The Mitt Romney campaign issued a press release last week titled, "You're My Obsession," highlighting the regular hits the former Massachusetts governor is taking from the camp of President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Romney spokesman Andrea Saul said Obama and Democrats are "fixated" more on Romney than turning around the economy.
Before the week was out, the New Hampshire Democratic Party had a rebuttal of sorts in a release of its own: "Romney's Economic Policies are Bad for Americans, Worse for Granite Staters."
The Democrats, by the way, while out of the primary spotlight with Obama unopposed, assure us they are hard at work in Southern New Hampshire preparing for the general election to come.
Obama hasn't forgotten New Hampshire. He's due in the state later this week, following on the heels of Vice President Joe Biden.
Speaking up on college debt
Maria Carrasquillo of Londonderry, secretary of the UNH College Democrats, was among those criticizing the GOP candidates on college debt.
"President Obama has set up a plan that allows graduates to consolidate federal loans and to reduce interest rates, but the Republicans, on the other hand, have no plan to help students."
Southern New Hampshire endorsers of Texas Gov. Rick Perry include Reps. Ken Weyler of Kingston, Norm Major of Plaistow, Dave Lundgren of Londonderry, David Bates of Windham and Al Baldasaro of Londonderry. Also, businessmen Doug Newell, a taxpayer activist in Derry, and Steve Lewis of Atkinson.
Johnson fights back
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is fighting back against those exclusions from televised debates. His campaign has filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the Federal Communications Commission to protest CBS keeping him out of a debate in South Carolina. Johnson's argument: CBS was supporting candidates it favors.
Huntsman v. Romney
Former ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr. continues to pound away at Romney over who's better qualified for foreign policy.
Newt closes in
A new poll out last week from NH Journal-Magellan Strategies puts former Speaker Newt Gingrich in a statistical dead heat with former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney for first in the New Hampshire primary. Romney is polling 29 percent, Gingrich 27 percent but the difference is within the poll's margin of error.
The Huntsman campaign announced its Rockingham County leadership team.
Among those on board: Gene Schneider of Atkinson, Adrienne Starrs of Danville, John Maurice of Derry, Gail Witham of Hampstead, Greg Lynch of Kingston, Nancy Stickney and Mike Flathers of Salem, Selectman Brenda Copp of Sandown and Glenn Waugaman of Windham.
Paul in Windham
Ron Paul will be stopping in Windham tomorrow night for a house party. The event is for invited guests.
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