From Paul Steinhauser in the 603 - what to watch:
Warren brings impeachment message to NH
Buttigieg says ‘there’s evidence’ Trump should face impeachment
Swalwell calls on AG William Barr to resign
Beto O’Rourke says he feels like he’s ‘in a good place’
Weld heads straight to NH after launching longshot Trump primary challenge
Warren takes her impeachment message to New Hampshire
Hours after becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate to call for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against Republican President Donald Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts heads north over the state line to New Hampshire. Warren took to Twitter on Friday - a day after the release of the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia Investigation – to stress that “the severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.” (Tweet) Her comments - which grabbed headlines – will be in the spotlight as she hits the campaign trail at 10:30am Saturday (today) for an organizing event at Keene State College, followed by a 2:30pm meet and greet in Weare, and a 4:30pm house party in Amherst. Warren campaigned in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state just a week ago, but as THE 603 has repeatedly pointed out for months, New Hampshire is a ‘must win’ state for the Bay State senator. So expect these very frequent visits to continue for the next ten months.
Buttigieg says there’s ‘evidence’ Trump should face impeachment
Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg, campaigning Friday in the Granite State, told reporters after his first event that there’s “evidence that this president deserves to be impeached.” But the South Bend, Indiana mayor added that he’s not in Congress and would leave it those who are to decide whether to pursue impeachment proceedings.
Klobuchar says Senate would ‘be the jury’ but stops short of saying Trump should be impeached
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, campaigning in New Hampshire on Friday, didn’t give her opinion on whether Trump should face impeachment. But after an event in Manchester, the Democratic presidential contender reminded reporters that if the president’s impeached by the House, senators “would be the jury.” Klobuchar emphasized that it’s critical that Mueller appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which she serves, to answer questions.
Swalwell calls on the attorney general to resign
Rep. Eric of California was in New Hampshire as the redacted Mueller report was released. The Democratic presidential candidate and House Intelligence Committee member joined his rivals for the nomination in charging that Attorney General William Barr was trying to defend and protect Trump. And in an interview with Fox News he called on Barr to resign, saying “the attorney general can represent the United States or he can be Donald Trump’s defense attorney. He can’t be both. And as we saw at this press conference today, the way that he mischaracterized the Mueller report, he is seeking to help Donald Trump. He should resign.”
Buttigieg’s Granite State Seder
Buttigieg – who’s seen his campaign soar over the past month - capped the first-day of a two-day campaign swing in New Hampshire by sitting down for a Passover seder (the ritual Jewish feast that marks the beginning of the Passover holiday) at the home of former longtime state Sen. Betty Lasky of Nashua. Lasky and her husband have hosted at their Nashua home many of the 2020 contenders. (TWEET/PHOTO) Earlier he stopped by organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry, teamed up with Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess for a downtown small business walking tour, and met with NH high school Democrats. Saturday, he holds town hall at Plymouth State.
TV report from WMUR
Beto O’Rourke says he feels like he’s ‘in a good place’
Beto O’Rourke isn’t the shiny new thing anymore in the race for the Democratic nomination, as Buttigieg has stolen the spotlight in recent weeks. But O'Rourke, a former three-term congressman from El Paso, Texas, says he's not worried. “I feel great,” he said Thursday in New Hampshire. “I feel like we’re in a good place.” O’Rourke drew healthy crowds during a jam-packed Thursday-Friday swing through the Granite State.
WATCH: O’Rourke ‘we’re in a good place’
WATCH: O’Rourke not concerned about the polls
WATCH: O’Rourke’s interview with NHTalkRadio.com
LOOK: What’s a Beto event without some merchandise
Klobuchar’s Granite State weekend
Klobuchar made the case on Friday at a roundtable discussion in New Hampshire on the need for more infrastructure, a welcome message for many Granite State Democrats who’ve long pushed for commuter rail to connect the Manchester and Nashua corridor with Boston. The candidate is spending the weekend with her family in the Granite State. Klobuchar returns to the campaign trail Monday with an event in Peterborough.
WATCH the WMUR TV report
Tulsi Gabbard returns to NH
If Warren, Klobuchar, Buttigieg, and O’Rourke weren’t enough, wait….there’s more. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii’s here too this weekend!
WATCH Gabbard’s Concord town hall
WATCH the WMUR TV report
Swalwell vows to compete
Rep. Eric Swalwell of California has been a frequent guest in New Hampshire since last autumn. But he returned Thursday as an official Democratic presidential candidate.The former prosecutor from the East Bay area of northern California had a busy itinerary in the Granite State, which included a couple of private meetings in Concord with Democratic lawmakers and activists. Swalwell talked about his White House bid in an interview with the Concord Monitor.
Swalwell joins WMUR for an extended conversation
Williamson’s busy week in NH
Best selling spiritual author turned Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson had a busy itinerary the past few days as she crisscrossed New Hampshire. It included a hour long sit-down with Laura Knoy on NHPR’s The Exchange
Booker scores a second NH Senate endorsement
A second Democrat in the New Hampshire state Senate is making an endorsement in the wide-open race for the Democratic presidential nomination. And once again, presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey landed the endorsement. State Sen. David Watters, of Dover, told Seacoast Media Group on Wednesday he is backing Booker because the Garden State Democrat has “the unique qualities and the really strong character to bring the country together now, to heal our divisions.” Watters became the second of the 14 Democrats in the New Hampshire Senate to make a 2020 endorsement. Last week, state Sen. Jon Morgan of Brentwood also backed Booker.
WATCH: and here
It looks like Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joe Biden will be entering the White House race this upcoming week. And Moulton will quickly be coming to New Hampshire.
Fox News report on Biden
Fox News report on Moulton
Weld heads to NH (of course) after launching GOP primary challenge against Trump
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld acknowledges that he’s the longest of long-shot candidates as he prepares to challenge President Trump for the GOP primary nod. But the former two-term Massachusetts governor points to another one-time GOP long shot who twice won New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary – the late Sen John McCain, R-Ariz. Weld sat down for an interview at the Airport Diner in Manchester for an interview with Fox News and the Concord Monitor
WATCH: and here too
Interviews with former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, and former Gov. Bill Weld of Massachusetts, all on ‘On Background,’ the NHTalkRadio.Com (WKXL) program that’s all about the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.
Some campaign hire news from my good friend and fierce competitor John Distaso and here too.
Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas is coming to New Hampshire next month.
NH voter charged with casting ballots in two states
The New Hampshire Attorney General's office charged a 77-year-old Atkinson, New Hampshire man with felony wrongful voting after he cast ballots in two states during the 2018 election. The move comes two weeks after the controversial conservative group Project Veritas distributed a video in which Robert Bell admitted to casting an early ballot in Florida, where he owned a house until recently, and then voting in person in Atkinson.
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