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From Paul Steinhauser in the 603 - what to watch:

  • Buttigieg returns to NH on a roll - campaign changes venue to accommodate larger crowds (see spill over photo below)

  • Tim Ryan touts New Hampshire connections

  • Gillibrand's back 

  • Diagnosis not stopping Bennet

  • Delaney’s first, again

  • Lara Trump speaks her mind 

Buttigieg riding a wave as he returns to NH

Pete Buttigieg returns to New Hampshire for the first time in nearly a month as a candidate on the move. Thanks to tons of media buzz and coverage on the cable news networks, a surge in the crowds on the campaign trail, and an impressive fundraising haul, the South Bend, Indiana mayor has gone from a long-shot to a legitimate contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. The momentum was on full display Friday night. Before addressing the capacity crowd of nearly 300 inside Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art, Buttigieg spoke to a large overflow crowd standing outside. PHOTO
His campaign moved Friday night’s event from a smaller venue to the museum after receiving a larger-than-expected response by voters hoping to see the candidate. Before the event, the Concord Monitor reported that Buttigieg met privately with longtime New Hampshire Democratic Party chair Ray Buckley and New Hampshire Young Democrats president Lucas Meyer, among other leading Granite State Democrats. On Saturday morning, Buttigieg heads to Concord for a meet and greet with Merrimack County Democrats at Gibson’s Bookstore, a must stop for White House hopefuls.
Concord Monitor 
Fox News
WATCH

Gillibrand’s back, too

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York also returned to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state on Friday evening, meeting and greeting voters in Dover. On Saturday she holds a family and medical leave roundtable discussion Saturday morning in Laconia. On Saturday afternoon, she comes to the state’s capital city for a town hall at the Concord Parks and Recreation Community Center.
PHOTOS

Booker’s baby bonds

Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker returns to New Hampshire this weekend. The Democrat from New Jersey plans to use his Saturday to Sunday swing through the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state to highlight the American Opportunity Accounts Act. That’s a bill he introduced in the U.S. Senate that he says would close the wealth inequality gap and level the playing field so that all kids could succeed and find opportunity.
Concord Monitor 

 

Diagnosis not stopping Bennet

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado – who’s moving towards launching a presidential campaign – returns to New Hampshire this weekend for his second trip within a month. On Wednesday evening, ahead of his trip, Bennet announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer late last month.
Concord Monitor

Swalwell stopping in N.H. ahead of likely launch 

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California returns to New Hampshire on Saturday for the first time in two months. He will hold a late afternoon meet-and-greet with the Rye and North Hampton Democrats before headlining the Milford Democrats Potluck Supper. Swalwell’s expected to announce his presidential plans next week during a guest appearance on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.’ He’s scheduled to return to New Hampshire again April 18. During his last trip to the Granite State, Swalwell told the Concord Monitor that he saw “nothing but green lights so far” when asked about the likelihood of jumping into the 2020 race.

But wait, there’s more – Yang’s here, too!

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang will be in the 603 on Sunday. He’s headlining an afternoon town hall at Concord High School that’s being organized by Equal Citizens, a non-profit group formed by government reform advocate and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig.

Ryan’s New Hampshire connections

Touting his ability to win the midwestern states that vaulted Donald Trump into the White House in 2016, Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio on Thursday declared his candidacy for the presidency. Ryan, who describes himself as a "lifelong Rust Belt native," touted that “I can win western PA, I can win Ohio. I can win Michigan. I can win Wisconsin. And that means Donald Trump is going back to Mar-a-Lago (the Florida resort owned by Trump) full time.” But Ryan also has strong ties to the Granite State. The longtime congressman received his law degree in 2000 from the University of New Hampshire Law School, when it was known as the Franklin Pierce Law School. He’s told the Monitor many times that he considers the Granite State his “second home.” And starting in the summer of 2017, Ryan started making numerous trips to New Hampshire as he mulled a presidential bid. More on Ryan’s launch from Fox News
More on his NH connections from WMUR


Delaney’s the first, again

Then-Rep. John Delaney of Maryland announced his candidacy for president way back in July of 2017, just six months into Donald Trump’s presidency. Since then he’s made 16 swings through the first-in-the-nation primary state. He was the first candidate to set up a campaign headquarters in the Granite State. And now he’s the first to go up with commercials on local TV and cable. In the 60 sec. spot, the narrator says “there’s something different happening – a candidate for president telling the truth for a change.” Then Delaney chimes in, explaining that “I’m very different than Trump, and I just don’t mean the hair.” Delaney’s campaign says they’re spending around $130,000 to run the commercial on broadcast and cable TV. Delaney went up with spots in Iowa nearly a year ago. And he’s been touting since last summer that commercials would be airing “soon” in New Hampshire. 
WATCH THE AD

