Candidates, voters await upcoming NH primary

Candidates, voters await upcoming NH primary

CONCORD, N.H. — The Iowa caucuses begin in one month, and a week later, it’ll be the first in the nation primary in New Hampshire.

Last-minute efforts are ramping up on both sides of the aisle.

Casual voters told Boston 25 News there’s little buzz, but passionate political followers are anxious with excitement.

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“I’m not seeing the activity that I’ve expected in Concord,” said Suzi Pegg.

Before we get to primary day, there’s plenty left to do in New Hampshire. Candidates are courting voters who have a number of issues on their minds, especially independent voters like Ralph and Linda Lahousse.

“The economy,” they said.

As Republicans await the next campaign stop in New Hampshire by President Trump, Democrats are swarming the state.

Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Andrew Yang are actively campaigning.

“It’s really about getting every possible voters whether they are already registered or to register on same day or if they are independents,” said NH Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley.

Big dates for New Hampshire include: Jan. 25 for Democrat delegate caucuses and in February and April, delegates will be selected.

Republican campaigns submitted their delegate list in November.

The two big parties with different ways to sift out delegates, with a common goal of winning New Hampshire and possibly moving ahead in polls.

Nina McLaughlin, Republican National Committee spokesperson for Maine and New Hampshire, says they’ve had volunteers around since May, and they’re confident voters will re-elect the president.

“We just have a great economy now and he’s fulfilling the promises that he made on the campaign trail, one by one, and I think that people see that,” McLaughlin said.