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Vice President Mike Pence dropped by the New Hampshire State House today to sign the paperwork and hand over the required $1,000 fee to put President Donald Trump's name on the first in the nation Republican primary ballot.

A handful of states, including Nevada and South Carolina, have canceled their GOP presidential primaries  despite three Republicans running to challenge Trump for the party's nomination.

Pence was asked if he wished New Hampshire had joined those other states.

 

A former worker at a New Hampshire drug recovery center has pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting fentanyl.

In a written statement, 39-year-old Jeffrey Hatch, of Manchester, a former NFL player who was chief business development officer at Granite Recovery Centers in Salem, said Thursday he had the drugs as part of a relapse from a knee replacement.

Jeff Hatch, a former employee of Granite Recovery Centers, which operates 12 drug recovery facilities across New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to charges of fentanyl trafficking on Friday.

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The reason for Vice President Mike Pence canceling a visit to New Hampshire remains a mystery, but President Trump said Friday that it had to do with something in New Hampshire -- and not the White House.

Reporters asked Trump about it, stoking further questions about what transpired Tuesday. The exchange:

Trump: "You'll know in about two weeks.

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A planned visit from Vice President Mike Pence was abruptly canceled today. 

Pence had planned to visit the Granite Recovery Center in Salem to discuss the opioid crisis.

A spokesman for his office said a last-minute situation required the Vice President to remain in Washington. He said it was not an emergency.

According to a copy of his planned remarks, Vice President Pence intended to press the Trump administration’s case for combatting the opioid crisis by curbing illegal immigration.

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Vice President Mike Pence is in New Hampshire Tuesday to discuss the opioid crisis. Pence will meet with public officials and recovery advocates at the Granite Recovery Center in Salem.

The Center runs twelve alcohol and drug rehab programs throughout the state. Its founder, Eric Spofford, regularly hosts Republicans on the campaign trail.

After a meeting with Spofford and alumni of the recovery center, Pence plans to deliver remarks on opioids and illegal drugs.

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  New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu beamed as he looked out upon a room packed with 60 round tables, each one full of supporters.

“A little daunting once you finally get up here. I’m absolutely humbled, absolutely humbled at the turnout,” he said to the crowd.   

It may have been Sununu’s party at the Manchester Downtown Hotel Thursday night, but it was Vice President Mike Pence who got top billing.

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As Dave Carney tells it, September of 1982 was a rough time for John H. Sununu’s campaign for governor.

“We we were broke,” Carney, a longtime political strategist, recalled recently. “We had no money, we couldn’t pay staff. Not that he paid very much anyways…”

 


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Governor Sununu says he supports the GOP tax bill working its way through the Senate, calling it a “net positive” for the majority of low and middle income families in America.

Sununu met Wednesday with Vice President Mike Pence to talk about the tax plan, as well as New Hampshire’s Medicaid program and ongoing opioid crisis.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence made a late-night visit to New Hampshire Sunday.

The Indiana governor met with supporters at a state Republican campaign office in Windham.

“We are two days away from a great victory all across the state of New Hampshire and all across the United States,” Pence said as he arrived.

Pence’s visit came just hours after the FBI’s announcement that Hillary Clinton would not face charges for a batch of newly-discovered emails.

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In a campaign stop in Rochester New Hampshire on Sunday, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence praised the FBI's decision to review emails that may be related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. 

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Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence made a stop in Exeter last night, looking to drum up support for Republican Donald Trump’s struggling New Hampshire campaign.

 

The Indiana Governor told the crowd the choice to be made on November 8th is about the nation’s security, and future prosperity. He cautioned that the balance of the Supreme Court hangs on their vote, and he defended Donald Trump for remarks made during last week’s debate about the validity of American elections.

  

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is returning to New Hampshire for a campaign rally.

Pence, the governor of Indiana, will appear in Milford at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Pence and Donald Trump have each campaigned in the state several times since the summer, as has the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Tim Kaine.

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to visit New Hampshire on Wednesday, her first trip to the state since July.

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While campaigning in Manchester, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence reminded the audience that New Hampshire is where Trump got his first victory.  And he worked to reassure the crowd that despite reports to the contrary, the GOP nominee’s campaign has never been stronger.

Pence told the crowd he didn’t hesitate when Donald Trump asked him to be his running mate, because as he put it-- Donald Trump gets it. Pence suggested that those who don’t get that won’t ever understand.

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence will campaign in New Hampshire this week.

The Indiana Governor is scheduled to hold a town hall-style meeting at the Executive Court banquet center in Manchester Thursday.

It's Pence's first trip to the Granite State since being added to the ticket of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Donald Trump could stand to benefit from his reported vice presidential pick Mike Pence in a number of ways, in particular from his strong Christian identity, which might help Trump gain needed support in evangelical communities.

But Pence initially endorsed Ted Cruz, albeit without enthusiasm, and there were some reports that the Indiana governor disliked Trump. Less than a week after Cruz dropped out, Pence endorsed Trump.