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Granite State paper, grassroots organizers force Feb. 4 Democratic debate outside DNC

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Another televised Democratic presidential debate is now planned for New Hampshire next week, organized outside the usual coordination of such debates by the Democratic National Committee. The Feb. 4 prime-time debate will be held five days before that state’s primary, and is expected to include all three Democratic candidates. Hosted by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper, the event will be broadcast on MSNBC and moderated by MSNBC personalities Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, the Union Leader announced Tuesday afternoon. Some details…

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In endorsing Chris Christie, NH paper slams Marco Rubio

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Chris Christie has received of the biggest boosts to his struggling presidential aspirations this weekend, capturing the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union-Leader, the state’s biggest newspaper and an important voice in the state’s first in the nation primary. “Chris Christie is a solid, anti-abortion conservative who has managed to govern in liberal New Jersey, face down the big public unions, and win a second term,” wrote Joseph McQuaid, the newspaper’s publisher, in today’s edition of the paper. “Gov. Christie can work…

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