New Hampshire Primary

Vandal Smashes Marker of Trump's N.H. Primary Win

Aug 10, 2018
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New Hampshire State Police say someone smashed a granite block inscribed with President Donald Trump's name early Friday.

The block is part of a display along the sidewalk outside the State Library that showcases winners of the New Hampshire presidential primary.

Trump's block was the last one in the line, right after Sen. Bernie Sander's, who won the Democratic presidential primary in 2016.

Police say the block was smashed and scattered on the grass and street. The vandalism occurred sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., according to the report.

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New York entrepreneur and 2020 presidential long shot Andrew Yang visited New Hampshire Wednesday to make stops at the True Brew Barista coffee shop in Concord and N.H. Democratic Party headquarters.


Yang is going all in on "Universal Basic Income" for his campaign. He says all Americans age 18-64 should get $1,000 a month from the government in order to stem the wealth gap and the effects of job loss from automation.


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  And just like that, it was primary season again in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

But does it really ever end?

Two past (and potentially present) presidential hopefuls, Martin O’Malley and John Kasich, made their way through the first-in-the-nation primary state Tuesday.

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Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake paid a visit to the state today to speak at Saint Anselm College’s “Politics and Eggs” series, which has long been a stop for presidential hopefuls.


At the event Flake said he hasn’t ruled out a 2020 campaign but that the odds were long. He’s been vocal about wanting someone to run against President Trump in the Republican primary though.


Flake had no shortage of barbs for Trump, calling out what he sees as chaos in the White House and attacks on the media.

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Before President Trump, candidates for the highest office in the country have disclosed some of their tax returns. There's currently no federal law requiring them to do so. Now one state lawmaker is considering crafting legislation that would require candidates to disclose their tax returns in order to be on the ballot in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

That lawmaker is Democratic Representative Suzanne Smith. She spoke earlier today with NHPR's Peter Biello.

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