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2016 New Hampshire Republican primary

Right to Rise airs ad featuring George W. Bush during Super Bowl

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The super PAC backing Jeb Bush aired an advertisement in New Hampshire featuring former President George W. Bush during Sunday’s Super Bowl, the end result of a crowd-funding campaign. Right to Rise USA, the super PAC backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, ran the 30-second spot in New Hampshire. The advertisement features the former president explaining why his brother is the best candidate for the job. “I know Jeb. I know his good heart and his strong backbone,” the former…

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Donald Trump nets Scott Brown’s endorsement

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Donald Trump‘s campaign spokeswoman confirms that former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown will endorse the billionaire developer at rally in New Hampshire Tuesday night. Brown’s backing marks Trump’s first endorsements by a current or former senator and provides additional evidence that some in the Republican establishment are beginning to warm to a potential candidacy. Trump is returning to New Hampshire Tuesday after coming in second to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Monday night’s Iowa caucuses. The news was first reported by…

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Darrell Issa campaigning for Marco Rubio in New Hampshire

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California Republican U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa will stump on behalf of Sen. Marco Rubio in New Hampshire, the campaign said Monday. Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is scheduled to make six campaign stops in New Hampshire on Tuesday and Wednesday. He is scheduled to attend two meet-and-greets — in Wolfeboro and Dover — before visiting a Rochester gun shop Tuesday afternoon. He’ll then end the day at Rubio’s New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester. On…

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Jeb Bush super PAC targets Chris Christie, John Kasich in New Hampshire

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A super PAC supporting Jeb Bush will begin airing advertisements in New Hampshire this week as the former Florida governor tries to make gains in advance of the state’s Feb. 9 primary. On Tuesday, Right to Rise USA released a 30-second spot that contrasts Bush’s record with the records of Govs. Chris Christie and John Kasich. The advertisement — dubbed “Three Governors” — focuses on Bush’s record in several areas, including hurricane response, job creation and health care. Bush has…

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New polling from Associated Industries shows Donald Trump strong but “race still young”

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New polling shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sweeping primaries in Florida and early-vote state New Hampshire, and tying with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in South Carolina. The pollster, though, warns the “race is still young” and “there is still much room for movement for virtually all of the candidates.” More to the point, other focus-group surveys suggest Trump “may have hit his ceiling.” The polling of “likely” Republican voters was done this month by Associated Industries of Florida, one of the state’s premier business lobbies, for its…

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