Everyone Is Campaigning in New Hampshire

Obama, Warren, Walsh, and Healey are there. So are you, probably.

In the final hours before this thing is finally over, New Hampshire is the place to be. That’s why every politician is spending this crisp and cool Monday in the Granite State, hoping to sway some of the most important voters in the nation.

New Hampshire has just four Electoral College votes to offer either of the candidates, but those votes could end up being critical, and the state is among those where the polls are closest. A Suffolk/Globe survey late last week found the race had tightened, with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead shrinking to an apparent tie.

Republican Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence will both be in Manchester tonight, for their final stop of the campaign. A rally at Southern New Hampshire University is slated to begin at 8 p.m.

President Barack Obama will be in Durham at the University of New Hampshire campaigning for Democrat Hillary Clinton at a 3 p.m. rally.

Clinton was in Manchester over the weekend, as was the musician James Taylor, Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh, U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch, Seth Moulton and Katherine Clark, and Sen. Ed Markey.

Walsh will be returning to New Hampshire today, as will Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Attorney General Maura Healey and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (who’s also appearing on the Ellen Degeneres Show).

Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker also made the trip over the weekend, but to campaign for Chris Sununu, a Republican running for governor—Baker isn’t supporting Trump, to put it lightly. Today, he’s back at home pushing for passage of ballot Question 2, to lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts.

All of that is in addition to the thousands of volunteers from Massachusetts continuing to head over the border for some last-minute door-knocking, a tradition in a state with only a handful of contested local elections and where the Democrat running for president is basically assured a win.

Skies will be clear in New Hampshire Monday, with foliage vibrancy at or past its peak, temperatures in the 40s and anxiety in infinite supply.


Spencer Buell Staff Writer at Boston Magazine sbuell@bostonmagazine.com


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