humble offices of the Rockingham County Democrats were packed with New Hampshire voters hoping for an early look at Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Sunday. The 37-year old congresswoman from Hawaii, who still serves in the National Guard, is reportedly one of many Democrats considering a presidential run in 2020.