Kirsten Gillibrand

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Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand made her pitch to people attending New Hampshire's Politics and Eggs breakfast Tuesday.

The New York senator is the latest 2020 hopeful to participate in the traditional campaign stop at Saint Anselm College, where she shook hands with business and policy advocates and signed the event’s signature wooden eggs.

“I don’t pander, and I am not competitive, but I will sign every egg in this room before I leave,” Gillibrand said, to laughs.

Annie Ropeik / NHPR

New Hampshire is at the forefront of a growing debate over PFAS chemical contamination in drinking water. And many of the Democrats campaigning to win the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary are taking notice.

They’re using the issue to connect with a highly engaged block of potential Granite State voters – and local PFAS activists are welcoming the attention.


Allegra Boverman for New Hampshire Public Radio

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be on the debate stage at the Democratic National Committee June 26 or 27. The two-term senator, who has been behind in the polls, recently met the 65,000 donor mark. Gillibrand has more than a decade of experience in Congress and the highest percentage of women donors. We ask Gillibrand about paid family leave, gun control, her version of a Green New Deal, and abortion rights.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has just secured her spot on the debate state ⁠— she tweeted Monday that her campaign passed the 65,000 donor threshold set by the Democratic National Committee. Gillibrand previously secured a spot at the Democratic debates via polling numbers but surpassing the donor criteria puts Gillibrand securely on the debate stage in Miami on June 26 or 27.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

There’s an old cliché in politics – who’s the candidate voters would want to have a beer with?

It’s a euphemism for likability. But this year, it’s also something New Hampshire voters might actually be able to answer.

Annie Ropeik / NHPR

For the growing field of Democrats running for president, the early stage of the campaign includes an important choice: whether to try and inspire with grand ideas, or focus on the details of policy from the get-go.

Candidates who've been in New Hampshire recently are landing on very different sides of that question -- but some voters would rather have it both ways.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

NHPR's Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley is sitting down with presidential candidates as they make their early trips through the Granite State to meet with potential voters.

Rick recently caught up with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at a restaurant in Concord.

Annie Ropeik / NHPR

Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand criticized Gov. Chris Sununu Saturday for his plan to veto a family medical leave proposal backed by Democrats in the New Hampshire Legislature. 

The New York senator was on a panel in Laconia with advocates for what’s known as Senate Bill 1. It would fund family and medical leave for New Hampshire workers through a payroll tax. 

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Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand was in Portsmouth Friday for a roundtable discussion on safe drinking water.

New Hampshire’s Seacoast region recently has been at the forefront of issues surrounding contaminated drinking water, a result of a class of chemicals known as PFAS that were widely used in firefighting foams, as well as other consumer products.

Inside the Portsmouth Library, Gillibrand told the audience that communities in her home state of New York are also dealing with the fallout of PFAS contamination.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

A handful of potential and declared 2020 presidential candidates are spending Presidents Day Weekend criss-crossing New Hampshire.

NHPR's reporters are on the trail, and filed these reports.

Note: Bookmark this page for more news from candidate events through the weekend