Already on tap for next weekend

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee, and Delaney

A lot of love for Joyce Craig

When she successfully ran for Manchester mayor in 2017, Joyce Craig received a helping hand from Delaney, Ryan, and former Missouri secretary of state Jason Kander, who was also thinking about a White House run at the time. This time around, Craig’s bound to receive a ton of support as she runs for re-election this November. The mayoral contest in the Granite State’s largest city will be the most prominent election on the ballot in 2019. With 17 candidates currently in the race and a few more to come in the coming weeks, Craig’s sure to receive a lot of support from the White House hopefuls. Earlier this week, after Craig formally announced her re-election campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris of California appeared to be the first 2020 contender to give an assist, with a fundraising email on the mayor’s behalf. The move was no surprise – as the Harris New Hampshire state director is Craig Brown, who also managed Craig’s 2017 mayoral campaign.

Lara Trump speaks out

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign adviser and daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, says the president’s 2020 team isn’t worried at all about a Republican primary challenge. “I don’t know why someone would be dumb enough to challenge Donald Trump,” she told Fox News when asked about former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who’s very likely to formally launch a GOP primary challenge against the president. Trump, the wife of the president’s son Eric, also said that the Trump campaign’s first-quarter fundraising figures would be reported soon. The campaign raised $6.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. “They’re much better than the last quarter of last year,” she hinted when asked how much the campaign had raised in the January-March period. Trump made her comments in an interview this week before she headlined the New Hampshire GOP’s annual fundraising gala.
Fox News
WATCH
WATCH


2020 conundrum

When it comes to questions about New Hampshire politics, there’s one big elephant in the room. Will Republican Gov. Chris Sununu run for a third term in the corner office or challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who’s campaigning for re-election in 2020? While Sununu makes up his mind, plenty of people are weighing in, both privately and publicly. Among them, someone very close to Republican President Donald Trump.
Concord Monitor
WATCH

That's all we've got. Please follow Paul here & contact THE 603 here. Have a great weekend! 

From Paul Steinhauser in the 603 - what to watch:

  • Buttigieg returns to NH on a roll - campaign changes venue to accommodate larger crowds (see spill over photo below)

  • Tim Ryan touts New Hampshire connections

  • Gillibrand's back 

  • Diagnosis not stopping Bennet

  • Delaney’s first, again

  • Lara Trump speaks her mind 

Buttigieg riding a wave as he returns to NH

Pete Buttigieg returns to New Hampshire for the first time in nearly a month as a candidate on the move. Thanks to tons of media buzz and coverage on the cable news networks, a surge in the crowds on the campaign trail, and an impressive fundraising haul, the South Bend, Indiana mayor has gone from a long-shot to a legitimate contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. The momentum was on full display Friday night. Before addressing the capacity crowd of nearly 300 inside Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art, Buttigieg spoke to a large overflow crowd standing outside. PHOTO
His campaign moved Friday night’s event from a smaller venue to the museum after receiving a larger-than-expected response by voters hoping to see the candidate. Before the event, the Concord Monitor reported that Buttigieg met privately with longtime New Hampshire Democratic Party chair Ray Buckley and New Hampshire Young Democrats president Lucas Meyer, among other leading Granite State Democrats. On Saturday morning, Buttigieg heads to Concord for a meet and greet with Merrimack County Democrats at Gibson’s Bookstore, a must stop for White House hopefuls.
Concord Monitor 
Fox News
WATCH

Gillibrand’s back, too

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York also returned to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state on Friday evening, meeting and greeting voters in Dover. On Saturday she holds a family and medical leave roundtable discussion Saturday morning in Laconia. On Saturday afternoon, she comes to the state’s capital city for a town hall at the Concord Parks and Recreation Community Center.
PHOTOS

Booker’s baby bonds

Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker returns to New Hampshire this weekend. The Democrat from New Jersey plans to use his Saturday to Sunday swing through the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state to highlight the American Opportunity Accounts Act. That’s a bill he introduced in the U.S. Senate that he says would close the wealth inequality gap and level the playing field so that all kids could succeed and find opportunity.
Concord Monitor 

 

Diagnosis not stopping Bennet

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado – who’s moving towards launching a presidential campaign – returns to New Hampshire this weekend for his second trip within a month. On Wednesday evening, ahead of his trip, Bennet announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer late last month.
Concord Monitor

Swalwell stopping in N.H. ahead of likely launch 

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California returns to New Hampshire on Saturday for the first time in two months. He will hold a late afternoon meet-and-greet with the Rye and North Hampton Democrats before headlining the Milford Democrats Potluck Supper. Swalwell’s expected to announce his presidential plans next week during a guest appearance on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.’ He’s scheduled to return to New Hampshire again April 18. During his last trip to the Granite State, Swalwell told the Concord Monitor that he saw “nothing but green lights so far” when asked about the likelihood of jumping into the 2020 race.

