Presidential primary

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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.

The 2020 Presidential primary has a massive field of Democratic candidates, and as even more voters shift away from using landlines, election polling has evolved as well. We talk about how we measure public opinion on political candidates, the reliability of polls, and how polling impacts both candidates and voters. 

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Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar joined a New Hampshire tradition, Politics & Eggs, hosted Monday at St. Anselm College.

 

The U.S. Senator from Minnesota told the crowd of voters that investing in infrastructure is a priority in a time of economic stability after bouncing back from the 2008 housing crisis.

2020 Candidate Conversation: Andrew Yang

May 9, 2019
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Andrew Yang is running for President on $1,000 a month: his central campaign policy is the concept of Universal Basic Income, which he is calling a “Freedom Dividend,” a monthly stipend from the federal government for each American, ages 18 to 64.

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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. 

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld will challenge President Trump for the Republican nomination. It's not the former two-term governor's first shot for the Oval Office: he was the Libertarian vice presidential nominee in 2016 with Gary Johnson. He recently changed his party affiliation from Libertarian to Republican.

We ask Weld about economic policy, the role of government in social programming and where New Hampshire fits in his strategy to win the White House.

Send your questions for Bill Weld to exchange@nhpr.org or call in to ask your question on air, 1-800-892-6477.

2020 Candidate Conversation: Marianne Williamson

Apr 16, 2019
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Marianne Williamson's campaign is based on some of the same themes that brought her acclaim and finanicial success for the past 30 years. She is calling for a "moral and spiritual awakening" in this country. The best-selling author and lecturer on such topics as spirituality and miracles is calling for a new American revolution, a "politics of love." We'll ask Marianne Williamson what that means in terms of policy, including health care, immigration, education.  

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Former three-term Maryland Congressman John Delaney announced his run for the Democratic nomination in July 2017, the earliest of any candidate--a move seen as unusual even as candidates trend toward announcing earlier. Delaney casts himself as a moderate and says if elected he would sign only bipartisan legislation in his first 100 days as President.  He has said he will focus on what he believes matters to most Americans: jobs, wages, and opportunities for their children. 

 

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Former U.S. Rep. John Delaney is among 15 —by latest count— Democrats running for President.

Delaney was the first Democrat to announce a bid for the party's nomination; he wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post in July 2017 declaring his intention to run.

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Democratic Presidential candidate Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said ending regime-change wars is among her top priorities on NHPR's The Exchange hosted by Peter Biello. Rep. Gabbard, D-HI, currently serves as Major in the Hawaii National Guard and served two tours in the Middle East. 

Rep. Gabbard stayed after The Exchange to address veteran's health, the question of privatization and women's health care in the VA. She also answered a listener question: What does she do for fun?

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Senator John McCain held more than 100 town-hall style meetings during his 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns in New Hampshire and became known for his "Straight Talk Express" tour of the state, engaging freely with voters and the press and casting himself as a candid politician willing to take on special interests.  McCain died on Saturday at his home in Arizona after a months-long battle with brain cancer.

2020 Presidential Primary Preview

Mar 21, 2018

New Hampshire's "First in the Nation" presidential primaries are nearly two years away, but speculation has already begun.  If a Republican candidate challenges the president, it would be the first time in 25 years that a sitting president has faced a serious challenge from his own party.

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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.

When did you get the idea for this?

 

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The way Rep. Norman Silber sees it, a party primary is supposed to select the best person who represents the values and platform of that particular political party — and allowing undeclared voters to weigh in allows for too much electoral mischief.

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In this tumultuous election, delegate math has a source of contention, with some calling the process rigged and many Americans scratching their heads about how much their votes matter.  And while the Indiana primary may have quelled some uncertainty for the GOP, questions remain. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, the delegate hunt continues.

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It's been quiet in the Granite State now that the candidates have moved on, but elsewhere the race has only grown more heated. This weekend we're seeing this play out in South Carolina and Nevada, where minority and military voters play a bigger role.  We'll discuss the weekend's results and what they might mean for future contests.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sits down with Exchange host Laura Knoy and Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers for an in-depth discussion about the issues on New Hampshire voters’ minds this election season, including health care, campaign finance, and foreign policy. 

You can watch the forum right here:

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When it comes to the players and intrigues of primary politics, Fergus Cullen, has plenty of stories. On today’s show, the former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party dishes on some key moments of primaries past.

Plus, a look back at the first woman from a major party to run for President - Margaret Chase Smith.

And we'll remember an environmental issue that dominated the headlines decades before climate change was on the radar.

Whatever happened to the hole in the ozone, and other stories from a not-so-bygone-era.