But wait, there’s more – Yang’s here, too!

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang will be in the 603 on Sunday. He’s headlining an afternoon town hall at Concord High School that’s being organized by Equal Citizens, a non-profit group formed by government reform advocate and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig.

Ryan’s New Hampshire connections

Touting his ability to win the midwestern states that vaulted Donald Trump into the White House in 2016, Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio on Thursday declared his candidacy for the presidency. Ryan, who describes himself as a "lifelong Rust Belt native," touted that “I can win western PA, I can win Ohio. I can win Michigan. I can win Wisconsin. And that means Donald Trump is going back to Mar-a-Lago (the Florida resort owned by Trump) full time.” But Ryan also has strong ties to the Granite State. The longtime congressman received his law degree in 2000 from the University of New Hampshire Law School, when it was known as the Franklin Pierce Law School. He’s told the Monitor many times that he considers the Granite State his “second home.” And starting in the summer of 2017, Ryan started making numerous trips to New Hampshire as he mulled a presidential bid. More on Ryan’s launch from Fox News
More on his NH connections from WMUR


Delaney’s the first, again

Then-Rep. John Delaney of Maryland announced his candidacy for president way back in July of 2017, just six months into Donald Trump’s presidency. Since then he’s made 16 swings through the first-in-the-nation primary state. He was the first candidate to set up a campaign headquarters in the Granite State. And now he’s the first to go up with commercials on local TV and cable. In the 60 sec. spot, the narrator says “there’s something different happening – a candidate for president telling the truth for a change.” Then Delaney chimes in, explaining that “I’m very different than Trump, and I just don’t mean the hair.” Delaney’s campaign says they’re spending around $130,000 to run the commercial on broadcast and cable TV. Delaney went up with spots in Iowa nearly a year ago. And he’s been touting since last summer that commercials would be airing “soon” in New Hampshire. 
WATCH THE AD

Already on tap for next weekend

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee, and Delaney

A lot of love for Joyce Craig

When she successfully ran for Manchester mayor in 2017, Joyce Craig received a helping hand from Delaney, Ryan, and former Missouri secretary of state Jason Kander, who was also thinking about a White House run at the time. This time around, Craig’s bound to receive a ton of support as she runs for re-election this November. The mayoral contest in the Granite State’s largest city will be the most prominent election on the ballot in 2019. With 17 candidates currently in the race and a few more to come in the coming weeks, Craig’s sure to receive a lot of support from the White House hopefuls. Earlier this week, after Craig formally announced her re-election campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris of California appeared to be the first 2020 contender to give an assist, with a fundraising email on the mayor’s behalf. The move was no surprise – as the Harris New Hampshire state director is Craig Brown, who also managed Craig’s 2017 mayoral campaign.

Lara Trump speaks out

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign adviser and daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, says the president’s 2020 team isn’t worried at all about a Republican primary challenge. “I don’t know why someone would be dumb enough to challenge Donald Trump,” she told Fox News when asked about former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who’s very likely to formally launch a GOP primary challenge against the president. Trump, the wife of the president’s son Eric, also said that the Trump campaign’s first-quarter fundraising figures would be reported soon. The campaign raised $6.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. “They’re much better than the last quarter of last year,” she hinted when asked how much the campaign had raised in the January-March period. Trump made her comments in an interview this week before she headlined the New Hampshire GOP’s annual fundraising gala.
Fox News
WATCH
WATCH


2020 conundrum

When it comes to questions about New Hampshire politics, there’s one big elephant in the room. Will Republican Gov. Chris Sununu run for a third term in the corner office or challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who’s campaigning for re-election in 2020? While Sununu makes up his mind, plenty of people are weighing in, both privately and publicly. Among them, someone very close to Republican President Donald Trump.
Concord Monitor
WATCH

That's all we've got. Please follow Paul here & contact THE 603 here. Have a great weekend!